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Holiness in the Workplace

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Holiness in the workplace

Christ-like submission

 

Announcements

Call to worship

Bible Verse

Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23)

Prayer of Adoration and Confession

The Lord’s Prayer
Blessing

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, (Galatians 1:3-4)

Hymn No 25:                               “Great is Thy Faithfulness”

Scripture Reading                    

Offering and Dedication

Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine. (Proverbs 3:9-10)

While the offering is taken up, all remaining seated sing

Hymn no 518:              “What shall I offer to the Lord” (4 verses)

Prayer for others

Scripture Reading                     1 Peter 2:11-12, 18-25

Hymn no 562:              “Master, speak for I am listening”

Sermon                          “Holiness in the workplace”

Introduction

8  Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us. (1 Peter 2:12)

8  Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men (1 Peter 2:13)

8  New people

•          8 He Himself bore our sins on the tree

–         In His body

–         We are healed by his wounds

•          8 We died - by faith in Christ - with Christ

–         We are dead to sin - made holy

–         We live for righteousness

•          8 We were lost like sheep

–         We have returned

–         He is our Shepherd - He is leading us

–         He is our Overseer - we are under his command

8 Saved by Christ, live like Christ

•          He committed no sin

–         He spoke no deceit

•          8 He was insulted

–         He did not even the score

•          8 He suffered

–         He did not threat

•          8 He trusted God

–         He will judge justly

8 Submission in the workplace

•          Submission - even to harsh master

–         With respect

•          8 Keep God always in mind

–         Wear the consequence

–         8 Endure - “put up with it”

–         8 Grief - “sadness as result of injustice”

–         8 Suffer - “be in pain”

–         8 Unjustly - “not deserving”

8 Be holy - even in work relations

•          Do good

•          “though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God”

•          8 Follow the example of Christ

Conclusion

Prayer

Hymn No 363:                            “Forth in Your Name O Lord I go”

Benediction

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13:14)

Threefold “Amen”

Hymn 637

 

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