We will find our joy when we stand in the fear of the Lord.
Ecclesiastes: Why Everything Matters
We remember to rejoice.
God’s will for your life: Die to self, live to Christ, enjoy what he has already approved.
Only a faith in Jesus can make sense of the injustice, ignorance, death, and evil that the Preacher sees under the sun.
Good government, bad government, and King Jesus.
Death, timing, and the work of God.
The frustration and futility that we see in Ecclesiastes is not meant to drive us to despair. It’s meant to prod us towards the One beyond the sun.
Notorious B.I.G., Pablo Escobar, and the vanity of loving money.
Christ-centred worship starts with the fear of God, listening, and grace saturated obedience.
Oppressive Governance, a Foolish King, and a Better Community.
Work: Striving and greed or a handful of quietness.
Qoheleth, Stephen Colbert, Freddie Mercury’s lyrics in Bohemian Rhapsody, Justice, Death, Oppression, and the Gospel.
God reveals himself to us as both Sovereign over time and as present in-the-midst of time.
Take your eyes off the gift, and lock them on the Giver.
We can rest in the grace of knowing that everything is a gift, or we can toil.
In Christ, we can experience joy in the face of death.
Trying to find meaning in life in your own strength, apart from God, is like trying to fly a kite with no wind.
There is more to life than ‘under the sun.’
In the book of Ecclesiastes, God awakes a depth of meaning in our lives that we haven’t previously known.