Lasting Lessons from Life (12 of 13) by Steve Wagers

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Lasting Lessons from Life (12 of 13)
Series: A Closer Look at the Book Ecclesiastes
Steve N. Wagers
Ecclesiastes 11:1-12:12
October 30, 2005

Sermon Outline
1. HOW to REASON through Life!
A) Living with a Diverse Hand!
B) Laboring with a Diligent Heart!
2. WHEN to REJOICE in Life!
A) Examine Life Thoughtfully in our Further Years!
B) Enjoy Life Thoroughly in our First Years!
3. WHAT to REMEMBER about Life!
A) The Shortness of Life!
B) The Seriousness of Life!
C) The Success of Life!

1. I recently came across a little piece entitled, "Great Truths About Life that Children Have Learned." It reads:

1. No matter how hard you try, you can't Baptize cats.
2. When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don't let her brush your hair.
3. If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They always catch the second person.
4. Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
5. You can't trust dogs to watch your food.
6. Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
7. Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same time.
8. Don't wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.
9. You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
10. The best place to be when you're sad is Grandpa's lap.

2. Several years ago, I was picking up my son, Noah, from kindergarten and I noticed a sign on the wall of his room that read, "Everything I needed to know, I learned in kindergarten." If that were true, I'm sure that every one of us would re-enroll in K-4 or K-5.

3. Newspaper columnist was famous for her saying, "Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first." However, that saying actually comes from the title of a book published several years ago, based on the story of a lady who loved dessert but who, one day, put off eating her dessert until later that evening. The only problem was that she was aboard the Titanic.

4. If we were to go around this room, we would all be able to share the various lessons that life has taught us. One thing is for certain, and th ...


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