Beginning THIS Sunday, June 20, we are transitioning to ONE worship service at 10am. We will have childcare available thourgh fifth grade. 

The Vanity of Pleasure-Seeking

June 21, 2020 Speaker: Drew Bennett Series: Ecclesiastes: Life Is Gift Not Gain

Passage: Ecclesiastes 2:1-11, Ecclesiastes 4:6-9, Ecclesiastes 6:1-7

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Outline

I. THE EXPERIMENT
Enjoy yourself!

 

II. THE FAILURE
Our desires are not too strong but too weak.

 

III. THE HYPOTHESIS
God is the Giver of both pleasures and the power to enjoy them.

 

Resources

Zack Eswine, Recovering Eden 
David Gibson, Living Life Backwards 
Sidney Greidanus, Preaching Christ from Ecclesiastes 
Derek Kidner, The Message of Ecclesiastes

Discussion Questions

  • If you could have three wishes granted, what would they be?
  • Striving or quietness - which is more true of your life?
  • C.S. Lewis said, all our havings are wantings. All joys are incomplete. Can you give an example of where you feel this in your life?
  • G.K. Chesterton famously said, "Every man who walks into a brothel is looking for God." What did he mean?
  • How do we get joy in God? What about the Person and Work of Jesus Christ makes this possible? Problem-solve this area of your life with the gospel.

More in Ecclesiastes: Life Is Gift Not Gain

July 12, 2020

The Vanity of Vanity

July 5, 2020

The Vanity of Age

June 28, 2020

The Vanity of Toil