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  • 1.
    • IS THAT ALL THERE IS!!!

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. "Unhappy, Unloved, and Out of Control - An epidemic of violence, crime and drunkenness has made Britain scared of its young." 8. 9. 10. 11. The royal recession: Queen hit by credit crunch Hugo Duncan and Sri Carmichael 27.06.08 12.

  • A system for privatising profits and socialising losses.

13. 14. 15. 16.

  • 1. Words of the wise, designed to "goad" or "prod" our thinking
  • 2. Words of the preachers (lit., masters of the assemblies), given to "nail" or "anchor" our lives -- In this book we will find statements that prod our thinking, and exhortations that provide stability and direction for living!

17.

  • Why am I here?
  • What's life all about?
  • What is the meaning of it all?
  • What is the reason to live?
  • What am I living for?

18.

  • Eccl 12:13
  • Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man .
  • love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our strength, and with all our mind; and our neighbour as ourselves

19.

  • Everything Is Meaningless
  • 1The words of the Teacher,[ a ]son of David, king in Jerusalem: 2"Meaningless! Meaningless!" says the Teacher. "Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless."
  • 3What does man gain from all his labor at which he toils under the sun?
  • 4Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever.
  • 5The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises.
  • 6The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course.
  • 7All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again.
  • 8All things are wearisome, more than one can say. The eye never has enough of seeing, nor the ear its fill of hearing.
  • 9What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.
  • 10Is there anything of which one can say, "Look! This is something new"? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time.
  • 11There is no remembrance of men of old, and even those who are yet to come will not be remembered by those who follow.

20.

  • 1The words of the Teacher,[ a ]son of David, king in Jerusalem:

21.

  • "Meaningless! Meaningless!" says the Teacher. "Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless."

22.

  • What is the point to all our struggles?
  • What is in it for man considering the endless natural cycles?
  • Can man be satisfied?
  • Anything new under the sun?
  • No remembrance of former things!

23.

  • 3What does man gain from all his labor at which he toils under the sun?

24.

  • What is the point to all our struggles?
  • What is in it for man considering the endless natural cycles?
  • Can man be satisfied?
  • Anything new under the sun?
  • No remembrance of former things!

25.

  • 4Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever.
  • 5The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises.
  • 6The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course.
  • 7All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again.

26.

  • What is the point to all our struggles?
  • What is in it for man considering the endless natural cycles?
  • Can man be satisfied?
  • Anything new under the sun?
  • No remembrance of former things!

27.

  • 8All things are wearisome, more than one can say. The eye never has enough of seeing, nor the ear its fill of hearing.

28.

  • What is the point to all our struggles?
  • What is in it for man considering the endless natural cycles?
  • Can man be satisfied?
  • Anything new under the sun?
  • No remembrance of former things!

29.

  • 9What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.
  • 10Is there anything of which one can say, "Look! This is something new"? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time.

30.

  • What is the point to all our struggles?
  • What is in it for man considering the endless natural cycles?
  • Can man be satisfied?
  • Anything new under the sun?
  • No remembrance of former things !

31.

  • 11 There is no remembrance of men of old, and even those who are yet to come will not be remembered by those who follow.

32.

  • 12 I, the Teacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem.
  • 13 I devoted myself to study and to explore by wisdom all that is done under heaven. What a heavy burden God has laid on men!
  • 14 I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

33.

  • What is the point to all our struggles? - Preparation for life Eternal
  • What is in it for man considering the endless natural cycles? - Wonderful design of rhythm
  • Can man be satisfied?Only if you yield your desires to God
  • Anything new under the sun?Born anew in Christ.
  • No remembrance-There is Judgement
  • No remembrance of former things! - Judgement

34. . The meaning of life is not found in experiencing the things of this world. The meaning of life is found in serving the Creator of this world!