Sermon Bible Study Guides

Ecclesiastes 11:7–12:14 - June 21st, 2019

COMPREHENSION
What does it say?

  1. Read Ecclesiastes 11:7–12:14
  2. What does the Preacher say to remember in Eccl. 11:7–10?
  3. What does the Preacher say about youth in Eccl. 11:7–10?
  4. What does the Preacher say to remember in Eccl. 12:1–8?
  5. How does the Preacher end the book of Ecclesiastes? 

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. Why does the Preacher say to rejoice in youth? (Eccl. 11:9)
    1. What does it mean to "walk in the ways of your heart"? (Eccl. 11:9)
  3. Why does the Preacher end with reminding the reader to fear God and obey his commandments? (Eccl. 12:13–14)
  4. Why does the Preacher continue referencing death and the end of life throughout the book?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. What can you do to "remember your Creator"? (Eccl. 12:1)
  2. Are you prepared for the day of judgment?
    1. How do you know if you are or aren't?
  3. What changes have you made in your life because of the book of Ecclesiastes?
  4. Sing "Whate'er My God Ordains is Right" to one another and to God.

Ecclesiastes 9:13–11:6 - June 7th, 2019

COMPREHENSION
What does it say?

  1. Read Ecclesiastes 9:13–11:6
  2. What are some repeated words?
  3. What are themes you've seen repeated in the book?
  4. What are some contrasts?
  5. What are the consequences of folly according to the Preacher?
  6. What are the benefits of wisdom according to the Preacher?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the passage in one sentence.
  2. Why is it better to have the king be the son of nobility rather than a child (Eccl. 10:16–17)?
  3. What does the Preacher mean by "money answers everything" in Eccl. 10:19?
  4. What does it mean to "cast your bread upon the waters" in Eccl. 11:1?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How much of your life is shaped by confident predictions about the future? (Eccl. 11:5)
  2. Do you shelter yourself from the fear of failure by having space only for the predictable in your life? How can you change this?
  3. How can you determine if you are making wise or foolish choices? How is the local church helpful for this?
  4. Sing "Where Shall I Be?" to God and to one another.

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