“Be Wise in Life” – Ecclesiastes 9:13-10:20

Led (remotely) by Rev. Sam Mawhinney.

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Welcome & Call to Worship

Opening Hymn: Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer

Prayers of Adoration and Confession 

Reading: Ecclesiastes 9:13-10:20

Sermon: “Be Wise in Life”

Praise: Knowing You (All I Once Held Dear)


Prayers for Others

Closing Hymn: There Is A Higher Throne


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Discussion Questions:

Though much in life is beyond our control, the Teacher encourages us it is still beneficial to seek wisdom rather than settle for folly. 

“A little folly outweighs wisdom and honour” (10:1). How have you seen the truth of this statement brought to life?

How does the message of the gospel frame this choice between wisdom and folly? 

Consider a recent situation where you encountered conflict or pressure. 

  • In the moment, how did you react (attitude/manner)? What were the consequences? 
  • What did you say (or not say)? What were the consequences?
  • What would it look like for you to react and speak with wisdom in a similar future situation? 

Consider your “work” – the routine actions of your day or week. What does acting with wisdom look like in this area of your life?