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Getting Rich and Dying Trying

October 31, 2010 Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: Chasing the Wind - Ecclesiastes

Topic: Exposition Scripture: Ecclesiastes 5:8–6:9


1 Timothy 6:6–10

Structure of Today’s Passage


Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:9

Ecclesiastes 5:8-12

       Summary of Idea #1:

Ecclesiastes 5:13-17

Like Job?

Summary of Idea #2:

Ecclesiastes 5:18-20

God is a ________  God


Focal Idea:

Ecclesiastes 6:1-2

Reiteration of Idea #2 

Ecclesiastes 6:7-9 

Reiteration of Idea #1

Closing Meditations on Wealth

Wealth and Worship

Matthew 6:19-24

Wealth and Mission

Bottom Line 

Wealth, Generosity and Joy

Acts 20:35—Really?

1 Timothy 6:17-19


Wealth and God’s Blessing 

Philippians 4:10–13


Community Meditation Questions

  • The preacher has challenged us throughout this book about the vanity of pursuing life’s good gifts apart from God. Why do you think he focuses some much time on money and wealth?
  • How was Job’s attitude different from the man in the anecdote found in Ecclesiastes 5:13-17?
  • Read together Matthew 6:19-24. How can you know if you are “serving money?”
  • Discuss the difference between poverty theology, prosperity theology and the view found in chapter four of Paul’s writing to the Philippians.
  • Pray together a prayer of confession for our lack of joy in generosity. 

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