Have you ever wondered what the point of life is? If so, you’re not alone – in fact the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible, is a book written by ‘the preacher’ to grapple with just that question. It’s the book which coined the words for the song Turn, Turn Turn by the Seekers in the 1950’s and is often used at funerals.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, a time to reap that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain that which is to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time of love, and a time of hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
In this book ‘the preacher’ asks questions about life, it’s meaning, purpose and the apparent futility of life at times. Why do good people suffer, why do bad people get away with things. Is there any point to it all? How do we make sense of life? Over the next few weeks we’re going to be looking at this book and seeking to make sense of some of life’s hard questions.
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This Sunday we will be starting our new series 'So this is it? on the book of Ecclesiastes.
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