Take This Job and Love It! by Steve Wagers

Take This Job and Love It!
Steve Wagers
Colossians 3:17
October 15, 2006

1. How Our Service to God is MEASURED!
A) Completely
B) Consistently
C) Committedly
2. How Our Service to God is MANIFESTED!
A) Where we Live
B) Where we Labor
3. How Our Service to God is MOTIVATED!
A) A Present Earthly Reward
B) A Future Eternal Reward

I recently saw a refrigerator magnet that read, "Work is for those who don't know how to fish!"

I heard about one man who had been out of work so long that when he went back he admitted that "he had lost his taste for it." I read of 2 men walking down the street who noticed a sign in the store window: "No Help Wanted!" One man looked to the other and said, "You should apply, you'd be great!"

According to Susan Mitchell in her book, "The Official Guide to American Attitudes," her findings reveal that:

65% of Americans would keep working even if they had enough money to live comfortably for the rest of their lives.

62% of Americans agree that their standard of living is at least somewhat better than their parents' was at the same age.

45% of Americans believe their children's future standard of living will be better than theirs; 20% believe it will be the same; and, 21% fear it will be worse.

69% of Americans believe that hard work, rather than luck, is the key to getting ahead. [1]

Early in this century a London newspaper carried an advertisement that read: "Men wanted for hazardous darkness, and constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success." The ad, signed by famous Arctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, brought Inquiries from thousands of men.

Commenting on this in his book "Be Faithful", Warren W. Wiersbe said, "If Jesus Christ had advertised for workers, the announcement might have read something like this: ‘Men and women wanted for difficult task of helping to build My church. You will often be misunderstood, even by those working with you. You will face co ...

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