Genesis 3:17, 19 (HCSB) “The ground is cursed because of you. You will eat from it by means of painful labor all the days of your life…You will eat bread by the sweat of your brow until you return to the ground, since you were taken from it. For you are dust, and you will return to dust.”
Genesis 2:8-9, 15 (HCSB) The LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he placed the man he had formed. The LORD God caused to grow out of the ground every tree pleasing in appearance and good for food…The LORD God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden to work it and watch over it.
Colossians 3:23 (TEV) Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord and not for people.
Ecclesiastes 5:20 (LB) To enjoy your work and to accept your lot in life – that is indeed a gift from God. The person who does that will not need to look back with sorrow on his past.
1 Corinthians 7:17 (NIV) Each one should retain the place in life that the Lord assigned to him and to which God has called him.
1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 (LB) This should be your ambition: to live a quiet life, minding your own business and doing your own work…As a result, people who are not Christians will trust and respect you, and you will not need to depend on others for enough money to pay your bills.
Galatians 6:4 (LB) Let everyone be sure that he is doing his very best, for then he will have the personal satisfaction of work well done and won’t need to compare himself with someone else.
Proverbs 22:29 (MSG) Observe people who are good at their work – skilled workers are always in demand and admired; they don’t take a back seat to anyone.
Ecclesiastes 2:24-26 (NLT) “So I decided there is nothing better than to enjoy food and drink and to find satisfaction in work. Then I realized that these pleasures are from the hand of God. For who can eat or enjoy anything apart from him? God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy to those who please him.”
Ephesians 2:10 (MSG) We neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.
A born teacher, Steve combines a depth of insight with unchanging biblical truths to provide messages that are both engaging & life changing. Married to Jean, his bride of 35 years, and the father of three adult children, Steve enjoys early mornings on his porch in study, time with family & friends at the coast, and playing Bluegrass music on his guitar.
NorthPointe Community Church
Meets every Sunday
8:00am 9:30am 11:15am 5:30pm
Wednesdays at 6:30pm