UNDER THE SUN | 05.28.2017

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Breaking Ground

Fill in these blanks: “If I could just ___________________, then I would _______________.”

What would have to happen in order for your life to be amazing?


The Dig

Read Ecclesiastes 1:1-2

The Hebrew word for “meaningless” is hevel which actually literally means “vapor”. “Vapor” refers to things that can shift and be blown away with the slightest breath or wind.

List some of the “vapor” in your life (such as houses, jobs, bank accounts, etc.).

How easy is it to keep hold of vapor?

Why do you think the Teacher refers to all of life as hevel (vapor)? Does it encourage your or frustrate you? Stir up fear?

Has there ever been a time when you felt like you did everything right, but things turned out badly anyway?

How about a time when you did everything wrong, but somehow things ended up okay anyway?

Have you ever had a moment of grace or clarity, when all of a sudden all of your vapor lost its important, and you just experienced life?

How did that feel?

What does it mean to you to “seek first the kingdom of God”?

What does the kingdom of God have to do with your vapor?


Getting Out of the Hole

Living in the kingdom of God means coming to the awareness that life is a precious gift all the time.

Break free of “vapor management,” and begin to cultivate an awareness of the gift of your life RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW.

You can begin by practicing the presence of God wherever you are at in your day. Just turn your thoughts to Him in love and acknowledge His love back towards you.