ICE BREAKER: What’s your favorite job that you’ve had? Why?
SERMON DIGESTION: Your chance to give personal input on the sermon.
READ Genesis 1:27-28, 2:15.
How would you respond to someone who hates working and seeks to minimize its presence in their lives?
Should a Christian function differently in employment than a non-believer? If so, make a list of reasons why.
What was culturally shocking and personhood-cherishing about Paul directly addressing women (5:22), children (6:1), and slaves (6:5) before men in these sections of Ephesians?
READ Ephesians 6:5-9.
Pastor Thomas summarized these verses as having a mindset, in our work, of: “Jesus, I’m headed to work for You today.” How do these verses lead to this summary?
How do v.5-8 say a worker should approach their duties and responsibilities? (Note: by "worker" we are thinking of a broad spectrum of people from the home-keeping wife/mom to plumbers to corporate executives.)
What do v.5-8 say a worker should be motivated by and use to have the right attitude?
What are improper motives or attitudes for a Jesus-serving worker? What are appropriate attitudes?
How can we praise God for your Jesus-reflecting efforts and attitudes in your work from the last week or two?
How can we pray to God and repent with you for struggles in your efforts and attitudes in your work?
Are there any people in your workplace that you are actively seeking to influence for Jesus’ sake?
Finish your session praying for one another’s roles and displaying of Jesus in the workplace.