Derek deVries
August 13, 2017
Derek deVries
Lead Pastor

Sermon Outline

  1. We are called to take what God has provided and work with it to pursue blessing.
    (Proverbs 31:10-31; Proverbs 26:13-16)
  2. Though wealth is not evil, the Glory of God must be the ultimate goal of our toil.
    (Proverbs 12:11-12; Proverbs 13:11; Proverbs 3:9)
  3. Though significance is good, the glory of God must be the ultimate goal of our toil.  
    (Proverbs 22:29, Proverbs 12:24, Proverbs 31:30)
  4. Working is part of how we are to delight in Christ's finished work on the cross for us.  
    (Proverbs 23:4-5; Ephesians 4:17-24, 28)

Discussion Questions

  1. What is the purpose of work?
  2. Is Bible ministry that only work that matters to God?
  3. Some are tempted to view their job and co-workers as only a way to get a paycheck.  Why is that a problem even if they use their paycheck to do godly things?
  4. Is wealth evil?
  5. What is a God-honouring way to view work and wealth?
  6. What is a God-honouring way to view work and significance?
  7. What is the difference between Christ's finished work on the Cross and our work?
  8. How does the finished work of Christ transform how we view work?