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Ecclesiastes 4 - NIV

7 Again I saw something meaningless under the sun:

8

There was a man all alone;
he had neither son nor brother.
There was no end to his toil,
yet his eyes were not content with his wealth.
“For whom am I toiling,” he asked,
“and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?”
This too is meaningless—
a miserable business!

9

Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:

10 If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.

11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?

12 Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Advancement Is Meaningless




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Rick Burdette avatar
Strength in Numbers
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Oct, 2016
Summary: Strength, Unity, Purpose, Encouragement
Derrick Tuper avatar
Strength in Numbers
Shared by: Derrick Tuper on Sep, 2016
Summary: In Ecc. 4:9-12 Solomon talks about the benefits of relationships. He gives reasons why two are better than one. No matter what kind of relationship you have: church, family, friends or romantic, there’s great value where two or more are gathered.
Elmer Towns avatar
Praying with Others Lesson 3
Shared by: Elmer Towns on Sep, 2016
Summary: Praying with others is both powerful and practical to get answers to prayers
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 39
Matthew Botha avatar
Better together Part 3
Shared by: Matthew Botha on Apr, 2016
Summary: God has accepted you through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ. In this message we learn how to develop a culture of acceptance
Matthew Botha avatar
The stretcher principle
Shared by: Matthew Botha on Mar, 2016
Summary: God carries us and the prayers of other believers also carry us when we cannot or are too weak to carry ourselves
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 429
Matthew Botha avatar
Three strands
Shared by: Matthew Botha on Mar, 2016
Summary: God wants you to live relationally with other people and not in isolation
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 435
Davon Huss avatar
You've Got a Friend
Shared by: Davon Huss on Aug, 2015
Summary: There are 4 situations that tell how true a friend is from Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (Outline and material adapted from Sermon Central's Emil Boniog at: http://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/do-you-have-a-true-friend-emil-boniog-sermon-on-character-89366.asp)
Michael Deutsch avatar
The Need for Community
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Jul, 2015
Summary: A look at chapter 4. We need to live within community.
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4:4-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 382
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Build a team-- Synergism
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Jul, 2015
Summary: What does it take to build a team? Team work is beautiful. If people would pull together and not worry about who gets the credit... The lineman must block for the quarterback to win.
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4:12
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 963
Tim Smith avatar
Mentoring
Shared by: Tim Smith on May, 2015
Summary: This sermon looks at why we mentor others in the faith and leadership
Series: CSI:Church
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 1,184
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
In Search Of The North Pole
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Feb, 2015
Summary: In the Book "Winnie the Pooh and the North Pole"; Christopher Robin has organized a band of animals on a journey to the North Pole. It seems to me, that this expedition to the North Pole is symbolic of our culture's quest for the spiritual.
Keith Broyles avatar
Burning Embers
Shared by: Keith Broyles on Oct, 2014
Summary: iVow is a stewardship series using the United Methodist Church membership vows saying, "I will uphold this congregation with my prayers, presences, gifts, service and witness." The sermon is on presence.
Series: iVow
Brian Bill avatar
Wedding Message
Shared by: Brian Bill on Jul, 2014
Summary: A marriage relationship involves working, walking, warming, withstanding and worshipping.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,899
Chris Jordan avatar
Our Church Family: A Place for You to Belong
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Mar, 2014
Summary: The church is a family – a place of serving together, support and encouragement, spiritual warmth, and standing strong together.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 1,072
Davon Huss avatar
I'm Working More But Enjoying It Less
Shared by: Davon Huss on Jan, 2014
Summary: A sermon on labor, work from Ecclesiastes (Title, Material and outline adapted from Dan Blazer's book, Life Is Worth Living, chapter 5)
Hans Manaka avatar
BASICS FOR STARTING A CHURCH.
Shared by: Hans Manaka on Jan, 2014
Summary: This is for the preparation of those who believe that there is a call of God in their lives to start a church or ministry. It is made to make them see the possibilities of starting what God has call them to do.
Scott Bayles avatar
Holy Heroes: Batman
Shared by: Scott Bayles on Jan, 2014
Summary: This fun sermon series uses comic-book heroes as modern-day parables, uncovering hidden spiritual messages in the stories of superheroes like Superman, Batman, and Spider-man. Most of these sermons are expository, alliterated and have PowerPoint!
Series: Holy Heroes
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4:9-11
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 2,287
ROBERT SIMMONS avatar
EXTREME MARRIAGES
Shared by: ROBERT SIMMONS on Jan, 2014
Summary: GOD'S GRACE CAN TRANSFORM YOUR BROKEN RELATIONSHIP INTO ONE OF GRACE AND JOY
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 595
David Henderson avatar
"Why can't we be Friends"
Shared by: David Henderson on Sep, 2013
Summary: Solomon and David both remind us that one of the best investments we will ever make in life is an investment in people…making friends. This message helps us learn how to do that.
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,151
Scott Bayles avatar
A Place to Belong
Shared by: Scott Bayles on Aug, 2013
Summary: Everyone needs a place to belong. A place that fits us like an old pair of jeans. A place that's as comfortable as our favorite recliner. This sermon explores the benefits of belonging to a church family. Expository and alliterated.
based on 11 ratings
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 31,119
Scott Chambers avatar
Why Do we Need Relationships?
Shared by: Scott Chambers on Apr, 2013
Summary: This is the fourth message in a series from the book of Ecclesiastes that examines Solomon's wisdom in regard to the mistakes that he had made in his life. This message examines why God has wired us to need and desire relationships.
Chuck Sligh avatar
Friendship and the Church
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Sep, 2012
Summary: The church is THE place to forge the best kinds of friendships. This Friend Sunday sermon challenges all to get into the fellowship of a church, a homegroup and service in the local church.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4:9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,212
David Henderson avatar
Why can't we be Friends?
Shared by: David Henderson on Sep, 2012
Summary: Today I want us to talk about one specific area. I want to talk about friendship. At some point in life all of us find ourselves close to people, those we work with, those we go to school with, those we socialize with-we find that spending time with peo
Series: Guardrails
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 698
David Henderson avatar
Why can't we be Friends?
Shared by: David Henderson on Sep, 2012
Summary: Unfortunately one of the things people will sometimes share with you and me is this: I don't have very many friends. Perhaps you have said that before. Or we may say you know I'm hurt. I thought they were my friend and I can't believe they did that to
David Henderson avatar
Why can't we be Friends?
Shared by: David Henderson on Sep, 2012
Summary: Solomon and David both remind us that one of the best investments we will ever make in life is an investment in people…making friends. When he says two are better than one because they have a good reward for their labor-the word reward can also be transl
Series: Guardrails
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,444
H.B. Charles Jr.  avatar
Two Are Better Than One
Shared by: H.B. Charles Jr. on Jun, 2012
Summary: "Two are Better than One" is an exposition of Ecclesiastes 4:9-12. It teaches four reasons why two are better than one: (1) Two are better than one when you are work; (2) Two are better than one when you have fallen down; (3) TWo are better than one when
based on 9 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 46,346
Bill Burress avatar
Help, I've Fallen And I Can't Get Up
Shared by: Bill Burress on Feb, 2012
Summary: As Christians it is our duty to go to those who have fllen away from God and bring them back to the fold.
James Lee avatar
12 Secrets to Living an Abundant Life: 7
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2011
Summary: Working for an auto dealership as a master technician and making a lot more money than I do as a pastor didn’t bring true abundance. I was not happy, making money. God's Word show us ho to truly live the abundant life.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,265
Kelly Benton avatar
Friend Day
Shared by: Kelly Benton on Jul, 2011
Summary: To share the importance friends.
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4:10
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 5,799
Jonathan McLeod avatar
Two Are Better Than One
Shared by: Jonathan McLeod on Sep, 2010
Summary: God did not design us to be loners.
Series: Ecclesiastes
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4:7-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,890