It’s a familiar verse that crossed over from the Book of Ecclesiastes to a Pete Seeger penned folk-tune-gone-pop in the late 50s. “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven,” the lyrics echo from the wisdom of a writer going by the name of Qoheleth. The scripture and the song both serve as reminders that these differing seasons of our life, whether joyful or painful, may both pass just like vapor, and yet they might still be of use to advance a divine purpose.
During the next four weeks, we’re going to take a look at how God uses seasons and circumstances to bring about good for us, and for the ideals of God’s kingdom. We’ll take some time to look at what we mean when we say “God is sovereign,” and how that can be a great comfort and help to us in times of uncertainty. We’ll spend time with instances where events intended for harm were redeemed by God to bring about wonderful outcomes that ripple from antiquity to today. We’ll look at what it means to be in relationship with a God who lovingly creates us in the divine image, who fills our lives with incredible purpose, and who gives us a longing that will be ultimately satisfied in eternity.
As we continue our journey into 2019, it’s my hope that our deepening understanding of God’s unstoppable grace and rescue will fill our hearts with an unshakable and contagious peace.
February 10th: Creation - Genesis 1:24-31
February 17th: Meant for Good - Genesis 50:14-21
February 24th: A New Creation - Revelation 21:1-7, 22-27
March 3rd: There Is A Season - Ecclesiastes 3:1-12
Please join us each weekend throughout this series. Make this a season of hope as we spend time together with our God!
Yours in Christ,