The Ever Turning--Never Changing World

Feb 18, 2018

Passage:Ecclesiastes 3:1-22

Preacher: Bob Bartlett

Series: Ecclesiastes

Category: Sermon



“The Ever Turning – Never Changing World” Ecclesiastes 3


Vs 1: “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.”

Invokes the question, “Have you ever found an adequate, satisfying answer to life?”


Vs 9: “What does the worker gain from his toil?

I must keep God’s p                                         on life.


  • Invokes the question: What is the sum p                                           of my life?
  • Is it to seek God? Psalm 27:4 “One thing I ask of the Lord…”


Vs 10: “I have seen the burden God has laid on men”

I must understand a life a                         from God is burdensome.


Vs 11: He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”

  • Every human spends an eternity – somewhere – heaven or hell. Hebrews 9:27
  • Eternity should shape every d                               I make.


Vs 13-14: “That everyone…find satisfaction in all his toil – this is a gift from God. I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing from it. God does it so men will revere him.”

I must keep God’s p                                     in life. “1st things” a Christian perspective – a Christian’s priorities

  1. God is good and the author of everything good. James 1:17
  2. God is to be revered above all else. Psalm 86:11


Vs 15-16: “in the place of judgment wickedness was there, in the place of justice – wickedness was there.” A worldly perspective – the world’s priorities:

  1. No Fear (revere) of God. Romans 3:18
  2. No Accountability to God: the lost perspective of our fallen nature.


Vs 17-22 “God will bring to judgment both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time for every deed.”

I must keep God’s p                                               for life.


To live prepared by being a lifesaver in this world. 1Corinthians 4:1 “So then men ought to regard us as servants of Jesus Christ and as those entrusted with the secret things of God”


In an ever turning – never changing world, the best way to live prepared in this life

is to live prepared for the next life.