How does the gospel affect the way we work?
Jesus and the Redemption and Restoration that he brings are good news for work and for workers. The key is this: he’s making a new creation.
Every month or so, our GraceNotes blog will review and recommend a book that we hope will enrich our souls, edify our lives, and compel us to be a community on mission. The series kicks off with a review of The Meaning of Marriage by Dr. Timothy Keller.
Maranatha Grace’s MG Reach ministry sent a team to Romania this week to serve alongside a missionary family we partner with. Please continue to pray for the team as they continue to serve and make their way back to the states.
Continue reading for an update from Pastor Jon Anzardo on behalf of the team.
This week, the ladies of Maranatha Grace Church will spend a weekend away at the Solid Rock Day Camp in West Milford, NJ. Come with us. As you take a step of faith and open yourself up to the preaching of God’s Word and open yourself up to the other ladies, you may find yourself so relieved afterwards that you didn’t miss it.
Once again, by God's good graces, Maranatha members are hard at work on the mission field in Buff Bay, Jamaica, serving a church and community we've had the pleasure of working with for several years. Let's continue to pray for the Jamaica team over the next week as they serve in various ways -- providing medical care, lending a helping hand to the local church and brethren there, and faithfully preaching the Word.
At the end of September, a team of Maranatha members served alongside the Lochee Bible Chapel in Dundee, Scotland. Read here the final reflection from Maranatha's Scotland missions team and see photos of their trip at the end.
Welcome back to "Faith that Works." In our first post, we introduced the series and explored why we need to broaden our thinking on our work. We left off with the question of how we can better integrate our work to our faith, how we can enrich our paradigm and make it more robust, more biblical. What is the meaning of our work? How do the details of our daily grind fit into God’s world, into his Kingdom; how do they relate to the gospel of the crucified and risen Jesus? Let's take up where we left off, and start looking for answers.
The GraceNotes team has been on hiatus for a bit, but it's not for naught! We've been hard at work planning our next series, which we're really excited about! Our first blog series was a study on lust (available here). This next series will focus on a topic that's universally important — the topic of work. We're calling the series "Faith that Works."