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  • Does The World End When You Die?

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Jan 10, 2014
     | 1,652 views

    Spend your kid's inheritance while you can. After all the world will die with you. This is the wisdom of the world. Is that any way to live? And what happens to you when you die?

    Does the World End when You Die? Ecclesiastes 2:12-23 Does the world end when you die? For many, the answer is yes. These people would say that the world came into existence when they became aware of it as an infant, when they could identify themselves for the first time. These same people ...read more

  • God Is The Source Of All Joy

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Jan 10, 2014
     | 2,747 views

    God is the source of all joy; that is, if you are His.

    God is the Source of all Joy Ecclesiastes 2:24-26 So far, the picture presented by the Preacher is pretty depressing. It is so negative that we have to be on guard not to get caught up in the gloom ourselves. We do this by continuing to remember that Solomon is presenting an under the sun view ...read more

  • Is It All About Me?

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Jan 13, 2014
     | 2,527 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
     | 1,796 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

  • Why Does Pleasure Never Seem To Last? Series

    Contributed by Scott Chambers on Apr 8, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,340 views

    This is the first message in a series from the book of Ecclesiastes that examines Solomon's wisdom in regard to the mistakes that he had made in his life. This message examines the pursuit of pleasure and how it can squeeze God out of our lives..

    Dear Diary, “Why does pleasure never seem to last?” That question is at the heart of America’s relentless pursuit of pleasure. Americans are constantly moving from one thing to another in hope of finding something that will provide pleasure that doesn’t fade away. As I was ...read more

  • Why Is The Pursuit Of Success So Empty? Series

    Contributed by Scott Chambers on Apr 8, 2013
     | 3,678 views

    This is the second message in a series from the book of Ecclesiastes that examines Solomon's wisdom in regard to the mistakes that he had made in his life. This message examines the pursuit of success how it is always elusive and leaves one feeling empty.

    Dear Diary, “I want to be a success but the harder I pursue success the more empty I feel.” As we begin I really feel that we must answer three extremely difficult questions. What drives you? What causes you to work the way you do? What happens to all you have worked for when you exit ...read more

  • The God Of Pleasure Series

    Contributed by Jim Kilson on Nov 7, 2014
     | 3,151 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

  • What's Your Pleasure? Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 5, 2015
    based on 14 ratings
     | 20,035 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

  • Boredom On The Job Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 13, 2015
    based on 14 ratings
     | 15,112 views

    Boredom is a constant complaint of many workers, but Solomon points to the one thing that can turn the emptiness of the workplace into a powerful tool for our faith. What is this "one thing" that can makes such a big difference for us?

    Back in 2009, a 16-year-old British girl was fired from her office job because her manager saw - on Facebook - that she had said her job was “boring”. She was called into her manager's office and given the following letter: “Following your comments made on Facebook... we feel it ...read more

  • A Chasing After The Wind

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on May 4, 2015
    based on 4 ratings
     | 11,842 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)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (PowerPoints used with this message are available for free. Just email me at mnewland@sstelco.com and request #170.) ILL. Billy Graham once wrote, "I've met so many entertainment stars whose day is past. How unhappy & lonely & empty ...read more

  • Ecclesiastes Chapter Two Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Mar 21, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 8,634 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
     | 14,249 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

  • I Did Not Sign Up For This (Life)! The Dilemma Of Our Lot In Life

    Contributed by Kelly Durant on Jul 16, 2016
     | 3,220 views

    Many people are unhappy about the life they have to live. Even the rich are not satisfied. In life we have to learn to suppress our selves from high expectations and just content ourselves in God's service!

    I Did Not Sign Up For This (Life)! The Dilemma of Our Lot In Life Kelly Durant Ecclesiastes 2:17 Therefore I hated life because the work that was done under the sun was distressing to me, for all is vanity and grasping for the wind. 2. How many of you have ever ordered a cheeseburger at a fast ...read more

  • Solomon's Trophy Case

    Contributed by Larry Turner on Aug 12, 2016
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,269 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

  • Poverty Can Be Caused By The Love Of Pleasure Series

    Contributed by Henry Trocino Jr. on Apr 1, 2017
     | 3,045 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