2021 THEME: Life on the Edge
Series: Life Matters
TITLE: Same Old, Same Old
Scripture: Eccl. 1:1-11
I. LET ME INTRODUCE YOU
Over the past few years, diagnoses of major depression have skyrocketed, rising 33% from 2013-2016. The percentage of Americans who experience stress is 20 points higher than the global average.
Why study Ecclesiastes?
1. Helps us ask the same questions people are asking today that they asked back then.
2. Helps us worship the (one true God).
3. Helps us live for God and (not for ourselves).
4. Helps us to be honest about the (troubles of life).
II. THE RIGHT PERSPECTIVE
The word vanity in the Hebrew refers to a breath or a vapor.
The word gain (v.3) means profit or advantage.
Three closing thoughts:
1) The constant lure of something better (tomorrow) (so we think) robs us of joy we are (offered today).
2) The desire to escape it often covers up the realization there are (consequences).
3) If God is left out, the future is (bleak).
Theme: Life on the Edge / Series: Life Matters
Title: Striving after Wind- Eccl. 1:12-18