Vanity Under the Sun

The Vanity of Fear Under the Sun | Ecclesiastes 5:1-7

Read the sermon here.  SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION Ecclesiastes 5:1 | 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.    Ecclesiastes 5:7 | For when dreams …

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Vanity Under the Sun

The Vanity of Community Under the Sun | Ecclesiastes 4

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION Ecclesiastes 4:6 | Better is a handful of quietness than two hands full of toil and a striving after wind.    Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 | Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But …

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Vanity Under the Sun

The Vanity of Time Under the Sun | Ecclesiastes 3

Read the sermon here.  SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION Ecclesiastes 3:1 | For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven   Ecclesiastes 3:11 | He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what …

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Vanity Under the Sun

The Vanity of Pleasure Under the Sun | Ecclesiastes 2

Read the sermon here.  SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION Ecclesiastes 2:11 | Then I considered all that my hands had done and the toil I had expended in doing it, and behold, all was vanity and a striving after wind, and there was nothing to be gained under the sun.   Ecclesiastes 2:24-25 | …

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Vanity Under the Sun

The Vanity of Everything Under the Sun | Ecclesiastes 1

Read the sermon here. SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION Ecclesiastes 1:2-4 | Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. What does a man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun. A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever. Ecclesiastes 1:14 …

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Vanity Under the Sun

Background on Ecclesiastes

AuthorThe author identifies himself as the Preacher (or Teacher). While the book is technically anonymous, Solomon is the most likely candidate. ThemeEverything is meaningless “under the sun,” and the only source of true meaning and joy is God. BackgroundIn the first chapter of Ecclesiastes, the author identifies himself as the Qoheleth (the Preacher or Teacher). …

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Go Therefore Ebook

So over the past year or so, I've attempted to write a book that would concisely explain the values of my church, Western Meadows. My primary audience is my fellow church members and any who are considering becoming a member; however, I pray that these words will be of benefit to all who read them. …

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Biblical Wisdom

The Seduction of Adultery | Proverbs 7

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION And now, O sons, listen to me, and be attentive to the words of my mouth. Let not your heart turn aside to her ways; do not stray into her paths, for many a victim has she laid low, and all her slain are a mighty throng. Her house …

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Introduction to Proverbs

With Google and Wikipedia at our fingertips, knowledge and information have never been more accessible than they are today. I may have no understanding of quantum mechanics now, but give me twenty minutes online and I will return with the basic idea of what it is. But for all of this information whirling past us …

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The Providence of God

Dwelling in Egypt | Genesis 46:31-47:31

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION Then Joseph settled his father and his brothers and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded. And Joseph provided his father, his brothers, and all his father's household with food, according to …

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