2021 THEME: Life on the Edge
Series: Life Matters
TITLE: Chasing the Wind
Scripture: Eccl. 1:12-2:11
“Most men led lives of quiet desperation.” Thoreau
I. CHASING WISDOM IS EMPTY
Lies we face:
1. “Laugh and the whole laughs with you. Cry and you cry alone.”
2. “Every day our world is getting better and better.”
3. “There is a light at the end of every tunnel.”
4. “Things are never as bad as they seem so dream, dream, dream.”
What does Solomon tell us?
1) His first quest is to understand the (universe).
2) His second quest is to understand the (meaning of life).
3) His third quest is for the accumulation of (wisdom).
II. CHASING PLEASURE IS EMPTY
Two key words to notice:
2. How many times he uses the word (“I”).
What we need to learn:
1) Pleasure holds out promises but (can’t fulfill them).
2) Pleasure pretends to open our eyes but in reality (blinds them).
3) Pleasure (disillusions) us, making us cover up the (emptiness)
Theme: Life on the Edge / Series: Life Matters
Title: Life is Sacred- Psalm 139:13-18