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Labor Day – Honor and celebrate our work ethic


1.     Necessity of Labor

a.     Garden of Eden – Genesis 2:15

b.     After the fall – Genesis 3:19

c.     Solomon used the ant as example – Proverbs 6:6-8

d.     Work or starve – 2 Thessalonians 3:10

e.     Jesus worked – Mark 6:3

f.      God worked – Exodus 20:8-11

2.     Man needs employment for his own good

a.     Strength of mind and body

b.     Matthew 7;17 – we are how we work – quality or shoddy

c.     Can’t enjoy rest until you labor

d.     Busy is better than idleness – 2 Thessalonians 3:11

3.     The Good Worker

a.     See what your work does for others

                                                    i.     Farmer – not just wheat – bread

                                                   ii.     Garbage collector – health and safety of people

b.     Be enthusiastic – Ecc. 9:10 – do it with your might

c.     Do your best – Mark 10:19 – defraud not

d.     Work with diligence

e.     Honest

                                                    i.     Romans 12:17

                                                   ii.     Ephesians 4:28

f.      Productive

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