By Mark Ellis
The following is excerpted from a sermon delivered November 27, 2011 at Church by the Sea in Laguna Beach. The assigned passage is Ecclesiastes 9:13-18.
The Book of Ecclesiastes contains a very important message: Life is ultimately meaningless without God. When you place God at the center of your life, you find meaning and purpose you never knew before.
Before I became a Christian I had no purpose other than to live for me, myself and I – the unholy trinity. I would never have guessed in my twenties or even my thirties that I would become a pastor and that my life’s great purpose today would be to advance Christian missions around the world.
And I’m sure that many of you have found a whole new purpose in life since you began to follow Jesus.