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Office Fellowship

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6 May 2024

There is no doubt, the best place for Christian activities is in the Church building. Notwithstanding, there is no limitation placed upon Christians about where they can worship God. The Samarian woman at Jacob’s well, said, Our fathers worshiped on this mountain; and your Jews say, that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship. Jesus Christ said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father… But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshiper will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. (John 4:20-23) God did not place limitation as to the place of worship, as long as people can gather together in the name of God to worship God in truth and in spirit. Any quiet place, like staff foyer, coffee shops, office library will be suitable. A quiet talk during break period between two people to share the thought in the word of God will not hurt the company. A quiet moment in prayer to ascend to the presence of God to intercede for self and others is in order if it can be done with utmost moderation and at the same time with full consciousness of time.

We started our office Christian Fellowship in one of the office rooms. Once a week we always wait for others to go on break before three of us who are Christians in the office begin our fellowship. We would sing quietly as much as possible, shared the word of God and closed with prayer. We operated this way purposely to avoid unnecessary confrontations that could trigger off unwarranted persecution. Please note that avoidance of confrontations is not synonymous with fear, we simply avoid this so that no one will be overtaken by Satan to persecute us and thereby caused him to sin. Within one hour of our break period we have finished the fellowship. We interacted with our colleagues in the loving-kindness of God, and no doubt, both our office supervisors and our colleagues noticed and appreciated the consistencies in our daily living and the beauty of Jesus Christ we exhibited in our conduct and in our utterances. They became friendlier with us and this gave us opportunity to discuss the word of God with them. To our amazement, when we invited them to our fellowship, they did not decline.

The fellowship became a secret source of spiritual strength to all of us, because God really glorify Himself in the gathering and we were all blessed. Bible became part of our personal stationeries on our tables. We continued consistently in sharing the word of God and prayer and allowed the teaching of the word of God to reflect in our daily activities. Today, our population is now over forty strong believers in the fellowship. Some people would travel from their various offices in other corporations just to participate in our fellowship.

You can employ your positive and godly influence to start a Christian fellowship in your office. Two is the least quorum of fellowship. “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst of them.” (Matthew 18:20) You can be an architect of a mighty and powerful relationship that will bring forth glory to the holy name of God. You never know, you might have been the gateway to the salvation of many people in your organization. Your friends or your co-worker within the organization, even your boss may through you discover who Jesus Christ truly is in the way of your life, in your utterances, and in your good deeds. If you do not start now there is no way you can appreciate the result. Like a farmer, you have to sow first before you can expect a harvest. Just give it a sincere and righteous trial; you will always thank God for the bold step you have taken.

The acronym of “FELLOWSHIP” may guide us to make a move in this direction.

F – Focusing on God at work will enhance the fear of God in our office operations
E – Encouraging others in the Lord will foster cordial relationship in office
L – Leading others to salvation in love is a primary calling of every Christian workers
L – Let every cent and fringe benefit you earn in the office reflect the glory of God
O – Onward Christian soldier of God does not end in the Church premises only
W – Working etiquette thrives better in the understanding of the word of God
S – Seating Christ in your office will unseat worldliness and wickedness from your heart
H – Holiness, honesty and righteousness are practicable in the corporate setting
I – Ignorance ends at the beginning of seeking for knowledge and wisdom of God.
P – Praying for your boss, your co-workers and the company that employed you is God’s unwritten job schedules for all Christian workers.

Prayer: O God make me a positive influence for your glory in my working place.  Let my light shine brightly in the obscurity of this world so that the people may behold the beauty of your glory in my actions, utterances and in my characters in Jesus name, Amen.


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