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  • I'm Working More But Enjoying It Less

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 27, 2014
     | 2,699 views

    A sermon on labor, work from Ecclesiastes (Title, Material and outline adapted from Dan Blazer's book, Life Is Worth Living, chapter 5)

    Introduction: Solomon in Ecclesiastes at times has a positive outlook on work, labor. Ecclesiastes 3:12, 13, NIV. Ecclesiastes 5:18, NIV. Ecclesiastes 9:9, NIV. At other times Solomon is downright negative about work and labor. “What does man gain from all his labour at which he ...read more

  • Together We Stand Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Apr 21, 2016
    based on 4 ratings
     | 17,143 views

    The value of working together.

    “Together We Stand” Ecclesiastes 4:4-16 Let’s begin this evening by reading ...read more

  • Balancing Life On The High Wire Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 17, 2016
     | 3,489 views

    To some of us, seeking to live a balanced life is natural; to others, it is anything but natural. Nonetheless, the only way to obey all of Gods commands is through balance; we prefer to pick and chose instead.

    Balancing Life on the High Wire (Topical) 1. A single man was enjoying a meal in a fancy restaurant and there was a gorgeous woman sitting at the next table. He had noticed her since he sat down, but lacked the nerve to speak to her. Suddenly she sneezed, and her glass eye came flying out of ...read more

  • When Less Is Best Series

    Contributed by Lynn Malone on Apr 2, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,219 views

    Simplicity is a spiritual discipline that is, too often, left unpracticed in our consumeristic western culture.

    This morning we begin a four-week journey dealing with the stewardship of life. Over the next four weeks we’ll take a look at the futility that comes from longing for more in a culture of enough, then we’ll take a look at the power of debt to cause stress in our lives. In week three, we discover ...read more

  • Chasing The Wind - Work? Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Mar 19, 2017
     | 3,652 views

    Is work meaningless? Is it like chasing after the wind? According to Solomon it is if you are working for the wrong reason and for the wrong person. We need to work for God not men or money and we need to keep it proper balance and be on the side were the

    Opening Illustration: From Blue Fish TV – “Wake” Series: Chasing the Wind – Ecclesiastes Transition read before song: Solomon states in Ecc. 1:2-4; 8; 14: “Meaningless! MEANINGLESS!” SAYS THE TEACHER. “UTTERLY MEANINGLESS!” Everything Is meaningless.” What does man gain from his labor at which ...read more

  • Ecclesiastes Chapter Four Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Mar 24, 2017
    based on 4 ratings
     | 6,509 views

    This is a verse by verse look at Ecclesiastes chapter four.

    Ecclesiastes Chapter Four Ecclesiastes 4:1 Then I looked again at all the acts of oppression which were being done under the sun. And behold I saw the tears of the oppressed and that they had no one to comfort them; and on the side of their oppressors was power, but they had no one to comfort ...read more

  • I See Said The Blind Man! Series

    Contributed by Donald Mcculley on Dec 5, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,233 views

    When we look around what will we see?

    I SEE SAID THE BLIND MAN! ECCLESIASTES 4:1-16 Introduction: Late in life Solomon strayed form God. He’s searching for the real meaning of life. His search is “under the sun” and that renders him somewhat blind to that which is “above the sun.” In this chapter ...read more

  • Slothfulness

    Contributed by John Mccormack on Nov 8, 2013
     | 2,503 views

    THE REALITY OF SPIRITUAL SLOTHFULNESS

    SLOTHFULNESS OBSERVATION: MANY SCHOLARS ACKNOWLEDGE SOLOMON AS THE AUTHOR OF ECCLESIASTES. BIBLE SCHOLARS DISAGREE ON THE DATE OF THE WRITING. A GOOD THEME WOULD BE LIFE WITHOUT GOD IS MEANINGLESS. INTERPRETATION: ECCLESIASTES 4: 5 (NKJV) A FOOL FOLDS HIS HANDS AND CONSUMES HIS OWN ...read more

  • Stewardship, A Personal Testimony

    Contributed by Ron Hietsch on Oct 27, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,067 views

    A personal stewardship testimony emphasizing the need for balance in life.

    Before I start, I need to define one important term. The device on the table is not a scale. You can find scales in the bathroom, the doctor’s office, the meat market the truck stop etc. I personally don’t like scales -- the last time I used one I weighed 160 pounds. The correct term for this ...read more

  • "Is Work Meaningless?" Ecc Pt 5 Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Nov 13, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,978 views

    Is work meaningless? According to Solomon it is if you are working for the wrong reason and for the wrong person.

    “Is Working Meaningless?” Ecc. pt 5 Opening Illustration: From Blue Fish TV – “Motivational Message” Thesis: Is work meaningless? According to Solomon it is if you are working for the wrong reason and for the wrong person. Scripture Text: Ecc. 4:1-16: 1Again I looked and saw all the ...read more

  • Its Lonely At The Top

    Contributed by Jeff Kautz on Jan 5, 2019
     | 2,653 views

    What it is like to be the king

    ITs lonely at the top-4 1-16.docx Ecclesiastes 4:1-16 If I were to ask you to think of someone who is lonely, chances are you would not choose someone who is busy It is also doubtful that you’d select someone in a top-management position, the CEO or the top salesperson We might think not them, ...read more

  • What's The Value? Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Mar 17, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,563 views

    True value is found in God’s image in us and in Christ’s death for us

    SERIES: “BE SATISFIED” “WHAT’S THE VALUE?” ECCLESIASTES 4:1-16 OPEN Stan Caffy was preparing for married life. He and his bride-to-be cleaned out their respective garages and donated everything to Goodwill. Caffy and his soon-to-be wife got rid of an assortment of clothes, ...read more

  • Working Together Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Sep 24, 2010
    based on 14 ratings
     | 29,039 views

    In today's lesson we learn that since working alone is futile, we ought to work together with others.

    Scripture A New York Times article on people who are sick of too many hours at work tells the story of Diane Knorr, a former dot.com executive. “The first time I got a call way after hours from a senior manager, I remember being really flattered and thinking, ‘Wow! I’m really ...read more

  • What Is Your Driving Force? Series

    Contributed by Glen Lawhun on Jan 15, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,095 views

    What is your driving force? What makes you tick? Do you even know? For what do you work? For what do you toil? Why do you live the way you do? Does it even matter? For what do you give your energy to? What matters most in your life?

    Ec 4:4 Again, I saw that for all toil and every skillful work a man is envied by his neighbor. This also is vanity and grasping for the wind. 5 The fool folds his hands And consumes his own flesh. 6 Better a handful with quietness Than both hands full, together with toil and grasping for the ...read more

  • Better Off Dead? Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Mar 3, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,638 views

    Chapter 4 focuses on two burdens, injustice and alienation, that aptly describe the distress of living without God. Without spiritual resources, life is pretty tough. Our options are to trust God or trust nothing.

    Overcoming Futility—a sermon series on Ecclesiastes “Better Off Dead?” chapter 4 -Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts Chapter 4 focuses on two burdens, injustice and alienation, that aptly describe the distress of living without God. Without spiritual ...read more