Thursday, April 06, 2006

Work: Part Three

This is an excellent sermon by Sinclair Ferguson on Ephesians 6:5-9. Christians in the Workplace: Knowing How to Be Faithful to Christ. This was a great encouragement to me as I reflect on how sometimes what I perceive to be a worthless task is a God glorifying opportunity.

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This is the sister passage to what Pastor Dan preached on this last Sunday (Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.)

Ephesians 6:5-9 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man, knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free. Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him.

Also check out these verses in regards to work today:

1 Corinthians 10:31-32 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God, just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved.

Philipians 2:3-5 Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus...

What's my attitude at work today? This stuff is good.

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