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Aug 30, 2015

Jump In Part 2

Passage: Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:14

Speaker: Barry Teague

Series: Ecclesiastes

Jump In - Eccl 12:13-14

The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.

Be Joyful

Remember Remove

Ps 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.

Ask Yourself:

*What pursuit would release the passion in my life for God? *What God-centered dreams can I identify that have been buried by life?
*What would I attempt to do for God with the rest of my life?

Be Godly...

No Greater Proverb
God has designed you to be empty without Him

Be Godly...

FEAR GOD
KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS There is nothing more risky in life than disobeying God

 

Be Joyful

Remember that the opportunity to enjoy this life is not limitless (11:8)

Jump In - Eccl 11:1-10

The light is pleasant, and it is good for the eyes to see the sun. Indeed, if a man should live many years, let him rejoice in them all, and let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many. Everything that is to come will be futility.

Jump In - Eccl 11:1-10

Rejoice, young man, during your childhood, and let your heart be pleasant during the days of young manhood. And follow the impulses of your heart and the desires of your eyes. Yet know that God will bring you to judgment for all these things. So, remove grief and anger from your heart and put away pain from your body, because childhood and the prime of life are fleeting.

“Don’t hoard your goods, spread them around. Be a blessing to others. This could be your last night.” (MSG)

“Give and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure - pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”

Be Bold...

in doing good for God in pursuing good with God

“collision moment”

Be Bold...

in doing good for God
in pursuing good with God in trusting God for good results

“Go to work in the morning

and stick to it until evening without watching the clock. You never know from moment to moment how your work will turn out in the end.” (MSG)

It’s time to fill your life with some spiritual adventure

Importance Of “Little Things”
 (:1-3)

I Peter 4:4 In all this, they are surprised that you do not run with them into the same excesses of dissipation, and they malign you

Song of Solomon 2:15 The 2little foxes that are ruining the vineyards

Importance Of Composure (:4-10)

and they will be challenged

Otherwise your work could all come back to ensnare you

Importance Of Putting Wisdom To Work (:11-15)

He betrayed wisdom Wisdom requires a move of 18 inches

Two Mysteries We Face - Eccl 9:1-18

This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that there is one fate for all men. Furthermore, the hearts of the sons of men are full of evil and insanity is in their hearts throughout their lives. Afterwards they go to the dead.

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.

Navigating The Chaos - Eccl 7:19-29

And I discovered more a bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, whose hands are chains. One who is pleasing to God will escape from her, but the sinner will be captured by her. Behold, I have discovered this, says the Preacher, adding one thing to another to find an explanation, which I am still seeking but have not found. I have found one man among a thousand, but I have not found a woman among all these. Behold, I have found only this, that God made men upright, but they have sought out many devices.