No matter where you are, strive to share about Jesus’ love!
Matthew 28:19-20 (KJV)
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Mark 16:15 (KJV)
15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Acts 1:8 (KJV)
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Romans 1:16 (KJV)
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
No matter where you are, people are ALWAYS watching you, if you proclaim to be a Christian, especially in the workplace. They’ll watch what they say around you. They won’t invite you to certain places. The most important thing of all, is that despite their “rejection” of your lifestyle, they certainly take note in your daily walk; so if ever they need a miracle in their life, guess who they will approach?
So, don’t hold back from expressing God’s love for both you and them. Let them know that God is always ready to have a meaningful relationship with them!
SEE ALSO: “If YOU Know Jesus, YOU Are NOT Alone!”
Sharing About Christ in the Office
BY: BILL DALGETTY
2 Timothy 1:8
So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord…
As Christians, one of the challenges we face in the workplace is discerning when it is appropriate to talk about Christ.
Lou is a program manager for a government contractor providing information and communications technology to federal agencies. Lou says, “It took quite some time to realize I can be Christ at work. At first I could not bring myself to talk about my faith, particularly when I was on site at a particular federal agency, but then I realized that I needed to overcome my fear and be bold when God gives me the opportunity.”
Lou reports that since then he has had many opportunities to share his life in Christ, including praying with and for co- workers, talking about what Christ has done for him, and explaining why he manages his staff the way he does.
One morning, before other employees had arrived for work, a co-worker came to Lou’s door and asked, “How do you pray? I know you’re religious and you pray.” He said he was traveling to Florida to visit his elderly father who was in the hospital and he wanted to pray with him. Lou had had the opportunity to talk with him in prior months about Christ. Lou said, “He was intrigued by my faith… We talked for about 45 minutes about his parents and how he could pray with his father.”
A few months ago, Lou had to remove a project manager reporting to him who was responsible for a major government contract and recommend that the man- ager be terminated. Following the termination, Lou took the team that had been working with the manager off site for dinner to talk about the circumstances surrounding the company’s action.
He explained he didn’t want the team engaging in any gossip or possible slander, which, Lou says, “led to a wonderful discussion about our lives.”
Lou says, “I had the opportunity to talk about my love of Christ and why I conduct myself the way I do. I told them I would pray for them. We set expectations as a team, and as we finished, each member of the team thanked me for our discussion.” Lou says, “Sharing Christ has become second nature.”
In reflecting on all of this, Lou said he is reminded of 2 Timothy 1:8, Do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord.
Lou says, “In addition to talking with co-workers and clients, I have had conversations with company presidents and government executives about my faith. I figure I will keep talking as long as there are people to listen to me. It is truly amazing what Christ does for us when we let him.”
Article: Christians Commerce