by Rick Ferguson

Displaying God's Grace at Work
Rick Ferguson
Ephesians 6:5-9

Do you know that every day of the week we send church members into the two greatest mission fields in our country? Every day we send members of our church into the public school systems, where there are hundreds and hundreds of young people who have never been saved. What an opportunity our young people have to touch other young people for Christ.

We also send men and women by the scores into work force of our unit . Most of you work side by side, everyday, with many, many lost people. The place where you work is a mission field that is ripe unto harvesting.

Think with me for just a moment. Let's assume that we have 200 members who are working members (a conservative figure). Let's also say that each one knew 10 people at work who are not saved (another conservative figure). This means that we come into contact, every day with 2,000 lost people who need to be saved. If all of us would win one of our lost work associates to Christ this next year, we would have led 200 people or more to saving faith in Jesus.

Since the work world is such a ripe mission field, it is essential that you and I display God's grace on the job. If we can display God's grace on the job, we can make a tremendous impact upon this community for Christ.

Paul is going to teach us how to display God's grace at work. Tonight we will see what the Bible has to say about being a godly employer and a godly employee.

TEXT--Ephesians 6:5-9

Many Christians destroy the effectiveness of their witness on the job because they fail to be godly employees and employers.

Ex. A laborer once said about a Christian. ''That man goes to church? I can't believe it. I never knew he was a Christian. He was my boss once and he was the hardest man on earth to work for.''

On the other hand--

Ex. A businessman recently said, ''The fellow claims to be a Christian? I can't believe it. He used to work for me. He was the most unrelia ...

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