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Ecclesiastes - The Final Word


[Sunday, November 10, 2013] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: Ecclesiastes 11:7 - 12:14 (ESV)

7 Light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to see the sun. 8 So if a person lives many years, let him rejoice in them all; but let him remember that the days of darkness will be many. All that comes is vanity. 9 Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. Walk in the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes. But know that for all these things God will bring you into judgmen...

Ecclesiastes - A Little Folly Is Dangerous


[Sunday, October 27, 2013] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: Ecclesiastes 10:1-20 (ESV)

Dead flies make the perfumer's ointment give off a stench; so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor. 2 A wise man's heart inclines him to the right, but a fool's heart to the left. 3 Even when the fool walks on the road, he lacks sense, and he says to everyone that he is a fool. 4 If the anger of the ruler rises against you, do not leave your place, for calmness will lay great offenses to rest. 5 There is an evil that I have seen under...

Ecclesiastes - Have A Blast While You Last


[Sunday, October 13, 2013] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: Ecclesiastes 9:1-18 (ESV)

Death Comes to All
9 But all this I laid to heart, examining it all, how the righteous and the wise and their deeds are in the hand of God. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before him. 2 It is the same for all, since the same event happens to the righteous and the wicked, to the good and the evil, to the clean and the unclean, to him who sacrifices and him who does not sacrifice. As the good one is, so is the sin...

Ecclesiastes - Living Under Authority


[Sunday, October 6, 2013] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: Ecclesiastes 8:2-17 (NLT)

Obedience to the King
2 Obey the king since you vowed to God that you would. 3 Don?t try to avoid doing your duty, and don?t stand with those who plot evil, for the king can do whatever he wants. 4 His command is backed by great power. No one can resist or question it. 5 Those who obey him will not be punished. Those who are wise will find a time and a way to do what is right, 6 for there is a time and a way for everything, even when a...

Ecclesiastes - Nothing To Chance (Continued)


[Sunday, September 29, 2013] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: Ecclesiastes 7:15-29 (ESV)

15 In my vain life I have seen everything. There is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who prolongs his life in his evildoing. 16 Be not overly righteous, and do not make yourself too wise. Why should you destroy yourself? 17 Be not overly wicked, neither be a fool. Why should you die before your time? 18 It is good that you should take hold of this, and from that withhold not your hand, for the on...

Ecclesiastes - Nothing To Chance


[Sunday, September 22, 2013] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: Ecclesiastes 7:1-14 (ESV)

The Contrast of Wisdom and Folly
7 A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth.
2 It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will lay it to heart. 3 Sorrow is better than laughter, for by sadness of face the heart is made glad. 4 The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fo...

Ecclesiastes - Things Are Not What They Seem


[Sunday, September 15, 2013] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: Ecclesiastes 6:1-12 (ESV)

There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, and it lies heavy on mankind: 2 a man to whom God gives wealth, possessions, and honor, so that he lacks nothing of all that he desires, yet God does not give him power to enjoy them, but a stranger enjoys them. This is vanity; it is a grievous evil. 3 If a man fathers a hundred children and lives many years, so that the days of his years are many, but his soul is not satisfied with life's go...

Ecclesiastes - Fit To Be Tied


[Sunday, August 25, 2013] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: Ecclesiastes 4:7-12 (ESV)

7 Again, I saw vanity under the sun: 8 one person who has no other, either son or brother, yet there is no end to all his toil, and his eyes are never satisfied with riches, so that he never asks, "For whom am I toiling and depriving myself of pleasure?" This also is vanity and an unhappy business. 9 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who ...

Ecclesiastes - The Time Of Your Life


[Sunday, August 18, 2013] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: Ecclesiastes 3:1-22 (ESV)

A Time for Everything
3 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
2 a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
3 a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 a time to cast away stones, and a time to ga...

Ecclesiastes - Life In The Fast Lane


[Sunday, August 11, 2013] PermaLink
The Vanity of Self-Indulgence
2 I said in my heart, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure; enjoy yourself." But behold, this also was vanity. 2 I said of laughter, "It is mad," and of pleasure, "What use is it?" 3 I searched with my heart how to cheer my body with wine?my heart still guiding me with wisdom?and how to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was good for the children of man to do under heaven during the few days of their life. 4 I made great works. I built houses and plan...

Ecclesiastes - The Search For Meaning


[Sunday, August 4, 2013] PermaLink
Scripture Reading: Ecclesiastes 1:1-18 (ESV)

All Is Vanity
1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 2 Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. 3 What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun? 4 A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever. 5 The sun rises, and the sun goes down, and hastens to the place where it rises. 6 The wind blows to the south and goes around to the nor...