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You can find meaning in daily work, even if you don’t always like your job. It all starts with letting Jesus be supreme in your life.

Key Points:

  1. Employees: Don’t just coast at work. Colossians 3:22-23a
  2. Employees: Don’t forget who your real Boss is. Colossians 3:23-25
  3. Bosses: Don’t make your workers hate their job. Colossians 4:1

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Colossians 3:23-24 Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.

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How to Not Hate Your Job

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Small Group Questions
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. What are the biggest challenges about your current job?
  3. In what ways is ancient slavery like and unlike contemporary work?
  4. Read Colossians 3:22. What do you think motivates people to work only when someone is watching?
  5. By contrast, what does it mean to serve your employer sincerely?
  6. Read Colossians 3:23-24. What is your initial reaction to the idea that your real boss is Jesus Christ?
  7. How might work be different if you were working for the Lord rather than just for people?
  8. What advice would you give to someone whose earthly boss is ungodly, cruel or unfair?
  9. Read Colossians 4:1. Who do you think this verse applies to in today’s economic system, and why?
  10. What are some examples you’ve seen of a boss failing to be “just and fair”?
  11. By contrast, what are some specific ways that a supervisor or employer can be “just and fair”?
  12. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

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