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Enjoying God in Work
All that we do is work, but we find joy in work by joining God in his work. Work is a vocation, a calling to serve God and others. Taking part in God’s work, loving Him and our neighbour, is worship. We enjoy God by loving and serving others, not ourselves. Without a sense of satisfaction through helping others, work cannot be enjoyable. It is the way God has wired us.
Still, for most of us work is hard and draining. We should try seeing God in our work, seeking opportunities to enjoy God even when we don’t enjoy work. The good news of the gospel is that our work is not in vain, that God works through us and we are more than our work. Our identity doesn’t come from our work, but from Christ’s work on the cross in paying the penalty for our sin and being our salvation.
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18 Jan 2021
Joel Deacon is the Associate Pastor at City on a Hill Melbourne. He is firmly convinced that we are designed for community, especially in a big and sometimes lonely city like Melbourne. Before becoming a pastor, Joel worked as a Civil Engineer and is always up for a chat about roads and bridges. But his greatest passion is talking to people about Jesus. Joel is married to Emma, and they have three kids Elijah, Isaac and Lily. An ideal day off for Joel would include coffee with his wife, smelling flowers with his daughter, wrestling with his boys, reading, and staying up late to watch EPL.
17 Jan 2021
Andrew Judd is a Pastor at City on a Hill and an ordained Anglican minister. He is married to Stephanie Judd, who is also an Anglican minister and a leader at City on a Hill. When he's not looking after their two small children he works as a Lecturer in Old Testament at Ridley College.
17 Jan 2021
Khoi is the Associate Pastor of City on a Hill Melbourne West. He has a deep heart for communities of life, love and mission, as he passionately wants to see the gospel of Jesus make an impact in the western suburbs of Melbourne. Khoi's favourite community, of course, is at home with his wife Lina. He is completing his MDiv from Ambrose College in Canada. He is an avid sports fan who supports mostly losing teams - which keeps him pretty humble (and sad).