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Taking Your Faith To Work – Panel Discussion

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Genesis 2:15

The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.

Genesis 3:17

Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’
cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life

How do you know you are making work an idol:

Work is the primary source of your satisfaction
The goal of being the best you can be is to make a name for yourself

2 Things Your Congregants Should Know About a Christian Work Ethic

  1. Christians Work in Security, Not Scarcity
  2. Christians Work Ethically

Philippians 4:13 

Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.

3 Things Your Congregants Should Know About a Christian Work Ethic

  1. Christians Work in Security, Not Scarcity
  2. Christians Work Ethically
  3. Christians Work to Be a Blessing

Acts 20:35

“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

Working as if for Jesus Gives Freedom

Freedom to worship God through your work
Freedom to serve others 
Freedom to trust God allows rest from it
Freedom gives you joy


Questions to Consider

  1. Do you treat work as a mission field?
  2. What does your attitude at work tell about your faith?
  3. How are you using work as a blessing?
  4. Do you find freedom in work or oppression?