Life of Faith #18

Serving the Lord in the Workplace We are Called to

Ephesians 6:5-9



I. Teachings to slaves:Obey your master as obeying Christ (6:5-7)

     A. Doing the best regardless of the character of the master

     B. Don’t serve only to win favor when their eye is on you


II. Teachings to the masters: Treat the slaves as serving Christ (6:9)

     A. Same teaching as to the slaves (Matthew 20:5-28)

     B. Do not threaten


III. The foundation on which we serve in our workplace

     A. Out of reverence for Christ (5:21)

     B. Help of the Holy Spirit (5:18)


IV. How to deal with inconsiderate superiors and disobedient subordinates

     A. Regardless of the other’s attitude, aim to serve (1 Peter 2:18-20)

     B. Pray for the help of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:26-27)

     C. Keep in mind that God will always reward the good we do (6:8), (Hebrews 6:10)