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The Vanity of Life

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  1. 1. ECCLESIASTES 1 THE VANITY OF LIFE!
  2. 2. THE VANITY OF LIFE! The Declaration of the “Vanity,” 1:1-3 <ul><li>The Description of the “Vanity,” 1:4-18 </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing much changes, 4. </li></ul><ul><li>Life is routine and monotonous, 5. </li></ul><ul><li>All that happens is without purpose, 6-7 </li></ul>
  3. 3. THE VANITY OF LIFE! <ul><li>The Description of the “Vanity,” 1:4-18 </li></ul><ul><li>All things are tiresome, 8-9. </li></ul><ul><li>There is nothing new under the sun, 10. </li></ul><ul><li>The past is not even remembered, 11. </li></ul><ul><li>In fact, life is HARD, 12-13 </li></ul>
  4. 4. THE VANITY OF LIFE! <ul><li>The Description of the “Vanity,” 1:4-18 </li></ul><ul><li>Life is ineffective...hence, pointless and useless!, 14-15. </li></ul><ul><li>Even intellectual pursuits are pointless, 16-17. </li></ul><ul><li>And...the more you know...the worse it is!, 18 </li></ul>
  5. 5. THE VANITY OF LIFE! The Derivation of the “Vanity”: Solomon’s “worldview”! <ul><li>Earth-centered : “under the sun” 29 times! </li></ul><ul><li>Temporal : “day” or “days,” 18 times! </li></ul>
  6. 6. THE VANITY OF LIFE! The “Dawn” of the “Vanity”: THE FALL!
  7. 7. THE VANITY OF LIFE! New Testament Discussions of the “Vanity”: <ul><li>Romans 8:19-22 </li></ul><ul><li>Romans 8:23 </li></ul><ul><li>II Corinthians 5:1-4 </li></ul>
  8. 8. THE VANITY OF LIFE! A Deadly Contributor to the “Vanity”:
  9. 9. THE VANITY OF LIFE! A Deadly Contributor to the “Vanity”: Elohim
  10. 10. THE VANITY OF LIFE! A Deadly Contributor to the “Vanity”: Yahweh Elohim
  11. 11. THE VANITY OF LIFE! A Deadly Contributor to the “Vanity”: Yahweh 40 Times! Elohim
  12. 12. THE VANITY OF LIFE! A Deadly Contributor to the “Vanity”: 0 TIMES! Yahweh 40 Times! Elohim
  13. 13. Recovering from the Vanity of Life: Know that this is not how things are supposed to be! Know that this is not how things will always be! Know that our meaning and purpose in this life...is not IN this life. !
  14. 14. Our meaning and purpose come from a life lived to serve and glorify God!

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