7. A Troubled Disciple in Paradise

Ecclesiastes 1:1-11; 12:11-14

1. Life seems like a puzzle with no solution. (vs. 2)

2. I work hard and it doesn't seem to get me anywhere. (vs. 3)

3. Nature is beautiful but is full of mystery. (vs. 4-7)

4. I will wear myself out before my desires are satisfied. (vs. 8)

5. Our belief that there is anything new is a lie. (vs. 9-10)

6. The past, present, and future will be forgotten. (vs. 11)

Solomon's Call to Respond:

  1. Trust God's Word. (vs. 11)
  2. Do not trust the ever-changing counsel of the world. (vs. 12)
  3. Be so in awe of God that you spend every moment of your life living for Him. (vs. 13)
  4. Live with an eternal perspective. (vs. 14)

Homework:

Memorize Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

Answer these questions. . .

  1. Where am I failing to trust God as an unashamed disciple?
  2. Do I trust the counsel of the world over God's counsel?
  3. How will I increase my awe of God and live with eternal perspective?

-Pastor Terry