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Stand Firm…In God’s Work

November 6, 2016 | 2 Thessalonians 3:1-18 | work, exposition

Work. Many of us consider work something we have to do in order to pay for the things we really want to have and to buy the time to do the things we really want to do. Americans have made play a higher goal than work. But that’s a low view of work. It diminishes it to an activity that we have to put up with, rather than a fulfilling and meaningful purpose for living. We place such a high value on entertainment and recreation that it has become a kind of idolatry. We celebrate idleness over work. We have made an idol of idleness!

God has a much higher view of work. As Jesus said, “My Father is always working, and so am I” (John 5:17). As soon as God made man, He gave him a job to do. And He has a job, a purpose for your life too! In the apostle Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians, he told them to stand firm in doing the work to which God had called them. We can stand firm in the work that God has given us to do.

Reset Your Focus

February 1, 2015 | Philippians 3:12-17 | work, beginnings

In this conclusion to the RESET sermon series, Pastor Gary helps us understand how to focus our efforts towards God’s priorities and how all work is sacred when it is given to God as worship.

Boasting about my man scar

May 15, 2008 | weakness, work, identity

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV) “It’s a good thing you’re not a girl.” My wife recently declared after… Read more »