Winning at Work
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth... And God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good... And by the seventh day God completed His work which He had done; and He rested... (Gen. 1:1, 31; 2:2)

  1. Winning beings with having the RIGHT PERSPECTIVE of work.

    • Work should not DEFINE who we are.
      "For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." (Eph. 2:10 NIV)

    • Work is more than a JOB.
      "As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God." (1 Pet. 4:10)

  2. Work is a CALLING of God.
    "Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men; knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve." (Col. 3:23-24)

    • We are God's CO-WORKERS.
      "What is man that You are mindful of him... You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You made him ruler over the works of Your hands; You put everything under his feet." (Ps. 8:4-6 NIV)

    • It increases the VALUE of our work;

    • It brings ACCOUNTABILITY to what we do;

    • It PROMISES rewards from God.
      Work hard and cheerfully at all you do... remembering that it is the Lord Christ who is going to pay you, giving you full portion of what He owns. He is the one you are really working for. (Col. 3:23-24 TLB)