Now is the Time, Part 13: Love | Hate

July 31, 2022 /

Grant Fisbhook, Lead Teaching 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.

Our focus for today:
There is a time to love, and a time to hate.


Now is the time to love what God loves:

God loves (John 3:16)
God loves people who are from Him.  (Romans 5:8)
God loves people who Him. (Proverbs 8:17)
God loves those who choose the .  (Psalm 146:8, Proverbs 15:9)
God loves a .  (2 Corinthians 9:7)
God loves those who Him.  (Psalm 103:11, Deuteronomy 7:9)
God loves those who fairly. (Psalm 37:28, Deuteronomy 32:4)


Now is the time to hate what God hates:
     There are six things the Lord hates,
          seven that are detestable to him:
              haughty ,
                  a lying ,
                     that shed innocent blood
                          a that devises wicked schemes,
                               that are quick to rush into evil,
                                    a false  who pours out lies
                                         and a person who stirs up in the community.
                                            Proverbs 6:16-19


The Questions:
Do I love what God loves?
Do I hate what God hates?



Small Group Questions

  1. What do you love? What do you hate? Why?
  2. Look at the list of what God loves. Do you struggle aligning with God’s heart on any of the list above?
  3. Look at the list of what God hates. Do you struggle with any of the sins on God’s list?
  4. The word “hate” is a strong word. Why do you believe God chose that word to assign to these seven sins?
  5. What is one way you can join God in his passion for both lists this coming week?
  6. How can we pray for you right now and throughout the week?


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