The Seasons of Life Ecclesiastes 3:1-22   Source:  http://www.angelfire.com/nt/theology/eccl03-01.html http://www.scriptur...
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 <ul><li>There is a time for everything,         and a season for every activity under heaven:    a time...
Two Extremes of Life a time to be born   and   a time to die ,  (Ecclesiastes 3:2) <ul><li>We are conscious of birth.   </...
Time for Work a time to plant  and  a time to uproot   ,  (Ecclesiastes 3:2) <ul><li>It could refer to planting in agricul...
Time for Choices a time to kill  and  a time to heal ,  (Ecclesiastes 3:3) <ul><li>The word “kill” here does not mean murd...
Time for Choices a time to kill  and  a time to heal ,  (Ecclesiastes 3:3) <ul><li>We should also discern if it is a time ...
A Time for Plans a time to tear down  and  a time to build ,   (Ecclesiastes 3:3) <ul><li>It refers to something that shou...
Time for Emotions a time to weep  and  a time to laugh ,          a time to mourn  and  a time to dance   ,   (Ecclesiaste...
What Time Is It? a time to scatter stones  and  a time to gather them ,   (Ecclesiastes 3:5) <ul><li>Work  </li></ul><ul><...
What Time Is It? a time to embrace  and  a time to refrain ,   (Ecclesiastes 3:5) <ul><li>A time to physically express lov...
Time to Assess Our Priorities a time to search  and  a time to give up ,  a time to keep  and a  time to throw away   (Ecc...
What Is God Trying To Say here? 9 What does the worker gain from his toil?  10 I have seen the burden God has laid on men....
<ul><li>What time is it now in your life? </li></ul><ul><li>And what part of your time or activity you are not yet giving ...
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  1. 1. The Seasons of Life Ecclesiastes 3:1-22 Source: http://www.angelfire.com/nt/theology/eccl03-01.html http://www.scripturestudies.com/Vol6/F4/f4_wis.html
  2. 2. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 <ul><li>There is a time for everything,        and a season for every activity under heaven:   a time to be born and a time to die,        a time to plant and a time to uproot, </li></ul><ul><li>  a time to kill and a time to heal,        a time to tear down and a time to build, </li></ul><ul><li>  a time to weep and a time to laugh,        a time to mourn and a time to dance, </li></ul><ul><li>  a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,        a time to embrace and a time to refrain, </li></ul><ul><li>  a time to search and a time to give up,        a time to keep and a time to throw away, </li></ul><ul><li>  a time to tear and a time to mend,        a time to be silent and a time to speak, </li></ul><ul><li>  a time to love and a time to hate,        a time for war and a time for peace. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Two Extremes of Life a time to be born and a time to die , (Ecclesiastes 3:2) <ul><li>We are conscious of birth. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We celebrate a birthday </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We are happy with a new baby </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We should also be conscious of our death </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where will we go when we die? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,” (Hebrews 9:27) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>God’s answer: “ For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Time for Work a time to plant and a time to uproot , (Ecclesiastes 3:2) <ul><li>It could refer to planting in agriculture. There is a time to plant a time to harvest. </li></ul><ul><li>It could also be a time to work and a time to rest. </li></ul><ul><li>It could also be a time to think where you want to live and plant your family. And then where will you go next. </li></ul>In any case we need the Lord’s guidance.
  5. 5. Time for Choices a time to kill and a time to heal , (Ecclesiastes 3:3) <ul><li>The word “kill” here does not mean murder. But justified killing in wars or punishment like death penalty. </li></ul><ul><li>Is death penalty biblical? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ &quot;Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man.” (Genesis 9:6) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ If, however, I am guilty of doing anything deserving death, I do not refuse to die. But if the charges brought against me by these Jews are not true, no one has the right to hand me over to them. I appeal to Caesar!&quot; (Acts 25:11) </li></ul></ul>No vigilante but through lawful means (Exodus 21:1)
  6. 6. Time for Choices a time to kill and a time to heal , (Ecclesiastes 3:3) <ul><li>We should also discern if it is a time to heal. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instead of fighting is it time and more Christ like now to do a particular act. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember we are called to suffer. </li></ul></ul>In any case we need the Lord’s guidance.
  7. 7. A Time for Plans a time to tear down and a time to build , (Ecclesiastes 3:3) <ul><li>It refers to something that should be continued or be stopped. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Time for Emotions a time to weep and a time to laugh ,        a time to mourn and a time to dance , (Ecclesiastes 3:4) <ul><li>Oras na ba ng pagsaya pero malungkot ka pa? – wala kang kasiyahan </li></ul><ul><li>Oras na ba ng kalungkutan pero pilit ka pa din nagsasaya? – tumatakas ka sa problema </li></ul>
  9. 9. What Time Is It? a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them , (Ecclesiastes 3:5) <ul><li>Work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Planting Time : They scatter or throw away stones from the soil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Constructing a building or house: We gather the stones. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Justice </li></ul>In any case we need the Lord’s guidance.
  10. 10. What Time Is It? a time to embrace and a time to refrain , (Ecclesiastes 3:5) <ul><li>A time to physically express love. </li></ul><ul><li>There is also a time when it is inappropriate </li></ul>It shows that in relationships there is a time for hellos and a time for goodbyes.
  11. 11. Time to Assess Our Priorities a time to search and a time to give up , a time to keep and a time to throw away (Ecclesiastes 3:6) <ul><li>We are always searching for “material things” and keep piling up possessions. </li></ul><ul><li>We should know when is the time to give up seeking things of this world. Throw away things that are spiritually harmful to us. </li></ul><ul><li>These things could refer to material things or relationships. </li></ul>
  12. 12. What Is God Trying To Say here? 9 What does the worker gain from his toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on men. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. (Ecclesiastes 3:9-11) <ul><li>What good is all of these activities? (v.9) </li></ul><ul><li>God appoints our activities. (v.10) </li></ul><ul><li>God has a wonderful design to your life. (v.11) </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>What time is it now in your life? </li></ul><ul><li>And what part of your time or activity you are not yet giving to God? </li></ul>What Time Is It?

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