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Don't Change Your God Job! Romans 12:1-8

Don't Change Your God Job!

Our work in the church should be mostly in the areas where we are spiritually gifted.

At a Glance

This materials looks at a startling revelation in the business news of early 2011 which reported that more than 80 percent of people who are now employed intend to look for a new job - in a job-crowded market - in the upcoming year. We move from that discussion to the apostle Paul's advice about the "job" market in the church. His advice is: You have a "job" for which the Holy Spirit has perfectly equipped you, and therefore you should do what you were created to do. Don't quit your church job!

Editors' Pick

For material based on the gospel text for this Sunday, see "Bonhoeffer's Question," April 10, 2005, at

Catherine, a registered nurse, was unhappy with her job, so she submitted her resignation. She was sure she'd have no trouble finding a new position because of the nursing shortage in her area.

She then e-mailed cover letters to dozens of potential employers and attached her resume to each one. Two weeks later, Catherine was dismayed and bewildered...

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