Christ-Like Work Ethic

Posted in Uncategorized on June 2, 2008 by jeffeverett

Well I am on my way to Georgia and I felt compelled to blog because I have 6 hours and nothing better to do. So just in case you don’t know our little circle of friends have really been talking about being holy lately and are trying to live out 1 Peter 1:15-16.:

15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 since it is written, You shall be holy, for I am holy. (ESV)

Lately it seems like I have been getting the holiness topic in every sermon, Bible study, or wherever I am discussing Christ. Even this morning at church the holiness topic came up in the sermon.

Today I went to Pleasant Union Christian Church with my family and the sermon was on Ephesians 6:5-9. The passage deals with slaves and masters and in a larger context the two sections before that deal with submission and obedience as well. As you look at this passage that is only four verses the phrase “as you would Christ” appears three times in reference to how you serve your earthly boss. This was very interesting to me because you always here when you sin ultimately you sin against God but you rarely hear when you work you are ultimately working for God. This spoke to me and made me realize that I am selfish and when I work I don’t really consider that as an act of service to Christ.

The phrase “doing the will of God from the heart” is the key phrase in this passage because we are to work at our job, schoolwork, and even volunteer work as unto Christ and not to benefit from it. This goes right along with 1 Peter 1:15-16 where we are to be holy in all our conduct. This has been a real challenge for me lately to try to be holy in ALL my conduct.

I know this may not seem of any significance to anyone else but that is what I felt during that sermon today. I was saying to myself I know I am supposed to obey but then God pulled out the good ol’ spiritual 2X4 and smacked me in the face yet again with this statement:

If you preformed for you boss the way that you perform as a Christian would you still have a job?

When I hear that I just wanted to, as the infamous Allen Murray says,  “crawl up under a rock”. This made me realize how much my focus is on worldly things instead of whole-heartedly focusing on Jesus Christ. It is my prayer that revival would start in my life right now as well as in everyone else’s life that reads this.

Well that is all for now Grace and Peace be with you all.

A New Start!

Posted in Uncategorized on May 26, 2008 by jeffeverett

Ok so I figured that I would start my blog over again because I have not exactly been faithful to blogging this semester at all! So I am starting over because it is the summer and I have less to and hopefully that will be to my advantage so that I will be able to blog more.

Anyway this is kind of my first post to explain something. Last night Lyssa and myself drove back to SEBTS down I-540 and we jokingly said that I was the first person to brave that interstate with her since her wreck. Because of this comment I said we would make T-shirts when we got back as a joke and so we did. Now I have pictures of the shirt on facebook and I have gotten about 10 comments asking what the heck that means so there is your explanation.

Well that’s all for now so I hope that clears everything up!

GRACE AND PEACE!