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Work as Worship

Work as Worship

Nursing is my profession, my daily work. But it is also an important way I worship God. For me, work and worship have become like two blades of a scissors; one is useless without the other. I now see that work is a ministry performed before God.In Leap Over a Wall, one of my favorite authors, Eugene Peterson, tells how Saul, God’s anointed leader, decided to take over the responsibility...

Work as Worship

Nursing is my profession, my daily work. But it is also an important way I worship God. For me, work and worship have become like two blades of a scissors; one is useless without the other. I now see that work is a ministry performed before God.In Leap Over a Wall, one of my favorite authors, Eugene Peterson, tells how Saul, God’s anointed leader, decided to take over the responsibility...

God Calls Us All to Our Work

God Calls Us All to Our Work

All followers of Jesus are called. Individually. In regards to their work. We were created by Jesus Christ to do something eternally significant at work. When we listen for the voice of Jesus and obey His call to a personal work assignment, then we are literally part of fulfilling God's purpose and agenda in the world. But hearing and responding to His voice isn't always a simple process. A...

How Jesus Chose Those in the Workplace to Run His Church

How Jesus Chose Those in the Workplace to Run His Church

Jesus never envisioned His Church to be run by a religious elite. On the contrary, His design was intentionally nonreligious. Let us review the record: 1) None of the 12 apostles belonged to the religious establishment. In fact, they were Galileans, a group largely despised by the religious clique in Jerusalem. 2) None of the leaders in the Early Church were priests or leaders in the Temple....

A Changed Heart at Work

A Changed Heart at Work

VITAL S.:  William Payne Stewart was a professional golfer until his death Oct. 25, 1999, at age 42. PERSONAL FILE: Stewart was born in Springfield, Mo., and lived in Orlando, Fla., with his wife, Tracey, and children, Chelsea, 13, and Aaron, 10. ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Stewart graduated from Southern Methodist University with a business degree. After playing golf overseas, he earned his PGA Tour card...

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