Week 2 - Jesus in our workplace
Faith Lutheran Church in Wesley Chapel, FL
Sermon for February 9, 2020
Pastor Kurt Steinbrueck
This is the second week of the sermon series, “Jesus in Our Lives.” This series takes a practical look at how having Jesus in our lives changes our lives. How does Jesus change our perspectives, attitudes, and actions?
The series will look at Jesus in four contexts of our lives:
- School (both parents and students)
- and Neighborhoods.
Today’s message focused on Jesus in Our Workplace.
Bondservants, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man, knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a bondservant or is free. Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him.
- Work is a blessing.
- The Bible doesn’t distinguish between church work and secular work. All work is a calling from God in which we serve others to bring glory to God’s name.
- Understanding our work is a calling from God and we are serving Him in that work changes our perspective of our job. It gives us purpose and mission. We can deal with less-than-pleasant bosses, co-workers, and customers because we are doing it for Jesus.
- This also affects our behavior which means we may act differently than others. How?
- We work hard and go the extra mile. (Sidenote: We work hard, but find a good balance between work, family, and health)
- We are honest, even when it’s hard.
- We take a stand against things at work that are contrary to God’s Word. For example, if our sales manager tells us to lie about a product to sell more. We refuse.
- We know that God is bigger than our job. He is with us when we work and, if we lose our job, He will carry us through that situation as well.
- We treat all people with respect and dignity, trying to help them, not stomping over them for our benefit. This includes, especially, those who are in lower positions.
- All these behaviors shine the light of Jesus.
- We also look for opportunities to tell others about Jesus, but we do so carefully (considering our current cultural environment) and without compromising our work.
- In all these things, we give thanks to God for the blessing of work, His provision through our job, and our opportunity to serve others in His name.
In Christ’s Service,
Join us for worship this Sunday at 4 pm.
We use the dance studio at Song and Dance to hold worship services.
Song and Dance, Inc.
27221 Foamflower Blvd.
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
See you Sunday and God bless!
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