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Faith and Work

Our view of work needs to shift from “something we have to do to meet our needs” to “how God is caring for the world.” Our vision for work should not terminate on paying bills or buying groceries, but on God’s glory by passing through human flourishing. Once we see our work as a way to enable human flourishing for the glory of God, everything else starts to line up.

More Resources

Throughout this series, the posts here will be pointing to resources helping us better integrate our faith with our work by uncovering the purpose, addressing the problems, and exploring the power, pleasure, and potential of a Gospel-centered work life.

If you have questions, suggestions, or want to talk further about Faith and Work, feel free to email David Lindrum. 


Sermon Resources

We have created a series study guide for you to use with your community group, your family, or just for personal study. Click  here to download a printable version.

Part 1: The Purpose of Work

Bryan Robbins
January 14, 2018
Audio: Listen / Download

Discussion Questions: 

1.How do I view my work?
2. In what way(s) does my work reflect the purposes of God? 
3. When I am tempted to think less/more of my work than I should?
4. How can the gospel reshape my perspective of work so that I can give myself to it joyfully, for the glory of God and the good of others?

 

Part 2: The Problem of Work

Bryan Robbins
January 21, 2018
Audio: Listen / Download

Discussion Questions: 

1. What is the hardest part of my work?
2. When am I tempted to undervalue or overvalue my work?
3. How can the gospel shift my view of work so that I can thrive, even among thorns and
thistles?
4. What would it look like for me to do my work only to please my Savior?

 

Part 3: The Power for Work

Bryan Robbins
January 28, 2018
Audio: Listen / Download

Discussion Questions: 

1. What is my "why"? Why do I do the work I do?
2. Where do I get sucked into the cycle of grief? When am I working for acceptance?
3. How can the gospel lens give me a new or renewed vision for my work?
4. What are the implications of a gospel lens for the specific work I am called to do?

 

Part 4: The Pleasure of Work

Bryan Robbins
February 4th, 2018
Audio: Listen / Download

Discussion Questions: 

1.What keeps me from taking pleasure in my work? From seeing my work as a gift?
2. How does my work help me "love my neighbor"? How does it benefit others? 
3. Where am I called? What has God made me to do?
4. How can the gospel enable and empower me to enjoy my work, even if it's not ideal? 

 

Part 5: The Potential of Work

Bryan Robbins
February 11th, 2018
Audio: Listen / Download

Discussion Questions: 

1. Am I more of a consumer, critic, or contributor to culture?
2. Where is shalom torn around me?
3. How does the gospel empower me to repair shalom?
4. What can I thread into the community through the work God has given me, that will enable others to flourish?