There is a Season (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)

This morning we practiced “extended open worship,” devoting a longer time than usual to listening together in silent worship. Below are the Scripture and queries that helped guide our listening and sharing…

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8: Everything Has Its Time

1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

2 a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
3 a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to throw away;
7 a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.

Queries:

What kind of season are you in right now?

What failures and disappointments did you experience in 2019?

What learnings, opportunities, or joys did you experience in 2019?

What challenges are you anticipating in the coming months?

What kind of support do you need as 2020 begins?