Doing Your Same Old Job in a Brand New Way (The Splendor of His Presence #3)

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How would Jesus have you do your job? God created work in the first place and has given you authority and responsibility to represent Him in your dealings. Here are a few ideas how His presence can revolutionize your work life.


Main Text: Luke 3:1-18

Simple outline:

  • These four Sundays before Christmas are known as Advent, used by the church to remind us of our waiting. We join with God’s people of old who were waiting for God to come. And we do so because we’re still waiting—God has come, but He is still to come.

  • Just like us, John the Baptist lived in a time of waiting, expecting God to return to His people. Because of his firm expectation, he preached a message of preparation, being God’s people in actions as much as in name.

  • John’s message of repentance was received with urgency by great crowds of people. Two subsets of people are particularly singled out by Luke’s story, who came to John asking what they should do, and who were known by their professions: tax collectors and soldiers

  • Even today, we might ask something similar. In light of Christ’s comings, what are we to do? In particular, what should our work lives look like?

How would Jesus have you do your job? God created work in the first place and has given you authority and responsibility to represent Him in your dealings. Here are a few ideas how His presence can revolutionize your work life.


Main Text: Luke 3:1-18

Simple outline:

  • These four Sundays before Christmas are known as Advent, used by the church to remind us of our waiting. We join with God’s people of old who were waiting for God to come. And we do so because we’re still waiting—God has come, but He is still to come.

  • Just like us, John the Baptist lived in a time of waiting, expecting God to return to His people. Because of his firm expectation, he preached a message of preparation, being God’s people in actions as much as in name.

  • John’s message of repentance was received with urgency by great crowds of people. Two subsets of people are particularly singled out by Luke’s story, who came to John asking what they should do, and who were known by their professions: tax collectors and soldiers

  • Even today, we might ask something similar. In light of Christ’s comings, what are we to do? In particular, what should our work lives look like?

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