ChristAlive! Archives: Christian Witness in Workplace

How can you bring Christ to work with you? How will doing this impact your work environment? As I was praying for guidance on a topic for this reflection, several people I know came to mind when I thought about what it is like to be Christ to each other...
Have you accepted the offer of the resurrected Jesus to live in you and have you been a witness to his presence? God invites all of us to meet the resurrected Jesus in a way that is unique and personal to each of us, and then, like Peter and the several hundred disciples who saw Jesus after his resurrection, we are called to witness...
It’s interesting to see how spiritual disciplines can give us evangelization opportunities in the workplace. As one who celebrates the season of Lent, the six weeks prior to Easter, that interaction is often quite obvious. It begins with the very human struggle on Ash Wednesday. Do I go to client meetings with ashes on my forehead or not? What will they think or say?
Jesus’ disciples were together in the upper room of someone’s house when he spoke these words. They joined together frequently in prayer and fellowship; a bunch of folks from the marketplace gathering together to build a deeper relationship with Jesus. He commissioned them the same way he’s commissioned us.
Jesus instructs us to obey his commands so that we remain in his love. He has given us the example to follow, as he has obeyed the Father’s commands and remained in his love. Jesus has set us free to make decisions that are in accordance with God’s will and so remain in his love. We are responsible to make every effort to learn the truth God has set forth.
Right action is important in our lives as Christians, not to prove our worth or righteousness, but because God wants to use our actions to lead and teach us. We all remember the wise man who built his house on rock. What made him wise? He was wise because he put Jesus' words into practice; in other words, he took action...
My wife went out with friends one afternoon, so I thought I’d entertain myself by going through some open houses. After viewing a number of homes, I came to the last one on my list. It didn’t really fit the parameters of what my wife and I were looking for, but I felt drawn to go inside...
In preparing this reflection, I was blessed to have just come from a Challenge Weekend. On the weekend I received renewed emphasis and focus for prayer time, as well as a stronger sense of purpose for how the Lord intended to use me. Almost first thing Monday morning — like many of you who have been on a weekend — I was given the opportunity.
How much of our following Jesus is at a distance? Like Peter, we may profess our allegiance to Jesus that "Even if all fall away, I will not..." Yet, we keep our distance from Jesus, failing to keep our appointment with him each day in prayer or putting a higher priority on our comfort as Peter did when he sat with the guards and warmed himself by the fire. ,
The good news was not just for the shepherds or the Jews, but for all people. “All people” included the unbelieving and pagan world of the Roman and Greek cultures at the time. It included people who later became Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu. It includes the atheists of our day. Whether they know it or not, Jesus is everyone’s savior.

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