Conversation Starters help us dig deeper, connecting Sunday’s sermons with our Monday lives. These prompts have been designed to help Community Groups grow in their relationship with God, with one another, and with their neighbors. Please know that these questions are meant to be a resource to you. You do not have to follow them verbatim or get through them all. We trust you to know your group and to ask the questions based on your group needs.
In Ecclesiastes 2:1-11, we read the account of someone who had everything he ever desired. Can you imagine?! Nothing was too extravagant and no pleasure was too costly to keep it from his reach. And yet, at the end of his unlimited pleasure-seeking, he concluded that it was ultimately empty, like smoke.
1. What stood out to you from Sunday’s sermon?
2. What are ways our culture sends the message that the meaning of life is enjoying oneself?
3. READ ECCLESIASTES 2:1-8. The author sought to find pleasure in three things: consumption, accomplishment, and possessions. Share about a time you pursued one of these pleasures and it let you down.
4. How can you honor God in your pursuit of pleasure?
Thank God for the good things in life that He gives us for pleasure and enjoyment. Confess to Him that you have at times been guilty of pursuing pleasure in ways that are wrong. Ask God to give you His wisdom and help to pursue pleasure in ways that honor Him.