Questions of Ethics at Work
1 Timothy 6:1-2
English Standard Version (ESV)
6 Let all who are under a yoke as bondservants regard their own masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be reviled. 2 Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful on the ground that they are brothers; rather they must serve all the better since those who benefit by their good service are believers and beloved.
I. Does the Bible Support Slavery?
A. How did slaves in Rome differ from slaves in America?
B. Why did some people sell themselves as slaves?
C. Why didn't the Lord advocate a revolt against the hiring of slaves?
II. How is a Christian to Relate to His Job?
A. Why is there a natural friction between employees and employers?
B. How does a Christian employee honor a non-Christian employer?
1. Example #1: Daniel and Nebuchadnezzar
2. Example #2: Nehemiah and Artaxerxes
III. How do Christians Show Respect for Christian Employers?
IV. How does a Christian's Work Benefit His Witness?