Episode 068 | When Work Isn’t Working

June 6th, 2017

What do you do when work isn’t working for you? How can you find meaning in your job - no matter what it is - and how do you know if God wants you to find a new place to work? Pastor Matt tackles real questions about happiness in the workplace.

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Summary

This episode begins with a discussion about working for good leaders and balancing work and rest. Pastor Matt then unpacks how Philippians 4.8 encourages us to form a positive, realistic outlook, even when work and marriage are hard, and what the Apostle Paul meant in Philippians 2.12 when he says to work out our salvation with fear and trembling. As this topic of finding joy at work continues, Pastor Matt identifies the importance of involving community if you're contemplating staying at your current job or seeking employment elsewhere, how to find meaning in the context of your current position, and what to do if your current job keeps you from attending church.

The episode continues as the team takes a philological approach to comprehending Matthew 27.46 and 1 Peter 3.19, discussing the abstruse period between Christ's death and resurrection and the difficulty of interpreting certain Biblical passages. Pastor Matt wraps up the episode by distinguishing the difference between God's disposition to forgive and our own.

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Watch Pastor Matt's message about finding happiness when you don't love what you do.

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