Bible Ethics Theology

Coffee and Colossians 103 – The Christian Work Ethic

Colossians 3:23 – Answering a couple of questions about slavery – plus what is the Christian work ethic? Why is this important?

Also on the ASK podcast here

Coffee and Colossians 102 – Slavery


  1. Acts 24-25 may be relevant [As Paul talked about righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and said, “That’s enough for now! You may leave. When I find it convenient, I will send for you.”] . People may see belief in Christ as entrapment or enslavement, so they shy away from committing. Yet Paul’s 3 part outline of the gospel makes sense. Who does not want moral standards? Does anyone not want eternal reunions after death even if a judgement of morals is part of this? The ‘self-control’ can sound suspicious. But self-control leads to real freedom! Self-entrapment (full enslavement) is what we get when we enslave ourselves with greed, lust and a burning desire for unbridled power over others.

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