Hazel Dell Christian Church

Work This Way

Work This Way

Ephesians 1:4: "For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight."
Ephesians 5:21: "Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ."
Ephesians 6:5-9: "Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people, because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free. And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him."

Employers: (vs 9) you have a master too and you need to treat those you oversee the same way you want your boss in heaven to treat you...there is no favoritism with him!

Employees: (vs 5-8)
How do we obey our boss?
Just as you would obey Christ...
-serve respectfully
-serve fearfully
-serve sincerely (ephesians 6:6 you love Jesus so do your job serving him well)
-serve wholeheartedly
View it as an opportunity to influence those around you
Titus 2:9-10: "Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them, and not to steal from them, but to show that they can be fully trusted, so that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive."
Eph 6:7:
...as if you were serving the Lord, not people.
Colossians 3:23-24: "Whatever you do work at it with all your heart as working for the Lord, not human masters...it is the Lord Christ you are serving."

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