Christ Alive! | Christian Testimonies, Stories and Reflections

The kingdom of God is breaking out right in our midst, in our workplaces. You won’t hear about it on the evening network news. You won’t read about it in your local newspaper. But you will hear about it from members of Christians in Commerce. Here are just a few of the stories from the front lines of the workplace.

Christians in Commerce members share their workplace stories, reflections and testimonies of being Christ in the Workplace. Select a category to display abstracts from our ChristAlive Archives.

I walked into my first nursing home in 1970 to start my first job. It was my introduction to real suffering in the world. The residents in our nation’s nursing homes hold in common the burden of multiple losses: loved ones, mobility, and independence, to mention a few.
I worked real hard for two-thirds of my life at hiding the fact that I was a Christian to avoid being judged or rejected. Little did I know that true wisdom could be found by becoming a fool for Jesus...
We cannot escape the world. It is always around us, in good ways and bad. The internet has many uses, good and bad. Our eyes give us sight but sometimes lead us to sin. Our voices can give praise and encouragement but also disparage and gossip.
Reflect on how you respond to correction. Do you get defensive? What tools are needed to get past this in order to grow in prudence?
The women’s ministry at our church periodically recruits women to participate in spiritually enriching programs. As Coordinator, I congratulated the ministry team on the registration they had successfully obtained. However, the Marketing Coordinator expressed her disappointment at the number of participants...
Many times when we see a person acting purposefully, we say, "she's really grounded" or "he's got both feet on the ground." Many people look around and get the impression that their everyday activities, their business goals and maintaining their households are all there is to life -- and that if they follow all of society's laws and all the Bible's rules, they're doing all that's asked of them.
The workplace, as the whole world, is a battleground of good and evil forces, principalities and powers. Our office experienced a serious breakdown of relationships caused by mistrust, improper assumptions and misunderstandings, fueled by gossip...
Some say Romans is one of the more difficult books of the Bible to understand. However, when one reads that Christ calls us to be a living sacrifice, what could be clearer? Jesus wants ALL of us - our time, resources, talents and even our very bodies.
Do we have to be pure as the driven snow when we work for Jesus? That would be the goal, but at times it is a bit unrealistic. We are sinners yesterday, today and tomorrow. Sinners relate to sinners.
One of the great lessons of his death on a cross was Jesus’ ability to forgive under the worst possible conditions. If Jesus can forgive even unto death, how can we not forgive those who have insulted us or treated us unjustly?

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