Christian At Work


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A biblical theology of work and leisure presented in everyday language

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Christian At Work

  1. 1. A Christian @ Work A Theology of Work and Leisure Philip P. Eapen
  2. 2. Points to Ponder ● Wouldn’t life be much better if we didn’t have to work? ● Why are some people workaholics? ● Why are some nations more prosperous than others? ● What about rights of workers? Is it right to strike work? ● Does the Bible have a message for employers? ● Can I be a Christian and a businessman? (c) Philip P Eapen 2010 2
  3. 3. God is the greatest Worker! (c) Philip P Eapen 2010 3
  4. 4. A God who works! “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 Jesus said, "My Father is working until now, and I too am working." John 5:17 (c) Philip P Eapen 2010 4
  5. 5. A God who works for you For from of old men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen a God besides thee, who works (intervenes) for those that wait for Him. Isa. 64:4 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of [them] whose heart [is] perfect towards him. 2Chr 16:9a (c) Philip P Eapen 2010 5
  6. 6. 1. Work: God’s Gift (c) Philip P Eapen 2010 6
  7. 7. God created man for a purpose And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping animal that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (c) Philip P Eapen 2010 7
  8. 8. Man: Job description God wanted man: - to represent God on earth, being God’s image - to have benevolent dominion over the animal world - to sustain himself from the fruits/seeds of plants (c) Philip P Eapen 2010 8
  9. 9. God placed Adam in the Garden of Eden – his new work place “And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.” Gen 2:15 KJV (c) Philip P Eapen 2010 9
  10. 10. Mr. Adam Chief Gardener “And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.” Gen 2:15 KJV Adam had a role to play in Eden (c) Philip P Eapen 2010 10
  11. 11. This is only a part of this presentation . . . Wish to learn more about what the Bible says about work? Invite Philip Eapen to your church or community to teach you … Visit (c) Philip P Eapen 2010 11