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Justin Buzzard on Work

Justin Buzzard

Pastor Justin Buzzard recently contacted Darrow Miller to thank him for Lifework. He also gave us a link to a sermon he preached earlier this year from Genesis on the topic of work, Put In the Garden.

Here are some excerpts from this outstanding message:

  • Are you what you wanted to be when you grow up?
  • Where do you get your ideas about work?
  • Do you live for the weekends because that’s where real life is?
  • In Genesis, God gets his hands in the dirt. God gives dignity to all work because he himself is a worker.
  • God “put the man in the garden of Eden to work it and to keep it.” God does gardening and uses this work to describe what we are going to do.
  • God answers our prayer for daily bread by the farmer that planted and harvested the grain … the truck drivers who hauled the crop … the factory workers in the plants .. the weinvestors who are backing the plan … the advertisers and the legislators and the bakers … These people were all instrumental in enabling you to butter your toast this morning!
  • All workers are like gardeners. What garden has God put you in right now?

Go here to listen to the rest.

– Gary Brumbelow

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Gary is the Disciple Nations Alliance editorial manager. He manages Darrow Miller and Friends and serves as editor and co-writer on various book projects. For eight years Gary served as a cross-cultural church planting missionary among First Nations people of Canada. His career also includes 14 years as executive director of InterAct Ministries, an Oregon-based church-planting organization in Canada, Alaska, and Siberia. Gary is a graduate of Grace University, earned an MA from Wheaton College and a Graduate Studies Diploma from Western Seminary. He lives near Portland, Oregon with his wife, Valerie. They have two married sons and twelve grandchildren. In addition to his work with the DNA, Gary serves as the pastor of Troutdale Community Church.

1 Comment

  1. CW

    November 10, 2010 - 5:13 pm

    You can find Justin on FaceBook