The Journey of Life

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Ecclesiastes 1-6

Life  on the Ragged Edge

Opening questions:

  1.   Who is the author?
  2.   What is the Central Theme? (Ecc. 1:2)
  3.   What does the word Ecclesiastes mean? (– One who calls an assembly)

History of Ecclesiastes:

  1. Why does it picture life as pointless?
  2. There are five main sections to this book that we are going to look at over the next several weeks.
  • Introducing the journey 1:1-11
  • Pursuing and exploring 1:12-6:9

          i. He tries all sorts of things to find purpose in life.

  •  Reflecting and summarizing 6:10-11:6

         * Solomon comes to some conclusions

     * There is a central trust-lasting purpose and fulfillment can beng in a trusting relationship with God.

  •  Being young and growing old 11:7-12:8
  •  Drawing some final conclusions 12:9-14


Read Ecclesiastes 1-6

  • Pay attention to what they say about the bad-life without God-and the good-life with God.


  • Create a comparison chart of a list of all the good things and all the bad things mentioned in chapters one-six.

Home work assignment

  • Read chapters 7-12 and create your own chart like we did with the first 6 chapters of this book.

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