Scripture: Ecclesiastes Ecclesiastes It is interesting that several thousand years ago Solomon penned these words that seem so appropriate for us today. A time to be born and a time to die. We know that we are creatures of time by the way we set our clocks and watches so that we will know what hour it is.
We have schedules and appointments set by dates on a calendar. We know larger amounts of time by measuring the months and years. We also know the seasons of Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. But perhaps time should be measured in more than hours, or days or years. We have already mentioned some dates here today. We have a measurement of time. Perhaps our lives should be measured by the relationships that we have with others.
You are family, are friends and you have come to say goodby to someone you knew. That is important and I commend you for being here today. But let me ask, what time is it for you today? There is a time weep and a time to mourn. You have lost a love one - and it hurts. Please do not deny your feelings - grieve long and grieve full.
For when you grieve healing takes place. Today also I would say is a time of remembering. I have often told people that funerals are bitter sweet because they are. They are bitter because you have lost a loved one - they are sweet because you have so many memories that you can share. I am thankful God has made us with the capacity to remember. Today is also a day of comfort. I go to prepare a place for you. And I will return to take you with me.
If you believe in me. He who faced death himself - and conquered it - will never leave us. The tomb where they laid him is empty. There is no-one there. And the scripture tells us that if we believe in him we will be raised also.
And so I ask again. What time is it? It is a time of grieving - it is also a time or remembering and it can also be a time of comfort if we but trust in Jesus. Scriptures: Ecclesiastes Larry Fugett. Post Reply Cancel. Dave March.
David Kyllo.John NIV. Sermons on John Collection: Christ's Triumphant Resurrection. The Easter Challenge. Against All Odds. This Is Love. Come Alive. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. How much time do you spend with God on a daily basis? Scripture: Jeremiah Denomination: Christian Church. It began when Scripture: Psalms When the Bible speaks of the heart, it speaks of our inner mental and emotional state. I will give you five peacemakers of the heart over the course of the next several we.
Sometimes, when floods come, they will carry away houses, cars, furniture, etc. Yet, the giant oak tree stands unmoved. Why is this? Scripture: Genesis Denomination: Bible Church. Denomination: Baptist. In our society the present is often overlooked.
In our lives we may be too busy living to pay attention to the present, as we ought. Scripture: Isaiah Denomination: Lutheran.
Denomination: Charismatic. Paul provided us with significant bits of information about the End Times and the coming of the Antichrist. Things can change quickly in modern society.Psalm It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course!
Each of us has such a bank. Its name is TIME. Every morning, it credits you with 86, seconds. Every night it writes off as lost whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose.
It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day. There is no going back. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness, and success! The clock is running. Make the most of today. I heard a story about a man who worked at a factory. One of his main jobs was to blow the factory whistle at to indicate the workday was over. He walked to work each day and passed a jewelry store where a beautiful grandfather clock was displayed in the window.
Every morning, he stopped and set his pocket watch to match the time on the grandfather clock. One morning the storeowner was out front sweeping the sidewalk and the factory worker asked him how he kept such accurate time on the grandfather clock.
Many frustrated people seem to always fight the clock, habitually, as a way of life. They stay up late, then they sleep as late as they can and then rush frantically to school or work, gulping down an unhealthy breakfast in the car, applying their make-up or using a razor at the stoplight, talking on their cell phone at the same time. Although He was doing the most important job in history redeeming the worldand although He knew He only had a few years to do it, He never ran.
He made time to consider the flowers and the birds of the air.Jump to navigation. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end. And there is a time for every event under heaven". Christians go through some of the greatest changes. First we are blind, dead sinners. Then we are made alive.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-15, A Time for Everything
Then we discover more of our sinfulness and God continues to change our hearts. God wants to make our hearts more like his. Change can be quite good. Change stretches you. It challenges you by causing you to grow through the trials and tribulations of life.
Change keeps you from getting bored. Boring job cutting foam rubber. Are you the same person you were 10 years ago? Even though there are things that are contradictory, each has its place. What if one day he were nice and another day he was mean.LIFE IS SHORT - Live Every Day for God - Billy Graham Inspirational & Motivational Video
Or what if he altered between merciful and judgmental, or one day he decided to answer occurs in the next he did not. I thank God that he is unchangeable. That means you can count on Him to always be there and to do the right thing.
He wont' change His mind about you. God has set everything for its time so enjoy yourself. You should make the best of each event and of each season of change.
You should enjoy your life. It's okay to have fun as a Christian. Enjoy your children if you have them.
Enjoy your car, your home, your health, and enjoy the fact that we have had a good church here that has done well and worshiped God. Enjoy going fishing, shopping at the mall, washing dishes, coming to church, etc.
Sermon illustrations: Time
God has made every thing beautiful in his time. Even the painful things are set in place by God Everything has its purpose, even the cold winter storms that bring rain. You must wait with patience for the full revelation of God's mysterious providence.
All you can see is the middle of God's work, not its end. He knows the beginning from the end and He has you where He wants you. But also, set aside place in your heart where you trust God to provide all of your needs because he loves you so much. So, I will leave you with v. The Bible will still have the answers.John NIV. Sermons on John Collection: Christ's Triumphant Resurrection.
The Easter Challenge. Against All Odds. This Is Love. Come Alive. Time management is not about doing more things, it's about doing the right things. Time management is really about life management. These principles from God's Word will enable you to make the most of your time. Scripture: Psalms Denomination: Baptist. Then when they are offered an opportunity to do something that Scripture: John How can I manage my time in order to make the most of my life for God?
A sermon that looks at the use of time looking at the lives of Noah and Jesus for inspiration - borrows from both the internet and sermon central. Time Management. This morning I want to talk about the most dangerous weapon in the world that is forged against the church and the Kingdom of God. Do you know that the misuse of this weapon by Christians is a primary Scripture: Genesis These principles will help you make it through what might otherwise seem like an overwhelming situation.
Scripture: Romans Scripture: Luke Here are five key principles of time management. Scripture: MatthewColossians Scripture: Daniel Points on Time Management: 1. Scripture: Ephesians Let us address a real problem, time management. Many budget their money but few hold themselves to a Godly time management system. We will be accountable. He who kills times, kills himself. Denomination: Assembly Of God. How would you like to receive a check everyday? It would be the same amount as everyone else in the world.
No matter how you spent it, you would get the same amount the next day and the next day. Well each and every one of us gets the same amount of time everyday. Denomination: Wesleyan. When you give Christ your life you really mean your time as that is what comprises a life. He is jealous of time as well.John NIV.
Sermons on John Collection: Christ's Triumphant Resurrection. The Easter Challenge.
Against All Odds. This Is Love. Come Alive. Fifth and final in series Slowing Down. This message looks at the illusions and distortions we hold regarding the use of our time and how they keep us from being available.
Scripture: John Denomination: Free Methodist. A sermon I delivered on the urgency of the call of God based on Acts 1. It is time By pastor Fernando Cabrera Acts 1 1. What is the heartbeat of the Father? What moves the Father? What is God seeking after? We cannot understand Scripture: Acts Why am I here? What plans does God have for me? I am only me. Can I? Esther is a story about a beautiful young lady. A young lady that was used to save a nation.
God wants to use us in His ministry and work. Did you hear Scripture: Esther Denomination: Baptist. Scripture: Psalms Denomination: Assembly Of God. Every person has a purpose they created for, a task to accomplish.
In the movie Dead Poets Society the character played by Robin Williams is an english teacher in a private boys school. Denomination: Pentecostal. A close look at how much time we spend with God. Joshua - Sun Stand Still. But boy have I struggled with what to preach on.
Do You Know What Time It Is?
From grace to eternity, from Jesus to Jehoshophat, from Genesis well ok I must admit not Scripture: Joshua Denomination: Christian Church.
A sermon about greed, materialism and the Prosperity Gospel.Sermon illustrations: Time. TimeQuote. Frustrated with TimePriority. Wasted Years Someone once observed that a wasted life is really nothing more than a collection of wasted days New YearCharacterWorkTime. TimePriorityParentingFathersChildren. Too Busy To Pray I got up early one morning and rushed right into the day! TimePriorityPrayerPoetry. Hunt made millions as a Texas oilman. He was an aggressive businessman with little regard for TimeSalvation.
Here is the estimate: Sleep— TimePerspectiveStatistic. Lack of Communication in Marriage Married couples spend an average of MarriageCommunicationTime.
Dale Earnhardt, also known as SalvationTimeWarning. Death Accepts No Substitutes President Wilson once received a call in the middle of the night from a civil servant who informed HumorPresidentTimeDeath. Living in Overtime A big-time sports fan was watching a football game with his grandchildren.
He had just turned ChildrenHumorTime. Preparing at the Last Minute A minister waited in line to have his car filled with gas just before a long holiday weekend. HumorSalvationTime. TimeMoney. What Time Is it for You In the book Time for God, there is a mathematically calculated schedule which compares a lifetime TimeSin. Mail and was sentenced to be hanged TimeSoulwinningSalvation.