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If you have a Bible with you, take it and turn with me to the first chapter of Ephesians.  I’m beginning a brand new series of sermons this morning that I have given the title, “Spiritual Habits.”  We’re going to spend some time taking an in-depth look at the Christian life and all that itContinue reading

The End of the Matter

Endings are important.  Well, we’ve come to the end of our journey through the book of Ecclesiastes.  All throughout these twelve chapters, Solomon has made his case that no satisfaction can be found under the sun.  In the first six chapters, he told us the story of his own quest to find meaning in life. Continue reading

How to Enjoy Your Life

What does it take for you to truly enjoy life?  Ask anyone this question, and you will find a number of different answers.  A simple Google search of the phrase ‘how to enjoy life’ will yield you a countless number of websites, each offering you their suggestions and ideas.  There is no shortage of booksContinue reading

Facing Life’s Uncertainties

There are times when we wonder whether anything we do for God really matters, whether it really makes a difference.  Life seems to be lived on a hamster wheel—we run and yet never seem to be getting anywhere.  Add to this the fact that the rug can get pulled from beneath your feet any givenContinue reading

The Fool’s Profile

Here in Ecclesiastes 10, King Solomon provides us with the ‘profile’ of an infamous character in Scripture—the fool. In this tenth chapter, Solomon contrasts wisdom and folly.  His overall theme is this—since a little folly can undermine one’s life, we need wisdom and discretion even in the little things of life.  Little things can haveContinue reading

Wisdom In the Little Things

In order to successfully navigate life under the sun, you and I need wisdom from above.  In chapter 10, Solomon contrasts wisdom and folly.  The overall theme of what he says here is this: Since a little folly can undermine one’s life, we need wisdom and discretion even in the little things as we makeContinue reading

A Backwards World

Have you ever felt like you were living in a backwards world, a world where things seemed upside down and opposite from the way that they ought to be?  Here in Ecclesiastes, I imagine that Solomon felt this way when he talked about life under the sun.  In spite of all his wisdom and knowledge,Continue reading

The Humility of Wisdom

In the twilight of his life, King Solomon of Israel reflected on his own personal quest to know the mysteries of life and find satisfaction under the sun.  And yet he says that trying to find the meaning of life was like chasing the wind.  By the time we get to the end of chapterContinue reading

Wisdom Makes a Face Shine

In chapters 7-8, King Solomon uses the words ‘wise’ and ‘wisdom’ around 18 times.  From here to the end of chapter 12, he uses the words 35 times, which is more than twice as many times as it is found in the first six chapters.  His theme in these chapters is the practicality of God’sContinue reading

Wisdom and Its Benefits

In chapter 7 of Ecclesiastes, the Preacher emphasizes the importance of wisdom.  From here to the end of chapter 12, he uses the words ‘wise’ and ‘wisdom’ some 35 times, which is more than twice as many times as it is found in the first six chapters.  He uses those words around 18 times inContinue reading

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