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  • Vanity Of Vanity, All Is Vanity!

    Contributed by Johnny Palmer on Mar 25, 2010
    based on 9 ratings
     | 9,110 views

    Life is meaningless if we leave God and eternity out of the picture.

    Intro: 1. “Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow a poor player That struts and ...read more

  • Vanity Of Vanities Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Jul 20, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,706 views

    Life is full of meaning when your faith is in Christ.

    [To receive a free sermon each week by email, please contact jonrmcleod@yahoo.com] WHO IS THE AUTHOR? The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem (v. 1). Who wrote the book of Ecclesiastes? • “Preacher” (qoheleth) means “one who ...read more

  • "Vanity, Vanity"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Oct 21, 2012
     | 1,378 views

    A sermon about transformation through humility and servanthood.

    “Vanity, Vanity” Mark 10:35-45 An author tells of a time that his car was struck by lightning while he was driving. When he was safe at home, he started to tell about his experience to his teenage son. He was expecting at least a bit of sympathy. Instead, his son ...read more

  • "Vanity"

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jan 13, 2003
    based on 56 ratings
     | 4,945 views

    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 ...read more

  • Vanity

    Contributed by Kayode Omotoso on Jul 11, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,313 views

    The soul is the hallmark of man's existence. Therefore, effort must be geared towards things that will nourish and enrich the soul. Unfortunately, what we seek today are the things that glorify the flesh to the detriment of our soul.

    "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" Mark 8:36 The above passage of the scriptures makes us understand that the whole essence of man is centred on the soul. No wonder the book of Genesis told us that man became a living soul when God breathed ...read more

  • The Vanity Of Toil Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Sep 4, 2010
    based on 8 ratings
     | 5,301 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

  • All Is Vanity Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Dec 24, 2007
     | 1,663 views

    Solomon, Pt. 3

    ALL IS VANITY (1 KINGS 10:23-25, 11:1-13) A Jewish story tells of Alexander the Great’s presence before the gates of paradise on his journey home after he had conquered the whole world. Seeing that the gates would not open for him, he asked for a token to prove that he was there. All he got was a ...read more

  • All Is Vanity Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Jul 20, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,520 views

    In today's lesson we are warned that apart from God, we will not gain anything from all our toil.

    Scripture People today want to live meaningful lives. They have questions such as: • What is the meaning of life? • Why am I so unhappy? • Does God really care? • Why is there so much suffering in the world? • Why is there so much injustice in the ...read more

  • The Vanity Of Wisdom Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Jul 25, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,630 views

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

    Scripture Dr. David A. Hubbard, former president and professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA, told the following story in his commentary on the book of Ecclesiastes: I hated to dampen their sparkling spirits, but I had to help them face reality. Year after ...read more

  • The Vanity Of Wealth Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Oct 12, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,881 views

    In today’s lesson we are warned against a greedy pursuit of wealth and encouraged instead to enjoy God’s daily gifts.

    Scripture In his quest to find out how to live a meaningful life the writer of Ecclesiastes addresses the issue of the vanity of wealth. Let us read Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:9: 8 If you see in a province the oppression of the poor and the violation of justice and righteousness, do not be amazed ...read more

  • All Is Vanity Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Nov 16, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 7,991 views

    Kings of Judah, Pt. 1: "Solomon" - Sermon 3

    ALL IS VANITY (1 KINGS 10:23-25, 11:1-13) A Jewish story tells of Alexander the Great’s presence before the gates of paradise on his journey home after he had conquered the whole world. Seeing that the gates would not open for him, he asked for a token to prove that he was there. All he got was a ...read more

  • Vanity Or Discipleship Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 21, 2014
     | 1,535 views

    Herod Antipas was the embodiment of Quoheleth's maxim: nothing is new under the sun. But he had a chance to ask for living waters.

    Thursday of the 25th Week in Course 2014 Evangelium Gaudii St. Luke had an informant who had been in the court of Herod Antipas, the old rake and serial killer who had a morbid interest in ghosts, and a flirtation with Judaism and St. John, the cousin of Jesus. Luke records that he liked to ...read more

  • All Is Vanity Without God

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Aug 13, 2001
    based on 41 ratings
     | 10,273 views

    A sermon for the 9th Sunday after Pentecost about the vanity of life

    Pentecost 9 Luke 12:13-21 Ecclesiastes 1:2,12-14 2:18-23 "All is Vanity without God"   I would like to share one of Aesop’s Fables with you this morning. "When a dog which had stolen a piece of meat out of a butcher’s shop, was crossing a river on its way home, he saw his own shadow ...read more

  • The Vanity Of Self-Indulgence

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Aug 22, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,732 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

  • The Vanity Of Living Wisely Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Aug 27, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,011 views

    In today’s lesson we learn that apart from God, we will not gain anything from living wisely.

    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