Ecclesiastes – Week 5

The wise know death is coming Chapters 9 and 10 Everything is Meaningless! Obey God! Death is Coming! These are three of the major themes of the book of Ecclesiastes.  How then should we respond?  Consider these two quotes.   “If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only…

Ecclesiastes – Week 4

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom Chapters 7 and 8 Psalm 19:9 The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the LORD are firm, and all of them are righteous. Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is…

Ecclesiastes – Week 3

No one can serve two masters Chapters 5 and 6 When you have cash, you have options.  When you have debt, you have fewer options. How many Cars can you buy for $1,000,000,000? How many poor people can you feed with $1,000?   WEEK 2 HANDOUT Ecclesiastes Handout – Week 3 – No one can…

Ecclesiastes – Week 2

WHAT TIME DO MY FRIENDS COME OVER? Chapters 3 and 4 “What time is it?”  How often do you ask that question in a day?  A week?  A month?  A Lifetime?  We ask for the time because we want to be on time, we want to leave work on time we want to turn on…

One another

Jesus replied to a simple question, “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”  “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law…

Fearing God. 2 choices.

Proverbs 9:10 tells  the beginning of a tale, that “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”  Really, fear leads to wisdom?  How does that work?  Rather than just think about it, let’s read about it is a real story with real people. Joshua 4:19…