Searching for Life's True Meaning: Lesson Plan

 

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Lesson Title Scripture
1 Introduction to Ecclesiastes  
2 The Vanity of Life Ecclesiastes 1:1 - 11
3 The Grief of Wisdom Ecclesiastes 1:12 - 18
4 The Emptiness of Pleasure Ecclesiastes 2:1 - 11
5 The Wise and the Fool Ecclesiastes 2:12 - 26
6 Everything Has Its Time Ecclesiastes 3:1 - 15
7 Faithful and Wise Stewards - Handout Luke 12:41 - 48
8 God's Gift of Money - BTS Handout Eccl. 5:10 - 20
9 Enjoy What You Have - BTS Handout Eccl. 6:1 - 6
10 Can't Get No Satisfaction - BTS Handout Eccl. 6:7 - 9
11 Our Knowledge Is Limited - BTS Handout Eccl. 6:10 - 12
12 The Better Side of Now - BTS Handout Eccl. 7:5 - 10
13 Seeing Life Better - BTS Handout Eccl. 7:11 - 18
14 Wisdom Strengthens Life - BTS Handout Eccl. 7:19 - 25
15 Wisdom Sustains Life - BTS Handout Eccl. 7:25 - 29
16 Wisdom Makes You Smile - BTS Handout Eccl. 8:1 - 2
17   Wisdom Empowers Obedience - BTS Handout Eccl. 8:2 - 8
18 The Wise Fear of God - BTS Handout Eccl. 8:9 - 13
 19 Wisdom To Enjoy Jesus - BTS Handout Eccl. 8:14 - 17
 20  A Definite Date With Death - BTS Handout Eccl. 9:1 - 6
 21 Enjoy The Life You Got - BTS Handout Eccl. 9:7 - 10
 22 The Unpredictability of Life - BTS Handout Eccl. 9:11 - 18
 23 The Foolishness of Folly - BTS Handout  Eccl. 10:1 - 3
 24 Wisdom Provides Protection - BTS Handout  Eccl. 10:4 - 11
 25 Danger of Talking Like a Fool - BTS Handout Eccl. 10:12 - 15
 26  A Word To The Wise - BTS Handout  Eccl. 10:16 - 20
27 Homecoming: Stay In The Ship Hebrew 12:1 - 2
28 Getting What You Give - BTS Handout Eccl. 11:1 - 2
 29  The Wisdom To Sow And To Reap - BTS Handout Eccl. 11:3 - 6
 30  Enjoy The Gift Of Life - BTS Handout Eccl. 11:7 - 10
 31 Remembering The Lord - BTS Handout Eccl. 12:1 - 7
 32 Learning Wisdom's Lesson - BTS Handout Eccl. 12:8 - 12
 33  Humanity's Divine Duty - BTS Handout  Eccl. 12:13 - 14

 

Lesson content is as follows:

  • Lesson  1 - Is an overview of Ecclesiastes including the author, audience, the scope, and purpose and reoccurring theme 
  • Lesson  2 - 5 - Is an introduction to the study of Ecclesiastes including the journey, main theme, and question of true meaning
  • Lesson  6 - 15 - Examines Solomon's personal pursuit for life's meaning in worldly wisdom and knowledge
  • Lesson 16 - 14 - Examines the outcome of Solomon's personal pursuit without God's help and without divine revelation
  • Lesson 15 - 28 - Examines Solomon's admonition and warning about pursuing life apart from God
  • Lesson 29 - 30 - Examines Solomon's final conclusion of life under the sun

 

Each chapter's teaching is on an appropriate passage of scripture from the Book of Ecclesiastes and is followed by questions and comments designed to promote further reflection and application.

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