Family Life - Week 3 - The Empty Nest
Key Scripture: Mark 1:16-20 (NIV)
16 As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen.
17 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”
18 At once they left their nets and followed him.
19 When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets.
20 Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.
Sleeps but rests not.
Loved but was loved not.
Tried to please, but pleased not.
Died as she lived--alone.
Key Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (NIV)
1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the
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.
Key Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)
16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Key Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV)
1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
Key Scripture: Ephesians 6:4 (NIV)
4 … do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Key Scripture: Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)
6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
Key Scripture: Hebrews 4:14-16 (NIV)
14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has
ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we
15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.
16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may
receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Key Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NIV)
12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Key Scripture: Matthew 26:36-39 (NIV)
36 Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”
37 He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled.
38 Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of
death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”
39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”