Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sunday Sermon Outline: Ecclesiastes 6

The Inevitability of Death
Ecclesiastes 6

Introduction: Ecclesiastes 12:13-14, “The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. [14] For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.”

I.  Consider Your Life vs. 1-7
     “There is an evil which I have seen under the sun and it is prevalent among men— [2] a man to whom God has given riches and wealth and honor so that his soul lacks nothing of all that he desires; yet God has not empowered him to eat from them, for a foreigner enjoys them. This is vanity and a severe affliction. [3] If a man fathers a hundred children and lives many years, however many they be, but his soul is not satisfied with good things and he does not even have a proper burial, then I say, “Better the miscarriage than he, [4] for it comes in futility and goes into obscurity; and its name is covered in obscurity. [5] It never sees the sun and it never knows anything; it is better off than he. [6] Even if the other man lives a thousand years twice and does not enjoy good things—do not all go to one place?””

Mark 4:18-19; Luke 12:15; Deuteronomy 12:28, 32; Micah 6:6-8

II. Consider Your Soul  vs. 8-9
     “[7] All a man's labor is for his mouth and yet the appetite is not satisfied. [8] For what advantage does the wise man have over the fool? What advantage does the poor man have, knowing how to walk before the living? [9] What the eyes see is better than what the soul desires. This too is futility and a striving after wind.”

Luke 12:19-21; Mark 8:34-36

III. Consider Your God  vs. 10-12
     “[10] Whatever exists has already been named, and it is known what man is; for he cannot dispute with him who is stronger than he is. [11] For there are many words which increase futility. What then is the advantage to a man? [12] For who knows what is good for a man during his lifetime, during the few years of his futile life? He will spend them like a shadow. For who can tell a man what will be after him under the sun?”

Revelation 17:14; Hebrews 12:9-10

Conclusion: Matthew 10:28; Psalm 64:9-10


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