Working 9-to-5 "On Mission"

God has a mission for you. It's a heart-pounding, pulse-racing, life-changing adventure. Seriously, James Bond and Ethan Hunt have nothing on you! 

Not quite convinced? Then listen closely because Peter is about to read you in on your assignment:

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.1 Peter 2:9 ESV

Writing to first-century Christians who were persecuted, marginalized, and living on the fringe of society, Peter does not say, "Hey, just hold on till Jesus comes." Instead, he reminds them of who they are: "a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, and God's prized possession." He doesn't stop there!

Royal blood makes for a royal assignment: We are to proclaim the amazing kindness of God who calls us out of darkness into his marvelous light.When do we do that? All the time -- especially during the 9-to-5 working hours of life.

Take just a couple of minutes to view this video. IT IS FANTASTIC! It will give you a renewed perspective of the amazing mission God has given to you at work. Just click the picture to be redirected to the video. After you view it, just come on back to finish this post.

Work as Worship
Work as Worship

Lesslie Newbigin was a British theologian, missionary, and apologist. He writes,

The primary witness to the sovereignty of Christ must be given, and can only be given, in the ordinary secular work of lay men and women in business, in politics, in professional work, as farmer, factory workers and so on.

You are God's "secret agent" at work, his witness to those around you. If you are looking for a little more help for living out your 9-to-5 mission:

  • Click here for the video of my message from Sunday, Working 9-to-5 “On Mission.” To maximize your time, you can scroll to minute 35. The sermon begins there. If you would like a pdf of the slides I used, you can click here.
  • Click here for a 2-minute video that introduces you to EquipU, including our new class, “How To Share Your Faith." Just click here to find out more about EquipU.


[1] Newbigin, “The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Life of the Asian Churches, in A Decisive Hour for the Christian World Mission, ed. Norman Goodall et al. (London: SCM, 1960), 28.