“Everything is meaningless!” That is a phrase you expect to be shouted by an atheist philosophy professor or a disillusioned person struggling through a midlife crisis. It’s not something you expect to find in the pages of Scripture. But that is precisely where the book of Ecclesiastes starts.
We are going to be looking closely at Ecclesiastes. It is a difficult book to read because it is written from the perspective of a person who literally had it all and realized he had nothing. He had accomplished, acquired, and achieved everything a person could in this world, and he was just as hollow as he was when he started. He was the living embodiment of the quote: “The loneliest moment in life is when you have just experienced that which you thought would deliver the ultimate and it has let you down.”
He writes Bible Studies and teaches regularly through the church in a variety of formats. Steve and his wife Tamber have 6 children. When not reading, studying, or teaching, Steve enjoys taking road-trips with his family, watching baseball or football (whichever is in season), drinking ice cold Dr. Pepper, and showing off his parallel-parking skills.
Claire is passionate about helping people see the adventurous life offered in Christ and showing them how relevant the Bible is for their daily life. She serves as a Year-Round Resident in the Adult Ministry at Kingsland Baptist Church in Katy, TX. She is a wife, mother, baker, polyglot, theologian, and bibliophile.