Weekly Reading for May 9th – May 15th
Preparing for Next Week’s MessageSermon Series: Ecclesiastes: What Matters Most
Sermon Title: What Matters Most and Lasts Forever?
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on May 16, 2021:
- SUNDAY: Ecclesiastes 1-2,
- MONDAY: Ecclesiastes 3,
- TUESDAY: Ecclesiastes 4-5,
- WEDNESDAY: Ecclesiastes 6-7,
- THURSDAY: Ecclesiastes 8-9,
- FRIDAY: Ecclesiastes 10-11,
- SATURDAY: Ecclesiastes 12,
Reflecting on the Most Recent SermonSermon Series: Ecclesiastes: What Matters Most
Sermon Title: Learn the Lesson of Timing
Delivered On: May 9, 2021
VIEW SERMON NOTES
Memorize and Reflect
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
Prayer DirectionThank God for bringing order, rhythm, and seasons to your life. Pray for wisdom to live and follow His wise plan every day. Identify one of the lessons from this message that resonate with you in this season of your life and pray for the power to follow God’s will in this area of your life.
“Live It!” ChallengeCourage to Hate, Kill, and Go to War – We have a real enemy of our soul who loves to steal, kill, and destroy. If we don’t take him seriously, we will lose the spiritual battles we face. Take time to identify a way that Satan is working to bring destruction in your life, home, the life of a friend, or our world. Pray for courage to stand against the work of the enemy. Lift up prayers for the power of Jesus to be unleashed and the work of the devil to be destroyed. Then, ask God to show you what action you need to take to battle against the work of the enemy. Take action as the Lord leads.
(Note - This is not a call for a physical attack on others, but for a spiritual battle against the devil and his plans for the world).
Small Group Discussion
What are some of the natural seasons and rhythms God has instituted that you notice and appreciate in the flow of your life and in our world?
Read: Ecclesiastes 3:1-2
What are ways we can honor and protect life (Personally and as a church)?
What are specific ways we can go to war against Satan and His work in our lives and the world? How can we stand together in these battles and win victories for Jesus?
Read: Ecclesiastes 3:4
What are some of the things Christians should celebrate and rejoice in? What is a way you could celebrate as a group?
Why is mourning so important for Christians and how can we learn to mourn more with each other?
Read: Ecclesiastes 3:6 How do we know when it is time to give up and move on? What are some consequences if we can’t learn to do this?
Read: Ecclesiastes 3:7
How can silence and knowing when to be quiet actually honor God and bless others?
What are times Christians should speak up more and let their voices be heard for the glory of Jesus?
What is one wise step forward that you believe God is calling you to take after studying Ecclesiastes chapter three? How can your group members pray for you as you take this step?