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September 2, 2021 8:00 am
Welcome to this additional PowerPoint with Jack Gray a little later in the program will tell you the grim first hears his message of faith at work. God's word and turn with me to this chapter of the book of Ephesians, Ephesians, chapter 6, I want to speak to you on the subject day at work works. It certainly should work at work. Have you ever had someone say something like this. Well, I don't mix my religion and business.
Regretfully, some people think that way.
The idea that there is a separation of the dichotomy between that which is sacred and holy and that which is secular, and many people go to church on Sunday and worship and never connect the dots never get from what happens on Sunday to what happens Monday through Friday and the rest of the week, never experiencing faith at work. But the Christian faith is not simply to be lived in church, but it is to be lived in the marketplace and that's what our text is about today putting your faith to work at work.
What would happen if someone gave you a fortune. Millions of dollars. What would you do with the rest of your life. Well, a lot of people think I did exactly what I would do. I would start out by quitting my job and pay off all my bills and I get a vacation home or several of them several places and spend the rest of my life doing nothing. Well I'm here to suggest to you today that would not be a good plan for your life.
Even if you had all the money in the world.
God has given us the privilege and the responsibility of work to invest not only in our own lives and the lives of our families but to invest in the lives of those around us, our community and even our world, but unfortunately, according to a Princeton study, 82% of Americans hate their jobs and unfortunately many Christians are not very much different when it comes to faith at work. I'm here to say. According to the word of God that we are to live for Jesus Christ every day 24 seven and that what we do for Christ on the job is vitally important to the significance and the success of our lives. And that's what Paul is teaching us here in Ephesians chapter 6 and I want to show you as we begin reading at verse five bond servants. Now remember, Paul was writing in the context of the culture which had accepted slavery, there were over 6 million slaves in the Roman world ultimately to the process of the salt in the life of the Christian faith in the world. Slavery that God was abolished, but in these days.
It was a reality.
But the principles of of work that we see here between slaves and masters is appropriate and applicable to our lives today. The principles are the same in the work force today, so the subject here really is not slaves and masters.
But the subject is how we work so verse five says bond servants, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ, not with eye service, as men pleases, but is bond servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart with goodwill doing service as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord, whether he is slave and you masters do the same things to them, giving up threatening, knowing that your only master also is in heaven. And there is no partiality with him speak with me for a few moments about the ministry every day work they were going to talk about the motive for everyday work and ultimately the manifestation of everyday work. First, the meaning and the Ministry of every day work now the Christian work is not a curse. It is a blessing. The Bible tells us when God created the heavens and the earth that he worked for those six days and that he rested on the seventh day our creator God works