There are two main themes in Ecclesiastes 4:1-16: Oppression and Isolation.
There are four specific frustrations related to time that we see in Ecclesiastes 3:1-22: Timing (Ecclesiastes 3:1-11a) Limited Perspectives (Ecclesiastes 3:11b-15) Injustice (Ecclesiastes 3:16-17) Death (Ecclesiastes 3:18-22)
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
Ecclesiastes is one of the most needed books in our society and culture right now because of its willingness to take an honest look at the darkness in our world. Over the next few weeks we will be doing a sermon series examining this book in more depth. Today we went through the first 11 verses that Solomon wrote. In Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 Solomon’s proposition is that everything is meaningless. Earth (Ecclesiastes 1:4) Sun (Ecclesiastes 1:5) Wind (Ecclesiastes 1:6) Rivers (Ecclesiastes…
Psalm 19 shows us 3 ways that God speaks to us: He speaks throughcreation, through the Scripture, and through the saints.
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.
After Nathan confronts King David about his sin with Bathsheba, David confesses his guilt to the Lord in Psalm 51. Just like David, we can take refuge in God’s mercy through repentance.
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.
Psalm 145:1-21 is a Psalm about God as a king. This Psalm teaches us several things about God’s kingdom: God’s reign is cross-generational (Psalm 145:4-7). God’s reign is merciful (Psalm 145:8-9). God’s reign is testified by the saints (Psalm 145:10-13). God’s reign is compassionate (Psalm 145:14-20).
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.