“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

18/08/2019 – Evening Service: This selfish world in five pictures

Bible Readings:

Luke 9:18 – 27, 9:51 – 62

Ecclesiastes 4:1 – 16

Sermon Outline:

I  Look -tears

Ecclesiastes 4:1 (NKJV)

1 Then I returned and considered all the oppression that is done under the sun: And look! The tears of the oppressed, But they have no comforter— On the side of their oppressors there is power, But they have no comforter.

II  Look – a lazy selfish guy

Ecclesiastes 4:4 (NKJV)

4 Again, I saw that for all toil and every skillful work a man is envied by his neighbor. This also is vanity and grasping for the wind.

III  Look – a man all by himself

Ecclesiastes 4:7–8 (NKJV)

7 Then I returned, and I saw vanity under the sun: 8 There is one alone, without companion: He has neither son nor brother. Yet there is no end to all his labors, Nor is his eye satisfied with riches. But he never asks, “For whom do I toil and deprive myself of good?” This also is vanity and a grave misfortune.

IV  Look – Two are better than one

Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NKJV)

9 Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor.

V  Look – the vanity of popularity

Ecclesiastes 4:13–16 (NKJV)

13 Better a poor and wise youth Than an old and foolish king who will be admonished no more. 14 For he comes out of prison to be king, Although he was born poor in his kingdom. 15 I saw all the living who walk under the sun; They were with the second youth who stands in his place. 16 There was no end of all the people over whom he was made king; Yet those who come afterward will not rejoice in him. Surely this also is vanity and grasping for the wind.