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Monday, 12 August 2013 02:30

Faith in the Workplace

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Last issue, we discussed WHY Christians are Called to Integrate our Faith into our Work. We saw that work is ordained by God (Genesis 2:15), that is a place to honor Jesus Christ daily (Colossians 3: 23, 24), and that it is the place where we come into the most regular contact with those who do not believe – our best opportunity to make disciples “as we go.” (Matthew 28)
This month, we will discuss some practical suggestions on how we can live that out, or How we can be Ambassadors for Christ in the Workplace? This begins with a dedication to develop “the Mind of Christ” about our unchurched co-Workers, employees, suppliers and customers.
In my experience, there are three principle means by which every Christian can do this, and become an effective Ambassador for Christ.
First, we begin by listening and loving. In the Gospels, we read often of the compassion of Jesus Christ. In fact, the emotional response most often shown by Jesus was His compassion (for example in Matthew 9: 35 – 38).
Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-A uses a very moving video titled “Everyone Has a Story.” You can see people is a whole new light when you realize that each one has a story, a struggle and a joy. The Gospel does not go to demographics – the Gospel goes to people individually.
A compassionate and loving attitude towards others then naturally results in listening. If you take the time to connect and listen to their story, you are taking one small step in developing the heart and mind of Christ by showing love to them.
Listening then opens the door to asking powerful questions. The great example is the conversation that Jesus had with the woman at the well in John chapter 4, where He engaged her in conversation with truth and love. Good questions (the kind that Jesus asked) communicate care, interest, and love. Remember that we must ask good questions in order to diagnose before we prescribe!
Second, we must “Walk our talk”. This is showing our faith in the way that we live. If we really do live our lives in a Biblical way, the world will ask us ‘why’ we are the way we are. Why do we do the things we do?
Remember these tips from the Bible: Be gentle when wronged (2 Timothy 2:24-26). Be wise and not a fool (Proverbs 12: 15). A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger (Proverbs 15:1).
We need to preach first with our lives and then use our words as God gives us opportunity. He will give us opportunity, but we need to be prepared.
The third principle is Preparation. We read in 2 Timothy 2:15 shows us we must study the Word diligently. Through our study, we learn the logical rational answers to questions that scare us, so that we gain confidence and boldness.
We also need to be prepared, not only from our study, but with our Testimony, as we read in First Peter 3: 15 – 16. If we are living a spirit empowered life, loving God and loving others with joy, they WILL ASK US for the reason why
One good way to prepare your testimony is to read a good Question/Answer book, like “I’m Glad You Asked” by Ken Boa. This will help build your confidence, and give you the ability to answer common questions.
In the final installment of this article, we will look at what successful evangelism looks like.

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