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Intro ‘Plight..Infantile’ (=Emot.Immatur) ‘I Want  I Deserve’ \ ‘2Hard!’ \ Tantrums Feel Bad  ‘I QUIT!’  Evry1 Else PAYS 5:18 Framew  WORKS: Labor/Thankful.

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Presentation on theme: "Intro ‘Plight..Infantile’ (=Emot.Immatur) ‘I Want  I Deserve’ \ ‘2Hard!’ \ Tantrums Feel Bad  ‘I QUIT!’  Evry1 Else PAYS 5:18 Framew  WORKS: Labor/Thankful."— Presentation transcript:

1 Intro ‘Plight..Infantile’ (=Emot.Immatur) ‘I Want  I Deserve’ \ ‘2Hard!’ \ Tantrums Feel Bad  ‘I QUIT!’  Evry1 Else PAYS 5:18 Framew  WORKS: Labor/Thankful ~USA Way  DEMAND MORE Soul Sickness: v2,3,7 ~Satisfied  LUV DEMANDS Ecclesiastes 5:18 Here is what I have seen to be good and fitting: to eat, to drink and enjoy oneself in all one's labor in which he toils under the sun during the few years of his life which God has given him; for this is his reward.

2 INFANTILE WORLD v1+2  2 Realities 1.Things ~Fulf  ‘$$/$$/Honor’ Happy 2day  Sad 2nite  U ~Chng. It Walmart ~Help  ZOMBIES  JUNK! New Car/Gagets/Homes  2.Life Unfair  ‘Strngr Enjoys’ Luk Around: IDIOTS Enjoy, ~U! Evn.WORSE: Idiots Enjy Fruits Ur Labor! H.S./Collg ~Earn Comfort,Pay Bills,Feed U Parents Say: “an IDIOT..enjoys Enjy $$, Benefits Expens Bosses Say: “IDIOTS working 4 me!” Ecclesiastes 6:1-2 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun and it is prevalent among men— a man to whom God has given riches and wealth and honor so that his soul lacks nothing of all that he desires; yet God has not empowered him to eat from them, for a foreigner enjoys them. This is [frustration] and a severe affliction. Ecclesiastes 6:1-2 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun and it is prevalent among men— a man to whom God has given riches and wealth and honor so that his soul lacks nothing of all that he desires; yet God has not empowered him to eat from them, for a foreigner enjoys them. This is [frustration] and a severe affliction.

3 INFANTILE WORLD ‘G ~Empowr’  Repeatd: U ~Contrl ‘fulf’ G.Witholds  ~U Can Do (Bang Ur Head?) 2:25 ‘~Joy w/o G’  ?G. Withold? 2:26 ‘Those..Please’  ~Perform (goto Chrch) Heb.11:6 ‘w/o Faith..IMPOSS.2 please..’ GOSP: Relig.Effrts ~Please G. Eph.2:8,9 ‘by Grace’ = DEPEND on G  PLEASES God G. Wnts 2 Lead U In2 JOY  Nds Ur Depend  Gratitude=Foundat: ~Demand Fulfillmnt “I Desrv” =Wages  Fulfill.=GRACE Ecclesiastes 6:1-2 yet God has not empowered him… 2:25-26 For who can eat or enjoy anything apart from him? God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy to those who please him. Ecclesiastes 6:1-2 yet God has not empowered him… 2:25-26 For who can eat or enjoy anything apart from him? God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy to those who please him.

4 INFANTILE WORLD Madison Ave  ‘Yes U Can!’, ‘Alices Rest’ TV/Ads=Manip. Infantile Xpectations ‘U Desrv..’ = Propaganda CONTINUALLY 1Th.5:18=Evrywh.Script  IL: Pray=GIVING Grateful 4 Pain^Pleasur  Opport.4 G.2 Wrk =Foundational 2 Grwth/Matur.  Life Wrks AP: ? Begin 2 Build/Rebuild? = ‘?Grateful?’ ~ ‘Where..I=Screwed’  Go Pray w/ LIST IN HAND  Opport.4 G.2 Wrk 1 Thessalonians 5:18 in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

5 FAMILIES 6:3-6 [3] If a man fathers a hundred children and lives many years, however many they be, but his soul is not satisfied with good things and he does not even have a proper burial, then I say, "Better the miscarriage than he, [4] for it comes in futility and goes into obscurity; and its name is covered in obscurity. [5] "It never sees the sun and it never knows anything; it is better off than he. [6] "Even if the other man lives a thousand years twice and does not enjoy good things—do not all go to one place?" Bitternss Family=Cheer/Excite/LUV  Especially Evn BIGGEST=Unhappy w/o Gratit. Bettr 2b MISCARRIED: “Covrd..Obscurity”  Nobody “~See..Sun”  ~Frustr/Brokn Hrts/Failur “Same Place”  Useless,w/o Meaning All Because v.6 ‘~Enjoy’  Ungratefl Family=Genesis Life & LOVE ~Thankfl  AP: Luv Demands ?Else Lrn.2 Luv? Go Home & ENJOY

6 Luv Demands v7 ~B Fulfilld by Ur EFFORT ‘I Nd. Security ’  Still ~Fulfilld !?! Wrk=Futil: Wrk  Food  Energy  Work Wrk=Fulf. BASIC NEEDS ~Fulfill “Appetites” ( lit. ‘ SOUL’) Deepst Needs =EMOTIONAL Nd.2 Feel LUVD  Secur/Accept/Wrmth v8 ~Demand,~Manipulate,~Charm LUV All Ur Wisdm=Useless “Knowing how…” =CHARM=Useless Ecclesiastes 6:7-9 [7] All a man's labor is for his mouth and yet the appetite is not satisfied. [8] For what advantage does the wise man have over the fool? What advantage does the poor man have, knowing how to walk before the living? Ecclesiastes 6:7-9 [7] All a man's labor is for his mouth and yet the appetite is not satisfied. [8] For what advantage does the wise man have over the fool? What advantage does the poor man have, knowing how to walk before the living?

7 STOP the Demands Life=UNFAIR!  Drop ‘Justice’ (v.8 Rich/Poor/Foolish/Wise ~Mattr) 2 Choices: Cry ^ Lrn.2 Enjoy v.9: Drop (uselss) Expectations ‘Enjoy’ =Gratitude, ~‘Desiring’ ‘Dreaming’ =Infantile WORLD =Whole LIVES Spent in REGRET ‘Chase Wind’=‘Shattered Dreamer’ Living in Mom’s 6:9 (NLT) Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don’t have. Just dreaming about nice things is meaningless—like chasing the wind. 6:9 (NLT) Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don’t have. Just dreaming about nice things is meaningless—like chasing the wind.

8 Take It Up w/ GOD NLT=Shameful! ‘Ur Destiny’  G=DARTH ‘It’s Providence’  ?WHO Is IT? NASB= ‘Already Knwn’ Forekn != Causality  Obviously IL: Hurricane Katrina BUT: ‘~Dispute’  G. DID Make the ‘Rules’ ch3 “Time..Evryth.”  Birth/Death/Tears/Joy U=Subject 2 FUTILITY  ~Demand Fulf. 6:10 (NLT) Everything has already been decided. It was known long ago what each person would be. So there’s no use arguing with God about your destiny. 6:10 (NASB) Whatever exists has already been named, and it is known what man is; for he cannot dispute with him who is stronger than he is. 6:10 (NLT) Everything has already been decided. It was known long ago what each person would be. So there’s no use arguing with God about your destiny. 6:10 (NASB) Whatever exists has already been named, and it is known what man is; for he cannot dispute with him who is stronger than he is. GIVE UP your RIGHTS  ~Go as XPECTD

9 STOP PONTIFICATING ‘Many Wrds’  ‘? I this way?’ ‘B’cause U=CRYBABY/USELSS’  ‘Increase Futility’ = Get OFF IT ‘? Advantage?’  Tell Ur FRIEND v12 ‘?Knows?’  Xpectat.=DUMB U CAN’T ‘Knw Thyself’ (BIGGEST Lie) ~Knw WHAT U need  ‘..after Him’ ~Knw Future, ~Knw CONSEQUENCES 6:11-12 (NASB) [11] For there are many words which increase futility. What then is the advantage to a man? [12] For who knows what is good for a man during his lifetime, during the few years of his futile life? He will spend them like a shadow. For who can tell a man what will be after him under the sun? 6:11-12 (NASB) [11] For there are many words which increase futility. What then is the advantage to a man? [12] For who knows what is good for a man during his lifetime, during the few years of his futile life? He will spend them like a shadow. For who can tell a man what will be after him under the sun? LOVE by the Dashboard Lights: “Now..Praying for the END OF TIME”

10 Alternative World Altern= ‘Gud Name’  BUILD! ‘Death > Birth’  SUBSTANCE U ~Control the WORLD CAN Control Ur VALUE 2 wrld v2-5 ~Control Ur ENJOYMENT U CAN Control Ur Xpectations G. Says, ‘BE SOBER..Life=REAL’ v4 ‘Fools..Pleasure’  ‘?We do now?’ v5 ‘Rebuke’  Dancing FOOLS v6 ‘Crackling Fire’  Some Conversat. 7:1-5 (NASB) [1] A good name is better than a good ointment, And the day of one's death is better than the day of one's birth. [2] It is better to go to a house of mourning Than to go to a house of feasting, Because that is the end of every man, And the living takes it to heart. [3] Sorrow is better than laughter, For when a face is sad a heart may be happy. [4] The mind of the wise is in the house of mourning, While the mind of fools is in the house of pleasure. [5] It is better to listen to the rebuke of a wise man Than for one to listen to the song of fools. 7:6 For as the crackling of thorn bushes under a pot, So is the laughter of the fool; And this too is futility. ‘sorrow>laugh’  RESPECT H.S.

11 BUILD SOMETHING Be LEGIT: v7 ~Opress ^ Bribes  ILLEGIT.  MADNESS & SICK HEART v8 “End” = GOAL: Finish Ur JOB ‘Patience..Haughtiness’ =PATIENTLY Building vs. ARROG. DEMANDS 7:7-8 [7] For oppression makes a wise man mad, And a bribe corrupts the heart. [8] The end of a matter is better than its beginning; Patience of spirit is better than haughtiness of spirit. 7:7-8 [7] For oppression makes a wise man mad, And a bribe corrupts the heart. [8] The end of a matter is better than its beginning; Patience of spirit is better than haughtiness of spirit. ‘U ~DESERVE a wife yet!’ ‘ ~deserve a RAISE yet!’ ‘ ~Deserve 2b Called SIR yet!’ SCHOOL BEGINS NOW:  BE LEGIT!  BUILD SOMETHING SCHOOL BEGINS NOW:  BE LEGIT!  BUILD SOMETHING


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