Work is Worship
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” ~ Romans 12:1-2
If all of life is worship, why are we sometimes so frustrated in our work? How do we know we are in the right career or vocation? Was Jesus really a carpenter? We’ll discuss these questions and many more.
What the Bible Says About Calling, Vocation and Work
Please join us for seven adult Sunday school lessons at Oakland Hills Community Church (OPC). All lessons start promptly at 9:45am, and are followed by a time of coffee and fellowship – prior to the morning worship service – which starts at 11:00am.
- 25-Sep-2022 – We Are God’s Workmanship – Eph. 2:10
- 02-Oct-2022 – The Gospel and Honest Work – Eph. 4:28
- 09-Oct-2022 – The Interests of Others – Phil. 2:4
- 16-Oct-2022 – Poor Brothers – Lev. 25:35
- 23-Oct-2022 – Working Your Land – Prov. 28:19
- 30-Oct-2022 – The Goodness of Work – Eccl. 2:24-25; 3:12-13
- 06-Nov-2022 – Enjoying God’s Rest – Gen. 2:2-3
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“According to the Reformers, each Christian has multiple vocations. We have callings in our work. We have callings in our families. We have callings as citizens in the larger society. And we have callings in the Church.”
“The priesthood of all believers did not make everyone into church workers; rather, it turned every kind of work into a sacred calling.”A quote from Gene Edward Veith, Jr. – God at Work
“The doctrine of vocation encourages attention to each individual’s uniqueness, talents, and personality. These are valued as gifts of God, who creates and equips each person in a different way for the calling He has in mind for that person’s life. The doctrine of vocation undermines conformity, recognizes the unique value of every person, and celebrates human differences; but it sets these individuals into a community with other individuals, avoiding the privatizing, self-centered narcissism of secular individualism.”A quote from Gene Edward Veith, Jr. – God at Work
“Just because you cannot realize your highest aspirations in work does not mean you have chosen wrongly, or are not called to your profession, or that you should spend your life looking for the perfect career that is devoid of frustration. That would be a fruitless search for anyone. You should expect to be regularly frustrated in your work even though you may be in exactly the right vocation.”A quote from Timothy Keller – Every Good Endeavor
“… we are continuing God’s work of forming, filling, and subduing. Whenever we bring order out of chaos, whenever we draw out creative potential, whenever we elaborate and ‘unfold’ creation beyond where it was when we found it, we are following God’s pattern of creative cultural development.”A quote from Timothy Keller – Every Good Endeavor