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Ecclesiastes

Searching for Meaning Under the Sun

The End of the Matter

Ecclesiastes 11:1-12:14 • May 19, 2019 • Pastor Adam Sinnett

This morning we conclude our series through the book of Ecclesiastes. We’ve discovered it is a timeless, and timely book. In it, the Preacher-King recounts a lifelong search for meaning, purpose, and satisfaction “under the sun.” He exhausts every nook and cranny of the created order and human potential. Yet, again and again, he discovers “all is vanity.” Today, in Ecc. 11:1-12:14, we reach the end of his, and our, search for meaning—fear God and walk in his ways.

Advantages of Wisdom

Ecclesiastes 9:13-10:20 • May 12, 2019 • Pastor Adam Sinnett

This morning we are continuing our series through the book of Ecclesiastes. It’s a timeless, and timely book. In it, the Preacher-King recounts a lifelong search for meaning, purpose, and satisfaction “under the sun.” To do so, he exhausts every nook and cranny of the created order and human potential. Yet, again and again, he discovers “all is vanity.” Today, in Ecc. 9:13-10:20, he urges us to pursue wisdom, and avoid foolishness, so that we flourish “under the sun.”

Facing Death

Ecclesiastes 9:1-12 • May 5, 2019 • Pastor Adam Sinnett

This morning we are continuing our series through the book of Ecclesiastes. It’s a timeless, and timely book. In it, the Preacher-King recounts a lifelong search for meaning, purpose, and satisfaction “under the sun.” To do so, he exhausts every nook and cranny of the created order and human potential. Yet, again and again, he discovers “all is vanity.” Today, in Ecc. 9:1-12, we reach a topic that few of us want to talk about, yet none of us can avoid: death.

Those Who Fear God Will Do Well

Ecclesiastes 8 • April 28, 2019 • Pastor Craig Sturm

We are continuing our series through the book of Ecclesiastes. It’s a timeless and timely book. In it, the Preacher-King recounts a lifelong search for meaning, purpose, and satisfaction “under the sun.” To do so, he exhausts every nook and cranny of the created order and human potential. Yet, again and again, he discovers “all is vanity.” Today, in Ecclesiastes 8, the Preacher unpacks a central theme of the book, living in the fear of God as an antidote to vanity.

The Benefits and Limits of Wisdom

Ecclesiastes 7:1-29 • April 14, 2019 • Pastor Adam Sinnett

This morning we are continuing our series through the book of Ecclesiastes. It’s a timeless, and timely book. In it, the Preacher-King recounts a lifelong search for meaning, purpose, and satisfaction “under the sun.” To do so, he exhausts every nook and cranny of the created order and human potential. Yet, again and again, he discovers “all is vanity.” Today, in Ecc. 7:1-29, the Preacher turns his attention to the benefts, and limits, of wisdom.

Money

Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:12 • April 7, 2019 • Pastor Adam Sinnett

This morning we are continuing our series through the book of Ecclesiastes. It’s a timeless, and timely book. In it, the Preacher-King recounts a lifelong search for meaning, purpose, and satisfaction “under the sun.” To do so, he exhausts every nook and cranny of the created order and human potential. Yet, again and again, he discovers “all is vanity.” Today, in Ecc. 5:8-6:12, the Preacher turns his attention to the appeal, and vanity, of money.

Empty Religion

Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 • March 31, 2019 • Pastor Adam Sinnett

This morning we are continuing our series through the book of Ecclesiastes. It’s a timeless, and timely book. In it, the Preacher-King recounts a lifelong search for meaning, purpose, and satisfaction “under the sun.” To do so, he exhausts every nook and cranny of the created order and human potential. Yet, again and again, he discovers “all is vanity.” Today, in Ecc. 5:1-7, the Preacher takes a surprising turn and invites us to consider how we see and approach God.

Evil

Ecclesiates 4:1-16 • March 24, 2019 • Pastor Adam Sinnett

We are continuing our series through the book of Ecclesiastes. It’s a timeless, and timely book. In it, the Preacher-King recounts a lifelong search for meaning, purpose, and satisfaction “under the sun.” To do so, he exhausts every nook and cranny of the created order and human potential. Yet, again and again, he discovers “all is vanity.” Today, in Ecc. 4:1-16, he turns our attention to evil.

Time

Ecclesiastes 3:1-22 • March 17, 2019 • Pastor Adam Sinnett

This morning we are continuing our series through the book of Ecclesiastes. It’s a timeless, and timely book. In it, the Preacher-King recounts a lifelong search for meaning, purpose, and satisfaction “under the sun.” His quest is an attempt to make sense of life on a horizontal plane. To do so, he exhausts every nook and cranny of the created order and human potential. Yet, again and again, he discovers “all is vanity.” Today, in Ecc. 3:1-22, he considers the reality of being human in a time-bound world.

Work

Ecclesiastes 2:18-26 • March 10, 2019 • Pastor Craig Sturm

We are continuing our new series through the book of Ecclesiastes. It’s a timeless, and timely, book. In it, the author, a preacher-king, recounts a lifelong search for meaning, purpose, and satisfaction “under the sun.” His quest is an attempt to make sense of life on a purely horizontal plane, without God in the picture. To do so, he exhausts every nook and cranny of the created order and human potential. Yet, again and again, he discovers “all is vanity.” Today, in Ecclesiastes 2:18-26, he puts work and the fruit of work to the test.

Pleasure

Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 • March 3, 2019 • Pastor Adam Sinnett

This morning we are continuing our new series through the book of Ecclesiastes. It’s a timeless, and timely, book. In it, the Preacher-King recounts a lifelong search for meaning, purpose, and satisfaction “under the sun.” His quest is an attempt to make sense of life on a horizontal plane, without God in the picture. To do so, he exhausts every nook and cranny of the created order and human potential. Yet, again and again, he discovers “all is vanity.” Today, in Ecc. 2:1-11, he puts pleasure to the test.

Knowledge and Wisdom

Ecclesiastes 1:12-18; 2:12-17 • February 24, 2019 • Pastor Adam Sinnett

We are continuing our new series through the book of Ecclesiastes. It's a timeless, and timely, book. In it, the Preacher-King recounts a lifelong search for meaning, purpose, and satisfaction "under the sun." His quest is an attempt to make sense of life on a purely horizontal plane, without God in the picture. To do so, he exhausts every nook and cranny of the created order and human potential. Yet, again and again, he discovers "all is vanity." Today in Ecclesiastes 1:12-18 and 2:12-17, he starts his search with "wisdom" and "knowledge."

All is Vanity

Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 • February 17, 2019 • Pastor Adam Sinnett

Today we begin a new series through the book of Ecclesiastes. It’s a timeless, and timely, book. In it, the Preacher-King recounts a lifelong search for meaning, purpose, and satisfaction “under the sun.” His quest is an attempt to make sense of life on a purely horizontal plane, without God in the picture. To do so, he exhausts every nook and cranny of the created order and human potential. Yet, again and again, he discovers “all is vanity.” Path after path leads to a dead end, so by the end, there is only one way left.