Oct 8, 2017
A Theology of Suffering
In this week's study of Ecclesiastes we also get an overview from Philippians to develop a theology of suffering that helps us see our pain and trials from God's perspective, which is the only perspective that actually corresponds to realty. In this message we identify five truths to transform your perspective on your suffering.
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  • Oct 8, 2017A Theology of Suffering
    Oct 8, 2017
    A Theology of Suffering
    In this week's study of Ecclesiastes we also get an overview from Philippians to develop a theology of suffering that helps us see our pain and trials from God's perspective, which is the only perspective that actually corresponds to realty. In this message we identify five truths to transform your perspective on your suffering.
  • Oct 1, 2017Follow the Clues
    Oct 1, 2017
    Follow the Clues
    We move onto the third truth in this section of Ecclesiastes and learn that wickedness and sin exist in this world. This morning we use that truth as a clue that God must exist and He will deal with the injustice of this world in His time.
  • Sep 24, 2017Expect God
    Sep 24, 2017
    Expect God
    Message #3 - Having established that change is to be expected the Teacher now shows us God is also to be expected. We don't need to face change with fear, but rather find joy in God even when things are changing around us. 
  • Sep 17, 2017A Time for Change mp3
    Sep 17, 2017
    A Time for Change mp3
    An MP3 version of the message from Ecclesiastes 3:1-12
  • Sep 17, 2017A Time for Change
    Sep 17, 2017
    A Time for Change
    We return to Ecclesiastes this morning by looking at chapter 3 and what is probably the most famous passage in the book. These verses, besides being great poetry, provide us with our essential truth of this unity--change happens. This week we learn why change is inevitable and how do we cope with it from a Biblical perspective.
  • Sep 10, 2017A Prayer for Truth
    Sep 10, 2017
    A Prayer for Truth
    We return this week to our study of Ecclesiastes and set the stage for the next several weeks as we enter our second stop on The Quest. This fall we will be looking at the Teacher's thought on essential truths to navigate this life. We begin however, by looking at Philippians 1:9-11 and Paul's prayer for the church's love to grow in love and discernment.
  • Mar 19, 2017Beyond Work
    Mar 19, 2017
    Beyond Work
    A recorder message: As we continue with the Teacher's detour we take the time this morning to develop a theology of work. 
    1.  We are created to work
    2.  We are able to work for God giving all work value and meaning
    3. God calls us specifically to our work/vocation
     
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  • Mar 12, 2017Beyond Pleasure
    Mar 12, 2017
    Beyond Pleasure
    The first stop on the Teacher's Detour is pleasure. Having explored many different means of pleasure, the Teacher's conclusion is that it is all futile.  How do we as Christians respond to pleasure? This week we develop a biblical theology of pleasure.
  • Mar 5, 2017The Detour
    Mar 5, 2017
    The Detour
    The Teacher takes us a on a detour on our quest as he explores alternatives to finding meaning and purpose in this life. The message is based on Ecclesiastes 1:12-18 and challenges us to accept the reality that life is meaningless apart from God and to accept the things we cannot change rather creating the frustration and grief that comes with pursuing the impossible.
  • Feb 26, 2017What’s Your Gain?
    Feb 26, 2017
    What’s Your Gain?
    From time to time we will combine our study of Ecclesiastes with an overview of key themes in Philippians. The two books have a unified message of meaning, truth and happiness. Philippians is like a spy glass that brings the themes of Ecclesiastes closer and into focus helping us to understand what the Teacher is saying. This week Paul helps answers the question of the Teacher from Eccl. 1:3 - what is the gain for our labor under the sun? 
  • Feb 19, 2017First Stop
    Feb 19, 2017
    First Stop
    We start off on our quest this morning from where the Teacher begins--searching for meaning. 
  • Feb 12, 2017The Destination (Ecclesiastes 1:1-2)
    Feb 12, 2017
    The Destination (Ecclesiastes 1:1-2)
    Part 1: The Destination
     
    An introduction to our series on Ecclesiastes mapping out our destination in the Quest for meaning, truth and happiness. We will attempt to identify the author of Ecclesiastes and the challenges that we will encounter in this study.