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  • Getting Back On Track Pt 4. What's My Purpose

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Jul 25, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,822 views

    Our purpose is to serve and love God and each other.

    What Is My Purpose GNLCC 7/22/12 Ecclesisastes 2:1-15 Ephesians 2:1-15 If I told you I could make you the richest, most famous, and wisest person in the world, would you be interested in my offer. But what if I told you, you could never use your money, your fame or your wisdom to help ...read more

  • Is It All About Me?

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Jan 13, 2014
     | 2,900 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

  • Essential Equipment, Purpose

    Contributed by David Radcliff on Nov 30, 2017
    based on 3 ratings
     | 6,288 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
     | 4,846 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

  • Graduate Studies Series

    Contributed by Thomas Swope on Jan 21, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,687 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

  • The Most Important Thing In The World

    Contributed by Shawn Rose on Feb 19, 2011
    based on 7 ratings
     | 9,181 views

    Don’t coast through life hoping that staying out of trouble and occasionally doing a good deed will be enough when it counts. Stop being a “casual Christian”, and start having a relationship with the God of the universe.

    THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THE WORLD Ecclesiastes 2:1 – 11 What is the most important thing in the world? The scripture I just read was written by Solomon, who was the richest, wisest, and most influential king of Israel. If you were paying attention, you heard Solomon say that he ...read more

  • The Vanity Of Self-Indulgence

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Aug 22, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 6,447 views

    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 ...read more

  • A Search For Meaning Of Life

    Contributed by Douglas Nieuwstraten on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 154 ratings
     | 14,942 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

  • Breaking Through

    Contributed by John Mccormack on Nov 2, 2013
     | 2,042 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

  • The God Of Pleasure Series

    Contributed by Jim Kilson on Nov 7, 2014
     | 3,604 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

  • Work: The Achievement Syndrome Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Sep 17, 2014
     | 3,918 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

  • A Chasing After The Wind

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on May 4, 2015
    based on 4 ratings
     | 13,067 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

  • Solomon's Trophy Case

    Contributed by Larry Turner on Aug 12, 2016
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,009 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

  • When All You Have Ever Wanted Is Not Enough Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Mar 10, 2016
     | 13,815 views

    Dealing with people who live under the false hope of "I will be happy ....?

    A study of the Book of Ecclesiastes Finding Satisfaction In Life Sermon # 3 ...read more

  • Chasing The Wind - Time! Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Mar 12, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 16,636 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