Reach: Through Work Nov 8, 2009

Your work matters to God
1 Thess. 4:1-12
2 Thess. 3:6-12
Col. 3:22-24

Views of work:
1. It’s a curse
2. fasle dichotomy – sacred vs. secular
  secular view:
  – sets us up for a disappointment
  – tends to make an idol of career
  – leaves God out of the system

Faulty views of work:
1. believing that they soul matters more than the body
2. value the eternal over the temporal so much so that we believe only the eternal is important
3. work as a platform for evangelism

How should I view work?
1. we work for God Himself (Eph. 6:5-8)
2. work is God’s gift to us (Ecc. 5:18-19)

Why work is good:
1. Through work, we serve people
2. Through work, we meed our own needs
3. Through work, we meet our family’s needs
4. Through work, we earn money to give to others (Lev. 19:10; Eph. 4:28; Gal. 6:6)
5. Through work, we love God