Despite only 3 mentions Epaphras is an inspiring character who carried the gospel back to Colossae, wrestled in prayer for them and partnered faithfully with Paul.
God said our work was very good but the Fall made it a struggle. The future of work in the New Creation is glorious and full of joy, fulfilment and purpose.
Wrong ways of working include making work (or the pursuit of money/wealth) an idol. At the other extreme others struggle with idleness or simply lack of effort. This blog examines how to avoid these pitfalls.
In order to redeem our work we need a fresh perspective on the purpose of our work and who it is that we are serving. When we do so there will be a natural impact on the people we are working with.
Live. Work. Create. It sounds an exciting mantra but our reality is that work often feels like a struggle and without much sense of meaning.
God writes a healthy rhythm of working from a place of rest into all that he has made. In this post I wrestle with the implications of having life in and out of balance.
The message of Genesis 1-2 is that God is a God who works and He made us in His image. There is inherent value for us in our work simply because God made us for work.
Lydia was a business woman from Thyatira who having encountered Jesus, immediately began to use the resources God had given her for the sake of others
Paul & Silas shared their lives both with each other and with those they were seeking to help. It encompassed sharing their gifts, their sufferings and their very selves.
Barnabas means son of encouragement & was a nickname given to a man called Joseph. He is an inspiring guy who saw potential in others, recognised the grace of God at work and work through disagreement