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The Christian on the Job (Part 3)
Bible Text: Ephesians 6:5-18 | Preacher: Pastor Joe Ricchuiti | Series: Ephesians, The Christian on the Job
1. “The danger on the job is the employee who is a clock-watcher and does not obey from the heart, and the ‘boss’ who forgets that he is second in command and must one day give an account to the Lord.” (Warren Wiersbe)
2. Those in authority over others were to:
-do their best on behalf of their workers
-treat them as they wished to be treated (Matthew 7:12)
-please the Lord by their actions
-be concerned with the welfare of those who served them
-not use threats or intimidation/fear tactics over those under their authority
-must provide, not just the minimum required, but must provide them with what is right and what is fair
-not show favoritism since God doesn’t play favorites.
3. Principles for those who supervise others: 1) take the eternal view (your authority is only temporal, you have a Master in Heaven to whom you must answer for your exercise of authority); 2) treat those under you in the same way you would like to be treated; 3) remember that Jesus said that the exercise of authority is an opportunity to serve others (Matthew 20:28; John 13); 4) be concerned for the welfare of those who are under your care; 5) don’t use intimidation or fear as motivators; 6) don’t play favorites on the job.