Redeemer Church Riverview
Alive In Christ: The Gospel and Work
June 28, 2020
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Colossians 3:

Alive In Christ: The Gospel and Work

June 28, 2020 / Colossians 3:


We Worship God Who Deserves All The Glory While We Work

Song of Praise  “God Of Wonders”
Call to Worship Psalm 108:1-6
Song of Praise  “Cornerstone”
Confession of Faith Proverbs 16:1-3
Song of Praise  (Hallelulah What A Savior) “Man of Sorrows”
Prayer of Adoration
Greet One Another
Ministry Spotlight Video
Corporate Confession of Sin
Assurance of Pardon Psalm 103:11-12
Prayer of Intercession
Giving of God’s Tithe and Our Offerings
Song of Preparation  “We Will Feast In The House of Zion”
Scripture Reading Colossians 3:22 – 4:1

Sermon “Alive In Christ: The Gospel & Work” Craig Swartz
Prayer of Commitment
Song of Response  “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go”



“We must note that it is universally accepted that the master possesses the power of life and death over a slave.”

Galatians 3:28



Colossians 3:22-23

Studds Terkel:

“Work is about violence to the spirit and the body. It is about ulcers and accidents, about nervousness and breakdowns as well as kicking the dog around. It is above all about daily humiliations. To survive the day is triumph enough for those working among the greatest of us.”

Harold Abrahams:

“I am 24 and I’ve never known contentment. I’m forever in pursuit and I don’t even know what I am chasing.

And now in one hour’s time, I will be out there again. I will raise my eyes and look down that corridor; 4 feet wide, with 10 lonely seconds to justify my existence. But will I?”

Eric Liddell:

“Jenny you have to understand me. I believe that God can use me as a missionary to China. I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast! And when I run I feel his pleasure.”

Dorothy Sayers:

“This is what makes us different from the animals. We don’t function merely by instinct and survival. We are able to be creative just like God. God is the creator, we are His cultivators.”


1 Corinthians 10:31

Abraham Kuyper:

“There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, mine.”

Martin Luther:

“The humblest sweeping maid, sweeping to the glory of God is therefore just as significant as the greatest preacher in the world.”

Sir Walter Raleigh exchange before his execution:

“When Sir Walter Raleigh was led to the block, his executioner asked him if his head lay right.

Raleigh answered, ‘It matters little, my friend, how the head lies, provided the heart is right. Here in the presence of God, here before him through whom are revealed the secrets of all hearts, here before the Cross of mercy and of love, what does your heart speak, how does your heart lie?’”


Colossians 3:23-25

2 Corinthians5:9-10

Gerard Manley Hopkins says it this way:

“Smiting on an anvil, sawing on a beam, white-washing a wall, driving horses, sweeping, scouring, everything gives God some glory if being in His grace you do it as your duty. To go to Communion worthily gives God great glory, but to take food in thankfulness and temperance gives Him glory too. He is so great that all things give Him glory if you mean they should. So then, my brethren, live.”

2 Corinthians 5:17

Isaac Watts:

“No more let sins and sorrows grow nor thorns infest the ground:
He comes to make his blessings flow far as the curse is found.”

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