Col 3:23, 1 Thess 4:11-12, 2 Thess 3:12

Work for the Lord

Talk 1 of 1 at the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Conference

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, Col 3:23

aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you,
so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one. 1 Thess 4:11-12

Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ
to do their work quietly and to earn their own living. 2 Thess 3:12

  1. Our Context
    • work occupies most of our days, life and energy
    • first world problems
    • Biblical holiness
    • God’s Statement:
  1. Work in Creation
    • men and women
    • God creates to work
    • work and rest
    • Overstatement:
  2. Work in the Fallen World
    • work is affected
    • wisdom and profitability of work
    • significance of work
    • Understatement:
  3. Work in Redemption
    • redemption is the work of Christ alone
    • the redeemed now work for him
    • working
    • Misstatement:
  4. Rest from our Work
    • Sabbath rest
    • the work of the Lord
    • Gospel Statement:

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