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  • Life Under The Sun V. Life Under The Son

    Contributed by James Vilgos on Dec 16, 2004
    based on 38 ratings

    In Ecclesiates Solomon writes of the futility of life under the sun. Contrast this with life under the Son, Jesus, God the Son

    Life “Under the Sun” v. “Life Under the Son” Chaplain James Vilgos Scripture Reading Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 Life “under the s-u-n” v. life “under the S-o-n” When I was young a song titled Richard Cory was popular it was based on a poem of the same title, the lyrics state in part: They say that more

  • Chasing After... Career Series

    Contributed by Jim Black on Jul 21, 2003
    based on 45 ratings

    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 more

  • Words From A Broken Record

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on May 7, 2003
    based on 59 ratings

    Can we distinquish between what is important and unimportant? Do we spend our lives working for things that do not matter?

    Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 I thought in my heart, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good." But that also proved to be meaningless. "Laughter," I said, "is foolish. And what does pleasure accomplish?" I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly-- my mind still guiding more

  • Solomon, A Man Who Grew To Hate Life

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Aug 19, 2004
    based on 38 ratings

    As we approach the book of Ecclesiastes, we get a profound glimpse into the later years of the life of Solomon, King of Israel, and gifted by God with intelligence far beyond his contemporaries. Yet, as Solomon aged, his focus changed, he was drawn away

    KING SOLOMON A Man Who Grew To Hate Life Ecclesiastes 2 INTRODUCTION: As we approach the book of Ecclesiastes, we get a profound glimpse into the later years of the life of Solomon, King of Israel, and gifted by God with intelligence far beyond his contemporaries. Yet, as Solomon aged, his focus more

  • Where Does It End?

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on May 7, 2001
    based on 51 ratings

    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 more

  • Been There, Done That, Now What?

    Contributed by Carlton Coon on Oct 11, 2001
    based on 54 ratings

    Evanglistic sermon encouraging those jaded with life to at last turn to Jesus Christ.

    Been There, Done That, Now What? This is a generation with unparalleled opportunity: We have travelled further faster than any people before us. Any area we cannot visit in person, we can virtually experience via the technology of video. Our music is replayed from Compact Discs providing more

  • "Vanity"

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jan 11, 2003
    based on 56 ratings

    Solomon exposes the insignificance and absurdity of life IF life were nothing more than what is seen “under the sun”. He offers only two options--a life of hopelessness, or trust in God.

    “Vanity” Ecclesiastes 1:2-3 & 2:1-11 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts Ecclesiastes is perhaps the most puzzling and misunderstood book of the Bible. It’s been called “the mystery book of the Old Testament” (Ray Steadman). Few sermons are preached from more

  • How To Have A Grateful Heart

    Contributed by Jared Schroeder on Nov 7, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    It’s easy to take things for granted. To truly have a grateful heart, one needs to get their eyes off of themselves and open to the world around them

    How to Have a Grateful Heart Jared Schroeder October 8, 2006 Thanksgiving Sunday Mission Heights Church 2005 Predictions… In 2005, there will be 256 million turkeys raised in the United States. There will be 649 million pounds of cranberries produced. There will be 1.6 billion pounds of sweet more

  • The Key To Your Dreams Series

    Contributed by Kevin Higgins on Oct 14, 2006
    based on 9 ratings

    Only Christ holds the key to our hearts deepest desires.

    Ecclesiastes 2:1-25 The Key To Your Dreams Woodlawn Baptist Church October 8, 2006 Introduction Show slideshow of billboards. What are your dreams? Almost all people have dreams of what they’d like to be or do or own. Last night I heard a lady say that she had dreamed of becoming a great more

  • We Have Everything We Need To Be Content

    Contributed by Mark Edwards on Feb 13, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    You have everything you need right now to be perfectly content, we have everything we need to be perfectly at peace, right now and right here, in this place.

    A message before November 20th Hi everyone, Just a quick reminder about next week, don’t miss next week, don’t not come to church next week, not for my benefit, but for your own benefit, and for the benefit of the ones who will be demonstrating their obedience to Jesus, come and pray, and more

  • The Empty Expedition Of Enjoyment Series

    Contributed by James Mcdonald on Sep 17, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Solomon’s personal testimony of his empty expedition to find satisfaction without God.

    The Empty Expedition of Enjoyment Illustration This past Tuesday, Stacy and I went up to Freeport to encourage a local homeschooling support group. The group had advertised the event in their area, seeking to increase attendance a bit. I received an email from a friend of mine, Bob, who attends a more

  • Heaven Bound Pt 4 Longing For Eden Series

    Contributed by Joe Hayes on Nov 20, 2008

    No more Curse you can listen to this message at (April 2008)

    “If Only things were better” No one wishes they could be poor and miserable. Within every person there is a desire for something better, and so many people live in the “If only Zone” of life. “If only I had more money, If only I lived on that street, If only I had a job, If only I didn’t have a more

  • I Can't Get No Satisfaction Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Jan 24, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    4th in a series from Ecclesiastes. Joy in life comes from the journey, not the destination.

    On June 5, 1965, the Rolling Stones released their single “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” which went on to be their first number one hit in the U.S. The song was a response to the rampant commercialism that the band had observed in America. But the idea behind the song was certainly nothing new. When more

  • Working For The Man Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Aug 6, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    We are people who live in world where everything is said to be relative. HOw do we find satisfaction in this world. But death is the great leveler. "There is nothing better for mortals than to eat and drink, and find enjoyment in their toil."

    By Rev Bill Stewart INTRODUCTION ’Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony, that’s life Trying to make ends meet You’re a slave to money then you die ’Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony, that’s life Trying to make ends meet Trying to find some money then you die If you were in your teens or a more

  • The Vanity Of Self-Indulgence

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Aug 21, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    In today's lesson, we learn that apart from God, we will not gain anything from self-indulgence.

    Scripture It is good to be with you this morning. I have been out of this pulpit for about a month, and I am eager to direct our attention to God and his Word. The Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-322 BC) once said, “Consider pleasures as they depart, not as they come.” Aristotle more