Time and Eternity

Lesson 3

Redeeming The Time


Ephesians 5:16 "Redeeming the time, because the days are evil."

1. Because the days are evil, what are we to do with our time?

to question 1.

Psalms 90:12 "So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom."

2. To apply our hearts to wisdom, we must do what?

to question 2.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:"

3. Is there a time for ever purpose?

to question 3.

Ecclesiastes 3:2-8 "A time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate;
a time of war, and a time of peace."

4. In Ecclesiastes 3:2Ė 8 how many things of time are listed?

to question 4.

Luke 12:56 "Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?"

5. Are we to discern the time of prophecy?

to question 5.

Romans 13:11 " And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed."

6. True or False: We will become more active in serving God, when we know the time of prophecy.

to question 6.

2 Corinthians 6:2 "(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)"

7. When is the time for a person to be saved, now or later?

to question 7.

James 4:14 "Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away."

8. In relation to eternity, our time on Earth is as what?

to question 8.

Ecclesiastes 7:17 "Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?"

9. Can a person die before their time?

to question 9.

Romans 8:13 "For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live."

10. List some things you can do to shorten you life span:

A.

to question 10A.

Acts 5:1-11, "1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,
2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostlesí feet.
3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.
5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.
6 And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him.
7 And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in.
8 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much.
9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.
10 Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.
11 And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things."

B.

to question 10B.

Luke 12:15 "And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a manís life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth."

C.

to question 10C.

Ecclesiastes 7:17 "Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?"

D.

to question 10D.

2 Kings 20:6 "And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant Davidís sake."

11. In 2 Kings 20:1-6 King Hezekiah was appointed to die, but God added how many years to his life?

to question 11.

Proverbs 3:1-2 "My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee."

12. List some things you can do to add days and years to your life:

A.

to question 12A.

Ephesians 6:2 "Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth."

B.

to question 12B.

Proverbs 10:27 "The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened."

C.

NOTE: A saved person can go to Heaven early and a lost person can go to hell early.

to question 12C.

Ecclesiastes 9:12 "For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them."

13. Can a person know for sure when they might die?

to question 13.

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