Sermon
28

Feb 2010

Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:11

Losing Your Illusions
Lessons from Ecclesiastes

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Sermon Text:
Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:11, Psalm 104:14-15

‘Herding the Wind’

“In the 1830’s, when Alexis de Tocqueville recorded his famous observations on America, he noted a ’strange melancholy that haunts the inhabitants…in the midst of abundance.”
– quoted by Tim Keller in Counterfeit Gods

Reflection Points

  • What stood out to you? What hit home? How can you respond?
  • Does the search for pleasure ever consume you? Do you avoid pleasure?
  • Do you see pleasure as a gift from God or a vice that enslaves? How do you break free?
  • How can you experience pleasure this week and let it compel you to worship God?