2-16-2020 Representative of Christ

FROM THE PASTOR

February 16, 2020

 

For the last 16 years of my secular career, I worked from home. During those years I always felt it appropriate that during work hours to be at my desk when a supervisor, co-worker or client called. For me it was a matter of respect. I never considered working at home a right or something I was owed. In fact, those who know my testimony know it was a gift from God.

 

Because of that, my conviction was to always perform my responsibilities with the recognition that I had given my word to be faithful to their trust. I also knew that faithfulness to that commitment was perhaps the most measurable part of my Christian testimony to those I worked with so many miles away. I knew I wasn’t representing just myself… but primarily my Savior… and the Chrisian Supervisor who trusted me.

 

God’s Word clearly states who we really work for no matter the vocation…

 

Colossians 3:23-24 (NASB)
23 Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men,
24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.

 

God’s Word also makes it clear that if we work for a Christain supervisor we have an additional obligation to that supervisor in support of his testimony…

 

1 Timothy 6:2 (NASB)
2 Those who have believers as their masters must not be disrespectful to them because they are brethren, but must serve them all the more, because those who partake of the benefit are believers and beloved.

 

Our commitment to Christ does not stop at the door of the church. When we accepted not only His free gift of salvation we also accepted His commitment to represent and glorify the Father.

 

1 Timothy 1:12 (NASB)
12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service,

Thank you for your faithfulness. Pastor Larry

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