Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)
Diocese of Abuja
Cathedral Church of the Advent
2nd Sunday In Lent - Sunday 12 March 2017
Theme: "The Christian Work Ethic"
Topic: Dealing With Unemployment/Underemployment/Low Capacity
Key Text: Matt 25: 15
Unemployment is when people who are able and qualified to work are actively searching for but unable to find something to do.
Underemployment is a situation where workers are employed below their education or skilled level or availability
People are underemployed when they are in a low paying job, when they are in a low skilled job compared to their higher skill; when they are in a part time low paying job.
Unemployment and underemployment are very big challenges today. Hence knowing how to deal with them is very important.
The texts above give us some wisdom (principles) as regards how to go about this.
Some Points To Note:
1. Those that are priviledged should do good in assisting the less-priviledged ones to get jobs (Gal. 6: 9 - 10)
2. The unemployed/underemployed should learn how to take their destinies in their hands and trade their God-given talents, abilities, skills for value. This can guarantee 100% return on investment as seen from Matt. 25: 16 - 17
3. There should be no procrastination in maximally utilizing our God-given talents, abilities and skills (Matt. 25: 16-17)
4. There should be no room for fear or failure, excuses and laziness. Matt. 25: 24 - 26; Prov. 20: 4