Monthly Archives: August 2009

Ecclesiastes 7: 13-29

Ecclesiastes 7: 13-29What are we to consider?How might we destroy ourselves?What does not exist on earth?Have you met people who act like they know everything or are righteous?How can a right view of God keep you from becoming a know-it … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 7: 1 – 12

Ecclesiastes 7: 1-12What word is repeated in v. 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 and 10 (NIV)?What is better than the day of birth?What is better than pride?How does wisdom lead to better living?How could you be wiser in the way … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 5: 8 – 6: 12

Ecclesiastes 5: 8 – 6: 12In an NIV Bible find the words “consume”, “eats”, “eat”, and “enjoy”.  What is a ‘gift from God’?What is the condition that means a stillborn child is better off than a person?What is meant today … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 5: 1-7

Ecclesiastes 5: 1-7What should you go near the house of God to do?What should you do if you make a vow to God?The accumulation of dreams and of words are what?How does religion often start with the grand ideas of … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 4: 1-16

Ecclesiastes 4: 1-16What is the writer’s first topic in this chapter?What is the root of all labour and achievement?How is loneliness addressed by the author?Why would a political ruler (king) be a great example of one who oppresses to get … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 3: 1-22

Ecclesiastes 3:1-221.       What is the repeated word in the opening section?2.       What rhetorical question is asked in verse 9?3.       What is the ultimate fate on this earth of both men and animals?4.       In the light of our fate, how are … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 1: 12 – 2: 26

Ecclesiastes 1:12 – 2:26Name three things that are ‘meaningless’ (transient) according to the passage?What comes with much wisdom?How do verses 24 – 26 give insight into what is not meaningless?How does trying to get ahead by education, hard work, and … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 1: 1-11

Ecclesiastes 1: 1-11What word is repeated most in verse 2?What does the author ask regarding toils and labour?What shape is brought to mind by the processes listed?How does man’s life compare with the natural processes?How do you try to ‘get … Continue reading

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Intro Ecclesiastes

I like the book of Ecclesiastes.  It frequently gets a bad rap because everyone thinks it is miserable and meaningless.  When the author repeats, “meaningless, meaningless, everything is meaningless,”  it begs the question, “Isn’t your own writing meaningless, then?  So, … Continue reading

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Adam and Julie’s Wedding

I wrote out the speech that I gave at Adam and Julie’s wedding.It is partly addressed to them and partly addressed to the congregation. Julie and Adam’s Wedding AddressI think I got to know Julie first.  She was in one of … Continue reading