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  1. TITLE: T.G.I.M.- Thank God It’s Monday TEXT: I Corinthians 10:31, Colossians 3:23-24 THEME: See work as an act of worship enables believers to handle its pressures.

  2. "Thank God, it's Friday!" • says the tired business.

  3. "Thank God, it's Friday!" • says the tired business. • sighs a young.

  4. "Thank God, it's Friday!" • says the tired business. • sighs a young. • cheers the.

  5. "Thank God, it's Friday!" • says the tired business. • sighs a young. • cheers the. • mutters the grimy foundry worker.

  6. How can the believer cope with the pressures of work?

  7. I. Work with all your heart.

  8. Colossians 3:23 23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.

  9. I. Work with all your heart. A. As Working for the Lord.

  10. I Cor. 10:31 “Whatever you do in word or deed do it for the glory of God.”

  11. I. Work with all your heart. A. As Working for the Lord. B. Not for human masters

  12. I. Work with all your heart. A. As Working for the Lord. B. Not for human masters 1. Competition:

  13. Competition: • Sports- winning the game is the only objective.

  14. Competition: • Sports- winning the game is the only objective. • Business- Beating the competition is the only way to make money and assure our status.

  15. Competition: • Sports- winning the game is the only objective. • Business- Beating the competition is the only way to make money and assure our status. • Education- Getting top grades drives many students.

  16. Competition: • Sports- winning the game is the only objective. • Business- Beating the competition is the only way to make money and assure our status. • Education- Getting top grades drives many students. • Religion- Pack the Pews.

  17. Negative Effects of Competition • Competition often conflicts with our mandate to love our neighbor.

  18. Negative Effects of Competition • Competition often conflicts with our mandate to love our neighbor. • Winning supersedes justice.

  19. Negative Effects of Competition • Competition often conflicts with our mandate to love our neighbor. • Winning supersedes justice. • Winners vs. Losers.

  20. Negative Effects of Competition • Competition often conflicts with our mandate to love our neighbor. • Winning supersedes justice. • Winners vs. Losers. • Effects on Ourselves.

  21. Negative Effects of Competition • Competition often conflicts with our mandate to love our neighbor. • Winning supersedes justice. • Winners vs. Losers. • Effects on Ourselves. • It can promote dishonesty (falsify records, eligibility, etc.

  22. Negative Effects of Competition • Competition often conflicts with our mandate to love our neighbor. • Winning supersedes justice. • Winners vs. Losers. • Effects on Ourselves. • It can promote dishonesty (falsify records, eligibility, etc. • It can promote pride.

  23. Positive Effects of Competition It can develop: • excellence,

  24. Positive Effects of Competition It can develop: • excellence, • self-confidence

  25. Positive Effects of Competition It can develop: • excellence, • self-confidence • and motivation.

  26. I. Work with all your heart. A. As Working for the Lord. B. Not for human masters 1. Competition: 2. Ethical Dilemmas

  27. I. Work with all your heart. A. As Working for the Lord. B. Not for human masters 1. Competition: 2. Ethical Dilemmas 3. Unrealistic Expectations

  28. Jesus and competition: Matt 20- 25 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 26 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

  29. Jesus and competition: Luke 9:46 An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest. 47 Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him. 48 Then he said to them, “Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest.”

  30. Jesus and competition: Matt. 9: 35 Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.”

  31. How can the believer cope with the pressures of work?

  32. II. Work for an eternalreward.

  33. Colossians 3:24 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.

  34. II. Work for an eternalreward. A. We will receive an inheritance form the Lord.

  35. Ephesians 1: 14 (We receive the Holy Spirit) who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.

  36. I Peter 1: 3-5 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.

  37. Jesus “We are in the world but not of the world.”

  38. John 15:19 “If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.”

  39. John17:15-16 “My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.”

  40. II. Work for an eternal reward. • We will receive an inheritance form the Lord. • It will be a reward for working with all our heart.

  41. Chicago Tribune on Sunday, February 6, 2005 More than a billion dollars is owed to nearly five million people and businesses that the Treasurer’s Office could not trace. The front page of the supplement listed the names and last known addresses of 10 individuals or couples each owed over $100,000

  42. How can the believer cope with the pressures of work?

  43. III. Work is serving God

  44. Colossians 3:24 24. It is the Lord Christ you are serving

  45. III. Work is serving God A. When we work for the Lord with all our heart