Although our future can’t be known, we shouldn’t be paralysed by fear of failure or obsess with success. Rather, we are to live a full, generous life for the good of others, and the glory of God.
What does practically look like to live wisely in a world that Ecclesiastes calls meaningless?
How do we find real and lasting significance in life if Ecclesiastes teaches that "everything is vanity" and "all are from the dust, and to dust all return" and life is just "chasing after wind"?
Bill Riedel joins us from Redemption Hill Church in Washington, DC and looks at how Christians should lift high the name of one king, King Jesus, while being faithful to the Scriptures commands of honouring rulers that are under the sun.
Living wise with the limitations of life.
This week we look at the meaninglessness of trying to satisfy your life with wealth and honour.
In chapter 5, the Preacher looks at how to avoid meaninglessness in our worship of God.
In chapter 4, the Preacher resumes his observations of the vanity of life under the sun; looking at the hevel of labour, loneliness, & politics. Life, work, and companionship are gifts from God, but they don't truly satisfy. They do point to ultimate satisfaction only found in Jesus.
In this week's passage, we observe that justice without Jesus is meaningless.
For everything there is an appointed time and the LORD is sovereign over it all.
In this week's text, the Preacher turns to consider wisdom and madness & folly and the vanity of toil.
In this week's text, the Preacher applies his mind, heart, and emotions to all wisdom that is "under the sun" and also to complete self-indulgence and finds that all this is "hevel". Thomas compares this to seeking the kingdom of God in Matthew 6.
What does it look like to follow Jesus in a world that seems completely futile, where we're met by disappointment at every turn and an eventual return to dust is the reality for everyone? This week we begin our series in the book of Ecclesiastes.
Concluding our series in the book of Acts, we look at five applications as we seek to continue the ministry of Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit.
God is sovereign and keeps his promises, so we should trust him and give thanks to him.
Paul's defense before Agrippa is an example to all Christians on how to have witnessing conversations with unbelievers.
As Christians, our faith hinges on the death and resurrection of Jesus. But many people have doubts and hesitations. Lucas looks at how Jesus calls his disciples to doubt their doubts in Luke 24:36-49.
Lucas looks at how Jesus was with Paul when he testified before the authorities in Jerusalem in Acts 22 & 23.
Paul's mission is to glorify God and win as many people to him as he can in his lifetime. He demonstrates "becoming all things to all people" for the sake of the gospel here in Acts 21 & 22.
Continuing in our series through the book of Acts, Lucas looks at the importance of friendship in Acts 20 &21.