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Find Meaning In A World Of Repetition

In a thought-provoking message titled "No New Things Under The Sun?" Pastor Alan Young takes us on a journey into the book of Ecclesiastes, where we explore the profound wisdom of King Solomon. Grounded in the scriptures Ecclesiastes 1:9 and Ecclesiastes 9:11, this message challenges us to consider the eternal question: Is there truly nothing new under the sun? Join us as we delve into the depths of these verses and uncover the timeless truths they hold.

The Cycle of Repetition: Ecclesiastes 1:9

The book of Ecclesiastes begins with the famous proclamation: "The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be, and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun." At first glance, these words may seem pessimistic, suggesting that life is nothing more than an endless cycle of repetition. However, as Pastor Alan will reveal, there's more to this verse than meets the eye.

The Role of Time and Chance: Ecclesiastes 9:11

Ecclesiastes 9:11 adds another layer to our exploration, stating, "I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all." This verse challenges the notion of strict determinism and highlights the role of unpredictability in life.

Finding Meaning in the Repetition:

While it's true that many aspects of life may seem repetitive, Pastor Alan encourages us to look deeper and find meaning in this repetition. Through faith and a different perspective, we can see that even in the familiar, there are opportunities for growth, learning, and spiritual development.

Embracing the Unexpected:

Ecclesiastes 9:11 reminds us that "time and chance happeneth to them all." Life is full of unexpected twists and turns, and it's in these moments of unpredictability that we often find the most profound experiences. By embracing the unexpected, we open ourselves up to new opportunities and discoveries.


In conclusion, Pastor Alan Young's message challenges us to view the apparent repetition in life through a different lens. While there may indeed be "no new thing under the sun" in the sense of the eternal truths and cycles of life, there is always room for growth, renewal, and unexpected blessings. As we navigate the familiar and the unforeseen, may we find meaning, purpose, and joy in the journey.

So, dear readers, let's explore the wisdom of Ecclesiastes together and discover how to find significance in a world that sometimes appears repetitive. There's more to life than meets the eye, and the pursuit of understanding is a journey well worth taking.

🌟Be sure to listen to the entire message and study the whole chapter of the reference scriptures in your spare time.

Scriptures for your personal study this week:

  • Ecclesiastes 1:9 (Amplified Bible)

(Read the whole chapter)

  • Ecclesiastes 9:11 (Amplified Bible)

(Read the whole chapter)

We'll look forward to having you join us in service next week - God Bless You!


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