Today at Real Hope in Christ we share the message from Pastor Nate Heitzig:

Hustle and Grind: The Theology of Work
“Get to Work”

Welcome to Real Hope In Christ – We’re Glad You’re Here


This is our worship service for Sunday, 1-16-2022.


Countdown to Worship
“Lion and the Lamb,”


First Worship Offering
“This Is What We Live For,” Big Daddy Weave.




Second Worship Offering
“Scars in Heaven,” Casting Crowns.


Communion Service
Dana Smith.
“Jesus Paid It All,” Kings Kaleidoscope.


Today’s message:
Hustle and Grind: The Theology of Work
“Get to Work”
Pastor Nathan Heitzig


Closing Prayer: Ken Smith. 


Sermon Notes:
Hustle and Grind: The Theology of Work
“Get to Work”
Pastor Nathan Heitzig


For American adults, over 70 percent of time awake is spent in the workplace. That means the workplace is the greatest mission field of our day. But for some, a wall exists between Sunday and Monday separating their spiritual life from their work life.


In this message, Pastor Nate Heitzig teaches from Nehemiah 2-3 and gleans biblical principles on how to work with purpose, people, and passion.




The workplace is our greatest mission field to show that we are Christians.


All of life is spiritual. Work and business is not to be segregated from our life with God.

Instead of focusing on work focus instead on the one that you’re doing the work for, Jesus Christ.


Colossians 3:17 New International Version
Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Whatever job you’re doing do it under the Lord.


How are we, as Christians supposes to be spiritual in all that we do, including work?




Nehemiah was called by God to rebuild the walls of the  city of Jerusalem.


Nehemiah 2:17 New International Version

17 Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace.” 18 I also told them about the gracious hand of my God on me and what the king had said to me.


Nehemiah had a true purpose; to serve the Lord.


Nehemiah 3:1 New International Version

1 Eliashib the high priest and his fellow priests went to work and rebuilt the Sheep Gate. They dedicated it and set its doors in place, building as far as the Tower of the Hundred, which they dedicated, and as far as the Tower of Hananel. 


Our Christian reputation it should be that of a people who work with a purpose.  


We are in danger of spending our time in senseless and worthless discussion.


As a Christian all of our life belongs to Christ. We must work with purpose. Your job in the workplace must reflect Christ.


Everywhere we must bear the responsibility of being a Christian is to worship and respect God in all that we do and all that we are.


Romans 12:11 New International Version

11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.


We never quit – we must always pursue God.


Why do you have your job? Your family? Your life?


Your purpose is to display the love of Jesus Christ.


This takes purpose and work and diligence.


As believer we should be the best at what we do.


Colossians 3:23 New International Version

23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.


God anoints the work that you do. You work can be your testimony and your proof that you love the Lord God.


Exodus 36:2 New International Version

… And every skilled person to whom the Lord had given ability and who was willing to come and do the work.



Nehemiah 3:2-8 New International Version

2 The men of Jericho built the adjoining section, and Zakkur son of Imri built next to them.


3 The Fish Gate was rebuilt by the sons of Hassenaah. They laid its beams and put its doors and bolts and bars in place.


4 Meremoth son of Uriah, the son of Hakkoz, repaired the next section. Next to him Meshullam son of Berekiah, the son of Meshezabel, made repairs, and next to him Zadok son of Baana also made repairs.


5 The next section was repaired by the men of Tekoa, but their nobles would not put their shoulders to the work under their supervisors.


6 The Jeshanah Gate was repaired by Joiada son of Paseah and Meshullam son of Besodeiah. They laid its beams and put its doors with their bolts and bars in place.


 7 Next to them, repairs were made by men from Gibeon and Mizpah—Melatiah of Gibeon and Jadon of Meronoth—places under the authority of the governor of Trans-Euphrates.


8 Uzziel son of Harhaiah, one of the goldsmiths, repaired the next section; and Hananiah, one of the perfume-makers, made repairs next to that. They restored Jerusalem as far as the Broad Wall.


Rephaiah son of Hur, ruler of a half-district of Jerusalem, repaired the next section. 


10 Adjoining this, Jedaiah son of Harumaph made repairs opposite his house, and Hattush son of Hashabneiah made repairs next to him. 


11 Malkijah son of Harim and Hasshub son of Pahath-Moab repaired another section and the Tower of the Ovens. 


12 Shallum son of Hallohesh, ruler of a half-district of Jerusalem, repaired the next section with the help of his daughters.


Let your work be the means that you show the world God’s glory.


1 Corinthians 1:26 New International Version

26 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.

Some will never do their share of the work. 

Others will do more.

Ours is always to do the work of the Lord.


Ecclesiastes 9:10 New International Version
10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.



We must do our work with purpose, passion and joy if we want to truly reflect the light of Christ.

Colossians 3:22 New International Version
22 Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord.

Colossians 3:22-25 The Message
22-25 Servants, do what you’re told by your earthly masters. And don’t just do the minimum that will get you by. Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you’ll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance. Keep in mind always that the ultimate Master you’re serving is Christ. The sullen servant who does shoddy work will be held responsible. Being a follower of Jesus doesn’t cover up bad work.

Remember always that your real boss is Jesus. You’re working for Him.

Philippians 2:13-14 New International Version
13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing,
15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.”[a] Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky.

Recognize God’s purpose for you is in everything you do – even work, especially work.

Let God work to change you. Don’t despise small beginnings, God has you where He needs you to be.

Everything you do should shine a light to Jesus.
Closing Prayer: Ken Smith

Never forget, God is in you and with you always. He will never forget you, He will never turn away. He is listening and always, God Loves You No Matter What!



 We thank you for joining with us in worshiping our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We hope that you enjoyed our service today and encourage you seek God in everything that you do.


At Real Hope In Christ our purpose is to love the Lord our God with all our heart, and with all our soul, and with all our mind.

Our focus begins with all the people of Citrus County and by the Grace of God we will:
together to worship and celebrate God,
in our knowledge and faith,
in love and,
out into the world to shine brightly with the light of salvation from our Savior Jesus Christ and tell the world what we know is true;
God Loves You No Matter What!

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