Sermons on Ecclesiastes

Sermons on Ecclesiastes

Ecclesiastes 6 – Vanity of wealth and honour

In chapter 6 Solomon observes that ‘all the toil of a man is for his mouth, yet his appetite is not satisfied. This is vanity’. A man to whom God gives wealth, possessions, and honour, so that he lacks nothing of all that he desires, yet God does not give him power to enjoy them, but a stranger enjoys them. Share this…FacebookTwitteremail

Ecclesiastes 5 – Fear God

Solomon considers the fear of God and the vanity of wealth and honour. ‘Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil. Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth.’ He conclude, ‘God is…

Ecclesiastes 4 – Are you content with your life?

As Solomon continues his search for the meaning of life, he considers the tears of the oppressed concluding that laziness, envy, greed and a lack of contentment are in the heart of the oppressor. ‘Better is a handful of quietness than two hands full of toil and striving after the wind.’ Ecclesiastes 4:6 Share this…FacebookTwitteremail

Ecclesiastes 3 – God has a perfect time for every matter under the sun

We continue our study of the book of Ecclesiastes, today we are in chapter 3 and the title of this message is: God has a perfect time for every matter under the sun “I perceived that whatever God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it. God has done it, so that people fear before him.” Ecclesiastes 3:14 Share this…FacebookTwitteremail

Ecclesiastes 2 (part 2) – Solomon’s despair

We continue our study of the book of Ecclesiastes, today we are in chapter 2 verses 12-26 and the title of this message is: Solomon’s despair. “Therefore I hated life because the work that was done under the sun was distressing to me, for all is vanity and grasping for the wind.” Ecclesiastes 2:17 Share this…FacebookTwitteremail

Ecclesiastes 2 (part 1) – Pleasures Are Meaningless

Solomon asks what is the point of all that is done under the sun? Could it be pleasure? “I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with mirth; [a]therefore enjoy pleasure”; but surely, this also was vanity.” Ecclesiastes 2:1 Share this…FacebookTwitteremail

Ecclesiastes 1 – Vanity under the sun (part 2)

Solomon searches for the meaning of all that is done under the sun. “And I set my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under heaven; this burdensome task God has given to the sons of man, by which they may be [e]exercised. I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and indeed, all is vanity and grasping for the wind.” Ecclesiastes 1:13-14 Share this…FacebookTwitteremail