Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Necessary Endings: Uprooting and Tearing Down (Ecclesiastes 3)

If you could make more time in your day, what would you like to do?

Read Ecclesiastes 3:1-13. 

Which verse in this passage is your favorite? Why?

Use one or two sentences to summarize this passage.

What do you think it means that God makes all things beautiful in His time (verse 11)? What is something difficult you have seen God turn into a beautiful thing?

According to these verses, tearing down and uprooting are not always bad things. When have you seen someone else grow by tearing down or uprooting things in their life?

What examples in the Bible have you seen of tearing down or uprooting for good?

Read Colossians 3:5-14. How are these verses similar to Ecclesiastes 3?

Colossians 3 lists several things Christians should get rid of. Which items on this list do you thing are most prevalent among Christians today?

With which items on this list do you sometimes struggle? 

When have you needed to tear down or uproot in your own life?

If you were going to end one bad habit in your life today, what would it be?

What is one step you can take this week to begin that journey? How can you ask others to pray for you in this endeavor?

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