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Oct. 9, 2015 | Ecclesiastes 12:9–14

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The Teacher of Israel

The book of Ecclesiastes might be one of the most famous and puzzling sermons in the Bible. It is ascribed to “the Teacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem” (Eccl.1:1). The Hebrew word that is translated “teacher” seems to refer to someone who speaks to the assembly. The book’s strangeness may be partly attributed to the author’s goal. 

This Month | October 2015

Bible scholars agree that the Sermon on the Mount is the greatest sermon ever preached. In His discourse about “kingdom living,” recorded in Matthew 5—7, Jesus presented to His disciples the way of righteous living for those who are in God’s family. Since then, Christians have quoted, studied, and wrestled with this section of Scripture. Augustine called it “a perfect standard of the Christian…

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