God Understands Your Business, Part 3 Of 3 by Randal Ross

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GOD UNDERSTANDS, PART 3 OF 3
GOD UNDERSTANDS YOUR BUSINESS (WORK)
Randal L. Ross
LUKE 5:1-11; JOHN 21:1-7
10/10/99

INTRO: WHAT DOES GOD KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS.

A. THIS PASSAGE IS NOT ONE OF THE MOST PROFOUND
BUT HAS ONE OF THE GREATEST POTENTIAL TO CHANGE
OUR WORLD. FULFILL THE GREAT COMMISSION.

1. IT WAS FOR ME A LIFE CHANGING REVELATION OF
MINISTRY AND LIFE.

B. WHAT DOES CHRISTIANITY HAVE TO DO WITH THE
BUSINESS WORLD? WORK PLACE?

ILL. as I was watching Christian TV THIS PAST WEEK I put
myself in the place of an unsaved Businessman and a hard working
construction worker with all the challenges, demands, questions
they have and ASKED THE QUESTION WOULD I BELIEVE THAT
GOD, CHRISTIANITY HAD ANYTHING PRACTICAL TO SAY TO
MY DAILY CONCERNS, FINANCES ETC.

1. I MAY FIND THAT I NEED TO BE SAVED BUT WHAT
ABOUT THE REST OF MY LIFE?

ILL. TURNED TO MTV AND THEN THE FINANCIAL CHANNELS
AND SAID WHAT WOULD JESUS SAY TO THEM. DOES GOD
UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY NEED? GOING THRU?

C. WHAT DOES GOD KNOW ABOUT MY BUSINESS? MY JOB?

1. WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT SPREAD
SHEETS, BUDGETS, BOTTOM LINE, CUT THROAT
COMPETITION, AND VOICE-ACTIVATED SOFTWARE?

2. WHAT DOES IT SAY TO THE SALESMAN WHO HAS
TO MEET HIS QUOTA THIS MONTH, WHOSE OFFICE IS
A POLITICAL LAND MIND OF INTRIGUE AND
RELATIONSHIP LIKE A AMAZON PIRANHA TANK.

3. TO SOME THE MORE DEVELOPED OUR WORLD
GETS THE MORE DISTANT THE BIBLE BECOMES TO
THEM.

D. WE KNOW THAT GOD CARES ABOUT OUR JOBS,
BUSINESSES BUT HOW DO WE CROSS THE LINE TO THE
WORLD AND REACH THEM WITH THE MOST IMPORTANT
ISSUES IN LIFE?

1. THAT IS WHERE SIMON PETER THE GREAT
APOSTLE CAN SPEAK MOST POWERFULLY TO OUR
LIVES. NOT ONLY TO BOSS BUT TO EVERY WORKER
TRYING TO LIVE FOR CHRIST AND PAY THE BILLS.

E. THERE ARE TWO GREAT AND OFTEN NEGLECTED
EVENTS IN SIMON PETERS LIFE THAT ANSWER THAT
QUESTION FOR US. A PROFOUND REVELATION FOR HIM
AND US

1. PETER HAD TWO CALLINGS ...


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