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“Jesus Was A Workplace Minister”

“Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him (Mark 6:3).

“Consider that in the New Testament of Jesus’ 132 public appearances, 122 were in the marketplace. Of 52 parables Jesus told, 45 had a workplace context. Of 40 miracles in the book of Acts, 39 were in the marketplace. Jesus spent his adult life as a carpenter until age 30 before he went into a preaching ministry in the workplace. And, 54% of Jesus’ reported teaching ministry arose out of issues posed by others in the scope of daily life experience….”

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  1. April 6, 2011    

    I’m also a believer that Jesus was indeed a Workplace Minister but I did not know that he was a carpenter until the age of 30. So thanks for sharing this informative post.

  2. April 6, 2011    

    I must check first all of the things that Jesus Christ done in the New Testament before I agree but more or less, He is our savior and we must respect all the things that He done for us.

  3. April 7, 2011    

    It is really true that Jesus Christ set good examples to us to follow. He is really the begotten son of our Heavenly Father and his teachings and examples will really help us all in our daily lives.

  4. Sean Cavanaugh Sean Cavanaugh
    April 14, 2011    

    Os, you stated:
    “So, the next time you are tempted to minimize your daily work as anything less than a holy calling, remember that Jesus was a workplace minister as a carpenter in his community. He has called you and I to reflect His glory in our work. ”

    I think that the above statement is the most crucial of your article. I have seen so many Christians over the years who have been the poorest of examples in their daily work life. Work is such a huge part of life. We spend so much time their. How can we expect others to listen to us talk about our faith if we do not show that faith in all that we do.

    Sean Cavanaugh
    (Gout Treatment)

  5. Kent Doering Kent Doering
    December 18, 2011    

    My Benedictine Monk friends got that aspect right-the “imitatio-Christi” is best accomplished at the workplace in dilligent service for what some modern companies call “customer benefit first.”

    “Ora et Labora”

    Kent Doering, Munich

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