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 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