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The Now and the Then
Ecclesiastes 11 - 12 • July 7, 2019 • John Anderson
In his conclusion to the book of Ecclesiastes, wise Solomon instructs us to pay attention to the decisions we make today for they will make or break our tomorrows. He affirms the seriousness of life by reminding us that we all have an appointment one day with God Almighty. Live life in such a way that you will be ready for that appointment!
Careful or Careless
Ecclesiastes 10 • June 23, 2019 • John Anderson
Solomon in his wisdom reminds us that the wise man is the careful man and the fool is careless. A little bit of foolishness can ruin the testimony and reputation of an otherwise respectable person. Here are the things we need to be careful about.
Preparing For ONE Event
Ecclesiastes 9 • June 16, 2019 • John Anderson
Death is "the great equalizer" for all of mankind. No one can escape their appointment with death. But the way we live has a lot to do with how we will die. Here is a good perspective from Solomon on how to prepare for that inevitable day.
ARE YOU HUMBLE ENOUGH TO BE HAPPY?
Ecclesiastes 8 • June 9, 2019 • John Anderson
Does God really want us to be happy as we go through life? The answer is YES! But it starts with true humility. Here are some thoughts from Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, about what he discovered concerning truly being happy in life.
Wisdom is Better
Ecclesiastes 7:1-10 • May 5, 2019 • John Anderson
Solomon stated in Proverbs 4:7 that "wisdom is the principal thing" and acquiring it is a life long occupation for the child of God. But often we go about that in a very different manner than is prescribed in God's Word. In today's text we learn from several paradoxes just how wisdom is manifested in our lives.
Ecclesiastes 6 • April 28, 2019 • John Anderson
Much of life is spent focusing on the "what" of everyday circumstances and happenings. Today's text admonishes us to focus on the "Who", the One who is behind all of life's events. God is sovereign over our past, present and future. Put Him first and let Him set the direction and agenda for life!
Ecclesiastes 4:4-16 • March 24, 2019 • John Anderson
In today's society and even in the life of the church, many people go from one thing to the other to try and escape to a different life. Solomon tried it all and realized that man should live with a spiritual mind, prioritizing that which will last for eternity. There is a way to "live better."
When Life's Not Fair
Ecclesiastes 3:16-4:3 • March 17, 2019 • John Anderson
Never in the Scripture does it say that "God is fair." It claims only that He is just. We do not live in a fair world, because we live in a sinful world. We need to examine the Bible and the promises of God to develop the proper world view.
Five Lies We Tell Ourselves
Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:11 • February 17, 2019 • John Anderson
King Solomon had the resources, the wisdom and good health to try and satisfy every desire he could imagine with the things this world has to offer. At the end of it all, he had to admit that it was all vanity, emptiness. Only Jesus can give meaning and purpose to this life and pleasures forevermore!
The Emptiness of Life
#2 - Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 • February 10, 2019 • John Anderson
The human heart is always searching for more - never satisfied. Solomon had the resources, time, the mind and the opportunities to search out all that life had to offer. His amazing conclusion was that life is "vanity" - empty without God and His purposes for our lives.
There Has Got To Be More Than This!
#1 - Ecclesiastes 1:1-3 Mark 8:34 • January 20, 2019 • John Anderson
There are so many lessons to learn from the life of King Solomon of Israel. The man who had it all and experienced it all said, "There has got to be more to life than this!" How do we really define a successful life?