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Secularism: Its Problem and Remedy - Part 1

October 16, 2011 Speaker: John Bell Series: Ecclesiastes

Passage: Ecclesiastes 1:1–3:22

Message of Ecclesiastes:  Fear God in order to turn a vain, empty life into a meaningful life that will enjoy God's good gifts.

1)  Title (1:1)

2)  The secularist's problems (1:2-2:23)

     i.     The failure of secularism (1:2-11)

     ii.     The failure of wisdom to satisfy secular life (1:12-18)

     iii.     The failure of pleasure seeking and self indulgence to satisfy secular life (2:1-11)

     iv.     Life's ultimate certainty: death (2:12-23)

3)  The alternative to secularism: faith in God (2:24-3:22)

     i.     The life of faith (2:24-26)

     ii.     The providence of God (3:1-8)

     iii.     Fear God, the Sovereign One (3:9-15)

     iv.     The judgment of God (3:16-22)

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