2021 THEME: Life on the Edge
Series: Life Matters
TITLE: Pitfalls and Platforms
Scripture: Eccl. 3: 16-4:16
I. PITFALLS TO AVOID
1. First pitfall to avoid is (Injustice). Two lessons Solomon teaches us about injustice:
1) Injustice will only be (temporary).
2) Injustice reveals our (beastlike qualities).
2. Second pitfall to avoid is (Tyranny). “Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
3. Third pitfall to avoid is (Rivalry).
4. Three other pitfalls listed for us:
1) (Stupidity) v.5
2) (Misery) Vv.7-8
3) (Popularity) Vv.13-16
II. PLATFORMS TO BUILD UPON
Platform #1: (Contentment) See I Timothy 6:6-8
“Better to have little, with fear for the Lord, than to have great treasures and inner turmoil. A bowl of vegetables with someone you love is better than steak with someone you hate.” Pr.15:16-17 (NLT)
“Better to have little, with godliness, than to be rich and dishonest.” Pr.16:8 (NLT)
Platform #2: (Companionship)
Theme: Life on the Edge / Series: Life Matters
Title: Religion Investigated- Eccl 5:1-7