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  • Simplicity And Contentment Series

    Contributed by David Welch on Jun 11, 2018
     | 4,673 views

    This message continues the series on spiritual disciplines. Here we discuss the discipline of simplicity or contentment.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “Simplicity” The Path to Contentment Review Every Christian serious about a deeper walk with God and greater impact in our world must incorporate spiritual exercises as a way of life. These disciplines diminish the things that block our relationship ...read more

  • Where Does It End?

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on May 8, 2001
    based on 51 ratings
     | 2,386 views

    This sermon indicates that neither success, pleasure or money will satisfy us in life. Godliness is the only thing which will bring contentment.

    Where Does It End? GNLCC 5/6/2001 Eccesiastes 2:1-11 1 Timothy 6:6-10, 17-19 Before you decide to jump on a bus, a train, or a plane it is a good idea to know where the thing is going to stop. I had graduated from a school in a small town in upstate New York. There were no subways or ...read more

  • Ecclesiastes Chapter Two Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Mar 21, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 10,302 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

  • Poverty Can Be Caused By The Love Of Pleasure Series

    Contributed by Henry Trocino Jr. on Apr 1, 2017
     | 3,500 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

  • The God Of Pleasure Series

    Contributed by Jim Kilson on Nov 7, 2014
     | 3,686 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

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

    Contributed by Kelly Durant on Jul 16, 2016
     | 3,702 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

  • One Cul-De-Sac After Another Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 13, 2017
     | 5,010 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

  • Essential Equipment, Purpose

    Contributed by David Radcliff on Nov 30, 2017
    based on 3 ratings
     | 6,407 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

  • Solomon's Trophy Case

    Contributed by Larry Turner on Aug 12, 2016
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,165 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

  • An Age Of Nonsense: "The Futility Of Labor" [part Three]

    Contributed by Reverend Cooper Mcwhirter on Sep 29, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,416 views

    Passing the baton. Establishing proper motives

    Sermon Preached at Grace Community Church (EPC) Sun City Grand, Surprise, AZ Sunday, August 19, 2001 by the Reverend Cooper McWhirter An Age of Nonsense: “The Futility of Labor” Ecclesiastes 2:18-26 Many competitive sports are designed for the individual athlete [e.g., snow ...read more

  • Please God Not Men

    Contributed by William R. Nabaza on Jul 27, 2016
     | 6,754 views

    To show that GOD gives us wisdom, knowledge and joy in this world because of the LORD JESUS CHRIST that pleased Him, who dwells on our insides, and GOD gave the task for sinners to work and heap up wealth and riches to hand it all to us.

    I. EXORDIUM: Are you still working on Sundays? No. I'm receiving by grace II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers/unbelievers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that GOD gives us wisdom, knowledge and joy in this world because of the LORD JESUS CHRIST that pleased Him, who dwells on our insides, and ...read more

  • Rich Fool

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Jun 21, 2019
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,994 views

    There's an old story about a hermit who stumbled onto a cave in which was hidden an enormous treasure.

    18C There's an old story about a hermit who stumbled onto a cave in which was hidden an enormous treasure. The hermit, being old and wise, realized what he had discovered and immediately took to his heels and ran from the cave as fast as he could. But as he was running, he came upon three ...read more

  • Falling Prey To The Popularity Trap

    Contributed by James Wilson on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 114 ratings
     | 9,166 views

    Teach the congregation to break free of the need to please others.

    Falling Prey to the Popularity Trip Ecclesiastes 2:14-16 14 The wise man's eyes are in his head, but the fool walks in darkness. And yet I know that one fate befalls them both. 15 Then I said to myself, "As is the fate of the fool, it will also befall me. Why then have I been extremely wise?" ...read more

  • A Search For Meaning Of Life

    Contributed by Douglas Nieuwstraten on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 154 ratings
     | 15,156 views

    Introduction Believe it or not, all of us are engaged in a search either for happiness or to find the meaning of life.

    Introduction Believe it or not, all of us are engaged in a search either for happiness or to find the meaning of life. Look around you and think about what you see going on. As I look at the media, liturature, and culture itself I notice these six things: 1) A culture attempting to define ...read more

  • Graduate Studies Series

    Contributed by Thomas Swope on Jan 21, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,894 views

    A study of chapter 2 verses 1 through 26

    Ecclesiastes 2: 1 – 26 Graduate Studies 1 I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with mirth; therefore enjoy pleasure”; but surely, this also was vanity. 2 I said of laughter—“Madness!”; and of mirth, “What does it accomplish?” 3 I ...read more