Category: Ecclesiastes

Lessons from my Dad’s Death
September 28th, 2008

Ecclesiastes 9 I was planning to preach from I Samuel and the life of Saul this morning but then my father died when I was back in the US. When I preach, I preach from what I am learning and I discovered it would be impossible for me to come back and preach from I […]

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The Pursuit of Achievement
November 21st, 2004

Ecclesiastes 9:1-12, 4:17-23 There was someone from the Roman Empire who came to the Maghreb, the westernmost part of the known world, and was given an assignment. I don’t have his exact itinerary, but perhaps he came by ship across the Mediterranean Sea, sailed through the straits of Gibralter and made his way down the […]

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The Pursuit of Justice
November 14th, 2004

Ecclesiastes 4:1-3 Where do you find justice in the world? About a year ago a French-Moroccan businesswoman, Touria Tiouli, went to Dubai on a business trip. She was attacked and went to the police, charging three men with having raped her. Dubai officials turned her charge around and arrested her for having committed adultery. Where […]

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The Pursuit of Pleasure
November 8th, 2004

Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 How many people associate Christianity with pleasure? What would you think of a movie of Jesus in which he was playing with the disciples. It would be another 800 years before England had the world’s first football game, but can you imagine Jesus and his disciples playing soccer? Running and jumping, teasing each […]

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Smoke and Spitting into the Wind
October 31st, 2004

Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 From my first reading of the Bible, I have loved the book of Ecclesiastes and have been drawn back to it time and time again. I remember one summer early in my Christian life, when I read Ecclesiastes aloud, on my knees, praying as I read. It was a wonderful time of discovery […]

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