Title: The vanity of possessions, pleasure, and despair
Date: 2016-12-04
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 2
Series: Ecclesiastes
Speaker: Joe Allyn
Event: Sunday Service
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Overview: Don’t seek pleasure in things apart from God; pleasure comes from God Qohelet’s quest (2:1a, 3) Will surpassing possessions and power give you pleasure? (4-8, 1 Ki. 4:20ff, 10:14ff) Will bodily pleasures cheer your body? (1-2, 8b-9, 9:9, Prov. 18:22, Matt. 6:25) -First, the pleasures of art. -Second, the pleasures of sexual intimacy. -Third, Solomon gave himself to the pleasure of drugs -Fourth, the pleasure of food and drink What about despair? Godliness with Contentment is great gain (10, 24-26, c.f. Matt. 6:19-33)