Sermons on Ecclesiastes

Our Problems With Work

  Our Problems With Work … it seems fruitless? … or pointless Question from last week What is the difference between work and leisure? 1. Work can be fruitless Gen 3:17, God affirms Adam’s need to work the ground. But … he will also reap thorns and thistles. Romans 8:22 … all creation groans Living with the thorns and thistles (show picture)…

Hebrews 13:1-6 – Live In Love

Warns God’s people not to drift away from Jesus … who Jesus is and what he has done Heb 12:29 “Our God is a consuming fire” 5 Commands 1) Keep loving each other as brothers and sisters Question for discussion: What are way we can show love to each other?   2) Show Hospitality Question: Are we showing hospitality both to those…

The Christian and Work

Which job is best? sacred … or secular What does God have to say about work? A God who works. Gen 1, Psalm 104:10-22, Ps 145 14-16 He made us to work – Gen 2:15, “took man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it” Some implications –    not a necessary “evil” –    unemployment…

Acts 23:23-26:32 – Trial Upon Trial

What keeps you going each day? Quite the escort 1. Paul on trial before Felix – 24:1 – 25:12 a. Charges made b. Paul’s defence c. The response 2. Paul before Festus – 25:1-13 a. Charges made b. Paul’s defence c. The Response 3. Paul before Caesar Agrippa – 25:13 – 26:32 a. Charges made b. Paul’s defence and conversion story c. …