In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia continues looking at Solomon’s epic experiments with wisdom and joy in Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26. In Part 2, Pastor Dave looks specifically at Solomon’s experiment with joy in 2:1-11, explaining how Solomon shares his failure in his epic experiment with joy so that we will not vainly pursue the passing treasures of the world as a way to lasting gain. Solomon discusses his joy experiment in three parts and gives three preliminary conclusions.
1. The Experiment Overviewed (vv. 1-2)
2. The Experiment Specified (vv. 3-8)
3. The Experiment Concluded (vv. 9-11)
A. Solomon Was the Greatest Joy-Seeker (vv. 9-10a)
B. Solomon Found Temporary Joy in His Work (v. 10b)
C. Solomon Found No Lasting Gain (v. 11)