Led by Rev. Sam Mawhinney.
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Welcome & Call to Worship
Opening Hymn: 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)
Prayers of Adoration and Confession
Reading: Ecclesiastes 6:10-7:29
Sermon: “Wisdom’s Search for Answers to Life’s Big Questions”
Praise: Psalm 23 (The Lord’s My Shepherd)
Prayers for Others
Closing Hymn: Be Thou My Vision
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Death has many faces – suffering, adversity, injustice, oppression, loss, physical death. In this passage, the Teacher presents Death as a teacher.
- What does he mean, that death is a teacher? What lessons have you learned from your encounters with Death?
- The Teacher claims that the day of death is better than the day of birth (Eccl. 7:1). What do you think he means by this statement? How is this more richly true for those who are in Christ (e.g. Philippians 1:21-23)?
Reread Ecclesiastes 7:15-18. When the outcomes of life seem inconsistent, are you more tempted towards an ‘overrighteous’ or ‘overwicked’ response? What does this temptation look like? How might you seek to ‘fear God’ and resist both extremes in the week ahead?