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2 Colossians 3:17, And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him… 22 Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men- pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God.

3 Colossians 3:17, And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. 25 But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and there is no partiality.

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5 Work was not part of the fall it is part of the nature of God! Work was not part of the fall it is part of the nature of God! The first picture of God in the Bible is as a WORKER. The first picture of God in the Bible is as a WORKER. Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

6 Genesis 2:1-2a Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. 2 And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done,…” Genesis 2:1-2a Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. 2 And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done,…”

7 Genesis 2:15 15 Then the L ORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. Genesis 2:15 15 Then the L ORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. Man was created in the garden and given work to do. Man was created in the garden and given work to do. He also was involved in creativity with naming the animals. He also was involved in creativity with naming the animals.

8 Genesis 2:18 And the L ORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” Genesis 2:18 And the L ORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” The term “helper” was NOT at all a derogatory term… God Himself is referred to by the term! The term “helper” was NOT at all a derogatory term… God Himself is referred to by the term!

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11 The secular view disconnects life into a spiritual and a perceived “real” dimension. God and work don’t overlap in this distorted view. The secular view disconnects life into a spiritual and a perceived “real” dimension. God and work don’t overlap in this distorted view.

12 Dangerous view that leaves you to think your value and identity comes from the work you do. Dangerous view that leaves you to think your value and identity comes from the work you do. Can make an idol out of your career with God and family in a back seat. Can make an idol out of your career with God and family in a back seat. If God is the center of our lives He should be invited to work with us. If God is the center of our lives He should be invited to work with us.

13 God gave Adam and Eve a job that had nothing to do with evangelism or church work. God gave Adam and Eve a job that had nothing to do with evangelism or church work. Temporal vs. Eternal. Temporal vs. Eternal. It is wrong to think that only the eternal matters. It is wrong to think that only the eternal matters.

14 GOD CREATED THE TEMPORAL AND TIME. GOD CREATED THE TEMPORAL AND TIME. God wants us to enjoy the labor of the temporal too. God wants us to enjoy the labor of the temporal too. The Holy Vs. The Unholy. The Holy Vs. The Unholy.

15 It is wrong to think only “holy” work is spiritual and pleasing to God. It is wrong to think only “holy” work is spiritual and pleasing to God. All of life is sacred to God. All of life is sacred to God. God isn’t calling everyone to do “holy” work; He is calling everyone to do work in a “”holy” way. God isn’t calling everyone to do “holy” work; He is calling everyone to do work in a “”holy” way.

16 Rick Warren in The Purpose Driven Life writes, "Work becomes worship when you dedicate it to God and perform it with an awareness of his presence." (Page 84). Rick Warren in The Purpose Driven Life writes, "Work becomes worship when you dedicate it to God and perform it with an awareness of his presence." (Page 84).

17 All work is sacred when you do it for the Lord… Colossians 3: And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. All work is sacred when you do it for the Lord… Colossians 3: And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.

18 All work comes back to maintaining and providing for God’s creation. Non-legitimate jobs include things that are illegal like drug dealing & stealing.

19 There are jobs that may be legal but are still unethical in God’s view such as abortion work, pornography industry etc. They might be legal but they are not benefiting God’s creation. There are jobs that may be legal but are still unethical in God’s view such as abortion work, pornography industry etc. They might be legal but they are not benefiting God’s creation.

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25 Through work we serve people. Through work we serve people. Through work we meet our own needs. Through work we meet our own needs. Work allows you to exercise the gifts and abilities God gave you. Work allows you to exercise the gifts and abilities God gave you.

26 God expects adults to provide for themselves and not mooch off others. Scripture says, “If one will not work, neither let him eat!” 2 Thess. 3:10. God expects adults to provide for themselves and not mooch off others. Scripture says, “If one will not work, neither let him eat!” 2 Thess. 3:10.

27 Through work we meet our family's needs. God expects the heads of households to provide for their families. He says, “ 8 But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. I Tim. 5:8. Through work we meet our family's needs. God expects the heads of households to provide for their families. He says, “ 8 But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. I Tim. 5:8.

28 Through work we earn money to give to others. Ephesians 4:28—Let him who steals, steal no longer but rather let him labor performing with his own hands what is good in order that he may have something to share with him who has need.” Through work we earn money to give to others. Ephesians 4:28—Let him who steals, steal no longer but rather let him labor performing with his own hands what is good in order that he may have something to share with him who has need.”

29 Through work we love God. Your bring your tithe (tenth of earnings) and He blesses your work and your other 90%. Through work we love God. Your bring your tithe (tenth of earnings) and He blesses your work and your other 90%.

30 TAKE THIS JOB AND LOVE IT I’M WORKING IT FOR THE LORD GOT AN ATTITUDE THAT REFLECTS MY FAITH; NOW THERE’S SO MUCH MORE I’M LIVING MY LIFE WITH HIS PURPOSE NOW, SO WORK’S NO LONGER A CHORE TAKE THIS JOB AND LOVE IT I’M WORKING IT FOR THE LORD.


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