This sermon is based on Ecclesiastes 12:9-14. You can also view each week’s sermon/worship service on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5ncsq_QNvCv61bIwKUpP5A
SERIES OVERVIEW: A sermon series on the meaning of life? That sounds awfully philosophical. Who wants weeks and weeks of Sartre saying, “Existence precedes essence”? It also seems extremely impractical because if Woody Allen is right, then “The meaning of life is that nobody knows the meaning of life.” And wouldn’t any answer that we give, be rather simplistic? What was it that Paul Scofield said: “Sixty-four thousand dollars for a question? I hope they are asking you the meaning of life!” And on top of all that, it sounds depressing. Kurt Vonnegut was right: “Plato says that the unexamined life is not worth living. But what if the examined life turns out to be a clunker, as well?” In short, it sounds like a very bad idea. But what if we could know the meaning of life and what if we could know what makes life meaningful? Wouldn’t that be helpful (maybe even vital)? And what if everything that makes life great and rich is within your reach? Here’s the good news. It is. YOU can infuse your life with meaning and joy. All it takes is for you to CHOOSE.