Life’s Trivial Pursuits: chasing after the wind


SERIES:  Life Under the Sun  
PASSAGE:    Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26


Sermon Introduction

By Dr. Jerry Rueb

In Ecclesiastes, Solomon intentionally looks at life “under the sun” without God. Solomon, the wise preacher, sees life without God as a depressing grand delusion. He starts the book with his conclusion, a shocking but realistic statement about everything:  “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.” What follows is an extensive review of Solomon’s observations, preconceptions and conclusions about life.