Sermon Series
  • 1. 1. Introduction To Ecclesiastes

    Contributed on Jul 11, 2010
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    This sermon introduces us to the book of Ecclesiastes.

    Scripture During the 2007 NFL regular season, New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady set the record for most touchdown passes (50) in a regular season, paving the way for his winning the MVP award. At the age of 30, he has already won three Super Bowls—an accomplishment that ...read more

  • 2. 2. All Is Vanity

    Contributed on Jul 20, 2010
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    In today's lesson we are warned that apart from God, we will not gain anything from all our toil.

    Scripture People today want to live meaningful lives. They have questions such as: • What is the meaning of life? • Why am I so unhappy? • Does God really care? • Why is there so much suffering in the world? • Why is there so much injustice in the ...read more

  • 3. 3. The Vanity Of Wisdom

    Contributed on Jul 24, 2010
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    In today's lesson, we learn that apart from God, we will not gain anything from wisdom.

    Scripture Dr. David A. Hubbard, former president and professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA, told the following story in his commentary on the book of Ecclesiastes: I hated to dampen their sparkling spirits, but I had to help them face reality. Year after ...read more

  • 4. 4. The Vanity Of Living Wisely

    Contributed on Aug 27, 2010
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    In today’s lesson we learn that apart from God, we will not gain anything from living wisely.

    Scripture We continue in our sermon series on the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes. The writer of Ecclesiastes, also known as “Qoheleth” and “the Preacher,” wanted to know how to live a meaningful life. He tried all kinds of ways to live a meaningful life. Today we ...read more

  • 5. 5. The Vanity Of Toil

    Contributed on Sep 4, 2010
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    In today's lesson we learn that apart from God, we will not gain anything from toil.

    Scripture We continue in our sermon series on the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes. The writer of Ecclesiastes, also known as “Qoheleth” and “the Preacher,” wanted to know how to live a meaningful life. He tried all kinds of ways to live a meaningful life. Today we ...read more

  • 6. 6. A Time For Everything

    Contributed on Sep 12, 2010
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    In today's lesson we learn that the sovereign God set the times forever so that people will stand in awe before him.

    Scripture The writer of Ecclesiastes, also known as “Qoheleth” and “the Preacher,” wanted to know how to live a meaningful life. He tried all kinds of ways to live a meaningful life. In today’s text he talks about how there is a time for everything. Listen to ...read more

  • 7. 7. Trusting God In An Unjust World

    Contributed on Sep 19, 2010
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    In today's lesson we learn that we can trust God even though the world is filled with injustice.

    Scripture We like stories with happy endings. Whether the story is in a book or movie or even in real life, we like stories with happy endings. Sometimes, however, stories don’t have happy endings. Sometimes stories have sad endings. And although we prefer stories with happy endings to ...read more

  • 8. 8. Working Together

    Contributed on Sep 24, 2010
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    In today's lesson we learn that since working alone is futile, we ought to work together with others.

    Scripture A New York Times article on people who are sick of too many hours at work tells the story of Diane Knorr, a former dot.com executive. “The first time I got a call way after hours from a senior manager, I remember being really flattered and thinking, ‘Wow! I’m really ...read more

  • 9. 9. Worshiping God

    Contributed on Oct 2, 2010
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    In today's lesson we learn that we must worship God in his house with reverence.

    Scripture In his quest to find out how to live a meaningful life the writer of Ecclesiastes addresses the issue of worshiping God. Let us read Ecclesiastes 5:1-7: 1 Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for ...read more

  • 10. 10. The Vanity Of Wealth

    Contributed on Oct 10, 2010
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    In today’s lesson we are warned against a greedy pursuit of wealth and encouraged instead to enjoy God’s daily gifts.

    Scripture In his quest to find out how to live a meaningful life the writer of Ecclesiastes addresses the issue of the vanity of wealth. Let us read Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:9: 8 If you see in a province the oppression of the poor and the violation of justice and righteousness, do not be amazed ...read more

  • 11. 11. How To Handle Adversity

    Contributed on Oct 17, 2010
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    We are encouraged to trust in our sovereign God by looking for what is relatively good in times of adversity.

    Scripture In his quest to find out how to live a meaningful life the writer of Ecclesiastes addresses the issue of how to handle adversity. Let us read Ecclesiastes 6:10-7:14: 10 Whatever has come to be has already been named, and it is known what man is, and that he is not able to dispute ...read more

  • 12. 12. How To Act In A Paradoxical World

    Contributed on Oct 24, 2010
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    We are encouraged to trust God even when things don't add up.

    Scripture One Bible commentator says of our text for today, “This is one of those passages that sets preachers to pacing in their studies, wringing their hands: What does it mean? How do we preach it?” Another commentator says of the first part of today’s text (7:15-24), ...read more

  • 13. 13. Use Wisdom But Know Its Limitations

    Contributed on Oct 31, 2010
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    In today's lesson we are encouraged to use wisdom but know its limitations--particularly with respect to civil authorities.

    Scripture In his quest to find out how to live a meaningful life the writer of Ecclesiastes addresses the use of wisdom but also being aware of its limitations. Let us read Ecclesiastes 8:1-17: 1 Who is like the wise? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man’s wisdom ...read more

  • 14. 14. Enjoy Life!

    Contributed on Nov 7, 2010
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    In today's lesson we are urged, in view of the certainty of death and the unpredictability of life, to enjoy life to the fullest.

    Scripture In his quest to find out how to live a meaningful life the writer of Ecclesiastes urges his readers, in view of the certainty of death and the unpredictability of life, to enjoy life to the fullest. Let us read Ecclesiastes 9:1-12: 1 But all this I laid to heart, examining it all, ...read more

  • 15. 15. Wisdom Superior To Folly

    Contributed on Nov 22, 2010
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    In today's less, we are urged to use wisdom, especially in the political arena, to navigate our way through life.

    Scripture In his quest to find out how to live a meaningful life the writer of Ecclesiastes urges his readers to use wisdom, especially in the political arena, to navigate their way through life. Let us read Ecclesiastes 9:13-10:20: 13 I have also seen this example of wisdom under the sun, ...read more

  • 16. 16. Cast Your Bread Upon The Waters

    Contributed on Nov 26, 2010
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    In today's lesson we are urged not to be paralyzed by our lack of knowledge but to use every opportunity to work boldly but wisely for the glory of God.

    Scripture In his quest to find out how to live a meaningful life the writer of Ecclesiastes urges his readers not to be paralyzed by their lack of knowledge but to use every opportunity to work boldly but wisely for the glory of God. Let us read Ecclesiastes 11:1-6: 1 Cast your bread upon ...read more

  • 17. 17. Remember Your Creator

    Contributed on Dec 5, 2010
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    In today's lesson we are urged to remember our Creator before it is too late in order that we may truly enjoy life.

    Scripture In his quest to find out how to live a meaningful life the writer of Ecclesiastes urges his readers to remember their Creator before it is too late in order that they may truly enjoy life. Let us read Ecclesiastes 11:7-12:8: 7 Light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to ...read more

  • 18. 18. Fear God And Keep His Commandments

    Contributed on Dec 10, 2010
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    In today's lesson we are urged to demonstrate our fear of God by keeping his commandments.

    Scripture Today we come to our last lesson in the book of Ecclesiastes. In his quest to find out how to live a meaningful life the writer of Ecclesiastes urges his readers to demonstrate their fear of God by keeping his commandments. Let us read Ecclesiastes 12:9-14: 9 Besides being wise, ...read more