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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

SOME WISE COUNSEL GIVING FOR LIVING

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Tonight's bible study was very good. Enjoyed the fellowship with the folks tonight.
SOME WISE COUNSEL FROM THE ECCL. CHAPTER SEVEN
I. HONOR IS BETTER THAN LUXURY (7:1a)

A. "A GOOD NAME IS BETTER THAN PRECIOUS OINTMENT"

B. WHY THIS IS SO...


II. YOUR DEATHDAY IS BETTER THAN YOUR BIRTHDAY (7:1b)

A. "THE DAY OF DEATH THAN THE DAY OF ONE'S BIRTH"

B. HOW THIS IS SO...
Job 14:1; 3:1-3 and Jer 20:14-18
2. But for the righteous, the day of one's death is the beginning
of eternal bliss! a. - Isa 57:1-2 Php 1:21-22 Rev 14:13

III. A FUNERAL IS BETTER THAN A PARTY (7:2-6)

A. "BETTER TO GO TO THE HOUSE OF MOURNING THAN TO GO TO THE HOUSE
OF FEASTING"

2. Why? The Preacher tells us why...
a. "For that is the end of all men" cf. Heb 9:27
b. "And the living will take it to heart"

B. "SORROW IS BETTER THAN LAUGHTER"
cf. Hebrews 12:11

C. "IT IS BETTER TO HEAR THE REBUKE OF THE WISE THAN...TO HEAR THE
SONG OF FOOLS"



IV. THE END IS BETTER THAN THE BEGINNING (7:8)