Aaron Mayfield preached from Colossians 3:22-4:1
- Our union with Christ transforms the way we work.
- We are called to work as unto the Lord, with all our heart, looking to our eternal reward. And we are called to treat those under our care/supervision justly and fairly.
Questions to help us apply the Word:
Treasure – Application to stir our love for Christ
1. Where are you most aware of God helping you in your work? Consider how he has blessed you and your family through the work he has called you to. Take some time each day this week to thank him before you set your hand to work, and then again at the end of the day as you lay down to rest.
Reflect – Application to stir our obedience to Christ
1. Which of these areas (working as unto Him; working wholeheartedly; working not for an earthly reward, but for your heavenly one) do you believe God would call you to grow in this year?
2. Why do you think this has been such a struggle for you in the past? Take time now to pray and ask God to help you grow in this area.
Proclaim – Application to stir our witness for Christ
1. Consider the way you work, both when you are aware that others are watching you and when you are not. What do you think your work habits say to others about who you are ultimately working for?
- “Your masters on earth have no absolute right over you: the [money] they may have paid for you can only give them power over your bodies, your time and your labor, but the Lord has bought you with his blood, and has therefore an indefeasible claim to your homage and service.” John Eadie
- “Why should I not therefore freely, joyfully, with all my heart, and with an eager will… give myself to my [employer], just as Christ offered himself to me…since through faith I have an abundance of all good things in Christ?” Martin Luther