Worship…. At Work & School. Employees & Students: Serve Honorably. Recognize Your Authority Rom. 13:1 1 Cor. 11:3 Recognize Your Role Serve with humility - v. 5a Serve with sincerity - v. 5b Serve with honesty - v. 6 Serve with cheerfulness - v. 7 Serve in trust - v. 8.
Worship… At Work & School
Employees & Students:Serve Honorably • Recognize Your Authority • Rom. 13:1 • 1 Cor. 11:3 • Recognize Your Role • Serve with humility - v. 5a • Serve with sincerity - v. 5b • Serve with honesty - v. 6 • Serve with cheerfulness - v. 7 • Serve in trust - v. 8
Employers & Teachers:Lead Sacrificially • Recognize Your Authority • Rom. 13:1 • Recognize Your Role • Lead with humility - Eph. 6:9 • Lead with care - 1 Pet. 5:2 • Lead willingly - 1 Pet. 5:2 • Lead with enthusiasm - 1 Pet. 6:5 • Lead by example - 1 Pet. 5:3
Everyone:Avoid Sin and Distractions • Fulfill the three goals of service • Seek Spiritual Growth - Rom. 12:2 • Share Your Faith - Matt. 5:23-24 • Glorify God - 1 Pet. 2:11-12 Satan wants to sever your relationship with God, stunt your spiritual growth, and cancel your Christian influence in order to dishonor your Lord (1 Pet. 5:8)!
Guard Your Eyes! When surveyed, men listed the following places where they were confronted by immodesty. To defend the battlefront of our eyes, we must adopt sword & shield verses. • Sword Verse: “I have made a covenant with my eyes” (Job 31:1)! • Shield Verse: “I have no right to look or think about it. I haven’t the authority” (1 Cor. 6:18-20).
Guard Your Mind! • Starve Yourself of Sin - 2 Cor. 10:5 • Fill Up on Christ! - Col. 3:8-10, 15-16 Two Attacks Plans Plan A: Play the Dweeb Plan B: Flee Temptation - 1 Cor. 6:18
Guard Your Heart Satan will not be content attacking one part of your mind (the seat of man includes several components: the will, intellect, emotions, conscience). A component he will attempt to exploit a lot are your emotions. For a moment I want to appeal to your emotions by asking you to think about some relationships.
Guard Your Heart “Keep thy heart will all diligence; For out of it are the issues of life!” Proverbs 4:23 When surveyed, men were asked these three questions about dating. • If you are dating (or when you were dating for those who are married), did your date ever wear anything that was not as modest as it should have been? 62% said “yes”. 12% said “no”. 26% said N/A. When surveyed, men were asked these three questions about dating. 2. Did you ever take the lead and request that your date not wear something because it was too revealing or causing you to struggle? Why or why not? 6% said “yes”. 63% said “no”. 31% said N/A. When surveyed, men were asked these three questions about dating. 3. Did you ever think that maybe what your date was wearing was causing someone else to struggle? 37% said “yes”. 44% said “no”. 19% said N/A.
In Conclusion If you are a student or employee, God calls you to serve humbly, sincerely, honestly, cheerfully and with trust! If you are a teacher or boss, God calls you to lead with humility, care, willingness, enthusiasm, and by example! No matter what your role may be today, please avoid the sin that will compromise your goal of giving glory to God by benefiting those around you with your worship at work & school. At all costs guard your eyes, minds and hearts from the sin that surrounds us. Live a victorious life in Christ by allowing the mercies of God to transform you!