April 18, 2021

The Experiment of Life

How do we live a life of purpose and meaning during our brief stay here on earth? Ptr. Genesis Tan draws from Ecclesiastes to reveal the futility of pursuing pleasure, achievements, wisdom, and work. Real meaning and lasting satisfaction are found only in God, who is the Giver of our life and enjoyment.

Read Today’s Scripture Passage

Ecclesiastes 2

Life Group Discussion Guide

1. Start with a prayer

2. Engage one another (15-30 mins)

  • Share 1 thing you enjoy doing. Describe the pleasure/enjoyment it brings to you.

3. Engage the mind (15-20 mins)

  • Read the passage. What pleasures did King Solomon enjoy? What were King Solomon’s achievements?
  • What were King Solomon’s observations about wisdom and work?
  • What is King Solomon’s conclusion when he observed the world pursuing these things?

4. Engage the heart (15-20 mins)

  • Reflection: What kind of pleasures did you try to pursue to gain satisfaction (e.g. material things, position, lust, relationships, awards, knowledge, money/career, etc.)? In what way do you resonate with King Solomon?
  • What does a life centered on God look like for you? How is it different from a life that is not centered on God?
  • It is not wrong to enjoy God’s blessings. How can we enjoy what God has given us? In what way can you honor God through what He has blessed you with?
  • No one is exempted from death. How did Jesus overcome this for us? What is the hope that we can have through Christ? (Through His death, we can live and find the meaning of life.)

5. Engage the hands (15-20 mins)

  • Think of the things you pursue. What is 1 thing you want to change/re-focus on God? What specific action steps will you do towards the change?

6. Engage God in prayer (20-30 mins)

  • Pray for each other’s needs and concerns. (10-15 minutes)
  • Pray for our country. (10-15 minutes)
    • Vaccination process at the sites to be smooth and safe.
    • Protection for our government leaders as they serve the Filipino people.

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