Sermon Audio (3.2.14) – Our Practices: Vocation
March 3rd, 2014 | John Chandler
After six weeks, and an interruption or two, John Chandler finished our series talking about our Rhythms & Practices. This Sunday we talked about vocation, reflecting on the need to connect our day to day living to God’s greater work in the world.
Here are the resources and quotes that were mentioned:
- Unsuspecting Commuters, Transformed Into Cartoon Characters
- “the Christian doctrine of vocation — so central to the theology of the whole people of God starts with being called to Someone before we are called to do some thing. And it is not something we choose, like a career. We are chosen. The Latin roots of the word ‘vocation’, vocatio and voco, mean simply to be called or to have a calling.” — R Paul Stevens
- “Against the popular view of heaven as an ethereal existence on clouds, the biblical view is that God will remake both heaven and earth and join them together forever. The picture of the end is “not one of ransomed souls making their way to a disembodied heaven but rather the New Jerusalem coming down from heaven to earth, uniting the two in a lasting embrace.” The Bible teaches us that what awaits us in the afterlife is embodied life in a re-created material universe called the new earth. Space, time and matter will all be redeemed.” — Amy Sherman
- “Every faithful act of service, every honest labor to make the world a better place, which seemed to have been forever lost and forgotten in the rubble of history, will be seen on that day to have contributed to the perfect fellowship of God’s kingdom. . . . All who committed their work in faithfulness to God will be by Him raised up to share in the new age, and will ﬁnd that their labor was not lost, but that it has found its place in the completed kingdom.” — Lesslie Newbigin
- “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” — Frederick Buechner
- Reflecting on God’s Work. And Ours.
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