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Sermon Overview & Discussion Questions: "Enjoy Your Life"

Sermon Overview:
The reader of Ecclesiastes comes to the end of the Preacher’s sermon, in which the Preacher makes his final and ultimate argument—what will you do with your life given its trials and joys, finitude and fallenness? He implores us to, instead of spending life trying not to die, spend it living for Christ with all our might. To do so requires that we spend our life, enjoy our life, and commit all our life to God.

Discussion Questions:
  1. When we don’t know what is ahead, our tendency is to withhold from sowing seed (v. 6). How are you sowing seed in your current season and uncertainties?
  2. Walt referred to stubborn gifts as things in our lives that keep saying God is good. What are some stubborn gifts you’re especially aware of this week?
  3. John Piper says that living for the glory of Christ to the full in every chapter is what makes it a success. Why are we tempted to define a successful life by other things?
  4. Because death is coming, we are to give our lives away and remember our Creator as created beings. How do the imperatives and commands in this passage confront unbelievers?