Week 7: The Futility Of Chasing The Good Life

Ecclesiastes 6:1–12 Chapter 12: The Few Years of a Futile Life (6:1–12)     Solomon continues on with his investigation of life “under the sun.” His gloomy perspective remains consistent: “There is an evil which I have seen under the sun and it is prevalent among men” (v.1). You might look around and see those who seem to have grabbed ahold of the good life. But...
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Week 6: Fear God / Be Content / Appreciate God’s Gifts

Ecclesiastes 5:1–20 Chapter 10: What Every Worshiper Should Remember (5:1–7) Chapter 11: Straight Talk to the Money–Mad (5:8–20)   WORSHIP, WEALTH AND WISDOM – Ecclesiastes 5:1-20 I. (:1-7) WORSHIP Warren Wiersbe begins his Be series commentary on this section by noting that: Solomon had visited the courtroom, the marketplace, the highway, and the palace. Now he paid a visit to the temple,...
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Week 5: The Futility of Chasing Worldly Success

Ecclesiastes 4:1–16 Chapter 8: The Lonely Whine of the Top Dog (4:1–8) Chapter 9: One Plus One Equals Survival (4:9–16)   FIVE ROTTEN STEPS ON THE WORLD’S LADDER OF SUCCESS – Ecclesiastes 4:1-16 I. (:1-3) RUTHLESS OPPRESSION – GAME: SORRY PROBLEM: NO COMFORT Commentary: Solomon’s Insights on Oppression Contrast: Word of Christ: John 14:16 Charge: Our Calling II. (:4-6)...
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Week 4: The Futility of Trying to Comprehend the Divine Master Plan

Ecclesiastes 3:1–22 Chapter 5: Do You Know What Time It is? (3:1–11) Chapter 6: Interlude of Rare Insight (3:12–15) Chapter 7: Confessions of a Cynic (3:16–22)   MORTALITY AND THE FITNESS OF LIFE – Ecclesiastes 3:1-22 In chapter 3, Solomon continues his exploration of life “under the sun“. The chapter begins with perhaps what may be one of the most recognized portions of...
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Week 3: The Futility of Pursuing Wisdom or Work “under the sun”

Ecclesiastes 2:12–26 Chapter 4: More Miles of Bad Road     FUTILITY OF WISDOM AND WORK UNDER THE SUN – Ecclesiastes 2:12-26 BIG IDEA: A LIFE OF PURSUING WISDOM OR ACCOMPLISHMENT ONLY ACCUMULATES A LEGACY OF FUTILITY I. (:12-17) FUTILITY OF WISDOM – WISDOM EXCELS FOLLY BUT THE SAME END AWAITS BOTH (:12) The Repetitive Investigation – Nothing New Under the Sun (:13-14a) The Advantages of...
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Week 2: The Futility of Pleasure, Possessions and Pride (Popularity)

Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 Chapter 3: Eat, Drink, and Be What?     LIVING IT UP WILL ALWAYS LET YOU DOWN – Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 BIG IDEA: INVESTIGATION UNDER THE SUN REVEALS THE FUTILITY OF PLEASURE, POSSESSIONS AND PRIDE INTRODUCTION: 1 John 2:15-17 AN EXAMINATION OF THE WORLD PROVES THAT LOVE FOR THE WORLD AND LOVE FOR GOD ARE MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE — LOVE FOR THE WORLD CHARACTERIZED BY 3 FUTILE...
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