Sermon Series
  • 1. Vanity Of Vanities

    Contributed on Jul 20, 2010
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    Life is full of meaning when your faith is in Christ.

    [To receive a free sermon each week by email, please contact jonrmcleod@yahoo.com] WHO IS THE AUTHOR? The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem (v. 1). Who wrote the book of Ecclesiastes? • “Preacher” (qoheleth) means “one who ...read more

  • 2. A Quest For Meaning

    Contributed on Aug 16, 2010
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    What will make you happy?

    [If you would like to receive a free sermon each week by email, please contact jonrmcleod@yahoo.com.] LIFE UNDER THE SUN I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind (1:14). The Hebrew word for “vanity” is hebel. It ...read more

  • 3. Life And Death

    Contributed on Aug 17, 2010
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    How should you and I approach life?

    [If you would like to receive a free sermon each week by email, please contact jonrmcleod@yahoo.com.] Three truths about life and death: 1. Life is FLEETING. All is vanity (2:17) “Vanity” (hebel) = “vapor.” “Come now, you who say, ‘Today or ...read more

  • 4. The Seasons Of Life

    Contributed on Aug 25, 2010
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    Let God be God, and stand in awe of Him.

    [To receive a free sermon each week by email, please contact jonrmcleod@yahoo.com] Let’s begin with a music trivia question. Question: What #1 pop hit has the oldest lyrics? Answer: The Byrds’ version of Turn! Turn! Turn! (released on October 1, 1965). The lyrics are from ...read more

  • 5. Who Knows?

    Contributed on Aug 30, 2010
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    Will you say "Who knows?" about justice and death or believe Jesus, who said, "I tell you the truth"?

    [If you would like to receive a free sermon each week by email, please contact jonrmcleod@yahoo.com.] LIFE’S NOT FAIR! From the very start of Ecclesiastes, the Preacher declares, “All is vanity” (1:2). This is his evaluation of life “under the sun.” Life under ...read more

  • 6. The Gift Of Work

    Contributed on Sep 6, 2010
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    Why do we work? How can we content?

    [If you would like to receive a free sermon each week by email, please contact jonrmcleod@yahoo.com.] THE GIFT OF WORK Would you like to have more money? Most people would like to have more money. If you want to make more money, usually that means working more or finding a job that pays more. ...read more

  • 7. Two Are Better Than One

    Contributed on Sep 13, 2010
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    God did not design us to be loners.

    [If you would like to receive a free sermon each week by email, please contact jonrmcleod@yahoo.com.] NOT CREATED TO BE LONERS Again, I saw vanity under the sun: one person who has no other, either son or brother, yet there is no end to all his toil, and his eyes are never satisfied with ...read more

  • 8. The Right Way To Worship

    Contributed on Sep 20, 2010
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    How can we make sure we worship God with reverence?

    [To receive a free sermon each week by email, please contact jonrmcleod@yahoo.com.] WHAT IS WORSHIP? “Worship” = to ascribe WORTH to someone or something. “You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3). Our God is a jealous God. He desires our worship (but ...read more

  • 9. Wisdom In Adversity

    Contributed on Sep 27, 2010
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    A wise person is able to turn a bad day into a good day.

    [To receive a free sermon each week by email, please contact jonrmcleod@yahoo.com.] THE CROOKEDNESS OF LIFE Consider the work of God: who can make straight what he has made crooked? In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: God has made the one as well as the ...read more

  • 10. Making Sense Of Life's Perplexities

    Contributed on Oct 4, 2010
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    We can't know the mind of God, but we can know the heart of God through the cross.

    [To receive free sermons each week by email, please contact jonrmcleod@yahoo.com.] TWO PERPLEXING QUESTIONS “Perplexing” questions of life: • Why do people say they slept like a baby when babies wake up every two hours? • How do deer know to cross at those yellow ...read more

  • 11. All's Well That Ends Well

    Contributed on Oct 19, 2010
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    Christians can endure the injustices of life because we know the end of the story—in the end there will be justice.

    [If you would like to receive free sermons each week by email, please contact jonrmcleod@yahoo.com.] WISDOM’S SMILE In Ecclesiastes chapter 8, we find the word “vanity” three times (vv. 10, 14). The Hebrew word for “vanity” literally means “vapor.” ...read more

  • 12. Living Life To The Full

    Contributed on Oct 26, 2010
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    Since life is short and unpredictable, enjoy your life, but don't waste it.

    [If you would like to receive a free sermon each week by email, please contact jonrmcleod@yahoo.com.] TIME AND CHANCE What if you knew you were going to die in 30 days? How would your life change? Probably you would try to make the most of each of your last 30 days. The truth is that each day ...read more

  • 13. Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

    Contributed on Nov 16, 2010
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    Accept the risks; reap the benefits.

    [If you would like to receive a free sermon each week by email, please contact jonrmcleod@yahoo.com.] YOU WILL NEVER REAP IF YOU NEVER SOW Several times in Ecclesiastes, the Preacher states that life is unpredictable. We never know when tragedy might strike. I was reminded of this fact last ...read more

  • 14. Remember Your Creator

    Contributed on Dec 1, 2010
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    Remember your Creator--the sooner the better, but better late than never.

    [To receive a free sermon each week by email, please contact jonrmcleod@yahoo.com.] SMILE? This week I watched an old Charlie Chaplin film called Modern Times. In the film, Chaplin’s character struggles to find success and happiness in the modern, industrialized world. Chaplin composed ...read more

  • 15. Everything Matters

    Contributed on Dec 1, 2010
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    Demonstrate your fear of God and love for God by keeping His commandments.

    [If you would like to receive a free sermon each week by email, please contact jonrmcleod@yahoo.com.] GOD’S WISDOM The Preacher’s first and last words in Ecclesiastes are “Vanity of vanities! All is vanity” (1:2; 12:8). This is his evaluation of “life under the ...read more