Sermons on Ecclesiastes

“Loneliness”

Ecclesiastes 4:1-8 (NKJV) 4 Then I returned and considered all the oppression that is done under the sun: And look! The tears of the oppressed, But they have no comforter— On the side of their oppressors there is power, But they have no comforter. 2 Therefore I praised the dead who were already dead, More than the living who are…

“Justice and Injustice”

Ecclesiastes 3:16-22 (NKJV) Injustice Seems to Prevail 16 Moreover I saw under the sun: In the place of judgment, Wickedness was there; And in the place of righteousness, Iniquity was there. 17 I said in my heart, “God shall judge the righteous and the wicked, For there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.” 18 I said in my heart, “Concerning the condition of…

“Worshipping the God Who Is Lord Over Time”

Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 (NKJV) Everything Has Its Time 3 To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: 2 A time to be born,     And a time to die; A time to plant,     And a time to pluck what is planted; 3 A time to kill,     And a time to heal; A time to break down,     And a time to…

“Gaining a Vision for Your Whole Life”

Ecclesiastes 2:12-26 (NKJV) The End of the Wise and the Fool 12 Then I turned myself to consider wisdom and madness and folly; For what can the man do who succeeds the king?— Only what he has already done. 13 Then I saw that wisdom excels folly As light excels darkness. 14 The wise man’s eyes are in his head, But the fool walks in darkness.…

“A Distant Mirror”

Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 (NKJV) The Vanity of Pleasure 2 I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with mirth; therefore enjoy pleasure”; but surely, this also was vanity. 2 I said of laughter—“Madness!”; and of mirth, “What does it accomplish?” 3 I searched in my heart how to gratify my flesh with wine, while guiding my heart with wisdom, and how to lay…

What is the Meaning of Life?

Ecclesiastes 1:12-18 (NKJV) The Grief of Wisdom 12 I, the Preacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem. 13 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 exercised. 14 I have seen all the works…

“Life Under the Sun Contrasted to Life In the Son”

Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 (NKJV) The Vanity of Life 1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 2 “Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher; “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.” 3 What profit has a man from all his labor In which he toils under the sun? 4 One generation passes away, and another generation comes; But the earth abides forever. 5 The sun…