A Time to Uproot


A Time to Uproot

Introduction: Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

I. Why uproot and plant?  The Problems of Living in a Techno-gadget World:


II. How do I know if there’s a problem?

A. The Need for Assessment:

  1. Self-assessment (Lamentations 3:40):
  2. Assessment from Others:
    a. God (Psalm 139:23-24):
    b. Friends and Family (Galatians 6:1-2):


III. How to Do a Self-assessment:

A. Pray and ask God to show you if there is a problem (James 1:5).

B. Ask yourself some hard questions.

C. Invite feedback from those you love and trust (Proverbs 27:9).


IV. Uprooting and Planting: Removal and Replacement (Matthew 6:33):

A. Pursue God (2 Chronicles 16:9; Deuteronomy 6:13-14; Psalm 1:2-3).

B. Be still (Psalm 46:10).

C. Get help.

  1. From God (Psalm 46:1):
  2. From Godly Friends and Family (Ecclesiastes 4:12; 2 Timothy 2:22):


For Discussion and Reflection:

1) What do I need to remove/uproot in my life?

2) What am I going to replace/plant instead?

3) How am I going to accomplish this?