Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Chip Ingram's series on Your Work Matters to God

Last week, preacher Chip Ingram ran an interesting series entitled, "Your Work Matters to God" which you can listen to at OnePlace.com.

Look for his series dated Jan. 1-4, 2008.

You can also download notes from the series, listen to it or buy the whole thing at Chip's ministry site, Living On The Edge.

Chip does a great job of discussing our "call" from God to glorify him through our work. Ingram argues that we are called to a person (Jesus), a purpose (to become Christ-like in our behaviour) and to a people (the body of Christ, the church). Chip Ingram uses Romans 8:28-30 as his text for the first message of the series.

One quote that I wrote down from the series, "We have been called into a personal relationship with God the Father, through the work of the Son, by the power of the Holy Spirit."

Ingram also says, "A job is what I do to earn a living. A career is what I build to create a life. A vocation is what God calls me to do to fulfill His highest purposes in me and through me for His glorify and my joy." Chip goes on to point out that the Latin word that we get the word "vocation" from actually means "calling," but in today's language, vocation has come to mean other things, mostly related to a job.

Have a blessed day by growing closer to God by reading the Bible.

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall