What’s the point?
Many people have asked this question. Solomon, who was the wisest and richest man on the planet, asked this question, too. He built an enormous empire, established trade with the surrounding nations, was highly respected, and lived a life of unrivaled luxury and pleasure. Yet with all he had, he found these things amount to nothing! Nothing, that is, apart from God. Let’s join Solomon on his exploration of life “under the sun.” We’ll see clues along the way of the purpose and meaning God provides when we live life keeping our perspective “above the sun”—set on eternal things. We’ll be both challenged and encouraged to see how wonderful our God is and how much He wants for us to enjoy this brief life He’s given us.
Session 1: When Life Feels Empty
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 1:1-14
The Point: Life without Christ is meaningless.
Session 2: The Problem with Pleasure
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 2:1-11
The Point: Pleasure and possessions don’t offer lasting joy.
Session 3: The Problem with Wisdom
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 2:12-17; 7:23-29
The Point: Wisdom is grounded in trust in God.
Session 4: The Problem with Work
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 2:18-26; 3:9-13
The Point: Our work gains meaning when it’s done to honor Christ.
Session 5: The Problem with Wealth
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 5:10-20
The Point: Contentment comes from Christ, not our wealth.
Session 6: Full Contentment
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 11:7-10; 12:12-14
The Point: Obedience is the key to a full life.