"Faith and Work"
August 20, 2017
I. Work is rooted in the goodness of creation, not the curse. Genesis 1:26-28, 2:2-3, 15
II. Work is a noble calling from God. 1 Cor4inthians 7:17
A) Called because it is the means of God's provision. Matthew 6:11
B) Called because it is critical to loving our neighbor. Matthew 22:39
III. Some practical considerations:
A) Be diligent. Proverbs 10:4
B) Beware of bad work habits. Proverbs 14:23
C) The value of plodding. Proverbs 20:4
IV. Work is not everything. We need rest. Exodus 20:8-11
Questions for reflection:
1) How does our Christian faith bring dignity to our work?
2) What are the benefits of exerting jourselves in labor?
3) Are you getting the weekly Sabbath rest that you need?
4) What changes might be needed for you to feel renewed and
recharged on a weekly basis?