Christian Witness in Workplace

The Rule

Larry Favor

2 Timothy 2:15

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of God.

The New Woman

Susan Cabrera

John 7:24

Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.  

I belong to a nonprofit group that offers financial assistance to the needy for things like utilities and rent.  Before assisting them, we go in pairs to visit the home.

The Lord's Favor

Nanci Panos

Luke 4: 18-19

The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.

Interruptions

Charlie Fraga

James 4:13-15 

... You who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow… Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”  

Give Knowledge

Sophia Norman

Matthew 28: 19-20

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.

At an event focused on art and history, the speaker addressed the issue of teenage apathy towards culture and history. Most of us in the audience were nodding our heads, assuming he would target teenagers themselves as the culprits.

Get Out of the Boat

Bill Dalgetty

Matthew 14: 28-30

“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

God's Business

Ken Balestrieri

Colossians 1:27 

To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 

In the nearly twenty years I have spent as a self-storage operator, I have witnessed situations both strange and sad. Many people have a need for storage space after a divorce, a death in the family, or a failing business, all of which are opportunities to introduce them to Christ.