Many of you texted questions during one of our four services this past Sunday and most of them were answered during the sermon. For those that were not, here is the weekly sermon question responses.
Is it seen as disrespect to a boss for an employee to leave a company for another job?
It depends. It’s probably a good idea to make an attempt to make amends to the relationship before making the decision to leave. If there can be no resolution and you have sought godly wisdom on the situation, then it’s probably a wise decision to leave. Without knowing specifics, it’s hard to answer the question without painting a broad brush. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Perform a self-evaluation to make sure that the problem is not you. Otherwise, you will face the same problem on your new job.
- Give your boss a chance to change the situation for the better. Leaving without saying anything is not the most loving thing a Christian can do. What if your boss does not know there is a problem? Give them a chance to fix it.
- Don’t bad mouth the leadership when you leave. When you leave, leave.
If the company you work for is engaged in unfair practices and treats employees unfairly, is it still wrong to leave?
See the previous question for the answer.
If Christ is the head of the husband and the husband is the head of the wife, who is the head of the single person?
In short, Christ is. Since Christ is the head of the church (Ephesians 5), we should submit to his authority no matter what. Single men and women should find a spiritual covering who can act as an authority figure for them. This could be a pastor, a mentor or someone who disciples you. This can prove to be extremely helpful when you face a tough situation at work and you need some advice on whether or not to leave your job.
If we are supposed to obey our authority, was Rosa Parks wrong for what she did?
Because her authority was abusive and oppressive, to do what she did was not in violation of God’s commands.
As usual, keep the questions coming and we will do our best to respond as soon as possible.