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1 God and Vocation How Faith Affects All We Do in Life 9. THE POSTURE OF WORK

2 God and Vocation How Faith Affects All We Do in Life How Faith Affects All We Do in Life

3 Creation Meagan 2. The ness Micah Serving as Priests and Kings Work Julia 3. The Goal Peyton Perfecting the Kingdom of God Fall 4. The Idolatry Nikki Betraying our 5. The Futility Lindsey Cursed in our Kingship Hannah 8. The Jesus as Priest Kylie and King Amanda Matthew 10. Mackenzi The Consummation Rest Davey 11. The Presence Katie and Place of Rest: Priests and Kings Now and Not Yet How Faith Affects All We Do in Life

4 Creation 1. The Big Picture 2. The ness Serving as Priests and Kings Work 3. The Goal Perfecting the Kingdom of God Fall 8. The 4. The Idolatry Betraying our 5. The Futility Cursed in our Kingship 6. Discussion and Review How Faith Affects All 7. Midterm We Do Exam in Life Consummation Rest 11. The Presence and Place of Rest: Priests and Kings Now and Not Yet 12. How Then Should We Work? 13. Final Discussion and Review 14. Final Exam

5 Creation Fall Consummation Rest Work

6 Creation Fall Consummation 8. The 2. The ness Serving as Priests and Kings Work 3. The Goal Perfecting the Kingdom of God 4. The Idolatry Betraying our 5. The Futility Cursed in our Kingship Rest

7 Creation Fall Consummation 8. The 2. The ness Serving as The creational ness of Priests and work: sharing in the extension of Kings God s goodness to the world. 4. The Idolatry: we seek help, strength, Idolatry deliverance from the work of our hands rather than from the one who Betraying made us the work of his hands. our 5. The Futility All our of little day-to-day futilities point to the Greatin Futility, the 3. The Goal ultimatecursed fruitlessness of all we do our of because of Death. The creational Goal of work: Kingship Perfecting subduing, stewarding; rest. the Kingdom of God Work Rest

8 Creation Fall Consummation 8. The 1. The ness Priests and The creational ness Kings inof work: sharing in the extension of God s God s goodness toservice the world. Work The creational Goal of work: subduing, stewarding; rest. 3. The Idolatry: we seek help, strength, Idolatry deliverance from the work of our hands rather than from the one who Betraying made us the work of his hands. our 4. The Futility All our of little day-to-day futilities point tothe the Great Futility, the Curse ultimate fruitlessness of all we do on our because of Death. Kingship Rest 11. The Presence and Place of Rest: Priests and Kings Now and Not Yet

9 8. The

10 Heb 2.5 For it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking. 6 It has been testified somewhere, What is man, that you are mindful of him, or the son of man, that you care for him? 7 You made him for a little while lower than the angels; you have crowned him with glory and honor, 8 putting everything in subjection under his feet. 8. The Angels are not God s intended rulers. HUMANS! So who are?

11 8. The Heb 2.5 For it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking. 6 It has been testified somewhere, What is man, that you are mindful of him, or the son of man, that you care for him? 7 You made him for a little while lower than the angels; you have crowned him with glory and honor, 8 putting everything in subjection under his feet. Psalm 8 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. 2 Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger. 3 When Power I look of at your heavens, the work bit of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 4 what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? 5 Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and our honor. Kingship 6 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, 7 all sheep while and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, 8 the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas. 9 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

12 8. The Heb 2.5 For it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking. 6 It has been testified somewhere, What is man, that you are mindful of him, or the son of man, that you care for him? 7 You made him for a little while lower than the angels; you have crowned him with glory and honor, 8 putting everything in subjection under his feet. Psalm 8 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. 2 Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger. 3 When Power I look of at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 4 what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? 5 Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and our honor. Kingship 6 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, 7 all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, 8 the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas. 9 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

13 Heb 2.5 For it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking. 6 It has been testified somewhere, What is man, that you are mindful of him, or the son of man, that you care for him? 7 You made him for a little while lower than the angels; you have crowned him with glory and honor, 8 putting everything in subjection under his feet. Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. 9 But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. CHRIST IS THE KING 8. The Heb 2.10 For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. 11 For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers, 12 saying, I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.

14 8. The Heb 2.5 For it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking. 6 It has been testified somewhere, What is man, that you are mindful of him, or the son of man, that you care for him? 7 You made him for a little while lower than the angels; you have crowned him with glory and honor, 8 putting Ps I will tell of your name to my everything in subjection under his feet. brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will Now in putting everything praise you: in subjection 23 You who to fear the LORD, praise him, he left nothing outside him! All his you control. offspring At of Jacob, glorify him, and present, we do not yet see everything in stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel! subjection to him. 9 But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. CHRIST IS THE KING Heb 2.10 For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. 11 For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers, 12 saying, I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise. CHRIST IS THE PRIEST

15 Heb 1.1 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. 3 He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs. Heb 2.5 For it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking. 6 It has been testified somewhere, What is man, that you are mindful of him, or the son of man, that you care for him? 7 You made him for a little 5. The founder of their salvation while Heb lower than the Therefore angels; you let us have be grateful for receiving a kingdom perfect that cannot through be suffering. shaken, and thus let us offer to crowned him with glory and honor, 8 God acceptable putting worship, with reverence and awe. everything in subjection under his feet. Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. 9 But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, Heb 2.10 For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the 11 For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers, 12 saying, I will Heb Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice tell of of your praise name to God, to my that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. 16 Do not neglect namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor brothers; to in do the good midst of and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. because of the suffering of death, so that by the congregation I will sing the grace of God he might taste death for your praise. everyone. CHRIST IS THE KING CHRIST IS THE PRIEST

16 Heb 2.5 For it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking. 6 It has been testified somewhere, What is man, that you are mindful of him, or the son of man, that you care for him? 7 You made him for a little 8. The founder of their salvation while Heb lower than the Therefore angels; you let us have be grateful for receiving a kingdom perfect that cannot through be suffering. shaken, and thus let us offer to crowned him with glory and honor, 8 God acceptable putting worship, with reverence and awe. everything in subjection under his feet. Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. 9 But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, Heb 2.10 For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the 11 For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers, 12 saying, I will Heb Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice tell of of your praise name to God, to my that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. 16 Do not neglect namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor brothers; to in do the good midst of and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. because of the suffering of death, so that by the congregation I will sing the grace of God he might taste death for your praise. everyone. CHRIST IS THE KING CHRIST IS THE PRIEST

17 8. The Heb Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe. The idolatry of work is defeated when we offer the priestly sacrifices of praise and good works to God. Heb Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. 16 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

18 While the Israelites were in the wilderness, they were not only instructed in the building of the tabernacle but also in the offering of sacrifices there. The sacrifices dramatically demonstrated that the God who was a consuming fire on the mountain would consume these animals and not them, despite their sin. 8. The Yet provision was also made for sacrifices of thanksgiving (Lev 7:11-18) and gratitude was the 9. motivation The Posture for bringing first-fruits to the altar (Deut 26:1-11). As God s priests, God s people offer praise and thanksgiving to their creator (Ps 50:14, our 23; 107:22; 116:17). Even apart from the fall such priestly worship is necessary. Tabernacle / Temple Exod 19: 5-6 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine; 6 and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. our Kingship 1 Pet 2.9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. PRIESTS WAITING TO BE KINGS

19 Rom 12.1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 8. The Phil 4.18 I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. Heb Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe. The idolatry of work is defeated when we offer the priestly sacrifices of praise and good works to God. Heb Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. 16 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

20 Rom 12.1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 8. The Phil 4.18 I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. Heb Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe. The idolatry of work is defeated when we offer the priestly sacrifices of praise and good works to God. Heb Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. 16 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Eph 5.2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

21 8. The The idolatry of work is defeated when we seek our deliverance and help from the God who made us rather than from the work of our hands. Rather than setting up our works as things to which we bow, we take them in hand and then turn and offer them back to the Father who enabled these things by his Spirit. But this doesn t mean that we should neglect the work of our hands. We ask God to establish it (Ps 90:17). We offer priestly sacrifices of praise and good works to God. This is not a betrayal of grace. It is a fulfillment of grace. Eph 5.2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

22 Creation 2. The ness Serving as Priests and Kings Work 3. The Goal Perfecting the Kingdom of God Fall 8. The Jesus as our Priest and King 4. The Idolatry Betraying our 5. The Futility Cursed in our Kingship Consummation Rest 11. The Presence and Place of Rest: Priests and Kings Now and Not Yet Eph 5.2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. How Faith Affects All We Do in Life

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