Mon, Jul 10, 2017
Duration: 44 mins 55 secs
The decisions we make as a youth affect how we age. The author of Ecclesiastes encourages rejoicing, remembering, and revering God in one's youth to keep us from growing up into grumpy, disabled old people. This sermon touches on the ideas of aging and awe.
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
Duration: 42 mins 24 secs
One of the by-products of becoming middle aged male is drifting from former BFFs. The demands of parenting, marriage, and career compete with building quality bonds. Unfortunately, the pursuit of power, wealth, and success turns individuals in pawns, opponents, obstacles, or faceless crowds. Isolation increases, and life feels meaningless. God has greater plans. He aims to enrich our lives through friendships
Sun, Jun 18, 2017
The clock keeps ticking. Our shadows keep shifting. Time passes, but do you embrace it? This sermon considers the enigma of time and promise of God not to forget his people.
Sun, Jun 11, 2017
Duration: 43 mins 51 secs
We spend too much of our lives working not to enjoy the spoils of our labor. Unfortunately, much of our work feels like toil; much of our rest devolves into leisure. We fail to delight daily in our labor because no play, low pay, and lack of personality bleed from our work its meaning. The good news is this: God works in and through us; we must learn to seize each day.
Sun, Jun 04, 2017
Duration: 40 mins 41 secs
Pleasure: the word speaks for itself. God created us as pleasure-seeking creatures. Unfortunately, we have not learned how to align discipleship with desire. We keep following Jesus as a matter of intellect and maintain low-grade guilt for enjoying much of the world. Pleasure for its own sake, says Q in Ecclesiastes, is an idol and dead end. Pleasure as a pointer to God, however, is a guiltless good. So desire God and enjoy life.
Sun, May 28, 2017
Duration: 43 mins 22 secs
We live in the information age. Media channels endless streams of data in our direction--some meaningful, some useless. The author Ecclesiastes noted how wearisome earthly wisdom and knowledge could be. However, when knowledge is applied and points to Jesus, it proves valuable.
Sun, May 21, 2017
Duration: 41 mins 36 secs
So what? Who cares? Why bother? What's the point? If you've ever asked these questions, and felt the futility of life weighing on you, then Ecclesiastes will speak to you. This introductory sermon implores us to resume the search for eternal worth, rather than striving after the wind.