Whatever You Do
The Devil loves to reduce our view of the Christian life to what happens for a couple of hours at church each Sunday. The Bible calls him 'the great snake' because he is a constrictor - he loves to downsize our dreams and expectations for experiencing God all week long. That's why the Apostle Paul is so insistent that God is interested in the whole of our lives - not just the bits we spend at church, but the bits we spend at work and at home and at leisure. It's time for us to shake off the constricting coils of a wrong view of our lives. It's time for us to learn how to experience God's grace and favour in whatever we do each day.
“Whatever You Do” is a 4-week series which kicks off a new year of loving Jesus and living his mission together. The average Christian spends less than 10 hours of their 168-hour week at church – many of them less than 5 hours a week – so the command in Colossians 3:17&23 is of vital importance to our discipleship: “Whatever you do, whether in word and deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to the Father through him … Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”