Tomorrow is Labor Day, the day we celebrate labor by not going to work. There are many reasons why people try to get out of work.
Some people are just lazy. Someone said, “Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?”
Other people believe that work is pointless. The famous atheist Bertrand Russell said, “One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.”
And yet as Christians we do believe that our work is important, because work was created to be intrinsically good. God is a worker.And He made us to be workers. He calls us to His coworkers in having dominion over all His creation.
But there’s a problem. We saw last Sunday, that Work was tainted by Sin and the Fall. And that’s why work is hard—some of you work unbelievably hard. That’s why work is often unfair—some of you have been ripped off, backstabbed and cheated at work. That’s why bosses are often terrible people.
But today we’re going to see that the value of work can be redeemed and restored, because of Christ. Colossians tells us of the sufficiency of Christ for all life
Christ is changing your life to look more like Him. And it changes all of your life.