Talk 1 of 6 in the Series ‘Eternity’- Ecclesiastes 2012 St Andrews Cathedral

Vanity of Vanities! All is Vanity

Eccles 1:1-11


1. The setting

a. the preacher

b. the beginning and the end

2. The structure and pattern of logic

a. searching by observation

b. teaching by instruction

c. three key terms

i. vanity

ii. what gain

iii. under the sun

3. Opening conclusion

a. profitless vanity vv2-3

b. humanity makes no progress v4a (8-11)

c. creation doesn’t change v4b (5-7)

4. What Profit?

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