Thursday, September 5, 2013

This Week @ Twin Cities Church - Work and Reality

Hey Friends and Family of TCC,

Last Sunday we began a new series called Work: More Than Making A Living. In preparation for this series, I’ve been reading “Every Good Endeavor” by Timothy Keller, pastor of Redeemer Church in NYC. This is a very insightful book full of deep biblical truth and cultural relevance. I’ve included it in my list of Pastor’s Picks for the series and highly recommend it.

One of the sources he quotes is an essay written by Dorothy Sayers entitled, “Why Work?” I hope you’ll download the entire essay and read it for yourself. Here is a quote that I found stimulating:

"Society, as a whole, and individuals, in particular, are dying because they no longer have the revolutionary Biblical doctrine of work. The modern view is that work is that which you do to make a living or money or to achieve status. The Biblical view (which we will talk about this Sunday) is that work is the gracious expression of creative energy in the service of others."

I was challenged by that quote and by the following, as well, which was the impetus behind our four-week series.

"In nothing has the Church so lost Her hold on reality as in Her failure to understand and respect the secular vocation. She has allowed work and religion to become separate departments, and is astonished to find that, as a result, the secular work of the world is tuned to purely selfish and destructive ends, and that the greater part of the world’s intelligent workers have become irreligious, or at least, uninterested in religion. But is it really astonishing? How can anyone remain interested in a religion which seems to have no concern with nine-tenths of his life?"

At Twin Cities we are concerned not just with what would be called “spiritual” but all of life, including the part called work. I hope you’ll join us Sunday as we look at God’s view of work. No matter your stage of life or current work situation, this series can be liberating for you. It is also relevant for your friends, family and co-workers, so please invite them.

Can't wait to see you Sunday,

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