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  • Essential Equipment, Purpose

    Contributed by David Radcliff on Nov 30, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,889 views

    Do you know what your purpose is? What is it that drives you, what motivates you?

    ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT, PURPOSE Ecclesiastes 2:1 – 26 & Philippians 3:7-14 Do you know what your purpose is? What is it that drives you, what motivates you? Last week while Sara was at the quartet convention Jonathan was feeling sympathetic toward me and decided we’d get take out from either ...read more

  • One Cul-De-Sac After Another Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 13, 2017
     | 1,794 views

    If you had everything you wanted, your life would be meaningless. The answer is found in surrender to God and freedom to enjoy life’s simple pleasures.

    One Cul-de-sac After Another (Ecclesiastes 2:1-26) 1. Human beings are different from animals in many ways. Animals don’t worry about purpose in life, leaving a permanent mark on society. The quest for meaning should lead us to God, but, unfortunately, we try to find meaning somewhere ...read more

  • Thinking People Want To Know Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Jul 25, 2017
     | 4,740 views

    Sermon examines 3 mysteries in life that are significant for all humans, and are springboards for evangelism. This message came in answer to the question: How do you evangelize someone who does not believe the Bible.

  • Poverty Can Be Caused By The Love Of Pleasure Series

    Contributed by Henry Trocino Jr. on Apr 1, 2017
     | 1,520 views

    Part 9 of the Sermon Series, "Rich Man Poor Man in Proverbs"

    "Whoever loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich" (Prov. 21:17). The two lines in Proverbs 21:17 give synonymously parallel meanings in a chiasm, as follows: A Whoever loves B pleasure C will be a poor man C1 will not be rich B1 wine and ...read more

  • Ecclesiastes Chapter Two Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Mar 21, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,286 views

    This is a look at Ecclesiastes chapter two - verse by verse.

    Ecclesiastes Chapter Two Ecclesiastes 2:1 (NASB) I said to myself, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure. So enjoy yourself." And behold, it too was futility. Solomon conducted his search for life's meaning as an experiment. He first tried pursuing pleasure. He undertook great projects, ...read more

  • Chasing The Wind - Time! Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Mar 12, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 8,645 views

    Solomon tells us that timing is everything in life and life goes through many stages and we need to know what time it is.

    Timing! -- Ecclesiastes pt. 4 Opening Illustration: Blue Fish TV “There is a Time for everything!” Illustration: What happens in 30 minutes of time put the timer on set it for 30 minutes? Thesis: Solomon tells us that timing is everything in life and life goes through many stages and we ...read more

  • Solomon's Trophy Case

    Contributed by Larry Turner on Aug 12, 2016
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,008 views

    Many NFL players achieved great success but never achieved the greatest, winning the Super Bowl. The aged Solomon reflects on the fact that he had huge success but was lacking the greatest.

    Are you ready for some Carolina Panther’s football? Our first preseason game was Thursday night. A lot of sports analysts are predicting Carolina to once again be the NFC Champs and go to the Super Bowl, this time to win. We have the MVP and number one rated player in the NLF on our team in ...read more

  • When All You Have Ever Wanted Is Not Enough Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Mar 10, 2016
     | 6,447 views

    Dealing with people who live under the false hope of "I will be happy ....?

  • What's Your Pleasure? Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 5, 2015
    based on 13 ratings
     | 14,572 views

    Solomon looked for pleasure in his achievements, his possessions and in his entertainment and yet finds it all to be empty and meaningless. Is there something wrong with seeking pleasure, or is there another problem?

    OPEN: It was a 4th of July weekend and the family had gathered for a big meal together. In the kitchen was little 4 year old Johnny… and there on the edge of the cabinet sat the one thing he loved so much. It was a big, round, sure to be juicy, watermelon. He just couldn’t stop staring ...read more

  • A Chasing After The Wind

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on May 4, 2015
    based on 4 ratings
     | 7,060 views

    Let's look at the Book of Ecclesiastes & review some of the things that Solomon tells us about his life - when he came to the edge of the cliff, what he saw, & the conclusions he reached. (PowerPoints available - #170)

  • The God Of Pleasure Series

    Contributed by Jim Kilson on Nov 7, 2014
     | 1,917 views

    Part 2 of 5 in a series on the false gods of this world (i.e. of our own creation) that vie to be the ultimate object of our worship.

    INTRODUCTION: When our kids are little we take them to visit a pediatrician for “check-ups.” How are their eyes, their ears, and their growth rate? If anything is wrong with their physical health, we are glad to discover it, and move toward healing, though perhaps more infrequent, we ...read more

  • Work: The Achievement Syndrome Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Sep 17, 2014
     | 2,149 views

    Work is a necessity and can be a joy, but when our focus gets off kilter, we will not be satisfied! Solomon writes of his frustration with work and life. Let's see what we learn to avoid the frustration!

    INTRODUCTION • Video Clip from Family Man- WingClips • SLIDE #1 • Today as we conclude our Rhythm of Life series, we will explore an area of life that can get out of rhythm with the rest of our life, when this area rages out of control it will have negative effects on our ...read more

  • Is It All About Me?

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Jan 13, 2014
     | 1,479 views

    Some people think the world is about them and let you know that.

    Is it All About Me? Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 Some would call the generation we live in today the “me” generation as though this was something new under the sun. Yet the “me” generation has long and continuing roots in the past. The Preacher shows this thinking was in his ...read more

  • Breaking Through

    Contributed by John Mccormack on Nov 2, 2013
     | 1,145 views

    ALL IS NOT VANE IN CHRIST!

    BREAKING THROUGH OBSERVATION: MANY SCHOLARS ACKNOWLEDGE SOLOMON AS THE AUTHOR OF ECCLESIASTES. BIBLE SCHOLARS DO NOT AGREE ON THE DATE OF THE WRITING. A GOOD THEME WOULD BE LIFE WITHOUT GOD IS MEANINGLESS. INTERPRETATION: ECCLESIASTES 2: 9 (NKJV) SO I BECAME GREAT AND EXCELLED MORE ...read more

  • Solomon - Wealth, Wisdom & A Worthless Life Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Aug 5, 2013
    based on 15 ratings
     | 11,019 views

    Have you ever sought fulfillment in life from the things God has given rather than from God? Solomon had a great start, but then lost his first love and turned to things to find fulfillment, but found nothing but emptiness.

    Solomon – Wealth, Wisdom & a Worthless Life 1 Kings 9:1-9; 11:1-6 Slide Intro Good Evening/Morning. We are glad you are here and I am happy to once again be back up here preaching. I hope you were as blessed as I was from hearing from our elders and staff during July. We are so ...read more