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Evangelism in the Workplace

Daniel Gurry In this talk, Cru alumnus Daniel Gurry teaches about how to share one's faith in the workplace. Daniel is a public school teacher who attends Urban Mission Church in Jersey City, NJ. After school, you can find him investing into youth with a non-profit called Hope+Future.

Passage | John 21: 3-14

John 21:3-14 ESV

[3] Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. [4] Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. [5] Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” They answered him, “No.” [6] He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish. [7] That disciple whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment, for he was stripped for work, and threw himself into the sea. [8] The other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, but about a hundred yards off. [9] When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it, and bread. [10] Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.” [11] So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, 153 of them. And although there were so many, the net was not torn. [12] Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. [13] Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish. [14] This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.


Discussion Questions
  1. Why did Peter decide to go fishing?

  2. What was the end result of the disciples' attempt to work for fish?

  3. Why couldn't the disciples recognize Jesus on the beach?

  4. How did Jesus' instruction of 'casting the net on the right side' position the disciples for success & what does this signify in relation to workplace evangelism?

  5. Why are human beings often prone to wanting to do the things they've always done in the past?

  6. Why is it important to live Jesus' in deed & in word at the workplace in the 21st Century?

  7. What are some practical steps a follower of Christ can take to represent Jesus at their workplace after getting a college degree?


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