How shall we live?
This is the question that Christians struggle with the most. The question is not about trusting in Jesus, it’s about following Him in our daily life. Vocation helps us to understand how to live as a follower of Jesus in the places where we live, work and play. An understanding of vocation will help us see God at work through the school teacher, police officer, doctor, mother, father and, yes, even me!
January 7: How God Works
New Testament Reading: Matthew 6: 7-15
Have you ever heard people say, “God healed me.” “God spoke to me.” God fed me.”? What comes to mind when you hear these statements? The ordinary or extraordinary? The natural or supernatural. When we pray, “give us this day our daily bread,” how does God deliver? Vocation reveals that God has chosen to do His supernatural and extraordinary work through natural and ordinary people.
January 14: Receiving Your Vocation
New Testament Reading: 1 Corinthians 12: 4-11
What do you want to be when you grow up? How many times have you been asked that question? Vocation asks a different question. Instead of, “what job shall I choose,” the question becomes “what is God calling me to do?”
January 21: Your Calling as a Worker
Old Testament Reading: Genesis 1:26-2:3; 3:17-19
New Testament Reading: Ephesians 6:5-9
The world says, “What you do and how you do it determines your identity.” Vocation says, “Your identity determines what you do and how you do it.”
January 28: Your calling as a citizen
New Testament Reading: Romans 12:18-13:7
One of the more difficult tasks that a Christian can have is to have a faithful balance between being a citizen of the Kingdom of God and a citizen of their country. Can a Christian swear allegiance to a country that allows and even sanctions evil? Does their identity as a child of God suffer whenever they are working for a government organization? Thankfully, there is guidance in God’s Word on how we are to live with this dual citizenship.
February 4: Your Calling in the Church
New Testament Reading: Ephesians 4: 1-7; 11-16
Today, Pastor Micah will explain why he left the ministry.
February 11: Your Calling in the Family
New Testament Reading: Ephesians 5:15-6:4
Your calling in your family is the most basic and crucial of all vocations. No matter the role in the family, it is seen as a divine vocation because it was ordained by God. Deep within the family structure, we find Christ hidden in our roles and responsibilities.