Serving Jesus at Work – The 'such a time as this' moments

This is a further post in my series on the attitude of the Christian to work. Other posts in this series and the sermon itself are also available here. Looking for your moments So far we have seen that we’re firstly called to be humble and submissive at work. Secondly we are to be identified with the world but not the same as the world. And Jesus was the perfect example of this. He was the perfect example of a missionary. He infiltrated a hostile world. He laid down his powers and actually, … [Read more...]

Standing up for Jesus at work

This is a further post in my series on the attitude of the Christian to work. Other posts in this series and the sermon itself are also available here. Act 3, of Esther, makes the point that it’s all very well to fit in, and to do good, and that’s very important. But there may well come a time, where you will have to stand up for God; that there may well come a time when it is obvious that you are not of the world; where it may become obvious that despite identification, you are not the … [Read more...]

Serving Jesus at Work – Three kinds of workers

This is a further post in my series on the attitude of the Christian to work. Other posts in this series and the sermon itself are also available here. There are three types of workers. What are you? 1. There are those who wont do anything and they just get fired ultimately. Although in some careers it can take longer than it should! 2. Some people will do the bare minimum to avoid getting fired. Anyone remember that? I hope nobody here is like that. 3. Finally is what I call the ‘above … [Read more...]

Serving Jesus at work – being a friend and ambassador in enemy territory

This is a further post in my series on the attitude of the Christian to work. Other posts in this series and the sermon itself are also available here. In the previous post, I made my first real point in this series: that we must deal with our attitudes, and have an appropriate attitude to our work. My second point follows and this is increasingly the case and this is the main reason I was drawn to Esther as an example: We are infiltrating enemy territory as a friend and an ambassador. This … [Read more...]

Serving Jesus at Work – A contrast of attitudes

This series of posts is an edited transcript of  a sermon you can watch or listen to right here on my site. Esther, is divided into seven acts and the first act gives us my first key point of the sermon. We can title the first portion of the book, “A new queen is chosen.” Vashti says, “I’m not going in to see the King,” and she’s deposed. Esther is instead chosen to be queen. We see here a contrast between two attitudes. Some have said that the book of Esther is all about power, … [Read more...]

Serving Jesus at Work- My Story

As we begin the second part in this series based on an edited transcript of a sermon I preached at Jubilee, we must remind ourselves that each of us has a vocation. We have a role, we have a job to do. It doesn’t really matter whether you are a top businessman or whether you are a home-maker, you have a role to do. What can Esther teach us about this? We saw yesterday that the book of Esther is about how God can bring deliverance through ordinary people working together and playing their part … [Read more...]

Serving Jesus at Work – Lessons from the Career of Esther Part One

Today I begin a new series which is taken from an edited transcript of a recent sermon I preached at Jubilee Church.  Here is the video of that sermon: Downloads:  audio,  video,  HD I have referred quite a bit to two sources while preparing this. We’ve often said that at Jubilee, it’s as though we live between the ESV Study Bible and the Spirit-Filled Life Bible. I’ve found both of those resources incredibly useful in my preparation. The Spirit-filled Life Bible summarises … [Read more...]