Why Am I Here
Reverend: Welcome to all of you and all of our video experiences, we’re glad that you’re here. Welcome to all of you even in the chapel, we are glad you’re here this morning. Would you pull out your outline, we’re beginning a new series in the Book of Ecclesiastes. For the next six or seven weeks, we’re going to go through the Book of Ecclesiastes and its titled Thirsty and the reason is, is because the Book of Ecclesiastes asks the questions of life. Why am I here? What’s my purpose in life? Where do I find happiness? What’s the secret to life? All these questions about meaning and significance are asked in the Book of Ecclesiastes and the Book of Ecclesiastes asks the questions that the rest of the Bible answers.
Many of the questions it’s asked, the answer isn’t in that Book of Ecclesiastes but it’s in the rest of the Bible. So we’re going to look at it. Today we’re going say why am I here? Look at Ecclesiastes: 13, what do people get for all their hard work under the sun, he’s basically asking the question. What is the profit, what is the gain, what benefit do you have to show for your whole life? What do have to show for either the whole life, your whole life, your one and only life in this world, what do you have to show for it? What’s the benefit? That’s the question. Why am I here?
Let me illustrate it this way for you. If I came to you and I said will you stand out at the corner over here for four or five hours? You would say to me, you’d ask one question, you would say, why? Because you ask what’s the benefit? What do I have to show for it? If I go and stand out there for four or five hours, what do I get out of that? What do you get out of that? What’s ultimately the benefit for it? And I say, just go out and stand there, you would say, why? And the point is this, if you won’t go out and stand on a corner for four hours without knowing why, what’s the benefit, what the payoff? How can you ...
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