Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 2, 2010
Many of us here are employed in some form or another. Employment means that you have committed yourself to an occupation from which you derive your livelihood. You are selling your time to another person.
The average person will spend almost 100,000 hours at work during the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 21, 2010
Making the Workplace a Ministry
Priscilla and Aquila are regular people, with regular jobs, but the impact that they have for Jesus Christ goes beyond many who were called to full time ministry in their day.
I have a friend back home, Michael. Michael is without a doubt a man with a call from
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 31, 2008
I heard a story about a guy who applied for a job as an usher at a theater in the mall. As a part of the interview process, the manager asked him, "What would you do in case a fire breaks out?"
The young guy answered, "Don’t worry about me. I can get out fine."
That’s exactly how
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 13, 2009
A 4-year study funded by the Lily Endowment designed to identify and analyze highly effective examples of evangelism by congregations in 7 mainline denominations reached two primary findings: (1) Of the 30,000 churches that qualified for the Mainline Evangelism Project, only 1/2 of 1%
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 5, 2010
THE POWER OF GOD'S WORD IN THE WORKPLACE
For nine years I had worked with the same group of men on a loading dock, loading and unloading trucks. It was hard physical work, but very mundane and we all found it quite boring. Since the work was so mindless, I would find myself in philosophical
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 26, 2011
PRAYER TRANSFORMS A WORKPLACE
Brandon A. Bradley told his story in Pray! Magazine some time back about an opportunity in his life:
"I am a surgical assistant--the surgeon's right-hand man. At one point in my career, I lost my passion. I wanted a job with spiritual significance, and I prayed for
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 26, 2006
10 Sobering Workplace Facts
(1) Half of all Americans today say they are satisfied with their jobs, down from nearly 60% in ’95. But among the 50% who are content, only 14% are “very satisfied.” (2) Job satisfaction has declined across all income brackets in the last 9 years. While 55% of workers
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 9, 2008
Best Christian Workplaces among Christian publishers according to the 2007 Best Christian Places to Work are Harvest House Publishers and Tyndale House Publishers in the Media and Publishing companies with 100-500 employees and Howard Books and InterVarsity Press were winners in up to 100 employees
Many Christians have a wrong interpretation of 1 Corinthians 9:22. Paul would not have gotten a tattoo, a Mohawk, piercings etc. to witness to a group like that because it would have hindered him in witnessing to other groups. He spoke to them from their frame of reference, like all great teachers,
Lee Strobel tells the story of a time when he felt God prompting him to go and share an Easter invitation in the business office of the newspaper where he worked. He didn’t know why. But, he listens to God. When he arrived, he saw his friend who was working in the business office.
It was an
Contributed by Paul Dietz on Sep 27, 2008
Evangelism and Football
We are now in the midst of one the hottest seasons of the year. No, I'm not talking about the weather and its accompanying temperatures. After all we have just finished having summer this past week and autumn is upon us. And also some trees up on the mountains in Grant and
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 8, 2008
Love as Evangelism
When Henry Stanley went out in 1871 and found Dr. Livingstone, (remember: "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?") he spent some months in his company, but Livingstone never spoke to Stanley about spiritual things. Throughout those months Stanley just watched the old man.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 5, 2011
THE LACK OF EVANGELISM
(Evangelism Statistics from Michael Parrot, Acts Evangelism, Spokane, WA, 1993, pp. 9-11.)
• Ninety-five percent of all Christians have never won a soul to Christ.
• Eighty percent of all Christians do not consistently witness for Christ.
• Less than two percent are
Contributed by Perry Greene on Jan 28, 2013
THE NEED FOR EVANGELISM
A few years ago George Barna reported some amazing facts. Most Americans, including profession Christians, believe that people are inherently good and that there primary purpose is to enjoy life as much as possible.
a). 38% believe that it doesn’t matter what religious
Contributed by Don Hawks on Mar 2, 2004
THE POWER TO EVANGELIZE
"I’m not a preacher, and I’m not a pastor. But I really feel my career was leading me to make this," Mel Gibson has said in reference to The Passion of the Christ. "The Holy Ghost was working through me on this film, and I was just directing traffic. I hope the film has the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 20, 2001
Paul Little in his book "How to Give Away Your Faith" defines witnessing: "Witnessing is that deep-seated conviction that the greatest favor I can
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 19, 2006
Workplace Jitters: A new Harris Interactive poll finds that 29% of workers claim global unrest as the primary source of stress. 28% attribute economy, 27% job
Contributed by Anne Benefield on Mar 3, 2009
Several workplace-related studies in 2008 suggest that the majority of working Americans aren’t all that fond of whom they work with.
• When asked if a colleague has ever tried to make them look bad, 50 percent of respondents said yes; 48 percent said no; 2 percent said they didn’t know.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 5, 2002
In evangelical individualism people think of their personal relationship with God in isolation (“Just me and Jesus”) and forge their destiny apart from any church authority. While holding relatively low opinions of history, traditions, and the church, they turn to the experiences of self and
Contributed by Howard Parnell on Sep 19, 2002
A POSSIBLE METHOD OF EVANGELISM
A Christian man owned a barber shop. One night, at a revival meeting, the barber felt greatly burdened to do more with his testimony for Christ. The next evening, the barber began attending a "soul winners class" at his church. He attended faithfully every night