Testimony in the Workplace 7: Make it Count

Day 7 of Testimony in the Workplace Study  “Instead, exalt the Messiah as Lord in your lives. Always be prepared to give a defense to everyone who asks you to explain the hope you have (1 Peter 3:15, ISV).”   A former co-worker of mine used to answer my question the same way every single time. I would ask, “How are you doing?” Without fail, his answer was the same: “Terrible, you?” I…

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Testimony in the Workplace 6: Time Management

Day 6 of Testimony in the Workplace Study  “So, then, be careful how you live. Do not be unwise but wise, making the best use of your time because the times are evil (Ephesians 5:15-16, ISV).”   It would be impossible to contain all that needs to be said about time management in a short post like this. More likely, an entire series of books would be better suited for the subject. Time…

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Testimony in the Workplace 5: Who’s the Boss?

Day 5 of Testimony in the Workplace Study  "Servants, respectfully obey your earthly masters but always with an eye to obeying the real Master, Christ (Ephesians 6:5, The Message Bible).”   For many employees, the word “boss” evokes negative emotions. If you’ve had a particularly bad boss, you know what I mean. The diva boss that takes all the credit, rails on his staff, reeks of arrogance, and so on. Essentially, the nightmare…

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Testimony in the Workplace 4: Being Neighborly

Day 4 of Testimony in the Workplace Study  "…Which commandment is the most important of all?  Jesus answered, “The most important is, “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is One. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.  The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There…

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Testimony in the Workplace 3: No Gray Areas

Day 3 of Testimony in the Workplace Study  “The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good (Proverbs 15:3, ESV).”   If you’ve been employed at any company for any amount of time, you have almost certainly come across “that person.” The person that basically does nothing until the boss shows up. Then, suddenly, they are the hardest working individual you’ve ever come across. Some…

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Testimony in the Workplace 2: Integrity Matters

(Day 2 of Testimony in the Workplace Study)  “But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor.  For each will have to bear his own load (Galatians 6:4-5, ESV).”   Before caller-ID was as common as it is today, I remember picking the phone up at work oblivious as to who was on the other end of the…

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Testimony in the Workplace 1: Do Your Work!

(Day 1 of Testimony in the Workplace Study) “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward.  You are serving the Lord Christ (Colossians 3:23-24, ESV).” Throughout my career, I couldn’t possibly count the amount of times I have encountered significant change. “Change” is one of those words that can be very irritating—some say, “I…

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Testimony in the Workplace

This 7 day series by Daniel Petterson is all about being a Christian in the business world. In a challenging environment, our actions reflect on our Savior. Day 4Being Neighborly Day 3No Gray Areas Day 2:Have Integrity Day 1:Do Your Work

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