Sermon preached by Matthew DelValle on August 6, 2023 at First Baptist Church in Delphi, Indiana. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠First Baptist Church⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ is an evangelical church in Delphi, Indiana helping people find and follow Jesus. Our mission is to declare God’s truth, disciple God’s people, delight in God’s Son, and display God’s glory. Join us for Sunday Worship at 10:30am. Sunday School begins at 9:30am. We gather at 103 S. Indiana Street, Delphi, Indiana 46923.

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Read our ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Statement of Faith⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.



Main Point:  When Christ is Lord of the workplace, those under authority will work faithfully and fruitfully, and those in authority will deal justly and fairly.

1.  A Preliminary Word about Slaves and Masters
      A.  Does the Bible Promote or Approve Slavery?
            1)  Some Say Yes, and Therefore Slavery is Moral
            2)  Some Say Yes, and Therefore the Bible is Immoral
            3)  Some Say Yes, and Therefore the Bible is Morally Relative
      B.  Five Differences Between American and Roman Slavery
            1)  A Difference of Basis
            2)  A Difference of Volition
            3)  A Difference in Permanence
            4)  A Difference in Connotation
            5)  A Difference in Dignity

2.  A Word to Those Under Authority [Colossians 3:22–25]
      A.  Work Thoroughly
      B.  Work Sincerely
            1)  Toward God
            2)  Toward Others
      C.  Work Energetically
      D.  Work Worshipfully
      E.  Work Evangelistically
      F.  Work Expectantly

3.  A Word to Those in Authority [Colossians 4:1]
      A.  Authority Is from God
      B.  Authority Should Serve and Bless Others
      C.  Authority Can Be Terribly Abused
      D.  Authority Should Imitate Jesus
      E.  Authority Should Be Sacrificial