Lesson #1 – January 3 & 5, 2020: “Knowledge Is Not Wisdom”
Big Idea: Knowledge without God is useless.
Key Verses: Ecclesiastes 1:16 – 18: I said to myself, “Look, I am wiser than any of the kings who ruled in Jerusalem before me. I have greater wisdom and knowledge than any of them.”
So I set out to learn everything from wisdom to madness and folly. But I learned firsthand that pursuing all this is like chasing the wind. The greater my wisdom, the greater my grief. To increase knowledge only increases sorrow.
• Knowledge is desirable; pursue it.
• Knowledge without God is futile; beware of it.
• Godly wisdom is counterculture; practice it.
This four-weekend series will study King Solomon, who experienced everything the world offers. Solomon was the son of King David and had the resources and opportunity to try everything. He documented his pursuits in the Bible book of Ecclesiastes.
Series Key Verse - Ecclesiastes 1:1: “These are the words of the Teacher, King David’s son, who ruled in Jerusalem.”