ChristAlive! Archives: Impacting Workplace Culture
There is a grace in fellowship that is not present any other time. When men and women of God meet together in fellowship, such as in Challenge Groups, God uses our gifts, along with his grace, to fulfill a need in someone else. Conversely, God uses the gifts of others to fulfill a need in you.
The remnant of Israel was not a showy bunch. They were meek and humble and known by their trust in God. We are called today to be God’s remnant in a post-Christian culture. How are we doing?
Growing up, my family rarely attended church. I had always known about God from stories and songs I was taught. I thought God loved us and that was it, end of story. I didn’t understand that in any relationship there is receiving and giving of oneself...
God truly wants us to make wise commitments, because if we make the wrong commitments, the consequences will affect every area of our lives. More importantly, the Bible says our commitments affect three things: our values, our character and our destiny. Even the most seemingly insignificant choices we make on a daily basis can have long-term implications.
It would be pleasant if we could simply make one single payment in choosing a life of following the Lord. It would be nice if we could get through all the struggles of making choices and decisions about what to do with our lives and the incredible minutiae of daily life in one simple statement of commitment to the Lord.
In his book "Back to Virtue", Peter Kreeft describes mourning as being about sorrow. Sorrow is connected to the suffering we endure in this world. Suffering causes sorrow. All people experience suffering and sorrow, all can be blessed in their suffering, but not all are; only Christ can bring blessing out of our sorrow. Jesus’ joy of the crown outweighs even the pain of the cross.
I was a volunteer with a senior service program driving seniors to medical appointments. Most of the seniors were in their 80s or 90s. One of my clients, Irene, was 92 and a “stubborn Tennessean”, as she described herself. She had to go regularly to a hospital outpatient surgery clinic to monitor how her leg was healing after surgery...
At one point in my life, I found myself looking for my fourth job in two years. While each departure had its own circumstances, I think in each case I was called out in part to search for another workplace to find other like-minded Christians who wanted to support each other in being Christ.
Jesus obeyed his Father because he loved his Father. For us, our obedience should follow Jesus’ example. Shouldn’t we too have a single mindedness to do whatever God is asking us to do?
During the mid 70’s with the passage of Roe vs. Wade, my roommate and I considered ourselves “enlightened”, intelligent women. Neither of us saw abortion as anything more than a simple quick fix to an “inconvenience” that was interfering with her completion of graduate school...