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  • "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

  • All Is Vanity Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Nov 16, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 7,993 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

  • All Is Vanity Without God

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Aug 13, 2001
    based on 41 ratings
     | 10,284 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

  • A Pure Heart To Serve The Lord

    Contributed by Sterling Franklin on Dec 26, 2001
    based on 49 ratings
     | 7,800 views

    Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. In a society that embraces sin, how do we keep clean?

    Additional Recommended Scripture Reading: Psalm 51 We live in a generation today that embraces sin all over the place. Writers of most television shows don’t present a message pleasing to the Lord, instead they write about violence, gratuitous sex, gossip, and hate. You can turn to ...read more

  • Putting Your Roots Down Series

    Contributed by David Flowers on Aug 24, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,666 views

    Life Management 101, part 6. Dave sees Psalm 1 as laying out some life steps that lead logically to godliness (and thus a kind of prosperity or productivity) and some that lead logically to godlessness (vanity). The progression in verse 1 of walk-stand-

    Putting Your Roots Down Life Management 101, part 6 Wildwind Community Church David Flowers July 23, 2006 Today I want to talk to you about putting your roots down. The last few weeks have probably been the richest series we have ever done here on spiritual formation. I called the series ...read more

  • The Emptyness Of Life Without God

    Contributed by Robert Kerr on Jun 25, 2003
    based on 164 ratings
     | 22,089 views

    Four reason’s from Solomon’s wisdom that life without God is empty

    TEXT: Eccl a 1:2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. FRENCH: La vanité de vanités, saith le Prédicateur, la vanité de vanités; tout est la vanité. SPANISH: La vanidad de vanidades, saith el Predicador, la vanidad de vanidades; todo es la vanidad. ...read more

  • Empty Lives

    Contributed by Robert Kerr on Jan 25, 2001
    based on 135 ratings
     | 3,580 views

    SOLOMON’S EXPRIENCE THAT LIFE WITHOUT GOD IS EMPTY

    THE EMPTYNESS OF LIFE WITHOUT GOD TEXT: Eccl a 1:2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. INTRO: Concerning the ways of man, Solomon spoke with authority 1 Ki 10:23 So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for ...read more

  • I'm Going To Disney Land

    Contributed by Larry Jacobs on May 17, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,238 views

    There is a Disney Land in the Bible.

    Our Web Site: cbcbedford.com --------------------------------- Now that you have been born On planet earth - What do you plan on doing? "I’m going to Disney Land." Eccl. 1 Don’t you just love the commercials that show some super sports star just after he or she has won a big ...read more

  • If You Knew

    Contributed by Tony Skaff on Mar 21, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,075 views

    Our lack of knowledge hinder us from asking.

    1stBBC If you knew John 4:6-7 Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. John 4:10 Jesus answered and said unto ...read more

  • Live For Eternity

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 139 ratings
     | 7,521 views

    Live For Eternity (1:13-21) -- Since We Have Such a Glorious Living Hope, Live For Eternity And Escape the Futility of the Human Condition OVERVIEW: a. LIVE IN HOPE BECAUSE OUR FOCUS MUST BE ON ETERNITY :13 b. LIVE IN HOLINESS BECAUSE THAT IS THE STANDARD FOR ETERNITY 14-16 c. LIVE IN ...read more

  • Are You Empty Enough?

    Contributed by Todd Hudnall on Jan 31, 2002
    based on 345 ratings
     | 22,574 views

    Expanded outline topical sermon on recognizing our need for God.

    Introduction A martial arts student was meeting with his master and teacher at a table, having tea. The student said to his master, "I’ve learned all you have to teach me about defending myself. I want to learn one thing more now. Please teach me about the ways of God." The master took the ...read more

  • Finding Meaning In Life

    Contributed by Howard Parnell on Oct 3, 2002
    based on 291 ratings
     | 17,438 views

    Many are desperately searching for true meaning in this life. The answer is found in this passage of Scripture.

    FINDING THE MEANING IN LIFE TEXT: ECCLESIASTES. 1:1,2 INTRO: One of the funniest catchphrases of recent years is from an old Wendy’s commercial. An elderly woman and her friends open their hamburger buns and found them virtually bare. The perceptive old lady, who was able to see beyond the ...read more

  • The Pride Ride Pt 1 Series

    Contributed by James Stewart Jr. on Jul 16, 2003
    based on 59 ratings
     | 5,741 views

    This is the first message in the series on the Seven Deadly Sins.

    Intro; I am starting a series on the "Seven Deadly Sins." Today’s message is the first one entitled the "The Pride Ride Part 1." Pride is defined as “An inordinate amount of self-esteem.” The synonyms for the word PRIDE are not pretty; they are conceit, arrogance, and ...read more

  • Solomon's Search

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Apr 10, 2002
    based on 86 ratings
     | 7,158 views

    Solomon searched life for meaning, and the meaning seemed to elude him.

    Solomon/s Search by Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com I ponder today, if I knew I only had one more sermon to preach, and then take my last breath, WHAT WOULD I SAY? At best, life as we know it, is just a temporary arrangement. We become better stewards of money than time. I ponder, ...read more

  • The Real Meaning Of Life

    Contributed by Gerry Pratt on Apr 26, 2002
    based on 42 ratings
     | 3,034 views

    Just what is the real meaning of life? Can we know...and how does it affect us?

    Psalm 8:4-9 - 4 What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him?5 For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor.6 You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all ...read more