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Personal relationships
March 17, 2013

Counsel from a Man Who Saw It All (part 1)

Counsel from a Man Who Saw It All (part 1)

The lesson:  The enigmas and inequities of life should drive us to rest in the Lord and choose the best road before us. Ecclesiastes should be seen as a valuable tool for understanding the nature and need of man. Only then will the gospel of grace through Christ be seen as the ANSWER.

March 10, 2013

Handle With Care

Handle With Care

The Teacher’s lesson for the day is “In light of death, be wise and make your life count for God.” The gift of life comes from God with these instructions: “Handle with care!”

March 3, 2013

In Everything. . . (part 2)

In Everything. . . (part 2)

In all of life’s confusing and frustrating circumstances, how should we respond? We must trust God for all of our life, enjoying what he gives us (5:18–20) and accepting how he limits us (6:1–12).

March 3, 2013

In Everything. . . (part 1)

In Everything. . . (part 1)

In all of life’s confusing and frustrating circumstances, how should we respond? We must reverence God in all we do (5:1–7) and honor God with all we have (5:8–17).

February 24, 2013

On Life and Politics

On Life and Politics
February 24, 2013

Thieves That Steal Genuine Joy

Thieves That Steal Genuine Joy

As believers we are to enjoy what God has given and be good stewards, practicing contentment and reverencing God.

February 17, 2013

The Powerlessness of People

The Powerlessness of People

The teacher makes several observations about events in life (vv. 1–8), and the gives several conclusions based on those observations (vv. 9–22).

February 10, 2013

Making Your Way Through the Maze (part 2)

Making Your Way Through the Maze (part 2)

Sometimes marriage, work, investments, family, friendships turn out to be a bust, not a blessing. If you were smart and rich maybe it would be easier, better, and make more sense. The Teacher says, “Think again, buddy. I had those advantages and still scratched my head over the puzzling dead ends of life.” But along […]

February 10, 2013

Making Your Way Through the Maze (part 1)

Making Your Way Through the Maze (part 1)

Sometimes marriage, work, investments, family, friendships turn out to be a bust, not a blessing. If you were smart and rich maybe it would be easier, better, and make more sense. The Teacher says, “Think again, buddy. I had those advantages and still scratched my head over the puzzling dead ends of life.” But along […]

January 27, 2013

When Life Is the Pits (part 3)

When Life Is the Pits (part 3)

We see the sinfulness of Joseph’s brothers: they were brutal (vv. 18, 26), jealous (v. 11), hateful (vv. 4, 8), murderous (v. 18), opportunistic (v. 26), and deceptive (vv. 31–32). We must guard our own hearts against these same sins.

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