3 ways the protestant reformation totally transformed the workplace

One of the most influential ways Christians can love their neighbor and have a profound testimony for Christ is in the workplace. Sadly, this is also the most neglected area of Christian influence.

But this wasn’t always the case. 500 years ago, the protestant reformation completely transformed the workplace.

In this sermon by Pastor Paul Kayser gleans 3 work-related principles from the reformation: Work. Save. Give.

Listen to the sermon: http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=9953161445340

Expounding from 1 Samuel 17:12-22, Pastor Kayser also shares about the Value of a Family Business, Divisions of Labor, The Priority of the Family, Value of Industriousness, Value of Time, Faithfulness and Virtue, and Cultural Engagement.

“Now David was the son of that Ephrathite of Bethlehemjudah, whose name was Jesse; and he had eight sons: and the man went among men for an old man in the days of Saul. And the three eldest sons of Jesse went and followed Saul to the battle: and the names of his three sons that went to the battle were Eliab the firstborn, and next unto him Abinadab, and the third Shammah. And David was the youngest: and the three eldest followed Saul. But David went and returned from Saul to feed his father’s sheep at Bethlehem. And the Philistine drew near morning and evening, and presented himself forty days. And Jesse said unto David his son, Take now for thy brethren an ephah of this parched corn, and these ten loaves, and run to the camp of thy brethren; And carry these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand, and look how thy brethren fare, and take their pledge. Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, were in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines. And David rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him; and he came to the trench, as the host was going forth to the fight, and shouted for the battle.For Israel and the Philistines had put the battle in array, army against army. And David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage, and ran into the army, and came and saluted his brethren.” 1 Samuel 17:12-22

Books referenced:

  • The habit of going the extra mile, Napoleon Hill
  • The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (Thesis), Max Webber
  • Third time around, George Grant