Kings & Prophets

Ecclesiastes 4 - 6 The American Dream

July 25, 2021

Sermon

LIVING WITH ETERNAL VALUES

Scripture constantly reminds us to circle back to things that are eternal and not things that are of this world. 

THE AMERICAN DREAM

In America you can “be anything you want to be” but in Christ you are called to conform to the image and likeness of Christ.

Genesis 3:6

So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.

DEATH: A REALITY FOR ALL

Scripture constantly reminds us that we will die, not for fear of Hell but about perspective on life. This life doesn’t last and isn’t worth the focus we give to it.

Proverbs 23:4-5

Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist. When your eyes light on it, it is gone, for suddenly it sprouts wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven. 

Matthew 5:3–6

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

Matthew 6:33

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.