Theology of Work - Lesson 1


Gerry Breshears
Theology of Work
Lesson 1
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Lesson 1 - Overview


1.  Every Member a Minister


2.  Secular vs. Sacred?


3.    Defining Work

The biblical doctrine of work is the gracious expression of creative energy of the Lord in the service of others to create shalom.

Dorothy Sayers via Tim Keller and Gerry Breshears

4.  A look ahead

          Lesson 2:  Who God Is

          Lesson 3:  The Image of God

          Lesson 4:  Humanness

          Lesson 5:  Spiritual Gifts

          Lesson 6:  Vocation

          Lesson 7:  Salvation

          Lesson 8:  Work

          Lesson 9:  Justice

          Lesson 10: Rest

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We are created in God's image and God invites us to be co-workers with him. By developing and using the spiritual gifts God has given us, the tasks we perform when we work have eternal significance in themselves. We also have opportunities to interact with our co-workers, promote justice and enjoy times of rest.

So what is God calling you to do? Is his calling only for pastors and “professional ministers” or is it something that applies to all of his people? Dr. Gerry Breshears, professor of systematic theology at Western Seminary, explores key questions such as who God is, what he has created people to be, how being the image of God affects the way we approach work, and what is the role of spiritual gifts in our job. This course will expand your vision of what work is all about, as you come to see yourself as God’s co-worker and representative.

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