Adoring God
Valuing Maturity
Passionately pursuing people

Fearing God

Sermon notes:

Proper worship attitude (5:1-7)

  • humbly approach worship
  • be careful with your words
  • be careful with your promises
  • fear God rather than vain pursuits

Rewards in life or eternity (8:10-13)

  • the wicked are rewarded in life
  • humanity is bent toward evil
  • the end result of not fearing God

Conclusion: fear and obey God (12:9-14)

  • the Preacher’s role reaffirmed
  • wisdom is good…to a point
  • humanity’s dependence on God

Big Idea of the Message: Our ultimate purpose in life is to seek after God and live according to His ways.

Application Point: What would it take for you to stop chasing after empty pursuits and strive to life your life for God?

Questions to Ponder :

  1. What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message?
  2. Why is it important to come humbly before God?
  3. How can our words get us into trouble with others? With God?
  4. What does it mean to “fear God”?
  5. Should we seek rewards in this life? Why or why not?
  6. What is the “whole duty of man,” according to Ecclesiastes 12:13?
  7. What does it mean to follow God’s commandments?

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