“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”  (Matthew 7:13-14, NIV)

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How do we talk about the most important principle of our faith – the exclusive claims of Jesus Christ – in a workplace filled with people of other faiths, or no faith? Should we even talk about our faith at work?

Scripture makes it clear that our faith is not a private matter:

“These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” (Deuteronomy 6:6-7, NIV)

“Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.” (Matthew 10:32-33, NIV)

Unfortunately, these verses run counter to both our culture and our comfort zones.

What makes us Christian is Jesus Christ; not ethical behavior, not belief in a “higher being,” not the right stand on a moral issue. Being a Christian means accepting the words of Jesus, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6, NIV) To hide that truth is to hide our faith. To deny that truth is to deny that faith.

The joy of our faith is the peace we receive as a result of our relationship with Jesus Christ. We should want that joy for everyone we care about; and it should be so important that we want to find ways to introduce it to them. We must do so carefully, however, in ways that show respect, and that demonstrate care and compassion, not righteous triumph.

There is only one path to salvation – through Christ Jesus. We must find loving ways to explain this fact to those who don’t understand, but we must never surrender the truth.

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Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ”!


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  1. Amen! “Let our light shine!”


  2. I first traveled a road that I did not know. This road was a love that grew, listening to words given from inside as poems floated up and out. Later I was given HOPE, (I see this HOPE as Jesus) as something swung and my love grew. Growing to love God, through HOPE, as my Faith continues to grow, and doubt fades away like the rustling of leaves. I did not cross the raven, I fell into the raven. It was Jesus who put out His hand helping me climb.
    Thanks for the post Dave


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  4. alwayzhis Says:

    Amen! In this time, when the world and it’s depravity are escalating at an enormous rate… HOW WE DENY OUR LOVE FOR OUR SAVIOR AND SHARE THE GOSPEL MESSAGE WITH ANYONE??
    Jesus gave us “one” commandment, “So he answered and said, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’ ” (Luke 10;27).
    We should “want” to share the Good News of a salvation, purchased for us by our obedient Savior, to reconcile us with the Lord God Almighty!
    Thank you for standing up for what you believe in!
    Be blessed


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