[pullquote]It’s never too late for a fresh start with fresh faith. Anita Brooks[/pullquote]
When you hear the statement, “Anyone can be replaced,” what does it make you think of?
Why do you agree or disagree that anyone can be replaced?
Where are we most likely to see attitudes that people are replaceable?
How might we dare to be different?
What does the Bible say about whether people are replaceable or not?
How can the Bible have anything relevant to say about twenty-first century work success?
Why do you think work ethics are more or less important in today’s culture versus ancient times?
How could viewing problems as possible miracles in the making change your life?
How might individuals impact their workplaces, the society around them, and what’s going on in our global economy by applying the principles from First Hired, and other success secrets found in the Bible?
If every living person were to commit to giving back four times what they take, whether they take it intentionally or not, how might our global society change?
- Financially — Imagine, giving back four times any money we might have accepted when given back too much change. Four times any cheats we’ve turned in on our tax returns.
- Time — Four times the amount of time we waste when someone is paying us. Four times what we say we’ll commit to a project, but then don’t.
- Resources — Four times the ink pens, paper clips, fuel, manufactured products, over-inflated expense reports.
- Energy — How could we release our own energy, as well as that of others if we made up to four times for the amount of frustration and stress we cause from dishonesty, laziness, and other breeches of integrity?
Could you keep your word like Jacob did for Rachel? Even after you received the promise from someone who previously broke their word to you, like Jacob did from Laban? What would cause you to take the higher road, even if you felt justified, thought no one else would found out, or hold you accountable?
What are some specific ways you’ve applied biblical teachings to everyday circumstances? What differences, positive or negative, has it made and why? Why do you think we fight against things that are proven to bring rewards? Like healthy lifestyles? Consistent work ethics? Honesty? Sacrificing to save money? And reading the Bible, then applying its wisdom through practical actions?
Besides work, in what other areas of successful living could the encouragements in First Hired help us profit?
- In marriage relationships?
- In school?
- In parenting?
- In friendships?
- Interactions with others in restaurants, stores, banks, post offices, or anywhere else that people gather?
Who could benefit from reading First Hired, Last Fired — How to Become Irreplaceable in Any Job Market?
What are other good discussion questions you could explore from reading First Hired, Last Fired — How to Become Irreplaceable in Any Job Market?