Joyful Urgency

Ecclesiastes 9:1-12

Joyful Urgency
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Main Idea: Death’s certainties and life’s uncertainties call us to faith-filled joy in God.


Point 1: The Certainties of Death (vv. 1-6)

  • Certainty #1: Death and difficulty in the believer’s life are not contradictory to God’s goodness (v. 1)
  • Certainty #2: Death Comes to All (vv. 2-3a)
  • Certainty #3: Ignoring God and Death Won’t Prevent Death (v. 3b)
  • Certainty #4: There is hope for the one who acknowledges death. (V. 4-6)

Point 2: The Uncertainties of Life (vv. 11-12)

  • Uncertainty of Life #1: Your abilities might not get you where you think… (v. 11)
  • Uncertainty of Life #2: You might not see death coming… (v. 12)

Point 3: The Simple Joys of Wisdom (vv. 7-10)

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Jared Millican

Jared is pastor over the College Ministry at Faith Bible Church. He and his wife, Claire, have one son and one daughter. He recently received his M.Div from The Master's Seminary and desires to serve as missionary in the future!

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