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Ecclesiastes by Pastor John Fichtner – Series Overview


This six sermon series exposes the emptiness of the soul, Solomon’s personal reflections of living life apart from God in the areas of wisdom, pleasure, work, politics, and his realization of true fulfillment in old age. 

Ecclesiastes part 1 - UD


Pastor John Fichtner

Ecclesiastes part 1 by Pastor John Fichtner


  1. Under the sun-don’t want any part of God

  2. Nobody expects to come up empty

  3. Shrunken your existence down from birth to death

  4. Desperate fear of is this all there is

  5. There is a an intended goal for this world and for my life

  6. Never stop to ask does it have any meaning or purpose

  7. So worried about keeping up with the dog in front of you

  8. Eyes open I can’t make it on my own I need you

  9. Amidst all this success life gets emptier an emptier

  10. I still can’t make my life have meaning

  11. How to break the power of temptation

  12. Shipwrecked their life and soul

  13. Can your marriage be somewhat fulfilling apart from God

  14. Can globs of money be somewhat fulfilling apart from God

  15. We look toward God and just glance at temptation

  16. What are the areas you think are somewhat fulfilling apart from God

  17. Really look at that thing you think you want so bad

Ecclesiastes part 2 - Facing the Emptiness of Life - UD


Pastor John Fichtner

Ecclesiastes part 2 by Pastor John Fichtner


  1. Is what I have spent my life doing worth while

  2. Has my life been used in a wise and good way

  3. There’s will be times the way of God is hard

  4. It’s that temptation that God wants to break off your life

  5. Cry in the human soul—I want to be special

  6. I want to have an identity that’s all me and no one else

  7. Area we tried to find meaning is in the area we thought we had our greatest ability

  8. We choose our best area because we wanted to be better than everybody else

  9. Many times when our best goes empty what we do is swing to a second

  10. My mind still guiding me with wisdom

  11. Is there anything fulfilling in being smart

  12. Set out to find meaning through conquering knowledge

  13. The more they gain the more their ignorance grows

  14. Knowledge is a piece of cake

  15. Truth is something that changes people’s lives

  16. Don’t run from reality

  17. Look deep into who we are and what we’re doing with our life

Ecclesiastes part 3 - True Fulfillment - UD


Pastor John Fichtner

Ecclesiastes part 3 by Pastor John Fichtner


  1. Sleep of a laborer is sweet

  2. How well are you handling your work

  3. How are you sleeping

  4. Everybody wants to be a success

  5. Everybody wants this esteem sense of your great

  6. My heart took delight in all my work

  7. The heart of God is to be productive

  8. The bigger the goal the greater the satisfaction

  9. Looked in a multigenerational prospective

  10. What will be the fruit on your life in your grandchildren

  11. Work had deceived him

  12. I hated everything I worked

  13. The greater they succeed the greater the chance they would destroy their children

  14. What is the highest inheritance that you can leave for your grandchildren

  15. 90 percent of passions in your life are wired to produce

  16. Lowest of goals is financial stability

  17. Highest goal is to lead people to Jesus Christ

Ecclesiastes part 4 - Change - UD


Pastor John Fichtner

Ecclesiastes part 4 by Pastor John Fichtner


  1. There are times that try men souls

  2. An abnormal thing as become a normality

  3. Live in the most insecure group of people that’s ever lived

  4. You don’t decide when you die

  5. Controlling people are usually very insecure people

  6. Controlling people don’t like change

  7. Feel like their whole life is shifting sand

  8. Be excited about new things and let go of dead things

  9. God says buried it and let it go

  10. If you want to understand change understand there are seasons

  11. Cooperate with the season

  12. To stay the same you have to change

  13. Your walk with God must constantly change and grow

  14. You cannot avoid the negatives in life

  15. Negatives versus purposes

  16. Can you answer if Jesus makes a difference in your life

  17. Ride the tidal wave or get blown away

Ecclesiastes part 5 - Government Delay the Decay - UD


Pastor John Fichtner

Ecclesiastes part 5 by Pastor John Fichtner


  1. Politics

  2. When you realize that the world hates you then you begin to modify some goals

  3. We have the ability to delay the decay, but we’re never go back

  4. Grasping of the fact that politics are about power

  5. Principalities and powers are all bound up in the subject of government

  6. Without logic

  7. Demonic unrelenting hatred

  8. You can pray and change the course of a government

  9. The intention is not to pray for a Christian government

  10. Pray for peace that the government will not hinder Christians from sharing the gospel

  11. The purpose of government is to help the weak and protect the innocent

  12. Government is not about economy

  13. Government is not about military

  14. Petty power trips

  15. There to protect their turf

  16. The wise in heart will know the proper time and procedure

  17. Politics are ever changing

  18. Be calm and watch the timing God gives you

Ecclesiastes part 6 - Old Age & Youth - UD


Pastor John Fichtner

Ecclesiastes 6 by Pastor John Fichtner


  1. Twilight years

  2. Bladder control

  3. Arms and hands

  4. Teeth

  5. Don’t go out very often

  6. Begin to lose your hearing

  7. Hard to sleep

  8. Lose their voice

  9. Balance

  10. Hair

  11. Desires

  12. God is the only source of fulfillment in his life

  13. I figured it out too late

  14. There’s nothing fulfilling apart from God

  15. Unless you take ownership

  16. I’ll pay any price to see my child walk with Jesus