When You Are Struggling at Work

Steve Viars September 29, 2013 1 Peter 2:18-20

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When You Are Struggling at Work

 “Hail, favored one…”

“Hail, thou who art highly…favored.”

”Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found… favor with God.”

I.  The Call to Employee Submission

A.  Slavery

Philippians 2:15 - that you may prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world

William MacDonald – “It is a built-in fact of life that in any society or organization, there must be authority on the one hand, and obedience to that authority on the other.”

B. How about you?

II. The Extent of Employee Submission

A. Not only to those who are good and gentle – v. 18

B. Bears up under sorrows when suffering unjustly – v. 19

C. You do what is right and suffer for it – v. 20

III. The Motivation to Employee Submission

A. Respect for God

B. For the sake of conscience towards God

IV. The Effect of Employee Submission

Steve Viars

B.S. - Bible, Baptist Bible College
M.Div. - Grace Theological Seminary
D.Min. - Westminster Theological Seminary

Pastor Steve Viars has served at Faith Church since 1987. He and his wife Kris were married in 1982 and have two married daughters, a son, and two grandchildren. Pastor Viars’ gifted teaching ministry, enthusiasm for the Word of God, and organizational skills are instrumental in equipping Faith Church. He oversees the staff, deacons, and all Faith ministries and serves on the boards of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, Biblical Counseling Coalition, Vision of Hope, and the Faith Community Development Corporation.

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