Sermon
29

Mar 2009

Working For the Man

Colossians

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Sermon Text:
Colossians 3:22-25; Romans 6:16, 20; 1 Corinthians 7:23

In nothing has the church so lost her hold on reality as in her failure to understand and respect secular vocation. She has allowed work and religion to become separate departments and is astonished to find that the secular work of the world is turned to purely selfish and destructive ends, and that intelligent workers have become irreligious.

– Dorothy L. Sayers

Reflection Points

  • I trust Jesus, I love Jesus, but I need ____________. What have you been putting in this blank? What symptoms has this been producing in your vocation, marriage, parenting, or relationships?
  • Have you been working just to live because you feel that leisure is the meaning of life? How does that play out in your life at work?
  • Have you been living just so you can work because work is the meaning of life? If so, has work become not just your dignity but your definition? What has suffered because of this?
  • Can you identify examples when you are able to do things “from the soul” instead of trying to please others? What is this experience like?
  • When you hear that all of us are either slaves of sin or slaves of God, how do you respond? Do you feel trapped? Do you feel lost in desperation? Do you feel grateful?