Ephesians 2:8-10, Ephesians 3
Everything after salvation depends on works. Work is an important thing. We have a wrong concept of Heaven.
There are two extreme attitudes concerning work. Work is found 419 times in Scripture. 50% of your life at least is spent at work. People have the misconception that Christianity is a leisure time activity.
The two extreme attitudes concerning work are:
- Idolatry of work.
- Immoral approach to work.
According to God, we are called to be workers. The job God had, in the beginning, was manual labor – He created.
- The Creator and work.
- Fall effect of work.
- Redemption of works.
The Creator of Works
Jesus spent most of his life working with his hands. There is never a call in the Word to retire from working.
- The duty of work. We have a duty. It’s not something we can choose. It’s not what He wants you to do it’s how He wants you to do it.. Take what God has given us and make it better. Take your ability and be in partnership with God.
- The dignity of work.
- The delight of work.
The origin of work begins in Genesis. God is the primary worker
Maintain – preserve from failure or decline.