Help for Workaholics

A Sermon from Colossians 3

Sermon outline: This is an abbreviated outline with the complete sermon downloadable at the bottom of the post.

Text: Colossians 3:22–23

Title: Help for Workaholics

Introduction: Every road has two dangers; two ditches. One ditch is a lazy worker. The other is a workaholic. Which ditch do you want to be in? Neither! I want to be on the main road. Let’s read Colossians 3:22–25.

What is the help for a workaholic? Follow the Scriptures!

I. Understand Why You Work

A. Good reasons to work

1. God made us to work.

2. God commands us to work.

3. We support our family through work.

4. We support God’s house and God’s work of world evangelism through work.

B. Bad reasons to work

1. To make a lot of money

2. To get away from family or problems

3. “Because I have to”

II. Understand You Have Two Bosses

A. Your earthly boss—v. 22a

1. Obey your earthly boss in all things—v. 22a

2. How should you obey?

B. Your heavenly Boss—v. 23

1. Earthly paycheck—do your work and get paid.

2. Heavenly paycheck—God will reward you in Heaven—v. 24.

Conclusion: If I called your boss tomorrow and said, “I am considering Bill Johnson for a volunteer ministry and I am calling for a reference. Would you please tell me about Bill’s work ethic? Tell me about how Bill gets along with others. What kind of attitude does he have?” What would your boss say? If I asked, “When you give him a tough job, how does he respond? Do you think he criticizes you behind his back? Does he do personal things on company time?” What would he say? 

If you are not the kind of employee that God wants you to be, you can change that—right now. 

If you have stolen, make restitution.

If you are a workaholic, bring balance back to your life and schedule.

If you have only been working for one boss, begin working for two. 

If you are not a Christian, receive Christ TODAY!

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