The book of Ecclesiastes is quickly becoming one of my favorite books of the Bible. The more I teach from it, the more I learn and appreciate its content. I am currently teaching through Ecclesiastes in my LifeGroup and a few weeks ago, we had a lesson that really made an impact on me personally. I'd like to share a simple, but powerful, thought from this lesson and I hope it is as much of a help to you as it has been to me.

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Fifty years ago this past Saturday, on July 20, 1969, the United States put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon. God, in His wonder and might as well as His wisdom and care, purposely and lovingly created the moon in our near universe. Mankind has always seen it and wondered at its workings and marveled at its tendencies. As with all creation, the moon is a natural revelation to the existence of our almighty God.

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Mark 2:1-5

When my wife was just a child, her dad owned a dry cleaning business and also cleaned apartments. Her dad would often make this statement to his two children: "The family that prays together, stays together; and the family that works together, eats." These were words of wisdom that unified the family for a common goal.

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Matthew 5:13-16

Today I would like to share some thoughts from a very familiar passage to many. It is the passage in Matthew on being salt and light. Christ is telling the disciples that they (and us today) are to make an impact in this world. We are to be salt and light. As I look into this, I see a couple of things that stand out.

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Proverbs is filled with many different types of people. The wise man is someone I would like to talk about today. One thing I have found in the book of Proverbs is that whenever a verse talks about any topic more than once, I should listen to what is being said and try to apply it to my life.

Here are some references I have found about the wise man in Proverbs:

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