The Church in Elk Rapia
Worker or Shirker?
2 Thessalonians 3:6-16
A. Work is good because of God’s character
B. Work brought satisfaction to God
C. Work included manual labor
D. Work included rest
E. Work climaxed in the incarnation of Jesus
II. Man’s participation in Work
A. Work was man’s destiny from the beginning
B. Work was God’s gift to man
C. Work became toil when man sinned
D. Work by man is never unnoticed
IV. Our Valuation of Work
A. Through work we serve people.
B. Through work we meet our own needs.
C. Through work we meet our family's needs.
D. Through work we bless others.
E. Through work we glorify God.
To shirk our work
is to forfeit our dessert.