WHEN WE BRING JESUS TO WORK

WHEN WE BRING JESUS TO WORK

WHEN WE BRING JESUS TO WORK
1 Thessalonians 4.9-12
Waiting for Jesus – Part 7

v. 1 “… we ask and urge you … to walk and to please God … more and more.” (esv) 

v. 10 “… you do love all the brothers throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers, to do so more and more.” (niv)

v. 9 “… you yourselves are taught by God to love one another.” (csb)

John 16.13 “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth …” (esv)

HOW DOES BROTHERLY LOVE SHAPE OUR WORK?

INTO SOMETHING Useful To People  

v. 12 “… be dependent upon no one.” (esv)

Ephesians 4.28 “… he is to do honest work with his own hands, so that he has something to share with anyone in need.” (csb)

INTO SOMETHING Conducive To Peace

v. 11 “Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business …” (niv)

Proverbs 20.3 “Honor belongs to the person who ends a dispute, but any fool can get himself into a quarrel.” (csb)

INTO SOMETHING Illustrative Of Jesus

v. 11 “… work with your hands, as we instructed you …” (esv) 

Genesis 2.7 “… the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground …” (esv)

Luke 19.13 “[The master] said to them, ‘Engage in business until I come.’” (esv) 

Luke 19.17 “Because you have been faithful in a very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.” (esv)