By nature, people are uncomfortable reflecting on life’s hardest realities. Instead of dealing with our mortality, we often choose to focus on the fleeting pleasures of this world. In Ecclesiastes, Solomon shatters the illusion of self-sufficiency and invincibility, and it’s our subject on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg.
Trapped in a dark world without God, the writer of Ecclesiastes searches frantically for some light on the path. Indulging in everything this world has to offer leaves him empty and unfulfilled. After climbing high on the ladder of life, he makes the tragic discovery that it was propped against the wrong wall. Growing cynical about life’s achievements, he begins to question the rationale behind everything. These studies touch the pulse of a generation caught between material prosperity and spiritual poverty. Alistair Begg helps us make sense of this relevant book, so that we can live life with purpose and meaning. In order to do this, we must first discover what it means to fear God, which is the beginning of true wisdom.
|A Word to the Wise||Ecclesiastes 1:1-18|
|The Search for Satisfaction||Ecclesiastes 2:1-26|
|Eternity on My Mind||Ecclesiastes 3:1-15|
|All Those Lonely People||Ecclesiastes 4:1-16|
|Concerning Worship||Ecclesiastes 5:1-7|
|In Search of Meaning||Ecclesiastes 5:8-7:29|
|The Case Against Self-Sufficiency||Ecclesiastes 8:1-17 Ecclesiastes 9:1-18|
|Dead Flies and Little Birds||Ecclesiastes 10:1-20|
|Celebrate Life!||Ecclesiastes 11:1-10|
|Remember Your Creator||Ecclesiastes 12:1-8|
|A Surprising Punch Line||Ecclesiastes 12:9-14|
This seemed to be a very important question for the king of Judah, and possibly it is of even more significance for the tried and tested Christian. To lose money is never pleasant, and when it involves principle, we are not always ready to make the sacrifice. "Why lose what could be put to good use? Is it not possible to pay too much for truth? Remember the children and our small income!"All these things and a thousand more would ...
It’s easy to become distracted and overwhelmed by the trouble in our world. Court decisions, refugees, and hostile governments can cause us to wonder if God is still in charge. Yet similar struggles have always existed and this brand new study from Alistair Begg in the book of Daniel reminds us that God sets up and removes earthly leaders, and His sovereignty reigns supreme from day to day, and from age to age.