When You Are Struggling at Work

Dr. 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

Dr. Steve Viars


Senior Pastor - Faith Church

Director - Faith Legacy Foundation


B.S.: Pre-Seminary & Bible, Baptist Bible College (Now Clarks Summit University)
M.Div.: Grace Theological Seminary
D.Min.: Biblical Counseling, Westminster Theological Seminary

Dr. Steve Viars has served at Faith Church in Lafayette, IN since 1987. Pastor Viars leads and equips Faith Church as Senior Pastor with a focus on preaching and teaching God’s Word and using his organizational skills in guiding the implementation of the Faith Church mission and vision. He oversees the staff, deacons, and all Faith Church ministries. Dr. Viars serves on the boards of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, Biblical Counseling Coalition, Vision of Hope, and the Faith Community Development Corporation. Steve is the author, co-author, or contributor to six books and numerous booklets. He and his wife, Kris, were married in 1982 and have two married daughters, a son, and three grandchildren.

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