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Make Room for Everyone to Win

Make Room for Everyone to Win

When things don’t go your way, let them go someone else’s. What does it mean to be completely gentle and humble in the workplace? Theologian John Brown suggests that gentleness is “power under control.” Gentleness is not passivity. It’s active. And it’s...

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The Human Cost of Sacrifice

The Human Cost of Sacrifice

Read Matthew 12:9–14 Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Looking for a reason to bring charges against Jesus,they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?” He said to them, “If any of you...

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Fire Back With Scripture

Fire Back With Scripture

"Jesus’ refusal was curt: “Beat it, Satan!” He backed his rebuke with a third quotation from Deuteronomy: “Worship the Lord your God, and only him. Serve him with absolute single-heartedness.” – Matthew 4:10 (MSG) Temptation has a way of making us question...

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Do Good Well

Do Good Well

In 2 Thessalonians 3:6–13, Paul admonishes the believers in Thessalonica to follow his example and work for their keep. “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat” (v. 10). Our understanding of modern economics supports this: There ain’t no such thing...

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There Is Synergy In Cooperation

There Is Synergy In Cooperation

Welcoming outside voices, accepting the help and input from those not on your team or project, might not serve your own vision, but it may very well serve the larger vision of your organization. When you seek out others because they offer perspective...

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Speak Truth, Especially When It’s Hard

Speak Truth, Especially When It’s Hard

Whatever trouble you come up against, keep working. Keep proclaiming the freedom of the Gospel in word, in deed, and in the excellence of your work. That is your job. The workplace is rife with opportunity to internalize discord, misunderstanding and...

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Take Hope in Christ No Matter What

“For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.” – Colossians 1:19-20 Work is such a huge part...

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Arm Yourself Against Temptation at Work

“I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” – Psalm 119:10-11 Temptation at work is rampant and all around us – temptation to cut corners, to say or do whatever...

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Pressured to Make Quick Decisions?

Pressured to Make Quick Decisions?

“My son, pay attention to my wisdom, turn your ear to my words of insight, that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge.” – Proverbs 5:1-2 The fast pace of work often demands we make quick decisions. The pressure to take action can...

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