“Ecclesiastes teaches us that in an uncontrollable life, God gives us good gifts to unwrap every day—and he ties them all to Jesus Christ.”

November 25, 2018

The last section of Ecclesiastes summarizes the book as a whole and leaves us with parting words to reflect on. In the midst of a life that we can’t control, the Preacher tells us to remember our Creator, the giver of all good gifts, and rejoice in what he gives us daily. When we put the book together, we find that this lifestyle is what it means to fear God: knowing his power, knowing his goodness, we center our lives on him under the sun.

Application Questions

  1. What has stood out to you the most as we’ve worked through Ecclesiastes? How have you seen your life change as a result of the truths in this book? 
  2. How can you actively seek to remember your Creator and rejoice in his gifts as we move on from this sermon series? What practical steps would help you?
  3. Where has Ecclesiastes been “words of delight” for you? Where has it been challenging (like a “goad”) for you? How have you seen God shepherd you in both? 
  4. Why is “fear God” the main takeaway from a book like Ecclesiastes? How can you carry the message of Ecclesiastes with you by fearing God in your daily life? 

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Brian Colmery

Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.

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