The Study of Ecclesiastes Beginning Sunday, October 13, Pastor Fred will teach a study on the book of Ecclesiastes. This book’s author and the teacher believe that life is hevel (Hebrew for “meaningless”), temporary and fleeting like smoke or vapor. We all try to build meaning and purpose in life apart from God, investing in pursuits and things that have no lasting meaning, but time marches on, we all die and bad things happen to good people. In the end, the key to contentment comes from wisdom, accepting hevel, fearing God, keeping His commandments and putting our trust in Him. We remain puzzled by life’s mysteries, but He will bring true justice that fuels our ability to live lives of honesty and integrity. This book forces us to face death and random chance, and the challenges they pose to a naive belief in God’s goodness. This “realistic” book offers an honest and hopeful picture of how life ought to be lived, even with all the lack of clarity about what God is doing. It also encourages us to live with the future in view. Join us during the Adult Spiritual Formation hour (9:00 – 10:00 a.m.) for a lively discussion of life’s challenges, issues, and circumstances. Don’t forget to bring your Bible; handouts will be provided.