The End of Our Study of Ecclesiastes & Why Did Jesus Come? Sunday's class on Ecclesiastes brings to an end a profitable study on an insightful book. We end the study by looking at only the last two verses.Â Solomon saves the best, the most poignant for last.Â The Preacher sees his own life as a test, and he shares with us his conclusions.Â The wisest man who ever lived, leaves us with only two action items.Â Our response to these will answer the question, â€œis life worth living?â€Â Advent.Â We hear that word every year around the Christmas season, but what does it mean? Most of Christendom refers to the time between the fourth Sunday in November to Christmas Eve as the Advent season.Â Â The word â€œAdventâ€ means â€œarrival.â€Â We celebrate Christ's arrival in anticipation of His Second Advent. A spirit of expectation, preparation, and longing marks Advent.Â There is a universal yearning for deliverance from the evils of the world, first experienced by Israelite slaves in Egypt as they cried out from their bitter oppression.Â It is the cry of those who have experienced the tyranny of injustice in a world under the curse of sin, and yet who have hope of deliverance by a God who has heard the cries of oppressed slaves and brought deliverance in the past!Â For the next three Sundays we will talk about the colors, the symbols, the themes of Advent in a series entitled, â€œWhy Did Jesus Come?â€ Read more about The End of Our Study of Ecclesiastes & Why Did Jesus Come?