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Ecclesiastes: "Making Sense of Life: Our Two Unavoidable Appointments"

Morning Worship
Ecclesiastes 12:1-14
Hebrews 9:27

1.  Solomon's Two Assertions.    vv.12:2-8, 14
      a.  We are all aging towards death.  vv.2-8
           (1)  Note how Solomon describes aging.  vv. 2-5a
            Ecclesiastes 11:7; 2nd Corinthians 4:16; Philippians 3:21
           (2)  Note how Solomon depicts dying.  vv.5b-8
           Genesis 3:17-19
      b.  We are all accountable to God.  vv.12-14
           (1)  The certainty of this:  "God shall" 
           (2)  The totality of this:  "every work...every secret...good or evil"

2.  Solomon's Timely Advice.    vv.1, 9-13
      a.  Remember your God now.  v.1
           Matthew 6:33; Colossians 3:1-2
      b.  Revere your God.  vv.9-13
           (1)  Revere the exception to God's Word.  vv.9-11
           (2)  Revere the inspiration of God's Word.  vv.11b-12
           (3)  Revere the conclusion of God's Word.  v.13
           Hebrews 9:27-28 

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