Worthy Labor

August 8, 2021 Preacher: Ryan Brice Series: 1 & 2 Thessalonians: The Past, Present & Future

Passage: 1 Thessalonians 2:9–12

The Value of Secular Labor

  • 9a For you remember, brothers, our labor and toil: we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you,
    • 1 Thessalonians 4:10b–12
    • 2 Thessalonians 3:6–12
    • Ephesians 4:28
  • 9b while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.
    • Nehemiah 4:15–18

The Value of Sanctifying Labor

  • 10 You are witnesses, and God also, how holy and righteous and blameless was our conduct toward you believers.
    • 1 Timothy 4:12, 13
  • 11, 12 For you know how, like a father with his children, 12 we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.

So What?

  • How do I glorify the One who called me by faithfully serving in His kingdom building mission?
    • Colossians 1:28, 29

Further Discussion

  • Do I perform my secular work as unto the Lord?
  • Do I allow my secular work to hinder my ability to do sanctifying work?
  • Are there areas that I could further serve within the body of Christ to help achieve the mission?


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