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TITLE: Redeeming the Time TEXT: Eph 5: 11 17 MINISTERING:Pst.Funwa Akinmade INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS TIME?

? Time is one of the most important things in life... Every man is born equal. Time differentiates between success and failure... Concept of African Time WHY IS TIME SO IMPORTANT? A: Time cannot be reversed or reclaimed Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment B: God's work is based on precise timing Ecc 3.1, Genesis 18:14 C. It gives us an opportunity to de-populate the Kingdom of hell! Colossians 4v5: WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON TIME-WASTERS A: Distractions e.g. gisting, chatting, passing time. 2 Tim 2: 16 Examples: home videos etc B: Urgent tasks e.g. emergencies , traffic and other unexpected events Examples: what do you do while waiting ? Read a book? C: Poor planning (quiet time) D: So many others! SO HOW DO I REDEEM THE TIME? 1. Treat time like money (imagine paying N1, 000 for every hour of "gisting") 2. Ignore distractions and distracters 2Tim2:4 3. Make the most of every opportunity 1Cor16:8-9 8 4. Ensure you plan ahead Prov6.6-8 6 CONCLUSION Men talk of killing TIME, while in reality TIME kills men (ANONYMOUS) Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts (HCSB)

"Redeeming The Time"

By Pst.Funwa Akinmade