What Helps us Make it Through Life?
I) Life under the _______ consists of:
II) A relationship with _________ reminds us that:
A) Divine ____________ is a reality
B) There is an _______________
C) We should have _______ in our work
D) __________ is a problem
E) We _________ each other
We can trust in a sovereign God
I) Is there any ______ to life?
A) We plant and we __________
B) We go to _______ and make peace
C) We are ________ and we die
D) We gain and we _______
E) What is the _________?
F) The point is that God has made it this way, and it is
II) We long to understand this “______________”
III) But our understanding is ______________
IV) So we accept what we can understand, live for _______ and enjoy what He has given to us
A) We are to “do _________”
B) We are to ___________
V) Because God is sovereign and controls the times, we should be in ________ of Him
How can I have joy?
I) ______________ is uniquely qualified for this quest for meaning and joy
II) Solomon wonders if (earthly) wisdom can provide _______________
III) Solomon wonders if _____________can satisfy
A) The first test: ______________
B) The second test: ___________
IV) Solomon decides that wisdom is better than ___________
V) Solomon wonders if working to leave a __________ can provide meaning
VI) Solomon declares that _________ is the answer
VII) The Apostle Paul reminds us that that we need to ______________ our lives to God
VIII) Jesus teaches us that ______________ comes from our dedication
IX) Jesus also teaches us that__________ comes from our dedication
X) Jesus agrees with Solomon that there are ________________ for disobedience
XI) The beginning of knowledge, wisdom and joy is when we ____________ in Jesus Christ!
What is the point to life?
I) The Main Problem in Life
B) How do we get to _____________?
C) Nobody wants to translate the word as “vapor” or
1) Some say everything is _______________
2) Some say everything is __________
3) Some say everything is ______________
4) Could it mean everything is _____________
II) An Important Question
A) “What does man ________ by all the toil at which he toils
under the sun?”
B) What could he mean by “under the _______”?
C) Verses 4-11 can be seen as a _________________ on verse 3
III) Nothing Makes a Difference
IV) What can make a difference?
God can make a _________________!
Why Study Ecclesiastes?
I) It was written by the
________________ man to ever live
A) The author claims to be a son of David, king in
B) The author shares life experiences that are
________________ to Solomon’s
C) The author displays the
________________ and teaching
ability that was given to Solomon
II) It teaches a life lesson that comes from years of
(Think of it as a sign of ________________)
III) It was written as a
________________ of what is important in life
A) “Most ________________ book in the Bible.”
B) “How to
________________ the emptiness in life.”
C) Read on the third day of the Feast of
1) Celebrated the
2) The Israelites stayed in
remember their flight from Egypt
3) They read the
4) Every seventh year there was supposed to be a
5) Deut 16:13 “you shall
________________ in your
IV It was written as a
________________ text to take wisdom to the nations
A) Perhaps the book was written with a
________________ was known in the surrounding
C) This may be Solomon’s attempt to bring his God given
wisdom to the surrounding
The Blessing of Salvation (Luke 24:36-53)
I) The Blessing of a ______________
A) The ______________ are still muddled
B) Jesus shows them his flesh and the marks of the
C) And they still aren’t ______________
D) So Jesus _______ for them!
E) Luke includes this to refute what will become ________
F) If Jesus came in flesh, then the flesh can’t all be
G) It just needs to be _____________ along with the rest of
II) The Blessing of a ______________!
III) The Blessing of God’s ___________
A) The __________
1) Jesus would ___________
2) Jesus would _________
B) The __________
1) The ____________
2) The __________
3) The __________
4) The __________
C) How are we _______________?
IV) The Blessing of the Holy _____________
A) We see this fulfilled in __________
B) Without the Spirit we couldn’t believe in or share the
C) The Holy Spirit helps us to understand _______________
D) The Holy Spirit helps us to live better, happier _________
V) A Recognition of Jesus’ Blessing Should Bring us _______
A) How are we __________?
B) We should respond with _________!
C) We should respond with worship and __________!
D) We see that Luke has accomplished his ______________
A Picture of Evangelism
I) Jesus Shows us how to Approach People About Issues of _________
II) They Show an Interest in _______________ Matters
III) Jesus Reveals the ___________ of God to Them
IV) Jesus _______________ Their Spiritual Interest
V) The ______________ Fully Enlightens Them
VI) They Can’t Wait to __________ their Experience with Others
A) _________ often reminds us that it’s not about power,
prestige, or position
B) We see the _________________ of God on display
C) We see the importance of the _____________ in witnessing
D) We understand that the Old Testament is a __________ part
of our faith
E) We see the role that the Holy Spirit plays in
F) We get a picture of how _______________ works
The Resurrection Changes Everything!!!
I) We see that _____________ is alive and well throughout history!
A) The women were coming to complete the ___________
B) The disciples didn’t believe the __________
C) _________ ran to see (with John) and left
D) Because the message of the cross is ____________, even to
E) Which is why we all need the Holy Spirit to open our
II) We recognize the need to live out God’s __________ in our lives!
A) The ____________ remind and rebuke the women!
B) Jesus continually pointed out that he was serving
________ and following Him
C) How do we __________ God?
1) By our _______________
2) Which is shown by our _______________
3) And our actions toward _____________
4) And by sharing our ___________
III) We understand that, as Christians, we believe in the resurrection, not ________________!
IV) We affirm that Jesus is __________!
A) __________ is used in the gospels, but could often be
considered as “Sir” or “Master/Leader”
B) Only see it as a title _________ in the gospels
C) Then we see it 102 times in the other __________!
D) “Lord Jesus” clearly implies respect and ____________
E) But is means__________, as the disciples understood after
I) Who is ____________?
A) From ______________
B) ___________ (Matthew 27:57)
C) Member of the ______________
II) Why did he ________ for Jesus?
A) What would ___________ happen?
B) What ___________ happen?
C) What ________ happen?
D) He did it as a last act of love and _____________
III) Why are the ______________ mentioned?
A) From ____________, so it means they have been following
him for awhile
B) They are going the _____________ the burial process
C) They become the first _______________
IV) Nobody expected the _____________________!
V) What do we _____________?
A) Honoring God/Jesus should be our __________
1) Joseph’s honor of Jesus is ____________
2) Women’s honor of Jesus seems _____________
3) All honor God by keeping the _____________
4) How do we ____________ God?
B) God’s Word reveals God’s _________ to us
C) The honesty of the gospel accounts can help us __________
A Matter of Trust!
I) The Darkness Signifies
II) The Temple Curtain Signifies a
III) Jesus’ Words Indicate His Intimate
________________ With the Father
A) Father is Jesus’ ____________ term for God
B) Why did Jesus call God ___________?
1) Indicates ________
2) Indicates ________________
3) Indicates ______________
C) Jesus’ use of “Father” shows His continuing ___________
IV) Jesus’ Words Teach us the Importance of
V) The People’s Reactions Reveal the
________________ of the Crucifixion
VI) Jesus Wasn’t the Only One in
VII) What do we
A) Jesus’ death and resurrection usher in a new ________!
B) God is our Father and we can ________ Him with life and
C) It’s the __________, the Bible, the Bible!
D) The way we respond to suffering and trials is a
__________ to those around us