September 29 – October 5, 2014

Created to Work: Doctrine of Vocation

This week we will see that one of the ways we reflect God is through our work. God created us to work in the garden of Eden and, through our work, to serve Him and others. Due to our sin, however, work is toilsome and often seems futile, and we adopt a wrong posture toward work. But because of the work of Jesus Christ, our work once again becomes purposeful as it points us toward new creation.

Key Passages
Remember to take time to read before and after the key passages to understand the context

Genesis 2:15-17; 3:17-19
Ecclesiastes 2:22-23
1 Thessalonians 4:9-12
Revelation 21:22–22:5

Questions to consider as you read:

What are some things that stood out as you read the text?
What do you believe the main thing that the author is trying to communicate?
What did God show you about Himself and/or His character?
How do you see yourself in the text? What can you learn about human nature?
What questions are you left with after reading the text?
In what ways have you been challenged? Will your life be any different because of what you read?