We seek to make disciples who are
Gathering, Growing,
Giving, and Going

We All Have Stuff: The Job, Part 1

Genesis 2

  1. Work is blessed…but broken
    • God wants to work THROUGH your work, not in spite of it
    Gen 2:15, Gen 1:26, Gen 3:17-19
    • Work went from blessed to broken because sin did not destroy all of God’s creation, it just distorted it.
    • The goal is not to eliminate work — it is to redeem it for God’s Glory.
  2. Work is your witness.
    • Since work was broken by the fall, we as fallen people often respond in broken ways

Two Practical Warning Signs

  • Warning sign #1: Idleness
    Proverbs 6:6-11
  • Warning sign #2: Idolatry
    Jeremiah 17:9

Work is our idol when

  • It’s our source of joy
  • It drives our self-esteem
  • It leads to pride and self-confidence