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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
     | 2,746 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

  • Boredom On The Job Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 13, 2015
    based on 14 ratings
     | 15,110 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

  • Please God Not Men

    Contributed by William R. Nabaza on Jul 27, 2016
     | 5,340 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

  • 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

  • Essential Equipment, Purpose

    Contributed by David Radcliff on Nov 30, 2017
    based on 3 ratings
     | 5,496 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
     | 4,327 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
    based on 1 rating
     | 10,311 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.

    Ecclesiastes 1:1-14 12/18/16 Intro Last week we used a simple, little tool called The 4 Spiritual Laws to talk about evangelism. In that booklet were scriptures that we can share with non-Christians to help them understand the way of salvation. At the end of that message, Diana asked an ...read more

  • "Are The Wise Really Wise?" Ecc Pt 3 Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Nov 1, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,814 views

    Are the wise really wise if they do not have God in their lives? Solomon says “No they are not!”

    “Are the wise really wise?” Ecclesiastes 2:12-26 Opening Timer Illustration: Set timer for 30 minutes – Did you know - What happens in 30 minutes? “Mission Maker Magazine”, page 18, Edition 2008, (www.WorldChristianDatabase.org). 7,764 souls began life in the world 3,444 souls meet Jesus ...read more

  • Are You Building Castles In The Sand?

    Contributed by David Rigg on Feb 26, 2019
     | 3,805 views

    Many people today have as their main goal in life to accumulate lots of money and live in fancy houses. This sermon deals with that mistake.

    Are You Building Castles In The Sand? Matthew 7:24-27, Ecclesiastes 2:18 Matthew 7:24-27 [24] "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: [25] and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and ...read more

  • I Can't Get No...satisfaction Series

    Contributed by Terry Blankenship on Mar 13, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 6,285 views

    There are four questions we ask about life: Who am I? Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going? These questions are asked by everyone at some point in their life. Solomon experiences it all in his hedonistic pursuits. But are we real

    Ecclesiastes 2:1-26 I Can’t Get No…Satisfaction! There are four questions we ask about life: Who am I? Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going? These questions are asked by everyone at some point in their life. We all want to know what our purpose for existence ...read more

  • Work: The Achievement Syndrome Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Sep 17, 2014
     | 3,311 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

  • Solomon's Trophy Case

    Contributed by Larry Turner on Aug 12, 2016
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,268 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

  • The Place Of Rest

    Contributed by Sheldon Friesen on Jan 21, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,608 views

    We live in a very tense, fast paced world that is in a hurry!

    The Place Of Rest Introduction We live in a very tense, uptight and fast paced world filled with hurry... A Washington newspaper carried the story of Tattoo the basset hound. Tattoo didn’t intend to go for an evening run, but when his owner shut the dog’s leash in the car door and took off ...read more

  • The Simple Gifts Of Life Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Feb 9, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,529 views

    6th in a series from Ecclesiastes. when viewed from God’s perpsective, even the simple gifts in life can give us joy.

    I can still remember when we had a birthday party for Pam. Mary and I had bought her a small plastic slide, which we just knew that she and all her friends were going to love. So imagine our surprise when after we had taken the slide out of the box, all the kids had more fun playing with the empty ...read more