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EPHESIANS 5:15-17. Redeeming The Time Ephesians 5:15-17 N.T. Greek used two specific words to deal with the concepts inherent in time Chronos -- …"a space.

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1 EPHESIANS 5:15-17

2 Redeeming The Time Ephesians 5:15-17 N.T. Greek used two specific words to deal with the concepts inherent in time Chronos -- …"a space of time," whether short…or long…; or a succession of "times," shorter…or longer …"times eternal;" or duration of "time"…"while" (AV, "as long as"), lit., "for whatever time. [W.E. Vines] Chronology, Chronic, Anachronism, Etc.

3 Redeeming The Time Ephesians 5:15-17 TICK TOCK TICK TOCK TICK TIME YEARS MONTHS WEEKS DAYS HOURS MINUTES SECONDS Ps. 90:10 Ex. 13:4 Gen. 29:27 Gen. 1 Mt. 20:1-12 Chronos

4 Redeeming The Time Ephesians 5:15-17 N.T. Greek used two specific words to deal with the concepts inherent in time Chronos – chronology, past/future, quantitative Kairos – primarily "due measure, due proportion," when used of "time," signified "a fixed or definite period, a season," sometimes an opportune or sea- sonable "time,…season;…opportunity. considered as something dead, not truly existent; eternity is essentially the lack of chronos When weve been there ten thousand years bright shining as the sun, Weve no less days to sing Gods praise than when we first begun! from Amazing Grace

5 Redeeming The Time Ephesians 5:15-17 As we have opportunity Gal. 6:10 TIME In due season Gal. 6:9 In due time Rom. 5:6 the times and the seasons 1 Thess. 5:1 Kairos

6 Redeeming The Time Ephesians 5:15-17 N.T. Greek used two specific words to deal with the concepts inherent in time Chronos – chronology, past/future, quantitative Kairos –nowness, an opportune time, qualitative considered as living time, the ever-existent moment; the opportunity of NOW; the essence of eternity

7 Redeeming The Time Ephesians 5:15-17 N.T. Greek used two specific words to deal with the concepts inherent in time 1 Thess. 5:1-2 – But concerning the times and seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you… [cp. Acts 1:6-8] Understanding our responsibility toward Kairos details of time unimportant; you have work to do! Gal. 6:9-10 – And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.

8 Redeeming The Time Ephesians 5:15-17 N.T. Greek used two specific words to deal with the concepts inherent in time 1 Thessalonians 5:1-2; Galatians 6:9-10 Understanding our responsibility toward Kairos Ephesians 5:15-17: See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Redeeming the Kairos

9 Redeeming The Time Ephesians 5:15-17 Redeem = buying up for ourselves We must make the season we are given truly OURS – Ps 90:10; Ec 9:10; John 9:4 With what shall we buy up kairos? We must redeem kairos from whatever less important goals that our chronos might be going to serve! Chronos is limited, we must use it wisely: Ep. 5:15-17; Mk. 4:18-19

10 Work 8 hours

11 Work 8 hours Sleep 6 ½ hours Family Time 2 ½ hours Spiritual 4 hours

12 Work 8 hours Sleep 6 ½ hours Family Time 2 ½ hours Spiritual 4 hours Extra Time for God!! CHRONOSCHRONOS

13 God In Christ Col. 3:17 Work 8 hours Extra Time for God!! KAIROSKAIROS

14 Redeeming The Time Ephesians 5:15-17 Many things can happen in ONE day! Luke 12:16-21 – Death! Hebrews 3:13 – Exhortation OR Hardening Matthew 25:13 – The Lords Return! 2 Corinthians 6:2 – Salvation! Matthew 5: Reconciliation

15 Redeeming The Time Ephesians 5:15-17 How will YOU use this moment you have been given? Will you allow this moment of chronos to pass into oblivion, or will you seize it, and use it as kairos for God? Today is the acceptable time – Today is the day of salvation! Wont you be a part of that?

16 Sermon Concept by Buddy Payne Charts and graphs borrowed/modified without permission solely for use in preaching and teaching exclusively with Ashley Heights church of Christ and for use on this affiliated website.


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