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Now is the Time: The Teacher
March 14, 2021

Now is the Time: The Teacher

March 14, 2021

 

“Now Is The Time: The Teacher”

Ecclesiastes 3:1-15
Sunday, March 14, 2021

Pastor Mike Bailey

Introduction

Solomon, son of King David, writes the book of Ecclesiastes and asks the reader to consider what aspects of life define who and where they are. Ecclesiastes speaks to the tasks, attitudes, uncertainties, wealth, wisdom, education, relationships, politics and pleasures of the era they lived in. Through all the wisdom and experience that he had in life, Solomon’s response to it all was that life was heh’bel (vapor or vanity). A vapor is here one moment and gone the next, appearing solid but passing easily through our fingers. Vapor can go quickly from impairing your vision to fading so that you can see the world clearly around you. The Teacher in Ecclesiastes challenges us to understand that life itself is like a vapor, and to be aware of our fading time as we prepare for our eternal future. Now is the time to understand and to find an answer.

March 14: Now Is The Time: The Teacher (Ecclesiastes 3:1-15)

March 21: Now Is The Time: The Savior (2 Corinthians 6:2) 

March 28: Piercing Word: The Passion Musical

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1. Everything now is time.

a. Kairos: of time.

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Galatians 6:9

So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. 1 Peter 1:6

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b. Chronos: of time.

After spending some time in Antioch, Paul went back through Galatia and Phrygia, visiting and strengthening all the believers. Acts 18:23

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2. Eternity is of time.

a. God is the of time.

But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day. 2 Peter 3:8

But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. Galatians 4:4

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b. God is the of time.

Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God. Psalm 90:2

But Moses protested, “If I go to the people of Israel and tell them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ they will ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what should I tell them?” God replied to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. Say this to the people of Israel: I AM has sent me to you.”
Exodus 3:13-14

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3. We all receive the same of time.

a. That time has .

God blesses the one who reads the words of this prophecy to the church, and he blesses all who listen to its message and obey what it says, for the time is near. Revelation 1:3

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b. That time is .

“Look, I will come as unexpectedly as a thief! Blessed are all who are watching for me, who keep their clothing ready so they will not have to walk around naked and ashamed.” Revelation 16:15

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4. God calls us to be with our time.

a. In our daily .

So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. 

Ephesians 5:15-17

Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone. Colossians 4:5-6

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b. In our .

“We must quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the one who sent us. The night is coming, and then no one can work.”  John 9:4

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5. There will be an to time.

as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. Ephesians 1:10 (ESV)

Closing: Our time on earth is limited, what will you do with the time you have now?

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