Work As Worship
[ECC Volunteer & Guest Speaker, Pastor Sean Nix, Covington Campus]
- Work is an EXTENSION of our desire to WORSHIP God.
..Don’t work only while being watched, in order to please men, but work wholeheartedly, fearing the Lord. Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men, knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord. You serve the Lord Christ. (Colossians 3:22-24 HCSB)
Do your work as to honor The Lord. Not for a pay raise. Not to please the boss. Not to show off for others. Not for any fame for ourselves. But to work for an audience of one..the Father.
HOW we work is just as powerful of a testimony about your character, integrity and faith as where and when you attend church.
- Our work is an EXPRESSION of God’s presence in our lives.
Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship..Now as we have many parts in one body, and all the parts do not have the same function, in the same way we who are many are one body in Christ and individually members of one another. According to the grace given to us, we have different gifts.. (Romans 12:1-6 HCSB)
What would it look like if every believer used their gifts in the workplace to worship God by doing their very best?
That attention to detail, excellence and dedication to our work will show a same dedication to The Lord. It would be an expression of God’s presence in our lives.
People in our workplace need to see Jesus with clothes on.
The lost aren’t looking for more fake people..they are looking for someone that is real and believes in something. They aren’t looking for the same; they are looking for something different than what they see every day.
God has given us gifts and talents to use for HIS honor — that’s our WORK..to use those gifts to draw attention to HIM!
- God has PLACED you in a job/career to be HIS witness and let people see Christ IN you!
The Lord God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden to work it and watch over it. (Genesis 2:15 HCSB)
David said to Saul, “Don’t let anyone be discouraged by him; your servant will go and fight this Philistine! ” But Saul replied, “You can’t go fight this Philistine. You’re just a youth, and he’s been a warrior since he was young.” David answered Saul: “Your servant has been tending his father’s sheep. Whenever a lion or a bear came and carried off a lamb from the flock, I went after it, struck it down, and rescued the lamb from its mouth. If it reared up against me, I would grab it by its fur, strike it down, and kill it. Your servant has killed lions and bears; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, for he has defied the armies of the living God.” Then David said, “The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.” Saul said to David, “Go, and may the Lord be with you.” (1 Samuel 17:32-37 HCSB)
God has divinely placed us all as vocational ministers of the Gospel.
God has given each of us a “plot of ground.” Whatever we do on that plot of ground, we are supposed to be God’s representative! For Adam it was Eden–for David it was alone against a giant! Those moments DEFINED them!
My piece of ground (my work place) is _______________________ -this is your MISSION FIELD!
Who are the people that NEED me to be their minister? (WRITE DOWN YOUR TOP 3)