by Steve Wagers

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I Can't Get No Satisfaction (2 of 13)
Series: A Closer Look at the Book Ecclesiastes
Steve N. Wagers
Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26
July 24, 2005

Sermon Outline
1. The PURSUIT of Satisfaction!
A. Satisfaction Pursued in Wisdom!
B. Satisfaction Pursued in Work!
C. Satisfaction Pursued in Wealth!
2. The PRETENSE of Satisfaction!
A. That Which Does Not Fulfill Us!
B. That Which Will Not Follow Us!
3. The PLACE of Satisfaction!
A. God's Gracious Gift of Enjoyment!
B. God's Glorious Gift of Enlightenment!

1. Tennis champion, Hana Mandlikova, was once asked how she felt about defeating great players like Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert-Lloyd. She replied, "Any big win means that all the suffering, practicing and traveling are worth it. I feel like I own the world." She was then asked how long that feeling lasted, and she replied, "About 2 minutes."

2. Famous cartoonist, Ralph Barton, wrote:
"I have had few difficulties, many friends and great successes. I have gone from wife to wife, from house to house, and have visited great countries of the world. But I am fed up with devices to fill up 24 hours of the day." [1]
3. In his book Facing Loneliness, J. Oswald Sanders writes, "The round of pleasure or the amassing of wealth are but vain attempts to escape from the persistent ache...The millionaire is usually a lonely man and the comedian is often more unhappy than his audience."

4. While on their 3rd tour of the U. S., in 1965, Rolling Stone guitarist, Keith Richards woke up with a lyric to a song on his mind. Richards awoke with an excessive hangover, a room full of women groupies, and a seemingly endless line of empty liquor bottles covering the room; as well as, drug paraphernalia scattered abroad. This was the lyric on his mind, "I Can't Get No Satisfaction."

5. Mick Jagger wrote the rest of the lyrics to the song that read:

When I'm drivin' in my car
And that man comes on the radio
He's tellin' me more and more

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