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Evangelism in the Workplace by Richard Guerra

What’s the first place that comes to your mind when you think of the mission field? The local park? A street corner? Maybe Africa? For most of us, the workplace is the last place we think of, but it is where we spend most of our time. This gives us a great responsibility as we put our faith out in the open and work with integrity and excellence so that our witness would be blameless (1 Timothy 6:1). Here are some ways that we can be good servants of Christ in the workplace as we seek to make his name known:

  1. Recognize the value of work
    More than just a means to earn a living, God’s word has declared that our work is a holy calling. As we begin our workday, our hearts should recognize that our job is to be set apart as service not merely to men but unto the Lord (Colossians 3:23). This means we arrive on time, work with excellence and serve our coworkers in a way that is worth of the gospel.
  2. Use your lunch break
    There’s nothing more contradictory to being a Christian in the workplace than spending all your time sharing the gospel while on the clock. Use your lunch breaks as opportunities to start a bible study or take a coworker to lunch. The atmosphere is more relaxed and coworkers may open up more outside of an office setting. And it may be a good idea to adorn the message by picking up the bill.
  3. Use holidays
    My company, often in the festive mood, gives freedom to employees to decorate cubes, stuff stockings and cook delicious meals. This is a unique time to think up creative ways to share your faith.
  4. Build long-term relationships
    A huge advantage of the workplace is the constant contact we have with coworkers. Rather than becoming irritable and annoyed as we witness the day-to-day habits of the guy in the cube next to us, the office is fertile soil to plant seeds and build long-term relationships. Use each day as a new opportunity to consistently invest time and truth into your coworker’s life.

Being known as a Christian in the workplace can be a heavy responsibility, but as ambassadors for Christ we are commanded to go and make disciples (Matthew 28:19). As we pray for strength, we can be confident that God has a plan and purpose for us even in the workplace. Let us go to work every day seeking to be a witness to His grace.

Richard Guerra.

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Preparing for Worship: October 13, 2013

Pastor Caldwell will delve into Luke 14 this week, beginning with the story of Jesus healing a man on the Sabbath in vv. 1-6, followed by a parable in vv. 7-11. The concluding verse of this section seems to give the main purpose of the passage: “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted” (14:11).

The “humble” person is not simply one who helps out the poor or who gives their seat to someone in need. In the Bible, true humility is to understand our plight in the world, and our need to trust in Christ and repent of our sins. We know this because Jesus quotes Luke 14:11 later in the gospel. In 18:13-14, a tax collector, with knowledge of gravity of his sin, says, “God, be mercifcul to me, a sinner!,” to which Jesus responds, “I tell you, this man went down to his house justified…for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

John Calvin once wrote, “The Christian life is a race of repentance—not a race to attain repentance, but a race that is characterized by repentance.” Let us be characterized as people of repentance!

Songs we will sing this week focus on God’s grace, and will include:

  1. Here is Love (iTunesAmazon)
  2. Psalm 62 (My Soul Finds Rest) (iTunesAmazon)
  3. Sovereign Over Us (aaronkeyes.com)
  4. Trust You (aaronkeyes.com)

I look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday!

Josh Philpot
Pastor for Worship.

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Worship Auditions

The worship ministry at Founders Baptist Church exists solely to bring glory to God through leading the people of God to declare the truths of God. This happens primarily through scripture readings, music, and prayer, week after week. We know that worship is not exclusively a song or the words of a prayer, but an ongoing, never-ending life of praise. Just as the angels perpetually sing that God is “holy, holy, holy” (Isaiah 6:3), so the church should proclaim to one another at all times that God is high and lifted up  (Hebrews 13:15). Our goal is to be,

  • growing closer to Christ and maturing in our understanding of God, and who we are in Him,
  • improving musically/artistically/creatively,
  • accountable for our commitments and faithful to live them out.

To that end, we want to offer a day annually where other members of the congregation can audition to be part of this ministry. On Saturday, November 2nd (between 9:00-12:00) we will hold open auditions for the worship team at Founders.

The steps for auditioning are found in the online application here: http://bit.ly/fbcworshipauditions

After completing the application, read through the following documents:

  1. Audition Notes for Applicants
  2. Helpful Tips for Worship Auditions

The following songs and chord charts will be used for auditions, which you may download by clicking “Read More” at the bottom of this page. Again, please read the application and above documents for further comments on these songs:

  1. Come Praise and Glorify: 
          1. Come Praise and Glorify

     (chart)

  2. Show Us Christ: 
          2. Show Us Christ

     (chart)

  3. Shine Into Our Night: 
          3. Shine Into Our Night

     (chart)

  4. My Soul Finds Rest (Psalm 62): 
          4. My Soul Finds Rest (Psalm 62)

     (chart)

  5. Come to Me: 
          5. Come to Me

     (chart)

  6. Song of Moses: 
          6. Song of Moses

     (chart)

Please prayerfully consider this opportunity, and if you are interested in being part of the worship ministry at Founders, I hope to see you on November 2nd!

Josh Philpot
Pastor for Worship.

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Preparing for Worship: October 6, 2013

Pastor Caldwell’s sermon text for this week is from Luke 13:31-35, where we read the familiar text of Jesus’ lament for the city: “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, . . . How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not!” He then declares, “your house is forsaken!” Jesus is likened to a frustrated mother hen. As a result, judgment is inevitable, although Jesus betrays a certain reluctance to mete it out. Israel (i.e. Jerusalem) is a hen’s brood, so to speak, which should remind us of the numerous Old Testament metaphors of God’s protection (Ruth 2:12; Pss 17:8; 36:7; 57:1; 61:4; Isa 31:5). The brood, however, refuses God’s protection and is exposed.

Jesus is God. He takes God’s role as the one who would gather Israel. But this requires ransoming and redeeming (see Jer 31:11), which God will accomplish through Jesus’ death in Jerusalem. At the end of Luke 13 Jesus quotes Psalm 118:26, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord,” which is a precursor or foretaste of Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem in Luke 19:37-38: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord.” This is a word of hope for the Israelites in the midst of Jesus’ lament. There is still time to repent!

These are some of the most familiar passages in the whole Bible, and so it will be comforting and exciting to learn from the Word together.

Songs we will sing this week include:

1. All Creatures of Our God and King (iTunes, Amazon)
2. Come Praise and Glorify (iTunesAmazon)
3. Holy (iTunesAmazon)
4. The Solid Rock (iTunes, Amazon)
5. Only the Blood of Jesus (iTunesAmazon)
6. Lord, I Need You (iTunesAmazon)

I look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday!

Josh Philpot
Pastor for Worship.

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The Gospel Transformation Bible

There is a new resource out from Crossway this week that looks to be very helpful: “The Gospel Transformation Bible”

ESV Gospel Transformation Bible from Crossway on Vimeo.

Here is a GTB Sample of the content of Bible.

One great feature is that if you purchase a print copy you will also get  too the entire Bible. This way you wouldn”t have to carry it around in your book bag and can access the notes from any location where you have an internet connection.

We will have three of these available for purchase in the Media Center by next Wednesday, located near the west entrance of the Worship Center.

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Worship Songs Online

One of our members at Founders, Scott Bacher, will often take the songs that we are singing in worship and post excellent video accompaniments on YouTube. Check out his collection here: http://www.youtube.com/user/sbach4?feature=watch

You might even find a sermon jam or two of Pastor Caldwell..

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