21 Ecclesiastes

Objective
There is a right time for everything.

Ice Breaker
Play a game where timing is important.

Bible Card

  • Author: Solomon
  • Type: Wisdom
  • Written: 450 BC
  • No. Chapters: 10
  • O.T. Book No.: 21

Study
Read Ecclesiastes 3v1-8

What different times are there?
A time to play?
A time to go to church?
A time to get up?
A time to laugh and a time to cry.

The things we do need to be appropriate for the time.

If someone tells a joke, you can laugh.
For example, tell this joke. There was a very emotional wedding. Even the cake was in tiers (tears).

If someone is upset, do you try to comfort them or laugh?
In this case, it would be inappropriate to laugh.

We need to be wise and do the things that need to be done at the right time. Make good choices.

Use your time well, not just for yourself, but for God and others.

Need time for:
– Getting enough sleep. Psalm 127v2
– Prayer and meditation
– Working hard
– Exercise and looking after the body
– Eating and drinking healthy food.
– A good shower.
– Looking after your appearance.
– Listen to and read good things
– Focus on good friendships and quality relationships.
– Do good things.
– Play (not out of proportion).

Play ‘The Seekers’ song. For every season, turn, turn, turn. A time for every purpose under heaven. I play it on an old record player.

Craft
Make a clock and add activities to the numbers.
Write on it – “There is a time for everything. Eccl 3v1”.