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The Season Of Loss (2 of 7)
The Seasons of Life
Dr. Stan Coffey
Well, it's good to see you here this morning. If you have your bulletin, take out the outline of today's message that you'll find, "The Seasons of Life, Part 3." And we're going to talk today about "The Season of Loss" as we continue to talk about the different seasons of life. Our theme is from Ecclesiastes, where the writer says, "There's a time for every activity under heaven and a season for everything that happens." And as we looked two weeks ago at the overview, then last Sunday Brother George brought a message on the season of parenting, and we'll look at the different seasons of life. But today we're going to talk about The Season of Loss.
You know, it's very sobering when you look around and you realize that very few things in this life are permanent. Life constantly presents us with changes and with challenges. And just about the time we think we have everything in order, something else happens, and our life is different because of something we lost. As I said in my prayer, we know that we can lose that which makes us feels secure. We can lose our health; we can lose our job; we lose marriages; we lose children; we lose our finances. There are so many things in life that can be lost. And we can lose loved ones. Today if you're not in a season of loss, then this message will be preventative for you. If you are in a season of loss, I pray that it will be therapeutic and healing for you. But if you're not in a season of loss, one day you will be. Your time is coming, because that is a part of life. And so we're going to look at the reasons for life losses and also the responses to life losses.
First of all, notice Ecclesiastes 8:14: "There is something else meaningless that occurs on earth: righteous men who get what the wicked deserve, and wicked men who get what the righteous deserve. This too, I say, is meaningless." And then in another t ...
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