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May I Help You?

May I Help You?

Don't you find it appalling when people who make a living in service-oriented jobs act as if you are presuming upon them by expecting to receive the services they were hired to render? You walk up to a clerk at a fast food restaurant and she looks at you with that “Come-on-buddy-you're-keeping-me-waiting-here” look. Or you go up to a floorwalker in one of those huge discount stores and he looks...

May I Help You?

Don't you find it appalling when people who make a living in service-oriented jobs act as if you are presuming upon them by expecting to receive the services they were hired to render? You walk up to a clerk at a fast food restaurant and she looks at you with that “Come-on-buddy-you're-keeping-me-waiting-here” look. Or you go up to a floorwalker in one of those huge discount stores and he looks...

The Spirit of God in the Workplace

The Spirit of God in the Workplace

Do you think of God's Holy Spirit as present or even concerned about your workplace? Is God interested in your Monday through Friday responsibilities? Do you view your job skills as gifts from God? Would God's Spirit empower carpenters, stone masons and weavers? Doesn't the Holy Spirit just specialize in working with pastors and missionaries on their religious activities? To our surprise and...

Equipped for the Workplace

Equipped for the Workplace

May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing His will, and may He work in us what is pleasing to Him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. - Hebrews 13:20 "We've spent too much time equipping those in the workplace to do our...

How Revival Started in the Marketplace

How Revival Started in the Marketplace

This is a record of something God did 150 years ago in New York City. It illustrates how God has started every harvest time in history through the concerted prayer of his people. Toward the middle of the 19th century the glow of earlier religious awakenings had faded. America was prosperous and felt little need to call on God. But in the 1850s, secular and religious conditions combined to bring...

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A Business Transformed

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The Sacredness of Work

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Work as Worship

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