Sermon Bible Study Guides

Ecclesiastes 5:8–6:12 - May 10th, 2019


What does it say?

  1. Read Ecclesiastes 5:8–6:12
  2. What are some repeated words?
  3. What does it say about God?
  4. What does it say about man's desire for wealth?

What does it mean?

  1. Summarize the main idea in your own words.
  2. What are repeated theme you've seen from the first four chapters of Ecclesiastes?
  3. What does the Preacher mean in Ecclesiastes 5:18?

How should it change me?

  1. How should this passage change how you think about wealth?
  2. How should this passage change how you speak?
  3. What sins are you guilty of from this passage?
  4. What exhortations from this passage do you need to obey?
  5. Sing to God and to one another "What’er My God Ordains is Right"

Ecclesiastes 3–5:7 - May 3rd, 2019

A Time for Everything

Read Ecclesiastes 3–5:7

  1. List all the different seasons/times the Preacher gives in Ecclesiastes 3:1–8
    1. How would you summarize Ecclesiastes 3:1–8?
  2. What is the reason the Preacher says God's put eternity into man's heart? (3:11)
  3. What do we learn about justice in Ecclesiastes 4:1–16?
  4.  Summarize Ecclesiastes 5:1–7 in your own words
    1. What does the Preacher say about our speech?
    2. What does the Preacher say about making vows to God?

Application Questions

  1. What do the different seasons of life tell us about life under the sun?
  2. How does Ecclesiastes help us from an overly simplistic view of pain and suffering in the world?
  3. How does Ecclesiastes help us not be taken by surprise?
  4. How does the fact that judgment is certain help us walk the Christian life?
  5. What practical steps do you need to take to prevent laziness or being overly busy? 
  6. Glorify God by singing "Behold Our God" together