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#5 God and Work

Class #5 –God and Work

Opening Prayer
Review        What did I learn from the previous class “God and Relationships”?

1.  Read over Genesis 1, 2, and 3. (pages 1-4).

According to Genesis 1, what did God do?

What was God’s intention for man in Genesis 1:26?

 

In Genesis 2:15?

 

1.                  Was work given to man/woman before the fall or after the fall?

 

Is work a curse?

Why or why not?

 

3.         Read John 4:34 (page 1053).

What did Christ say that He came to earth to do?

 

Who gave Jesus this work?

 

1.      Read Proverbs 24:30-34 (page 650)

What is a “sluggard”? (Use a dictionary, if needed)

What do these verses tell us about what happens to a lazy man?

 

6.         Read Ephesians 4:1-2 (page 1158).
List some character traits we should have.

 

 



Summary Statements

¨      God is a worker - He created (Genesis 2:2).

 

¨      God Created mankind in His image (Genesis 1:27).

 

¨      God created man/woman to work to rule / subdue the earth (Genesis 1:28).

 

¨      Work was given before the fall; it was not given because of the curse.

 

Principles That Work

¨      Work provides things (from “Your Work Matters To God” by Doug Sherman and William Hendricks)

¨      Through work we serve people

¨      Through work we meet our own needs

¨      Through work we meet our family’s needs

¨      Through work we earn money to give to others

¨      Through work we love God

 

¨      The Christian is to serve to the Lord in his / her work.

 

¨      Working God’s way will transform your life and your influence.

 

¨      The Lord blesses work done for Him.


Practical                                                                     Name______________________________

1.            List the five things work provides us:

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2.         Are you serving people by your work? If so, how? If not, how can you begin?

 

 

 

3.         Are you giving to others because of your work?

 

 

 

4. Does your work show your love for God? If so, how? If not, how can you begin?

 

 

 

5. Think through how God has blessed you through your work (past or present).

Thank Him in prayer for what He has done, is doing and will do for you through your work. Or, if you have never worked, thank Him for the great things He will do through your future work.

 

 

 


 

 

Small Group Discussion Questions - Class #5 –

God and Work

 

These questions are taken from the previous page, called “Practical”.

I may use that page as the Mentor asks these questions.

 

Question #1:     What are the five things work provides for us?

  • the opportunity to serve other people
  • our needs are met
  • our family’s needs are met
  • we receive money we can help others with
  • we can show our love for God through our work

 

 

 

 

Question #2:     Can you think of a time when you were able to help another person

                        through your work? How did this make you feel?

 

 

 

 

 

Question #3:    How can you show your love for God by your work?

What makes us want to show our love for God in this way?

(Answer: Because He first loved us so much.)

 

 

 

 

 

Question #4:    How would you hope to be able to serve God and other people through your future work? What are your dreams and goals about this?

 

STEPS

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