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“VOCATION & CALLING” Colossians 3:22-4:1 March 24th, 2019
1. Describe the first job you had. How did that first job shape you for the future? What was your boss like? What kind of employee were you?
2. How would slavery during Bible times compare or contrast with slavery in more recent American history (the 1700’s and 1800’s)? What does the Bible say about slaves and slavery?
3. What teaching from the Bible addresses this issue? Why isn’t the Bible more outspoken on this issue?
4. Read Colossians 3:22-24. List at least three characteristics of a godly employee. Is there anything about your job that is made harder because you are a Christian?
5. In what way does your job/vocation partner with God in His creative work? In what way does your job partner with God in seeking to restore the effects of the curse of sin?
6. How does understanding this partnership change the way you view your job? How would a person work differently because of this understanding?
7. Look back at Genesis for insight into God’s partnership with humanity. Read through the following verses and make note of any observations. 1:1 1:28 2:15 2:19-20
8. Back in Colossians 3:22-4:1, what is the motivation offered to spur on both employees and masters? How should this affect the way you serve those over you or oversee those under you? Be as specific as possible.
9. How does this study move you from a job to a calling? What can you do in your work environment to follow the teaching of Ephesians 4:1?