Ecclesiastes Series: "Making Sense of Life"
Solomon's reign as king was marked by peace. 1st Kings 4:25
Solomon's reputation of wisdom was well known. 1st Kings 4:29-30, 32-34
Solomon's riches were enormous. 1st Kings 10:21-25
Message #1: "Solomon's Pessimistic Assumption"
1. Solomon's View on Life was Sad. "all is vanity"
a. Life is meaningless; it is useless.
b. Life is monotonous; it is unchanging.
c. Life is a mystery; it is unexplainable.
Colossians 3:17, 23; Ephesians 6:5-8; 1st Corinthians 15:58
2. Solomon's Value of Life was Skewed. "under the sun"
Two key words can correct our thinking about this life.
a, The word: "eternity"
Luke 12:19-20; Romans 8:16-18
b. The word: "Emmanuel"
3. Solomon's Void in Life was because of Sin.
1st Kings 11:1-13; Romans 8:31