Sermon Series
  • 1. Before The Face Of God

    Contributed on Mar 3, 2006
    based on 17 ratings
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    Solomon tells us that when we come before the Lord in worship we need to keep in mind one very important fact: God is the focus, not us.

    Overcoming Futility...A Sermon Series on Ecclesiastes “Before the Face of God,” chapter 5:1-7 -Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts Worship celebrates Who God is and all He has done—which gives hope, new life, community. It enables us to grasp and respond ...read more

  • 2. Dust In The Wind

    Contributed on Mar 3, 2006
    based on 26 ratings
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    The cause of human desolation is an unwillingness to believe, which takes God out of the picture. We are restless until we find our rest and purpose in God.

    Overcoming Futility...A Sermon Series on Ecclesiastes “Dust in the Wind,” chapter 2 -Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts Back in the 70’s the classic rock band Kansas recorded a song that echoes the outlook of this chapter, “All we are is dust in the ...read more

  • 3. Better Off Dead?

    Contributed on Mar 3, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
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    Chapter 4 focuses on two burdens, injustice and alienation, that aptly describe the distress of living without God. Without spiritual resources, life is pretty tough. Our options are to trust God or trust nothing.

    Overcoming Futility—a sermon series on Ecclesiastes “Better Off Dead?” chapter 4 -Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts Chapter 4 focuses on two burdens, injustice and alienation, that aptly describe the distress of living without God. Without spiritual ...read more

  • 4. Professions & Possessions

    Contributed on Mar 6, 2006
    based on 73 ratings
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    Greed is good? If our primary goal in life is material wealth, we will end up with empty, futile lives and spiritual bankruptcy.

    Overcoming Futility, a Sermon Series on Ecclesiastes “Professions and Possessions”, 5:8-20 -Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts Some of us remember Jack Benny. In a skit on his radio show, a robber held him up, pointed a gun at him and said, “Your money ...read more

  • 5. Boxing With God

    Contributed on Mar 14, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
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    Solomon confronts the popular view of prosperity in chapter 6. People equate wealth with happiness. Solomon warns that people who live apart from God are “never satisfied”.

    Overcoming Futility, a Sermon Series on Ecclesiastes “Your Arms are Too Short to Box With God -chapter 6 >Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts As actor Tommy Lee Jones prepared for his latest movie, “The Three Burials”, he studied the book of ...read more

  • 6. Funerals Better Than Parties

    Contributed on Mar 19, 2006
    based on 50 ratings
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    If we’re open, we can discover a lot from times of sorrow and loss.

    Overcoming Futility—a sermon series on Ecclesiastes “Funerals Better Than Parties”, 7:1-12 -Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts These may sound like dark words, but they contain profound wisdom. People often refuse to face death, and are reluctant to ...read more

  • 7. Tested By Wisdom

    Contributed on Mar 27, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
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    Any path apart from God’s way is a downward path. God offers us light and liberation, while secular reasoning brings only darkness and despair.

    Overcoming Futility, a Sermon Series on Ecclesiastes "Tested by Wisdom", Ecclesiastes 7:13-29 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts I read an apt example of worldly wisdom the other day, in the latest issue of Money magazine: Under the heading of financial ...read more

  • 8. Lies We Live By

    Contributed on Apr 3, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
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    People admit they live restless lives, yet they don’t know why. No one can discover meaning in life...if God’s wisdom is rejected. If truth is unattainable under the sun, our only hope must be above it.

    Overcoming Futility—a Sermon Series on Ecclesiastes “Lies We Live By” -chapter 8 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts How are we to make sense of this chapter? Let’s frame it: Look at verse one, then the last few verses, 16-17. Chapter 8 begins and ...read more

  • 9. An Uncertain Life

    Contributed on May 8, 2006
    based on 13 ratings
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    The depressing, secular worldview: Life is tough, and then you die. But there’s a better way of life.

    Overcoming Futility--a sermon series on Ecclesiastes “An Uncertain Life” -Chapter 9 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts At times, life is utterly incomprehensible! So is this book. In studying Ecclesiastes, reading various interpretations, I’ve seen how ...read more

  • 10. Folly

    Contributed on May 21, 2006
    based on 12 ratings
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    Folly is useless thinking and action and comes from rejecting God’s wisdom. Solomon describes folly through a series of proverbs.

    Overcoming Futility—a sermon series on Ecclesiastes “Folly” &Ecclesiastes 10 -Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts Jesus makes a strong statement in His Sermon on the Mount; He warns, “Anyone who calls someone a fool is in danger of the fire of hell” ...read more

  • 11. Generosity

    Contributed on May 28, 2006
    based on 42 ratings
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    Generosity isn’t something religious fanatics do; it’s a lifestyle of sharing Christ’s love that enriches the giver.

    Overcoming Futility—a sermon series on Ecclesiastes ”Generosity” Ecclesiastes 11:1-8 -Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts I worked for a Colonel who wasn’t very generous with advice. I’d go to his office, seeking guidance, only to leave empty-handed. ...read more

  • 12. In The Days Of Youth

    Contributed on Jun 5, 2006
    based on 76 ratings
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    God is opposed to anything that diminishes our joy. What many think is a "good time" is actually self-abuse. Life is fleeting, so fear and obey God, for your own good.

    Overcoming Futility—a sermon series on Ecclesiastes “In the Days of Youth” 11:9-12:14 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts We conclude our study of Ecclesiastes, a book written to people who are struggling to find meaning and purpose in life. Solomon ...read more