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LESSON 13

EMPLOYMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

It is God's will that we should be engaged in some kind of employment. Only as we labor in the place of His appointment, can we claim God's promise to supply all our needs. Our main concern then should ben to find the place where God wants us to labor, and to do the job as unto the Lord.

1. Before sin entered into the world, and before the curse came upon mankind, God had given work and responsibility as a very important part of man's life. What work did God give Adam?

Genesis 2:15 ...................................................................................................................

2. The curse of God came upon Adam because he sinned. God sent him out of the garden to work by the sweat of his brow. What kind of work was given him to do?

Genesis 3:23.......................................................................................................................................................

3. There are three short commands given in 1 Thess. 4:11 for all who want to follow God. Please write these out.
 

(a) .................................................................................................................................................

(b) .................................................................................................................................................

(c) ..................................................................................................................................................


4. Paul gives two reasons for these short commands. Please complete the verse (1 Thess. 4:12)

"As a result, people who are not Christians will ........................ the way you live, and you will not need to

..................... .......... .................... to meet your financial needs".

5. What two things does the bible say about a person who does not provide for his own family?
 

1 Timothy 5:8

(a) .................................................................................................................................................

(b) .................................................................................................................................................


6. Through the apostle Paul, God gave instructions concerning those who do not want to work. What did Paul write?

2 Thess. 3:10

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7. It is suggested in the following very (2 Thess. 3:11) that if we are not busy with work we become gossipers and troublemakers. Supply the missing word which suggests this:

"Yet we hear that some of you are living idle lives, refusing to work and wasting time

............................ in other people's business.

8. What strict command does the apostle Paul give to those who, instead of being workers are

busybodies?

2 Thess. 3:12

..........................................................................................................

.......................................................................................................................................................


A. THE EMPLOYEE

1. After reading Col. 3:22-24, answer the following questions by underlining the most correct statement, or word, in a), b) and c).
 

(a) Servants (employees) are to obey their employers in ALL / SOME/ NO things.

(b) Servants are to serve their employers by:

1. Doing only what he is told to do.

2. Doing a job to impress the boss.

3. Doing more than is expected.
(c) We should do our work:
1. Unwillingly, knowing that we are not being paid enough.

2. Eagerly and willingly, trying to please the Lord.

3. With the idea that we will show how inefficient the other workers are.


2. We may be serving the government, a business, a private employer, or a Christian organization, but
 

(a) If we are followers of Christ, who are we really serving? Col 3:23 .............................

(b) Who, after all will give us our right wages? Col. 3:24 .................................................


3. What attitude should we, as servants of the Lord have toward our employer? Underline the most correct answer.
 

(a) We should honor our Heavenly Father but curse our Employer.

(b) We should love and honor our employer.


4. Christian servants should count their masters worthy of all honor. Why? 1Tim. 6:1

"That the ............... ....... ............ and His ....................... will not be shamed".
 

5. A Christian should work hard and honestly for an employer who is also a believer because:

1 Tim. 6:2 (a) They are .............................." (b) They are ........................ and................................."
 

6. Underline the most correct statement: 1 Peter 2:18
 

(a) We, as servants, are to be in subjection to only the good and gentle masters.

(b) We are to be in subjection to both the good and the severe (forward) masters.


B. THE EMPLOYER

1. The employer must give that which is just and equal to those who work for him. His conscience must help him in this. Give one good reason why the employer must be fair in dealing with his workers. Col. 4:1

......................................................................................................................................................

2. Is it right to threaten your employee? Eph. 6:9 YES /NO (Underline correct answer)

3. Read Eph. 6:9, then underline the correct answer:
 

1. God respects the employer above the employee.

2. God despises all employers but loves employees.

3. God holds the employer and employee in equal respect.

4. A man who hires a servant but does not give his wages is in God's sight:
Jeremiah 22:13  CURSED / BLESSED / EXALTED (Underline the correct word)


5. The Lord Jesus Christ gave two simple instructions to those who are 'greater' and 'chief'. Obeying these instructions is that which really proves greatness. What are these two instructions? Luke 22:26
 

(a) He that is greatest among you,....................................................................................

(b) He that is chief .............................................................................................................


6. How was Jesus a special example to those who are in superior positions? Phil. 2:5-7

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