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Ecc 2

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Ecc 2

  1. 1. ECCLESIASTES 1 THE VANITY OF LIFE!
  2. 2. THE VANITY OF LIFE! <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. ECCLESIASTES 2 RUNNING AWAY FROM THE VANITY OF LIFE!
  7. 7. SEARCHING FOR MEANING… IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES: <ul><li>Pleasure, 1-2. </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol, 3. </li></ul><ul><li>Works and accomplishments, 4-6. </li></ul><ul><li>Possessions, 7. </li></ul><ul><li>Money, 8a. </li></ul>
  8. 8. SEARCHING FOR MEANING… IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES: <ul><li>Music, 8b. </li></ul><ul><li>Sex, 8c. </li></ul><ul><li>Fame, 9 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Stuff,” 10. </li></ul><ul><li>Activities, 11. </li></ul>
  9. 9. SEARCHING FOR MEANING… IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES: <ul><li>Knowledge and wisdom, 12-17. </li></ul><ul><li>Empire building, 18-21. </li></ul><ul><li>Labor, 22-23. </li></ul><ul><li>Summary, 24-26 </li></ul>
  10. 10. WHAT ARE YOU LIVING FOR? “ Jesus said to them, ‘My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.” John 4:34 “ Therefore also we have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him.” II Cor. 5:9,
  11. 11. WHAT ARE YOU LIVING FOR? “ For to me, to live, is Christ!” Philippians 1:21
  12. 12. WHAT ARE YOU LIVING FOR? “ Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus...I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:12, 14
  13. 13. WHAT ARE YOU LIVING FOR?

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