2021 Life Conference: Jr High & High School- Contemplating Full-time Church Work
Teenagers contemplate many things: their career, the world, and their faith. This presentation encourages Lutheran teenagers to ...
2021 Life Conference: Student- Me, A Missionary?
What does a missionary do? What do you have in common with a missionary? What is one of the first things a missionary has to learn? ...
2021 Life Conference: Valuing and Defending Life in the Public Square
For too long culture has influenced the Church rather than the other way around. Our vocation as Christian citizens calls us to defend ...
2021 Life Conference: Missionary Life-A Panel Discussion
Full-time church workers have the joy of focusing God’s people on Jesus Christ, the salvation of the world.
Espera confiado en Dios
Este artículo apareció originalmente en el boletín de “Noticias y Notas: Vida, Salud y Familia” Publicado por LCMS Life ...
Right and Wrong in the Workplace
We cannot separate our faith life from our career or business. Our service through our vocations is an expression of our gratitude for ...
Disabilities Bible Study Materials
Think About. . .The Body of Christ (Leader Guide)
Think About. . . The Body of Christ (Participant Guide)
Jesus' Care and Compassion
Vocation: Fruit of the Liturgy
In Martin Luther’s teaching on the dual existence of the Christian, we observe a connection with the teaching of the two governments or two kingdoms. The Christian does not seek to escape or withdraw from the world as in monasticism, but rather he lives out his calling in the particular place where God has located him.
Masks of God
Luther puts it strongly: Vocations are “masks of God.” On the surface, we see an ordinary human face — our mother, the doctor, the teacher, the waitress, our pastor — but, beneath the appearances, God is ministering to us through them. God is hidden in human vocations.
Your Family Vocation
Every Christian — indeed, every human being — has been called by God into a family. Our very existence came about by our parents. Martin Luther said, “God has given this walk of life, fatherhood and motherhood, a special position of honor, higher than that of any other walk of life under it.”
God at Work
Every Christian has a particular calling from God. With the doctrine of vocation, ordinary relationships, the 9-to-5 routine, taking care of the kids, the work-a-day world — the way we spend most hours of the day — become charged with the presence of God.
Called to Our Work
We don’t choose our vocations; God chooses us for them. The Christian can understand the ordinary labors of life to be charged with meaning. Through our labor, no matter how humble, God is at work.