Work as Worship
“Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?”
1. The mandate to obey
“Bondservants, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters. . .” (Col. 3:22a).
a. An expectation of obedience
b. An exception to obedience
2. The manner to obey
“. . . not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” (Col. 3:22b-23).
a. Eye service
b. Excellent service
3. The motive to obey
“. . . knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality” (Col. 3:24-25).
a. The future can bring rewards
b. The future can bring regrets