The Good Life (TiS version)
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  • 1. “Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.” - Ecclesiastes 1:2 Sumair Mirza
  • 2. “Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.” - Ecclesiastes 1:2 Sumair Mirza
  • 3. Merriam-Webster 1942: life marked by a high standard of living
  • 4. Merriam-Webster 1942: life marked by a high standard of living
  • 5. Merriam-Webster 1942: life marked by a high standard of living "To the Epicurean, the good life is that of rational enjoyment of all the satisfactions which the world affords." - William G. De Burgh (1866–1943), British educator.
  • 6. • “Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.” (ESV)• ““Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.”” (NIV84)• ““Futile! Futile!” laments the Teacher, “Absolutely futile! Everything is futile!”” (Net)
  • 7. “What does man gain from all his labor atwhich he toils under the sun?” - Ecclesiastes 1:3 “who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,” - Galatians 1:4
  • 8. “In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep themfrom seeing the light of the gospel of the gloryof Christ, who is the image of God.” - 2 Corinthians 4:4““Do not lay up for yourselves treasures onearth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal,” - Matthew 6:19
  • 9. • “But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith—that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.” - Philippians 3:7–11
  • 10. • Chase ‘one vast heap of numberless perishing vanities.’ – Charles Bridges (1794 – 1869) OR• “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” - Matthew 6:33
  • 11. Video Clip Played from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1VL-y9JHuI
  • 12. Video Clip Played from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIp_8RNNX4k
  • 13. • “The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.” - Ecclesiastes 12:13–14
  • 14. Evidence for things unseen.