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Now is the Time, Part 5: Weep | Laugh
Archived – June 5, 2022
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Ecclesiastes 3:4

Now is the Time, Part 5: Weep | Laugh

June 5, 2022 / Brian Behrends, Creative Pastor / Ecclesiastes 3:4

Brian Behrends, Creative Pastor

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,
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,
7 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.

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Romans 12:15 (New American Standard Bible)
Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.

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John 11:32–36
32 When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”
       33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. 34 “Where have you laid him?” he asked.
       “Come and see, Lord,” they replied.
       35 Jesus wept.
       36 Then the Jews said, “See how he loved him!”

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Revelation 21:4
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.

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Small Group Questions

  1. What’s the hardest you can remember laughing? How did it make you feel?
  2. Is it easy or difficult for you to express your emotions? What do you miss out on when you keep them to yourself?
  3. Why do you think Jesus wept even though he knew he was going to heal Lazarus?
  4. Are you someone who naturally empathizes and enters into people’s sadness or is your tendency to point people toward the good that God is doing in the moment?
  5. Have you ever tried memorizing scripture? If so, how has it impacted your life and your walk with the Lord?
  6. How can we pray for you right now and throughout the week?

 

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