All is vanity
Read Ecclesiastes 1–2:26
- Explain the meaning of "vanity" in Ecclesiastes in your own words (v. 2)
- Explain the meaning of "under the sun" in Ecclesiastes in your own words (v. 3)
- List the different categories the preacher addresses as "vanity" in Ecclesiastes 1 and 2.
- What does it mean to "toil under the sun"?
- How would you summarize the preacher's main message from Ecclesiastes 1 and 2?
- What are your impressions of the book of Ecclesiastes?
- List three things you would like to change about your life and three things you would like to stay the same
- Can you think of instances when you felt you had "gained," only to find that in time you were dissatisfied again?
- What strategies do you think people you know, including yourself, use to avoid facing the reality of death?
- Sing "Come Ye Sinners" together