Sermons by Jared Via (Page 3)
Ecclesiastes 7:1-8:17 Wrong expectations lead to: despair – I can’t do this anymore anger – I can’t believe God would allow this unbelief – There isn’t any God at all. 1. The Perception: The righteous suffer, the wicked prosper Ecclesiastes 7:14-17 and 8:14-15 God’s purposes in suffering and trials: Reveals our heart Produces character Tests and strengthens our faith Shows the brokenness of the world John 16:33 – “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have…
There are two main themes in Ecclesiastes 4:1-16: Oppression and Isolation.
In this series on Ecclesiastes we try to get the right set of lenses to look at the situations that are in life. This week in Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26, we look at empty pursuits of life. The Empty Pursuit of Pleasure – Ecclesiastes 2:1-6 The Empty Pursuit of Possessions – Ecclesiastes 2:7-8 The Empty Pursuit of Position – Ecclesiastes 2:9 The Empty Pursuit of Purpose – Ecclesiastes 2:12-23
Psalm 103 is a psalm of praise. In it, David is very specific in his praise of God. In verses 1-3 he begins with praising God for who He is and praising God for what He does.
For Mother’s Day we spend some time digging in to God’s plan for the home found in Psalm 127. The family was God’s idea. He has specific goals and a mission for our families and we need to submit to his plan.
David is walking through a deep and dark moment of life in Psalms 13:1-6. In the depths of that moment that he cries out to God asking “Where are you?” We may have felt that way sometime too but just because we’re feeling that way doesn’t mean that those things are true. So in those moments of deep sorrow we need truth to anchor us.
Jesus is risen and we serve a risen savior! We celebrate that the greatest enemy of our lives, sin and Satan, has been totally and finally defeated.
The theme of forgiveness is woven all throughout scripture and it culminates in the event of the cross. That is where Jesus went to the cross bearing the sins of the world in order that we might have forgiveness.
Every time we see the apostle Andrew in the Bible he is pointing someone to Jesus. He was just one ordinary person, who went after one person at a time, and brought them to Jesus.
As humans we’re quick to see the sins of others but not so much the sins in our own heart. You might say that we have blind spots. God uses other believers to shine light into areas of our hearts that we don’t always see ourselves.