Studies in Ecclesiastes
Lesson #2 - Looking for Lasting Satisfaction

Eccl.1: 2-2:26


OPEN IT

          1.    List your favorite things to do:



                What would buy for yourself if money was no problem?



EXAMINE IT

          2.  Why don’t most of these activities and things bring much satisfaction?

          3.  Discuss Life “Under the Sun”:
		
                         Pluralization:
  
                              Multiplied options for entertainments, beliefs and faiths.
                              Promoting the idea that these all are equally valid.

                         Privitization:

                              Making a distinct division between public and private parts of life and then emphasizing 
                                   that faith is only for the private sphere.

                         Secularization:

                              The loss of influence on society by faith practices and priorities because they’ve been filtered out.
	
APPLY IT

          4.  How can we counter society’s attempts at pluralization, privatization and secularization?