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The Gospel Work Ethic

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The Gospel Work Ethic

Work Ethic is in credibly Important
You wont be successful at anything with out Good Work Ethic.
Not just Work Work
We have to work at relationships
We have to work on our marriages, and even friendships
We have to work at parenting, a passive parent, or a lazy parent wont raise good children. It takes work
We have to work at our hobbies, at least if you want to be good at them.
Sports or whatever
If you want to succeed at anything you have to work and you have to work hard. Period
Now we know that we dont have to work for our salvation. The gospel is a free gift of God given to us by the work of Jesus on the cross.
You can not earn it and you do not deserve it, but we receive it as a free gift of God.
However dont be mistaken, though you dont work for your own salvation you do work for/in the gospel.
We dont work for salvation but we work out of it.
We dont work for our salvation but we do work for the salvation of others.
We dont labor for our own redemption but we do labor for the redemption of the world.
We dont work our way into the kingdom of God but we do work to build his kingdom.
And like everything else it takes good work ethic.
It take The Gospel Work Ethic
We will not be successful with out work.
Now what about burn out and busyness?
1 thess 2:1-
1 Thessalonians 2:1–12 NIV
You know, brothers and sisters, that our visit to you was not without results. We had previously suffered and been treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, but with the help of our God we dared to tell you his gospel in the face of strong opposition. For the appeal we make does not spring from error or impure motives, nor are we trying to trick you. On the contrary, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please people but God, who tests our hearts. You know we never used flattery, nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed—God is our witness. We were not looking for praise from people, not from you or anyone else, even though as apostles of Christ we could have asserted our authority. Instead, we were like young children among you. Just as a nursing mother cares for her children, so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well. Surely you remember, brothers and sisters, our toil and hardship; we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you. You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous and blameless we were among you who believed. For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.
11 points from this passage.
1. We Work for results
1 Thessalonians 2:1 NIV
You know, brothers and sisters, that our visit to you was not without results.
1 Thess 2:
2. We Work in the face of opposition
1 Thessalonians 2:2 NIV
We had previously suffered and been treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, but with the help of our God we dared to tell you his gospel in the face of strong opposition.
1 thess 2:2-2
3. We Work with pure motives
verse 3 , 4b and 5

For the appeal we make does not spring from error or impure motives, nor are we trying to trick you. 4

For the appeal we make does not spring from error or impure motives, nor are we trying to trick you

1 Thessalonians 2:3–5 NIV
For the appeal we make does not spring from error or impure motives, nor are we trying to trick you. On the contrary, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please people but God, who tests our hearts. You know we never used flattery, nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed—God is our witness.

For the appeal we make does not spring from error or impure motives, nor are we trying to trick you. 4

We are not trying to please people but God, who tests our hearts. 5 You know we never used flattery, nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed—God is our witness.

1 Thessalonians 2:3 NIV
For the appeal we make does not spring from error or impure motives, nor are we trying to trick you.
1 thess 2:3-
1 thess 2:3
4. We Work with purpose
verse 4

On the contrary, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel.

1 Thessalonians 2:4a NIV
On the contrary, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please people but God, who tests our hearts.
1 thess 2:4
5. We Work with humility
verse 6-7a
1 Thessalonians 2:6–7 ESV
Nor did we seek glory from people, whether from you or from others, though we could have made demands as apostles of Christ. But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children.

We were not looking for praise from people, not from you or anyone else, even though as apostles of Christ we could have asserted our authority. 7 Instead, we were like young children among you.

1 Thessalonians 2:6–7 NIV
We were not looking for praise from people, not from you or anyone else, even though as apostles of Christ we could have asserted our authority. Instead, we were like young children among you. Just as a nursing mother cares for her children,
We Work with humility
6. We Work like a momma
verse 7b-8

Just as a nursing mother cares for her children, 8 so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.

7. We Work continuously
Verse 9a

Surely you remember, brothers and sisters, our toil and hardship; we worked night and day

8. We Work to not be a burden
Verse 9b

in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you.

9. We Work to be holy, righteous, and blameless
1 Thessalonians 2:10 NIV
You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous and blameless we were among you who believed.
10. We Work like Fathers
verse 11-12a

For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, 12 encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God,

We Work for kingdom and glory
Verse 12b

who calls you into his kingdom and glory.

We Work for results
We Work in the face of opposition
We Work with pure motives
We Work with purpose
We Work with humility
We Work like a momma
We Work continuously
We Work to not be a burden
We Work to be holy, righteous, and blameles
We Work like Fathers
We Work for kingdom and glory
Psalm 90:17 NIV
May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands.
ps 9-:17
Colossians 3:23 NIV
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,
Avoiding burnout
Like everything else the more you do it the better you are
Seeing the big picture, knowing your purpose.
Spirit filled
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