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The Seasons of Life

THE CHURCH AND THE SEASONS OF LIFE

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” - Ecclesiastes 3:1

THE SPRING OF LIFE (birth through adolescence)

  • A time of birth, growth, transition, change
  • A time of spiritual dependence
  • A time of spiritual beginnings and learnings
  • Scriptures: Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Job 29:23-34, Hosea 6:3, Luke 18:16-17
  • THE SUMMER OF LIFE (young adult into middle age)

  • A time of activity, structuring, stabilizing, nurturing
  • A time of spiritual formation
  • A time for spiritual cultivation and development
  • Scriptures: Proverb 10:5, Isaiah 28:4-6, Luke 21:29-31, Ephesians 4:14-15, I Corinthians 14:20, James 1:22-25
  • THE AUTUMN OF LIFE (middle age into older years)

  • A time of maturity, experience, stability, structure
  • A time of spiritual examination
  • A time for spiritual review and refinement
  • Scriptures: Jeremiah 5:24, Isaiah 9:3, Psalm 77:11-12,
  • I Corinthians 9:10-11, Hebrews 5:14 and 6:1

    THE WINTER OF LIFE (older years to earthly death)

  • A time of wisdom, warmth, pondering, transition
  • A time of spiritual reflection
  • A time for spiritual affirmation and enhancement
  • Scriptures: Genesis 8:22, Psalm 74:17, Proverb 25:13, Philippians 1:21 and 3:13-21, I Corinthians 15:50-58
  • Dr. Mike McKinney - Pastor

    January 2013