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Work: Now and in the World to Come
Work: Now and in the World to Come

Introduction

J.R.R. Tolkien had a vision to write a kind of story that had never been told before.

He began working on what would eventually become the ...


Because our work will continue and be redeemed in the world to come, we are inspired to do excellent work here knowing that our work for the Lord is not in vain.


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God Is at Work
God Is at Work

Introduction

Do you have any recurring dreams? When I was a student, and for many years after, I had a recurring dream: I am enrolled in a math or French ...


We work hard, but we sleep because God gives to us, his beloved, while we sleep; we invest, but we rest because God is at work while we rest.


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The Blessing, the Curse, the Calling
The Blessing, the Curse, the Calling

Introduction

How many hours in a day? 24. Let's break a 24-hour day down. First off, the average human sleeps how many hours a night? Not counting ...


God wants all of your life to matter.


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The Good of Our Work
The Good of Our Work

Introduction

When you read the word, "job" what comes to mind? You might think, "I'm glad tomorrow's a holiday!" Still others think, "Boy, am I glad I ...


When we work we are doing good for the kingdom of God.


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Empowered to Work

Editor's note: for needed context be sure to see Kim's first sermon on this topic, "Loving Our Work," available here.


The power of the Holy Spirit permeates our entire life--even our daily job.


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Loving Our Work

Introduction

I want to fast forward to Revelation, and look at the last two chapters. Then we are going to backtrack to Isaiah 60. When we look at the ...


The work that we do has incredible meaning.


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"You, Moses!"

A long beginning

Try to look at this thing from Moses' point of view: it was all just so, well, implausible. Oh, yes, there had been the dramatic circumstances ...


God's unexpected interruptions lead to his burning call.


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Planting Roses When the World Burns

Introduction

In the 1930s there was a group of artists in Europe that met regularly as the shadow of war spread across the continent. The Nazis were on ...


Christ calls us to cultivate the true beauty that can change the world.


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Connecting Our Work to God's Mission
Connecting Our Work to God's Mission

Introduction

Undoubtedly you have heard the phrase, "TGIF-Thank God It's Friday." It's a broadly-shared sentiment, as we head home from work looking forward ...


God is a worker, and as Christians our work can connect with his mission in the world.


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Pursuing Your "Higher Calling"

Introduction

Imagine a stunningly beautiful church building: a limestone exterior, stained glass, and a slate roof. For 90 years, many people simply drove ...


Regardless of where you work, each person's vocation is a job with a "higher calling."


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Work Is More Than a Curse

Introduction

Whether it as at home, in a classroom, on a factory floor, or in the office, work can be a big pain!

You can face an urgent deadline and have ...


Sometimes work feels like a curse, but there's also a hopeful realism about God's good plan for our jobs.


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Renewing Work: Cupcakes and the Glory of God

Introduction

We're in a series called (re)new and we're looking at how the gospel makes everything new again. How does the gospel change the way I look ...


The gospel changes the way we view work, transforming drudgery into mission and worship.


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A Christian View of Work

The voice of God comes out of the burning bush, and says, "I've heard the cries of my people in slavery, and I'm going to liberate them. And guess who's ...



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Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?

Story behind the sermon (from Lee Eclov)

I wonder if people aren't a little suspicious when we preach about work. When we say that all work is a calling, ...


At the core of the Christian work ethic is not what we do, but whom we serve.


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Wisdom for Work

From the editor:

One of the more popular shows on TV right now is NBC's The Office. Though its comedy is often over-the-top, the audience still feels ...


We need to let the wisdom of God's Word trump conventional wisdom.


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The House of Love
The House of Love

Introduction

This message concludes our series on the four best places to live. We've looked at the House of Worship, the House of Prayer, and the House ...


The one power that can conquer hatred, cast out fear, overcome evil, and endure through time is love.


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To Live Is Christ

From the editor

In this sermon Ed Rowell looks to tackle the tricky issue of joy and happiness. Most would agree that the two words have become synonymous, ...


You must give your life to the purpose God has for you, no matter the cost.


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Stop Witnessing, Start Working

Introduction

A few months ago, I came across an article in The Boston Globe about religion in the workplace. The columnist, who is one of the few Jewish ...


Why the quality of our work matters


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Good to Great

Introduction

Suppose someone were to show up at your workplace tomorrow, shove a microphone in your face, and ask, "How do you think your work affects ...


How our work continues to shape God's creation


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The Job

Introduction

One of the most talked-about shows on television today is called, The Office. The Office gives us a glimpse into the cubicles and consciousness ...


Work done as for the Lord is good.


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Your Whole Life Matters to God
Your Whole Life Matters to God

Introduction

I once read an article in the New York Times entitled "How the Worm Turns." The article focused on a group of scientists who spend ...


All of life is an act of worship and an opportunity to serve and please God.


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A Strange Résumé

Introduction

It's the most dreaded question of the job interview, and when the time comes, you can't seem to push the words out of your mouth. "Tell me," ...


God turns our weakness into incredible strength.


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Beyond Comfort

Introduction

Where do you turn for comfort when you encounter loss, pain, or disappointment? Some people turn to food. For some reason, certain foods—like ...


God gives comfort enough to share.


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Unbreakable?

Introduction

M. Night Shyamalan's film Unbreakable begins with a train wreck. Everyone on board is killed—over a hundred people—except for ...


We demonstrate the power of Christ by enduring hardship.


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Don't You Believe It! It's Wrong, Even If...

Introduction:

Once a man was wanting to rob a downtown Bank of America. He walked into the branch and, on a deposit slip, wrote "this iz a stikkup. put ...


There are many subtle ways to steal things from God and others.


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Jesus' Vacation

Introduction

Many of us have recently returned from our summer holidays and are trying to adjust to normal life once again. There was a little blurb ...


Jesus' easy yoke and light burden free us from worthless pursuits and provide us with something significant to accomplish.


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A Woman's Worth Is Never Done

Introduction:

A woman of keen mind and understanding heart gazed at Whistler's portrait of his mother. "It is a remarkable painting of a very lovely ...


There is no substitute for the goodness a godly mother brings.


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