Men’s Bible Study

Making Work Work – the good book guide to work.

Most of us spend most of our waking hours at work. It takes up
most of our energy and often most of our emotions. It is at times
really fulfilling, and at other times utterly frustrating. It keeps a
roof over our heads and food on our tables… but is there any
more to work than that?
In Snow White, the seven dwarves sing: “We dig up diamonds
by the score, a thousand rubies, sometimes more; we don’t know
what we dig them for… Hi ho, hi ho, it’s home from work we
go.” Like them, we are often a little confused about why we go
to work, apart from to earn money. Christians can feel that what
they do Monday to Friday is irrelevant to their faith; or, worse, gets
in the way of them living out their faith. Others who don’t go to
work in an office or factory can feel that they are of little worth.
Could work—should work—be anything more than something to
go to, make money at, and return home from?
The Bible’s answer is: Yes! In these eight studies, we’ll see what
work is, and why we find work in this world alternately fulfilling
and frustrating. We’ll see how to approach the money we make,
the people we work with, and the worries we have in a godly way.
And we’ll see that the ultimate worker is not you, or me, but Jesus
Christ; that the Christian life is not so much a life of work, but a
life of enjoying Christ’s work for us.
Whether you go out to work, or are a parent whose work is
at home… whether you’re out of work, starting your first job,
running a company, or retired… these studies will show you,
excite you and challenge you with God’s perspective on working in His world.

Why study Making work work?
1. Purpose at work    Genesis 1 v 26 – 2 v 25
2. Trouble at work  Genesis 3; 4; 11; 31
3. Saviour at work   Ephesians 2; 4
4. Rest from work   Hebrews 3 v 7 – 4 v 11
5. Wisdom at work   Proverbs 31
6. Witness at work   Colossians 3 v 22 – 4 v 6
7. Money and work   1 Timothy 6 v 6-10, 17-19
8. Worry at work   Matthew 6 v 25-34