If All Your Dreams Come True sermon

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“If All Your Dreams Come True”(Senior Day - 2008and Ecclesiastes) : 

1 “If All Your Dreams Come True”(Senior Day - 2008and Ecclesiastes)

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I’m living proof that you can always achieve whatever it is you pursue as long as you put your full heart into it. -Jim Morris : 

10 I’m living proof that you can always achieve whatever it is you pursue as long as you put your full heart into it. -Jim Morris

If All Your Dreams Come True : 

11 If All Your Dreams Come True (Ecclesiastes)

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12 I. The Problem Declared (Ecclesiastes1-2)

I. The Problem Declared (Ecclesiastes1-2) : 

13 I. The Problem Declared (Ecclesiastes1-2) A. Man is only a cog in a big wheel (1:4-11)

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14 I. The Problem Declared (Ecclesiastes1-2) A. Man is only a cog in a big wheel (1:4-11) B. Man cannot understand it all (1:12-18)

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15 I. The Problem Declared (Ecclesiastes1-2) A. Man is only a cog in a big wheel (1:4-11) B. Man cannot understand it all (1:12-18) C. Man’s pleasures do not satisfy (2:1-11)

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16 II. The Problem Discussed (Eccl. 3-10)

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17 II. The Problem Discussed (Eccl. 3-10) A. God has a purpose in our lives (chap. 3)

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18 II. The Problem Discussed (Eccl. 3-10) A. God has a purpose in our lives (chap. 3) B. God gives riches according to His will (chaps. 4-6)

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19 II. The Problem Discussed (Eccl. 3-10) A. God has a purpose in our lives (chap. 3) B. God gives riches according to His will (chaps. 4-6) C. God’s wisdom can guide us through life (chaps. 7-10)

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20 II. The Problem Discussed (Eccl. 3-10) A. God has a purpose in our lives (chap. 3) B. God gives riches according to His will (chaps. 4-6) C. God’s wisdom can guide us through life (chaps. 7-10) Did you notice that in each of these sections, Solomon emphasizes the enjoyment of God’s blessings and the reality of death?

The Dream of Knowledge : 

21 The Dream of Knowledge A one-man university Makes us more aware of our ignorance “A chasing after the wind”

The Dream of Pleasure : 

22 The Dream of Pleasure 700 wives and 300 concubines “I refused my heart no pleasure.” “Meaningless”

The Dream of Accomplishment : 

23 The Dream of Accomplishment 7 years to build temple 13 years to build palace All must be left behind “Meaningless”

The Dream of Wealth : 

24 The Dream of Wealth Richest man on earth Silver as common as stones “Meaningless”

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25 Your Own Dreams ?

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26 Your Own Dreams A. Live by faith (11:1-6)

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27 Your Own Dreams B. Remember that life will end (11:7-12:7)

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28 Your Own Dreams C. Fear God and obey Him (12:8-14)

Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole of man.--Eccl. 12:13 : 

29 Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole of man.--Eccl. 12:13

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30 From the human point of view “under the sun,” it seems as if life is futile and empty; all is vanity. But when life is lived in the power of God for the glory of God, then life becomes meaningful.

Any dream that doesn’t have God as the center is a dream that is unworthy of your life. : 

31 Any dream that doesn’t have God as the center is a dream that is unworthy of your life.

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33 (Psalms 42:1-2) As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. {2} My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?

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