Now is the Time, Part 2: Plant | Uproot

May 15, 2022 / Grant Fishbook, Lead Teaching Pastor

Grant Fishbook, Lead Teaching Pastor

When it comes to the seasons of life,
it’s not a question of , it’s a question of .

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
1 There is a time for everything, 
       and a season for every activity under the sun:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
       a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal, 
       a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
       a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
       a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
       a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
       a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 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? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. 11 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.

Every season you face, no matter how painful or joyful,
will become beautiful in God’s and .

There is a time to plant and time to uproot.
– Ecclesiastes 3:2b

The Truth of Planting
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. – Galatians 6:7-10

24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. – John 12:24

There is a time to plant and time to uproot.
– Ecclesiastes 3:2b

Four opportunities to uproot:

the soil

The is never released until a .
Therefore, now is the time…

Small Group Questions
  1. Have you ever grown anything? What was it?
  2. Do you have any experience gardening? What is one principle of gardening that has been a life lesson for you?
  3. What are you committed to planting in your soul during this season of life? What are you committed to uprooting from your soul in this season of life?
  4. Read the passage from Galatians 6. How has the truth of this passage shown up in your life both positively and negatively?
  5. Read the last section of the outline about four opportunities to uproot. Which of these four activities are you doing right now in obedience to God’s call in this season of life?
  6. How can we pray for you right now and throughout the week?


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