In this teaching, I compare what constitutes work in the story line of the bible vs. how modern American culture defines work. We will look at Genesis chapters 1-3 and see how work is not a curse but actually one of the greatest gifts that God has given to humans.
This is the first of two episodes about a Christian view of work and vocation. I gave these teachings while I was a pastor at Door of Hope Church. In this season, the church was mostly made up of young 20-somethings, many of whom were new followers of Jesus and most of whom were either starting or still discovering their careers. These messages were an effort to help guide them to a fully integrated life where one's career becomes another expression of devotion to Jesus.