WorkLIFE

Part 2- The Challenges of Work


February 24 & 25, 2007                                                                                Pastor David Loveless

 

 

In one way or another, we are all looking for a “________________­­­_____,” whether it’s at work or school.  What we seem to encounter instead

are _______________________.  Why?

 

 

 

WorkLife means this: Christ uses my work, specifically its challenges, to form His life in me.

 

 

     Genesis 2:3 (NIV) And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it He rested from all the work of creating that He had done.

 

 

     2 Corinthians 4:8-11(NIV) We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that His life may be revealed in our mortal body.

 

 

     Romans 5:1-2 (NLT) Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.

 

     Romans 5:3-5 (NIV) Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ø      Pressure of __________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

Ø      Pressure of __________________________________

 

 

 

 

  2 Corinthians 4:16-17 (NIV) Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 

 

 

     1 Samuel 17:34-37 (NIV) But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.”

 

 

 

So what is the actual “tie-in” between pressure and promotion?

 

 

 

 

Now what?