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Living Life’s Seasons
Living Life’s Seasons Summer
Living Life’s Seasons Fall
Living Life’s Seasons Winter
For everything there is a season… a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
Life Has Seasons They are beyond OUR CONTROL They are often CONFUSING God has a PURPOSE for each season They include both GOOD AND BAD times What I SOW in one season, I’ll REAP in another
How to make the most of each season… What can I LEARN? What can I ENJOY? What is MOST IMPORTANT? How can I CONTRIBUTE?
Living Life’s Seasons
The Conclusion of the Matter Ecc. 12: 11 The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails —given by one Shepherd (One). 12 Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them.
13 Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.
“ Hear the end of the matter: ‘Fear, love and trust in God and keep his instructions, for this is the entirety of man.’”
Fear God = PROPER RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM Fear… Love… and Trust in God above all things…
The Six Constant Instructions 1. To believe in God and that he created all things. 2. Not to believe in anything else other than God. 3. To believe in God's Oneness. 4. To fear God. 5. To love God. 6. Not to pursue the passions of your heart and stray after your eyes.
End of the Matter: A Season-less Eternity “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” Matthew 24:35
End of the Matter: A Season-less Eternity Revelation 22 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb
2 through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month.
3 No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. 4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.
5 And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.