The prophet Isaiah challenged the people of his time that God was more interested in their works of love for the poor and needy than he was in their worship (see Isaiah 58). This is a message strongly echoed by other prophets (see Amos 5:21-24).… Read the rest
Over the last few days, we've been talking about a biblical philosophy of business. Today, let's talk about learning to lead like Jesus.
If you are a business leader, you want to learn and grow so that you can become the very best you can be.… Read the rest
I can hear some of you thinking, "Show me the money!" That's brings us to the fourth purpose of business …
4. To generate wealth.
In exchange for service or a product we receive payment of some sort.… Read the rest
3. To provide an opportunity for meaningful contribution.
God has created us with the need for meaningful work.… Read the rest
2. To Serve People
Every business should exist to add ‘value’ – to provide a service or a product that enhances the quality of people's life.
Jesus came to serve others rather than to be served (Matthew 20:28) and as his followers we are called to do the same – to serve other people in love (Galatians 5:13).… Read the rest
The apostle Paul says this, "Whatever your do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him (Colossians 3:17)." The "whatever" includes business and doing it in "the name of the Lord Jesus" means working in such a way as to honour and represent him well.… Read the rest
Unfortunately, many people have created a division between what is ‘sacred’ and what is ‘secular’.… Read the rest
Mobile Phone (or 'Cell Phone' as they say in the USA) VS the Bible
Ever wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our mobile phone?
- What if we carried it around in our pockets or purses?
Slowly read the following record of the Apostle Paul visiting Athens …
"While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols. So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the market-place day by day with those who happened to be there.… Read the rest
Once upon a time in a village, a man appeared and announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for $10 each. The villagers seeing that there were many monkeys around, went out to the forest, and started catching them.… Read the rest
Back in 1986, Christian novelist Frank E Peretti wrote a book called This Present Darkness endeavouring to paint a picture of two worlds interacting in the drama of daily life. Heaven and earth. Light and darkness.
This is what the Christian life is all about … through faith and repentance we exprerience the living God, in response to his promptings. He sends his Spirit to live inside of us.… Read the rest
There is the natural world that we engage with our five senses – sight, touch, smell, hearing, and taste. There is also a spiritual world that is just a real, if not more real, as the natural world, even though it is invisible to the human eye.… Read the rest
Some of you may have heard of the
Philadelphia Experiment which was an alleged naval military experiment at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard sometime around October 28th, 1943, in which the U.S. destroyer USS Eldridge was to be rendered invisible to human observers for a brief period (a pretty handy feature during war time!).… Read the rest