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In Due Season

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Introduction

Explain a story about weather cirumstances and being unprepared.
Explain Jesus having to go through season.
John 7:1–6 NIV
After this, Jesus went around in Galilee. He did not want to go about in Judea because the Jewish leaders there were looking for a way to kill him. But when the Jewish Festival of Tabernacles was near, Jesus’ brothers said to him, “Leave Galilee and go to Judea, so that your disciples there may see the works you do. No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.” For even his own brothers did not believe in him. Therefore Jesus told them, “My time is not yet here; for you any time will do.
Ecclesiastes 3:1–15 NIV
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. What do workers gain from their toil? I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him. Whatever is has already been, and what will be has been before; and God will call the past to account.
Explain what a season is.
Genesis 8:22 NIV
“As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”
I want to ask you a question this evening. We just finished youth camp and summer is now ending so it seems as if the season is changing. Just as seasons change in the physical they also change in the spiritual. So let me ask you. How do you know what season of life you are in? Are you in a grinding season, a dry season, are you in a season of rest. Are you in a season of preperation for a new school or a new job or looking for your godly mate? What season do you find yourself in? I want you to evaluate for a moment.
If you do know what season of life or what timing you are in how do you prepare or get prepared for the season you are in. As we heard from my story, being unprepared in a certain season can have consequences. It is the same in the spiritual world. We sometimes wonder why things aren’t going right spiritually for us? Are you prepared spiritually for the season you are in? Are you handling correctly the season you are in?

Preparing for the change of season

So what do we as believers do to prepare for when the seasons of our lives change? A lot of us are pretty young still and the seasons changes haven’t been as drastic, but what can we do now?
There are 3 things I want us to remember when preparing for the seasons of our lives.
God has a purpose.
This one could be the hardest to figure out and sometimes we don’t see it maybe even in our liftetime, but just as God has purposed your life and existence, He purposes the seasons you go through.
Romans 8:28 NIV
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
2. God has a process
2. God has a process
2 Corinthians 3:18 NIV
And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3
The whole need for the process is that we are being transformed more and more into the image of Christ. Into glory
3. God has a promise.
3. God has a promise.
You think ok David so knowing these things is good. So how do we prepare?
Who better to look to than Jesus. I think a lot of us lack a deep rooting into community and the body. The reason Jesus was able to handle the seasons of His life and ministry so well is because He was rooted into the father and the Spirit. He knew that he wasn’t able to do it alone and so he was sure to root in.
You ask well He was God. True, but He was also man and had to endure the same things that man had to and more.
So how did Jesus root in?
Matthew 14:23 NIV
After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone,
Jesus was intentional
He was alone
Matthew 6:6 NIV
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
3. He was consumed (explain)
Hebrews 12:28–29 NIV
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”
Hebrews 12:28 NIV
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,

Let your season experience help others

Let your season experience help others
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