Paris church of Christ May 20, 2012 We’re glad you’re here!
“Light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to see the sun. • So if a person lives many years, let him rejoice in them all; but let him remember that the days of darkness will be many. All that comes is vanity.” Ecclesiastes 11:7-8
“No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. • By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. • And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.” 1 John 4:12-14
“No document is legal, no check is cashable, and no business receipt has any value until it includes the number of years that have passed since the birth of Jesus.” - L. C. Gray
THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT TIME IS LINEAR Ecclesiastes 3:2 Hebrews 9:27 2 Peter 3:10
WE NEED TO SPEND QUALITY TIME Ecclesiastes 5:18-20
CHRISTIANS VIEW TIME DIFFERENTLY Ecclesiastes 2:24-26; 3:12-14 Ecclesiastes 9:7-9
WE WILL GIVE AN ACCOUNT TO GOD OF OUR TIME-MANAGEMENT • Ecclesiastes 3:17. 5:7. 8:12-13. • “Righteous” or a related word is used in Ecclesiastes some 11 times. • “Wicked” or “wickedness” is used 12 times. • Ecclesiastes 12:7; 13-14.
Suggestions: • Get a calendar and use it. • Don’t procrastinate! • Breaking tasks into small bite-size pieces. • Listen to the Bible on a CD. • Don’t become a slave to electronic devices. • Work first; play second. • Don’t get distracted with the urgent.
Paris church of Christ Take home message: Use your time wisely.