Ministry

HOW TO WORK WITH PEOPLE YOU WORK WITH

Here is the outline to part two of the series “What We Do.”

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WHAT WE DO

Pastor Steve Lummer

Part 2

How To Work With Those You Work With

duller the ax the harder the work;  Use your head: The more brains, the less muscle. Ecclesiastes 10:10 (message)

“Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for the Lord, and not merely for your masters, remembering it is the Lord who’s going to pay you… He’s the one you are really working for.” Col. 3:23-24 (LB)

“Anything you’ve done for one of My brothers here, however humble, you’ve done for Me.” Mt. 25:40 (NEB)

We serve God by REFLECTING HIM IN OUR WORK PLACE.

WHY IT ALL  STARTS WITH YOU

1. It makes life MEANINGFUL.

“…long ago God planned that we should spend our lives in helping others.” Eph. 2:10 (LB)

“Have our people learn to give their time in doing good, to provide for real needs…not live useless

lives.” Titus 3:14 (GN)

2. It makes CHRIST TANGIBLE TO OTHERS .

“Look out for each other’s interests, not just for your own. The attitude you should have is the one that

Jesus Christ had.” Ph. 2:4-5 (GN)

(Jesus) “I didn’t come to be served, but to serve…”Mt. 20:28

3. I will be rewarded FOR ETERNITY.

“Well done, good and faithful servant! You’ve been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of

many things. Come share your Master’s happiness!”

HOW TO CHANGE THE CULTURE WHERE YOU WORK

1. ACCEPT PEOPLE others unconditionally

“Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.” Rom. 15:7 (NIV)

2. ENCOURAGE  others continually

“Encourage one another and build each other up…”1 Th. 5:11 (NIV)

“… speak only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Eph. 4:29 (NIV)

3. FORGIVE  others freely

“Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Col. 3:13 (NIV)

4. HELP others willingly

“Whenever you possibly can, do good to those who need it. Never tell your neighbor to wait until tomorrow if you can help him now. Pr. 3:27-28 (GN)

Closing challenge: Go back to work this week with a new JOB DESCRIPTION  and a new TITLE.

Job description – servant

Title – Minister

When we approach work as servants and ministers, everyone wins.

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KEEPING YOUR EDGE.

Loving the new series that we started this weekend here in Prescott at the church called “What we do”.

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Here is the outline of Keeping your Edge in part one of this series.

WHAT WE DO
Pastor Steve Lummer
Keeping Your Edge
Part 1

The duller the ax the harder the work;  Use your head: The more brains, the less muscle. Eccl. 10:10 (message)

Did You Know?

• In your lifetime you’re going to spend about 150 THOUSAND hours at work

• The average person spends from 40%-70% of his waking hours in job-related activities.
“What do we gain by all of our hard work?” Ecclesiastes 3:9 (NLT)

“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.”
– Abraham Lincoln

1. My work matters to God because WORK IS A GIFT FROM GOD.
“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” Gen 2:15 (NIV)
“God wants all people to eat and drink and be happy in their work, which are gifts from God.” Eccl 3:13 (NCV)

2. My work matters to God because MY WORK DEVELOPS ME.
“A lazy life is an empty life, but’ early to rise’ gets the job done.” Proverbs 12:27 (Msg)

3 My work matters to God because IT HELPS ME TO BE GENEROUS.
“We must work, doing something useful with our own hands, so that we may have something to share with those in need.” Ephesians 4:28 GN)
“Blessed are those who are generous…” Proverbs 22:9 (NLT)
‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35 (NLT)

4. My work matters to God because IT HELPS PEOPLE TO SEE HIM.
“Take care of your own business, and do your own work: if you do, then people who are not believers will respect you.” 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 (NCV)
“Whatever you do or say, let it be as a representative of the Lord Jesus.” Colossians 3:17 (NLT)
“Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.” James 1:27 (NLT)

(from America tells the truth)
7 hours goofing off in a week
1/2 Calling in sick when they are not sick at all
91% say they regularly lie on the job

The privilege of work is a GIFT. The power of work is a BLESSING. The love of work is SUCCESS.

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THE GIFT OF WORK

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This Sunday we start a brand new series called ” This is what we do“.

The series is based off of Ecclesiastes 10:10

“Remember: The duller the ax the harder the work;
Use your head: The more brains, the less muscle.”

What a great passage and what a great series this is going to be. I can’t wait to brag on  the people in our congregation and “what it is they do” week in and week out in the wheels of commerce in their work lives.

– I saw this in a Machine shop last week and wrote it down.

“The privilege of work is a gift.
The power of work is a blessing.
The love of work is success. ”
– David Mckinze

The small business owner told me that a year ago he had 30 people working for him and today he has 50.
It was really inspiring to see American’s working in a small business in Chino Valley Arizona.

The gift, the blessing and success of our vocational lives has much to do with our spiritual life. They really do go hand in hand.

Can’t wait to go around town and get some great pics of some great people of PFA working in our community. Even more, I can’t wait to see how this series plays out.

The series starts up this Sunday September 13 in both services.  8:45 and 10:45 A.M.

go to http://www.prescott1st.com for directions.

See you this weekend

Steve

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Need a new type of tomorrow?

I just love this photo one of our youth sponsors took during a trip to California a couple of years ago.

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For some reason,  when I look at this photo it always gives me hope for the future.

It reminds me of a better tomorrow.

So, I’m posting this for somene who needs to be encouraged about tomorrow.

Why not try to realign yourself with God’s plans and watch Him begin to work in your life today?

– With God, every ending is a new beginning,

– Dissappointment will not be the result.

– Tomorrow is going to be great!

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