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  • Optimist Vs. Pessimist

    Contributed by Ovidiu Radulescu on Jul 29, 2003
    based on 200 ratings
     | 17,159 views

    The optimist says: “My cup runs over, what a blessing!” The pessimist says: “My cup runs over: what a mess!” We need both… And you know, most times the pessimist and the optimist are right. Both of them are right. The difference is that the optimist tries

    Let me ask you a question: it’s an embarrassing question but here in the church is the place we can say anything... Are you a pessimist or an optimist? Maybe the person who sit closest to you, and who know you the best, can answer the best. None of us like to be labeled as pessimist, right? And ...read more

  • The Pursuit Of Happiness

    Contributed by Francis Camacho on Jul 9, 2002
    based on 130 ratings
     | 8,975 views

    The Four "R"s of Happiness based on Ecclesiastes 12

    The Pursuit of Happiness Ecclesiastes 12:1 – 8; 13 & 14 Ecclesiastes 12: 1-8; 13-14 1 So remember your Creator in the days of your youth -- before the difficult days come, and the years draw near when you will say, "I have no pleasure in them"; 2 before the sun and the light of the moon and ...read more

  • The Purpose Of Life Series

    Contributed by Robb Ryerse on Feb 15, 2005
    based on 64 ratings
     | 11,257 views

    Introduction to a series through Ecclesiastes on the purpose of life.

    The Purpose of Life Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 Introduction: - Teenagers have a word for it: Whatever. - College Students take classes about it, using big words to describe it: existentialism. - Adults call it a midlife crisis. All people are on a quest for the purpose in life, and many have ...read more

  • Making Sense Out Of Life

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jul 27, 2002
    based on 128 ratings
     | 9,032 views

    Ecclesiastes chapter three helps us to make sense out of life.

    INTRO.- Some things in life just don’t make good sense, do they? ILL.- An orator in Hyde Park of London was speaking out against religion. He said, "My hatred of religion is something I came by honestly. My grandfather was an atheist; my father was an atheist; and, thank God, I’m an atheist, ...read more

  • A Cord Of Three Strands

    Contributed by William Baeta on Nov 18, 2002
    based on 49 ratings
     | 13,865 views

    "A threefold cord is not quickly broken" Ecclesiastes 4:12.

    Theme: A cord of three strands Text: Ecclesiastics 4:9-12; Matthew 19:1-9 Marriage should follow the same pattern that God Himself established at the dawn of human history at the marriage of Adam and Eve. In that marriage we can almost picture Eve coming to Adam on the arm of the Lord ...read more

  • The Swan Song

    Contributed by Brad Sorensen on May 11, 2001
    based on 30 ratings
     | 1,159 views

    non-linear, neo-interactive, multi-conclusatory, ad-hoc, pre-undetermined ecclesiastical experience

    This morning I’m going to do something a little different. What will be different this morning is what I will be expecting from you. I’m a little nervous because it seems to me that what I want to share with you is a little bit over the top. I coined a term, at least I think I did, for what this ...read more

  • A Broken And Restored Community

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on Mar 8, 2003
    based on 65 ratings
     | 2,532 views

    Allowing our Church to become a true spiritual community rather than just another dusty, antiquated, ecclesiastical organization.

    BROKENNESS IS REALIZATION THAT LIFE IS TOO MUCH FOR US, NOT JUST BECAUSE THERE IS TOO MUCH PAIN BUT ALSO BECAUSE WE’RE TOO SELFISH! BROKENNESS IS REALIZING ALMIGHTY GOD IS ALL WE HAVE! HOPE IS REALIZING GOD IS ALL WE NEED! JOY IS REALIZING GOD IS ALL WE WANT. IMAGINE IF WE WOULD ALL TAKE ...read more

  • Chasing After... Career Series

    Contributed by Jim Black on Jul 22, 2003
    based on 45 ratings
     | 6,671 views

    We seek meaning for our lives in the very same places the Teacher looked in Ecclesiastes ... and are all ultimately meaningless without God.

    American Idols: #1 Work Ecclesiastes 2:17-23 We’re beginning a new series tonight entitled "American Idols." You may be familiar with the popular Fox television show where contestants show off their singing talents and vie to become the next "American Idol." You’d have to have been on another ...read more

  • Essential Equipment: Purpose Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 25, 2002
    based on 344 ratings
     | 27,846 views

    Do we live our lives on purpose, by accident? Do Christians have a destiny?

    ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT - ON PURPOSE TEXT: Phil. 3:7-14 QUESTION: Do you know what your purpose is? What is it that drives you, what motivates you? (give the audience time to write down what they think their purpose is). OPEN: One of the most challenging courses at the University of Denver was a ...read more

  • Chasing After ...fame Series

    Contributed by Jim Black on Jul 22, 2003
    based on 21 ratings
     | 3,214 views

    We chase after meaning in the same idols that the Teacher of Ecclesiastes did. Ultimately he found no satisfaction in acclaim & recognition ...nor will we.

    American Idols: Contestant #2- "Star Wannabe" Ecclesiastes 1:11 We are continuing our quest to discover America’s #1 ‘Idol’ tonight! If you were here last week, you’ll remember that we interviewed "Ben A. Workaholic" who is our 1st contestant for the coveted title of "America’s #1 Idol" and ...read more

  • To Everything Turn, Turn, Turn

    Contributed by Davon Huss on May 23, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,435 views

    A sermon on Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 on the obstacles and opportunities for each new season of life. (Thanks to many SermonCentral contributors for many ideas and illustrations)

    Sermon for 5/22/2005 Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 Introduction: The difference between Jason and me, we are in different seasons of life. WBTU: A. Our Scriptures today talk about times and seasons in every life. B. There are times and seasons that all of us will pass through. There are times ...read more

  • Empty Lives

    Contributed by Robert Kerr on Jan 25, 2001
    based on 135 ratings
     | 3,796 views

    SOLOMON’S EXPRIENCE THAT LIFE WITHOUT GOD IS EMPTY

    THE EMPTYNESS OF LIFE WITHOUT GOD TEXT: Eccl a 1:2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. INTRO: Concerning the ways of man, Solomon spoke with authority 1 Ki 10:23 So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for ...read more

  • Time Giving! Series

    Contributed by Dave Martin on Feb 9, 2001
    based on 123 ratings
     | 3,675 views

    God who is almighty and eternal, stands outside the realm of time. You and I look at time in a three dimensional way. We see it as "past, present and future".

    "Time Giving!" " The 3 T’s - Time, Treasure, and Talent" series part 2 of 3 Text: Ecc. 3:1-11 & Selected Cross Creek Community Church Pastor Dave Martin - Feb. 11, 2001 www.crosscreekcc.org God’s Word is Powerful, Relevant, and Life Changing! Eccles. 3:1-11 There is a time for everything, ...read more

  • Life And Death

    Contributed by Lindeal Greer on Feb 19, 2001
    based on 114 ratings
     | 1,735 views

    Wonder who will be the next to die?

    Life & Death Wonder who will be the next to die? Ecc 9: 7-12 Some people live to be old. Death is the surest thing about life. Heb 9: 27 “And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgement.” As David said, “there is but a step between me and death” I Samuel ...read more

  • What Time Is It?

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jan 9, 2001
    based on 174 ratings
     | 5,624 views

    Funeral message for Mr. Jeremiah Reese, a businessman to whom one of our members had witnessed in his closing weeks, and who requested that his funeral focus on Ecclesiastes 3.

    The other night, as all too often happens, I fell asleep in front of the television set, watching who-knows-what and who-knows-why. It’s just one of the more disturbing realities about getting a little older – that if I sit still for more than about twenty minutes, I’ll get sleepy. I’ll try to ...read more