Episode 049 – The Sabbath Pt 1: A Theology of Work
Key Passage(s): Genesis 2:15; Ephesians 2:8-10; Colossians 3:23-24
Mark Buchanan once wrote, “In order to keep the Sabbath well – to embrace the rest of God – we need a right view of work. Without a rich theology of labor, we’ll have an impoverished theology of rest.” I couldn’t agree more, which is why we’re launching this Sabbath series by exploring the dignity of work, what the Bible has to say about it, and how we’re supposed to approach it in our relationship with God. Buckle up. This series is going to be quite a ride!
- What was your biggest takeaway from the teaching?
- In what ways has God gifted you specifically to work for His glory?
- How do you view your work? Is it a burden, where you find your significance, or a form of worship?
- Have you been allowing your work to define your identity? If so, in what ways?
- Do you love the work you do, or at least like it? If not, is there something you can do to change that in this season?
- Have you ever considered that you, in the work you are in now, are in full-time ministry? How can you live out this calling more this week as you seek to worship God with your work?
For Further Study
- H3 Leadership by Brad Lomenick – Chapter 6 addresses the Identity/Calling/Assignment aspect of this teaching.
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