Loving the new series that we started this weekend here in Prescott at the church called “What we do”.
Here is the outline of Keeping your Edge in part one of this series.
WHAT WE DO
Pastor Steve Lummer
Keeping Your Edge
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.