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  • Why Is The Pursuit Of Success So Empty? Series

    Contributed by Scott Chambers on Apr 8, 2013
     | 4,065 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

  • "I Hate Life" Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Mar 10, 2016
     | 9,730 views

    Searching for the answer to the age old question, "Is life worth living?"

    A Study of the Book of Ecclesiastes: Finding Satisfaction In Life ...read more

  • Boredom On The Job Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 13, 2015
    based on 14 ratings
     | 16,213 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

  • One Cul-De-Sac After Another Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 13, 2017
     | 4,790 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
     | 6,215 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

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

    Contributed by Terry Blankenship on Mar 13, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 6,881 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

  • God Is The Source Of All Joy

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Jan 10, 2014
     | 3,142 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

  • Work: The Achievement Syndrome Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Sep 17, 2014
     | 3,813 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

  • The Vanity Of Toil Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Sep 4, 2010
    based on 8 ratings
     | 10,121 views

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

    Scripture We continue in our sermon series on the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes. The writer of Ecclesiastes, also known as “Qoheleth” and “the Preacher,” wanted to know how to live a meaningful life. He tried all kinds of ways to live a meaningful life. Today we ...read more

  • A Search For Meaning Of Life

    Contributed by Douglas Nieuwstraten on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 154 ratings
     | 14,810 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

  • Thinking People Want To Know Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Jul 25, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 11,676 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

  • Life And Death Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Aug 17, 2010
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,801 views

    How should you and I approach life?

    [If you would like to receive a free sermon each week by email, please contact jonrmcleod@yahoo.com.] Three truths about life and death: 1. Life is FLEETING. All is vanity (2:17) “Vanity” (hebel) = “vapor.” “Come now, you who say, ‘Today or ...read more

  • Rich Fool

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Jun 21, 2019
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,474 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

  • What Does A Man Get For His Toil?

    Contributed by William Baeta on Aug 5, 2001
    based on 23 ratings
     | 2,345 views

    “For a man may do his work with wisdom, knowledge and skill, and then he must leave all he owns to someone who has not worked for it. What does a man get for all the toil and anxious striving with which he labours under the sun?”

    Theme: What does a man gain for his toil Text: Eccl. 1:2, 2:21-23; Col. 3:1-5, 9-11; Lk. 12:13-21 Read Eccl. 2:21-23 “For a man may do his work with wisdom, knowledge and skill, and then he must leave all he owns to someone who has not worked for it. What does a man get for all the toil ...read more

  • The Test: Is Foolishness The Better Choice? Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 16, 2003
    based on 28 ratings
     | 3,524 views

    Both foolishness and wisdom fail to satisfy. Both lead us to find the answer somewhere else.

    The Test: Is Foolishness the Better Choice? (Ecclesiastes 2) Note: The illustrations in this sermon were mostly borrowed from Sermon Central Intro 1. This is the 100th anniversary of powered flight! It was 100 years ago that the Wright Brothers successfully flew the first airplane at ...read more