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Reflections on Ecclesiastes 7-9

The writer compares wisdom and folly. Listening – It is good to hear the rebuke of the wise (7:5). Yet we should not take to heart all that people say of us (7:21-22).  When has a rebuke been helpful to … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 7-12: Life’s Limitations and Purpose

(7, 9, 12) What is the first limitation that we find recurring in verses: 9:2-5, 9:10, 12:1-7? Why then is it better to go to a house of mourning than a house of feasting (7:2)?  Why is this so important? … Continue reading

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Passion Points

Here are some good posts for your weekend reading: Can I Sing ‘Amazing Grace’ If I Was Saved at Six? – John Piper (DG) There are six reasons that Christians like me can feel the greatness of our sinfulness, and … Continue reading

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Reflections on Ecclesiastes 4-6

The writer continues his discussion of vanity and calls us to fear God. Fear God – Fearing God means we come before him to listen to him, rather than to make rash promises that we will not keep. Do you … Continue reading

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Reflections on Ecclesiastes 1-3

The writer speaks of vanity, and the true source of enjoyment. Vanity – The writer sought wisdom and knowledge (1:16-18), pleasure (2:1-3), great works (2:4-6), and great possessions (2:7-8). Yet his conclusion is that in and of themselves, these things … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 1-6: Life With or Without God

(1) Life Without God: Why does the writer say all is vanity in v2-11? (1-6) What pursuits of life does the writer explore in the following passages and conclude are only vanity? 1:16-18 – 2:1-11 – 2:12-23 – 4:1-8, 13-16 … Continue reading

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Sermon Songs: Revelation 3:14-22

Dear church neither ice cold nor hot But lukewarm and so deceived Let true riches from Christ be sought And white garments be received Anoint your eyes, Heed His counsel Draw near to the Lord again Those He loves He … Continue reading

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Reflections on Proverbs 30-31

Which proverb especially speaks to your life situation today?  How should you respond? God’s Word – God’s Word is true. We can trust in it, find refuge in it.  If we try to add to his Word or change it, … Continue reading

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Reflections on Proverbs 28-29

Which proverb especially speaks to your life situation today?  How should you respond? Justice – God ultimately brings justice (29:26). Leaders should seek justice (29:4, 14).  All people should live justly (28:5-7).  Are you striving to live justly?  Pray that … Continue reading

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Proverbs 28-31: The Wise Woman

(28-31) For each of the following topics, answer the following questions:  What is the main point(s)?  What pictures, comparisons, contrasts, or consequences are given to drive home the point(s)?  Can you think of a current example that illustrates the point(s)?  … Continue reading

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