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Being Professional at Work

Guest Preacher: Dr Edward Turitwenka

– Poetry: Psalm 100
– 1st Reading: Daniel 3:1-30
– 2nd Reading: Colossians 3:12-25

You are all welcome for today’s service in the precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
According to the oxford English dictionary, the word profession means a type of job that needs special training or skill, especially one that needs a high level of education e.g. medical, legal, teaching profession. To be professional at work would entail showing that somebody is well trained or educated and suitable for the job they are doing. More over one has to know who they are, know their profession and must adhere to the good work ethics which include good time keeping and time management, personal hygiene and smartness and so forth.

In James 2:14-26, we see that faith without works is dead. This means that if we are professing belief in God, we must particularly do what we believe. In the same way, whatever profession we have acquired we need to do the work and defend the profession through hard work of service to all humanity. If it is medical, let us render medical services without fail; if it is teaching let us teach with all our strength and make people enjoy our services.

The bible says, God will bless the works of our hands. Hard work will be rewarded handsomely. Some of us today are not minding the profession we have and yet we cry for good pay!!

Let us do good job and see if we shall not get the good money.

May the Lord bless your professions and reward all the hard work in the mighty name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.


Udongo Albert Festus (Rev. Canon)


Questions for discussion and personal reflection.

  1. What are some of the common causes for professional dissatisfaction today?
  2. Suggest some remedies to address professional abuse at workplace.
  3. How can Human resource matters such as rewarding workers fairly and just treatment of all employees be handled without industrial disharmony?

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