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Work and Our Labor in the Lord

Work has been a part of God’s good creation since before the fall―created to reflect his image and glory to the world. What are we to make of this when work today is all too often characterized by unwanted toil, pain, and futility? In this book, pastor, professor, and biblical scholar James Hamilton explores how work fits into the big story of the Bible, revealing the glory that God intended when he gave man work to do, the ruin that came as a result of the fall, and the redemption yet to come, offering hope for flourishing in the midst of fallen futility.

James Hamilton is a Professor of Biblical Theology at Southern Seminary and senior pastor at Kenwood Baptist Church.

He blogs at www.jimhamilton.info, and you can follow him on Twitter @DrJimHamilton.


Week of August 22 | Introduction 

Week of August 29 | Chapter 1

Week of September 5 | Chapter 2

Week of September 12 | Chapter 3

Week of September 19 | Chapter 4

Week of September 26 | Conclusion

October 17, 7 PM CST | Live Q&A with Dr. Jim Hamilton


Fernie Cosgrove

Fernie is passionate about encouraging women to grow deeper in their understanding of the Scriptures and helping them apply this to their day-to-day context. She is a wife and mama and works full time as a child welfare social worker. In her free time, you’ll find her seeking outdoor adventures, reading all genres of good books, and pursuing her M. Div. at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Fernie is originally from Cd. Juárez, México and lives with her husband and son in Connecticut. You can find more of her writing at la Coalición por el Evangelio and her blog ferniecosgrove.com.

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