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September 25, 2022 - How Can I Experience Joy? - Ecclesiastes 2:1-17 - Message by Pastor Stephen Puett

Ecclesiastes 6:6 - Even though he should live a thousand years twice over, yet enjoy no good - do not all go to the one place?

5 Ways Solomon Searched for Satisfaction

  1. Education doesn’t satisfy

2. Pleasure doesn’t satisfy 

  • He tries laughter
  • He tries wine
  • He tries sexual escapades

Pleasure promises more than it can deliver on, it accomplishes nothing and leaves you bored.

3. Achievement doesn’t satisfy

4. Wealth doesn’t satisfy

5. Success doesn’t satisfy

8 Secrets to Find Joy (Matthew 5:3-10)

  1. Get to know God 

2. Trust God when life is disappointing

Galatians 5:22-23 - But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such tings there is no law.

3. Trust God to meet your need

4. Follow God’s instructions

1 Timothy 6:17 - As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, not to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy…

5. Cultivate a forgiving heart

6. Maintain a clear conscience

7. Build healthy relationships

8. Live with an eternal perspective