Sermon 5-29-16 favorites - Ecclesiastes 3:1-14 – it is good
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
Why I love this passage.
There is a time for everything.
God is in the middle of it all.
It is good.
God made it and said it is good
Anything ELO CCR REO SPEEDWAGON
Music is such a blessing
Eccl 3. It is good!
The raft on the ocean in the river delta [awareness]
Life is a banquet. And the tragedy is that most people are starving to death.
There's a nice story about some people who were on a raft off the coast of Brazil perishing from thirst. They had no idea that the water they were floating on was
the river was coming out into the sea with such force that it went out for a couple of miles, so they had fresh water right there where they were. But they had no idea.
In the same way, we're surrounded with joy, with happiness, with love.
Too many people have no idea of this whatsoever.
Spirituality is about waking up to what God is doing in this world
Repent and accept the good news.
Repent! Wake up!
A time to die
A time to plant. Mom and her trees and plants
How I morphed toward this
How I was not interested in the environment
Now I am a tree hugger
Because god speaks to us thru creation
A time to heal
I celebratet the miracles of woods chapel
A time to laugh
Jokes after softball
A time to mourn
Love hurts –a Russian soldier died, we felt nothing. A father in congo died….
Weeping lasts for the night but joy comes in the morning- psalm 30
You can be in pain and suffer or you can be in pain and not suffer
The dancing gene
I got it
I saw the good thing at the dance
Now I look and see it.. usually
Bryan ferry sings the song- we need to dance with life
search praying for direction…. Should we buy that
Finally – Life is Good!
Romans 8:28, "And we know that God makes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."
All you can see is the middle of God's work, not its end.
He knows the beginning and the end,
Just trust every day that you are in the palm of his hand
He loves you so much.
10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race.
11 He has made everything beautiful in its time.
It is good. It is very good.
He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.
It’s a gift!! It is good!!
It is good!!