The Search for Pleasure – Gospel in Life
Sermon

The Search for Pleasure

Tim Keller |  September 20, 1998

Download Agreement


By downloading this file, I confirm I understand Gospel in Life's Copyright & Permissions policies and agree to only use this file for personal usage and will not upload it to any third-party platforms.

 

Topics:
  • Hope
  • God's Love
Duration:
49:22
Scripture:
Ecclesiastes 2:1-11
SKU:
RS 93-2

Ecclesiastes 2:1–11, 3:10–14

Ecclesiastes is a book that talks about how difficult it is for people when they’re dealing with doubt, feeling hurt, or trying to find happiness in things or money, only to realize that these pursuits don’t hold real value or meaning. The text underlines the lasting importance of what God is doing and implies that joy, even though it can be tricky, can help us understand more about God. Ecclesiastes also wrestles with some of life’s toughest, unanswered questions, the search for self-value through enjoyment, and the hollow feeling that comes when we try to find happiness just for ourselves. In the end, it points us to the deep, satisfying desire we can find when we see God’s beauty through Jesus Christ.

Related

Sermon

The Freedom of Hope

By Tim Keller
Sermon

The God Who Is

By Tim Keller
Sermon

The Culture of Pride

By Tim Keller

February Book Offer

Put Your Hope Not in Lesser gods, But in the One True God

In his book Counterfeit Gods, Tim Keller shows us how a proper understanding of the Bible reveals the truth about societal ideals and our own hearts — and that there is only one God who can wholly satisfy our cravings and fulfill our hopes.

February Book Offer

Put Your Hope Not in Lesser gods, But in the One True God

In his book Counterfeit Gods, Tim Keller shows us how a proper understanding of the Bible reveals the truth about societal ideals and our own hearts — and that there is only one God who can wholly satisfy our cravings and fulfill our hopes.