Honoring Christ In Our Work-Day 3

Jesus’ Work in Culture

Earlier we discussed Jesus as our “minister” in Hebrews 8:2. Ironically and curiously, the same word used for Jesus’ work in Hebrews is used in Romans 13:4 by Paul in referring to the secular and evil authorities of our world. 

The point? 

Even those in worldly cultural leadership have been granted some authority by God to work their rhythms, liturgies (forms), shapes, and ideas into the soil of God’s world. They are in fact liturgists and worship workers of sorts. 

All that is done in culture cannot be disconnected from worship work. Everything is worship work. We must engage Christ in our own spheres of influence in culture. Those pastoring churches should think much bigger than singing when they think of worship work. The Scriptures, and the King of the Universe, pose a vision of life that pastors and equips you and I today to shape people’s affections in worship work via media, education, politics, business, family, church, arts, and more.

Consider today your vocation, hobbies, and anything else you to which you might attend to in mind and matter. How can God use what you do in order to shape the loves of your heart, and to shape those around you to love the kingdom of God? 

*For further reading in the Bible: Romans 13:1 – 13:6 2nd Corinthians 11:14 – 11:15 1st Peter 2:18 1st Peter 2:23

Accompanying this study is over 300-Hours of video footage from 150 of today’s top Christian thinkers on culture, creativity, innovation, and invention at www.makejesusculture.com and www.gardencityproject.com. We aim to help churches develop grass roots culture formation for their contexts. Go now!

Author: Dave Yauk

Dave Yauk is first a foremost a follower of Jesus. He is Husband to Katie, and Father to 4 wonderful children (Naomi, Jesse, Levi, and Analise). Dave's primary passion is to seek after Gods Glory in all things, and in his contribution you'll find he holds a passion for Theology and all things Beautiful as seen in the Creator, Creativity, Character and Culture. Dave has been privileged to do ministry in over 17 countries. This has been his primary means of education and learning as a follower of Jesus. However, Dave has also had the honor of getting a B.A. from Colorado Christian University in Organizational Management and Christian Leadership, a Master's in Divinity from Liberty University, and a Doctorate in Worship Studies from I.W.S. Dave owns the Garden City Project (an online collaborative marketplace for Christian artists and innovators), Finale School of Music, and teaches online guitar for Jamplay.com. He is also a Professor of Theology, Worship and Missiology at Visible Music College and Grand Canyon University.

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