Sermons on Ecclesiastes

“Boldness in This Out-of-Control World”

Ecclesiastes 11:1-10 (NKJV) The Value of Diligence Cast your bread upon the waters, For you will find it after many days. 2 Give a serving to seven, and also to eight, For you do not know what evil will be on the earth. 3 If the clouds are full of rain, They empty themselves upon the earth; And if a…

“Living Wisely in a Chaotic Political World”

Ecclesiastes 9:13-18 (NKJV) Wisdom Superior to Folly 13 This wisdom I have also seen under the sun, and it seemed great to me: 14 There was a little city with few men in it; and a great king came against it, besieged it, and built great snares around it. 15 Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom…

“Joy in the Journey”

Ecclesiastes 9:1-12 (NKJV) For I considered all this in my heart, so that I could declare it all: that the righteous and the wise and their works are in the hand of God. People know neither love nor hatred by anything they see before them. 2 All things come alike to all: One event happens to the righteous and the wicked; To the good, the clean, and the unclean;…

“The Way of Wisdom”

Ecclesiastes 8 (NKJV) Who is like a wise man? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man’s wisdom makes his face shine, And the sternness of his face is changed. Obey Authorities for God’s Sake 2 I say, “Keep the king’s commandment for the sake of your oath to God. 3 Do not be hasty to go from his presence. Do not…

“Repenting of Our Righteousness”

Ecclesiastes 7:13-8:1 (NKJV) 13 Consider the work of God; For who can make straight what He has made crooked? 14 In the day of prosperity be joyful, But in the day of adversity consider: Surely God has appointed the one as well as the other, So that man can find out nothing that will come after him. 15 I have seen…

“How Does the Vanity of Life Improve Us?”

Ecclesiastes 6:10-12 (NKJV) 10 Whatever one is, he has been named already, For it is known that he is man; And he cannot contend with Him who is mightier than he. 11 Since there are many things that increase vanity, How is man the better? 12 For who knows what is good for man in life, all the days of his vain life which he…

“The Danger of God’s Word Being Choked Out of Our Lives”

Ecclesiastes 5:8-20 (NKJV) The Vanity of Gain and Honor 8 If you see the oppression of the poor, and the violent perversion of justice and righteousness in a province, do not marvel at the matter; for high official watches over high official, and higher officials are over them. 9 Moreover the profit of the land is for all; even the…

“Worship and Vows”

Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 (NKJV) Fear God, Keep Your Vows 5 Walk prudently when you go to the house of God; and draw near to hear rather than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they do evil. 2 Do not be rash with your mouth, And let not your heart utter anything hastily before…

“Worship Pleasing to God”

Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 (NKJV) Fear God, Keep Your Vows Walk prudently when you go to the house of God; and draw near to hear rather than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they do evil. 2 Do not be rash with your mouth, And let not your heart utter anything hastily before…

“Individualism and Community”

Ecclesiastes 4:7-16 (NKJV) 7 Then I returned, and I saw vanity under the sun: 8 There is one alone, without companion: He has neither son nor brother. Yet there is no end to all his labors, Nor is his eye satisfied with riches. But he never asks, “For whom do I toil and deprive myself of good?” This also is vanity and…