Ecclesiastes
2101 - The Vanity of a Life Without God - Part 1
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Ecclesiastes investigates the meaning of life and the considerations a man has before death. There are many important life lessons that can be gleaned from this book. In this 13-part series with Pastor Andreas Mellas, we will dive into Ecclesiastes to look at the effects of vanity on Solomon’s life. How is Solomon’s experience with vanity important for us today?

2102 -The Vanity of a Life Without God - Part 2
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In pastor Andreas Mellas’ second part of the Ecclesiastes series we will continue looking at the vanity of pleasure, stimulation, possessions, and greatness. What will vanity lead us to? Is it really harmless or is there some deeper and darker evil behind vanity? There are results to vanity that we may not have considered, and there are high prices to pay. We cannot afford to pay the ransom for vanity. Are we doomed to fall victim to vanity or is there a way out? Thankfully there is a sol...

2103 - The Vanity of Not Submitting to God's Timing
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In this lecture with Pastor Andreas Mellas we will look into the vanity of not submitting to God’s timing. What we believe is best for us is often contrary to God’s plan for us. Sometimes when we think we want a desired result right away we don’t realize we are working on our own earthly schedule, not on God’s. Let us not forget that God does not submit to us, but rather we need to be mindful and submit to God’s timing! Listen to this important lecture to remember how it is God that decides w...

2104 - Six Things Which Satan Uses to Tempt People of Vanity
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In this life we will encounter difficulties, that much is certain. Many challenges come to us in the form of temptation, and temptation itself can come in very forms. As human beings, we are convinced that we need certain things in our lives or that we deserve specific things to make us happy, and temptation is a very effective way for the devil to work his way into our minds, hearts, and souls. If we have already fallen prey to vanity, satan’s work is made easier. However, if we avoid va...

2105 - The Vanity of Irreverence
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Many places of worship do not focus on Godly things anymore. Churches may be trying to appeal to the young generations and are substituting true worship with drums, rock bands, noise, and confusion. Going to church should be about respectful worship. We should not merely be hearing but listening to God. We should be submitting ourselves with reverence. Are we watching our step and ensuring we are being reverent? We ought to strive for a soft walk, a careful walk, a respectful walk. Rememb...

2106 - The Vanity of Various Kinds of Riches
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In this part of pastor Andreas Mellas’ series Ecclesiastes, we will look into the vanity of various kinds of riches. Have we also fallen into the trap of taking things for granted? Do we fully understand the sacrifice and gifts that we receive from our Heavenly Father, or have we become desensitized and jaded to what happens to us and what we receive? As this series comes to an end, we will again review the dangers of vanity and learn about the importance of staying humbled before God. Learn ...

2107 - The Remedies of Vanity - Part 1
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In this lecture with Pastor Andreas Mellas we will start to look into the remedies of vanity based on the start of Ecclesiastes chapter 7. What does the Bible say about healing the vanity within us and how can we move past the impulses that we experience? We will shift from learning about the negatives of vanity into discussing the different methods of combating it. If we know the end is coming soon, do we want to continue knowing we are not ready to see Christ again? Have we readied our ...

2108 - The Remedies of Vanity - Part 2
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This lecture will inspire us to pray for God to convict us of the things we must make right. What does the Holy Bible have to say about vanity in the second half of Ecclesiastes? There are many warnings to heed and in the end we know the only solution is in Christ Jesus. We may have many unresolved issues in our lives, and we must make ourselves ready for the end times. Vanity is a major issue that holds us back from a close and mature relationship with Christ, and so this lecture will fu...

2109 - The Fruits of Wisdom
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This lecture will investigate the meaning of wisdom and not only its definition, but its effects on a person. We will learn how true wisdom changes a person inside and out and allows them to grow closer to Christ. Pastor Andreas Mellas will continue our search through Ecclesiastes to learn about what comes after gaining wisdom. The Fruits of Wisdom will reveal how we can learn from our experiences and we will know more about the applications of wisdom in our everyday lives.

2110 - How to Live Above Vanity
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This lecture will reveal ways in which we can live holy, heavenly lives and how we can leave vanity behind us. We know God has us all in our hands, we can leave things to God but we must also ask for His help. If we approach Him and prayerfully ask for guidance and assistance in our search for a life above vanity, we can harvest the fruits of a holier and Christ-centered life.

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