Summary: “Whatever you do in life becomes your platform to teach about Jesus!” - Phil Robertson
Credit to Dr. David Platt, I got this sermon from one of his sermons.
Our Working God
Too many times we dis-associate our work from our faith. Too many times the Christian thinks that either they should keep their faith to themselves at work, or on the other extreme if they aren’t leading a lunch-time Bible study somehow they aren’t fulfilling God’s will! Neither are necessarily true. It would be great if we could lead studies at work, but that’s not always possible. It is possible to live out our faith in the workplace though! By our actions and words we can bring glory to God in any place at any time! What does God think of work, and how should the Christian feel about their work?
1. God Delights in work!
A. God is a God who works! He creates, sustains, nurtures, & provides! Your breath
is evidence of His work, your heart is beating because of His work, if God were to
stop working, so would you!
2. He works for us and through us!
1. Work was going on long before sin was brought into the mix by Mankind. Part of
“bearing the image of God” involves work! By His grace, for our Good, and to
2. The Bible doesn’t teach us to work 1 day and rest 6! Or even to rest and work
evenly! NO work is something we can take in LARGE doses! Leisure and
pleasure are great, but we can only take so much of them.
2. God Designed us to Work!
A. In work we’re reflecting the glory of God, there’s no mindless or meaningless
job, No sense of futility or frustration! Work is a mark of Human dignity! – This is
huge! Ecclesiastes 9:9-11
B. Thinking of work as just a way to get by, “just a paycheck” is actually unbiblical.
C. Our work is a display of God’s character. Proverbs 8:27-31; And this should
bring dignity to the worst job!
D. We are designed to work, and to gain joy from our work! Just as God in heaven
enjoys His work! If He came to earth what would He be like? If Greek –
Philosopher? If Roman – a just and Noble statesman, if an American – a champion of business? Remember He did come! As a Hebrew – a Carpenter! Not wealthy, not to be praised by men, just an honest, hard-working job.
E. We create, build, serve, fix, construct, plan, teach, provide, design, organize,
count, prove, sale, protect, persuade! We work! As we work, we take care of
this world that God entrusted to us as stewards – for His glory! Genesis 1:26-30
F. (Keller quote)
3. God Destined our work to Bear Fruit!
B. Work benefits us. Self-worth is often joined to our work. 1 Kings 19:12-18
C. Our work benefits God in the church! Create relationships, build ties that open
hearts! Do Good – Ephesians 2:10, Take the gospel to those in need!