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until Jesus

WHY THE WORLD NEEDS JESUS Ecclesiastes 3:20-22 20 We all go to one place. All are from the dust, and to dust we all return. 21 Who knows whether the breath of man goes upward and the breath of the … Continue reading

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testing time

Ecclesiastes 3:16-19 16 Again, I saw under the sun that in the place where justice was expected, there was wickedness, and in the place where righteousness was expected, there was wickedness. 17 I said in my heart, God will judge … Continue reading

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LIFE MATTERS Ecclesiastes 3:12-15 12 I figured out that there is nothing better for them than to be joyous and to do good as long as they live; 13 also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in … Continue reading

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the illusion of permanence

HOW BALANCED IS YOUR LIFE? Ecclesiastes 3:9-11 9 What payoff does the worker get from his work? 10 I have seen the responsibility that God has given to the children of Adam to be busy with. 11 He has made … Continue reading

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what time is it?

TODAY’S PRAYER CHALLENGE Ecclesiastes 3:5-8 5 a time to fling away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to abstain from embracing; 6 a time to pursue, and a time to destroy; … Continue reading

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our time DNA

OUR MOMENTS OF RESPONSE ARE ENCODED WITHIN US. Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 1 For everything a moment exists, and a time for every pleasure under the sky: 2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, … Continue reading

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learning to trust

Ecclesiastes 3:9-22 All go to one place: Sheol, the state of death.  This is not altogether bad news.  It puts us into a place where we must depend on God for a resurrection.  We have to learn to trust that … Continue reading

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under control?

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 We began the year looking at this text and thinking about how we do not know what is going to happen.  We have no control over the events, but do we have control over our reactions to them?  … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 Wisdom is not about changing the environment so that things happen the way we want them to.  Wisdom embraces the world around it, and lets the time determine itself.  Wisdom wants to laugh, but is ready to cry.  … Continue reading

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what the new year offers

Eccl. 3:1-8.  The new year offers a chance to commit myself to doing some of the things I wanted to, but never got around to last year. I have 365 days to turn my life around — lose that weight, … Continue reading

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