Theology of Work - Lesson 10


Gerry Breshears
Theology of Work
Lesson 10
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Lesson 10 - Rest


  1. Does rest mean nothing?


Colossians 2:17


Matthew 11:  28 – 30


Matthew 12: 1-8



  1. Three types of rest: Hebrews 4, 6


  1. Entering into God’s promised land


  1. God’s satisfaction in accomplishment


  1. Our rest by trusting God



  1. Ordering my life according to the Divine Ordering


  1. What rest looks like

Right relationship with God:


              Ordering my life

              Celebrating in the rhythms of life

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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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