A Biblical Theology of Work

People spend nearly half of their lives working, yet for many Christians it is a source of pain and frustration. Is this the reality of living in a fallen world, or can my job have dignity and purpose? How does one serve Christ through their work, or is that only for missionaries and pastors? What is God’s purpose for work, and how does the Lordship of Christ reveal that purpose and unlock its value and eternal significance? This short podcast series explores these topics and more as we seek to construct a Biblical theology of work through a serious study of the Scriptures.

This series of messages is by David Forsyth. These messages were preached during our Sunday Morning Adult Sunday School. Click here for more teaching by David Forsyth.

A Biblical Theology of Work – Introduction (Selected Scriptures)

People spend nearly 50% of their lives working yet for many Christians it is a source of pain and frustration. Is this just the reality of living in a fallen world or can my job have dignity and purpose?

How do I serve Christ through my work or is that only for missionaries and pastors?  What is God’s purpose for work and how does the Lordship of Christ reveal that purpose and unlock its value and eternal significance?

During the next eight weeks we are going to explore these topics and more as we seek to construct a Biblical theology of work through a serious study of the Scriptures.

David Forsyth

David Forsyth

Teacher

David was born and grew up in Massachusetts, later attending the University of Massachusetts at Lowell where he graduated with a BS in Business Administration (1979). 

Upon graduation, he married Carol, his college sweetheart, and began a career in banking. After several work-related moves, they found themselves in 1991 living in southern California with their 4 young children. 

In 1995, Foothill Bible Church, Upland, CA, the church they were attending, asked David to leave his position at the bank and join the staff as Associate Pastor of Administration and Christian Education.

Two years later, while still serving on staff, he enrolled at The Master’s Seminary, completing his Mdiv in 2002. Upon graduation and the retirement of the church’s teaching pastor, the congregation unanimously extended a call to David to fill that role.He served there until 2019 when he and Carol moved to Sandpoint, ID, to become actively involved in the discipleship of their grandchildren. David and Carol began attending KCC in June of 2021, where they find great joy in loving and serving the church body.

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