Summary: The cross is the epicenter of God's story of redemption. The cross of Christ will either be a scandal to you or the wisdom and power of God to you. The beautiful opportunity for all people is to get over the scandal of the cross to receive the scandalous power of the cross. For those who do, their boast is in the cross of Christ alone.
Summary: Most of the time we think about sin being something around us rather than in us. Ecclesiastes 7:15-29 teaches us about the complexity and universality of sin. It also points out that the image of God in us has been distorted by our sinfulness. However, the gospel teaches us that Jesus is renewing the gospel in all who believe in him.
Summary: You may go to a worship service every Sunday, but are you getting worship right? God desires for us to respond to his infinite worth in a way that honors him. Ecclesiastes 5 encourages us approach God with reverence, humility and sincerity.
Summary: We live in a culture that possesses the ability to communicate like no other in the history of the world. Even still, scholars like Robert Putnam warn that our social capital is on the decline because of the lack of depth in our relationships. Ecclesiastes 4 addresses the enemies and benefits of biblical community.
Summary: There are many different times and seasons we go through in life: joys, sorrows, gain, loss, etc., etc. Ecclesiastes 3 provides a picture of the God who is sovereign over time, and calls us to stand in awe of him.
Summary: Will the wise life provide ultimate meaning? Is it reasonable to find lasting satisfaction in our work? Ecclesiastes 2:12-26 instructs us to enjoy life as a gift from God and live for his pleasure rather than worshiping other pursuits in life. How do we live for his pleasure? Faith.
Summary: If you get everything that you could possibly want, will you be satisfied if you don’t have God? Can you be satisfied in this life apart from God? True satisfaction is found only in God because all worldly pleasures are futile.
Summary: We're all searching for meaning, purpose, and satisfaction in life? The Book of Ecclesiastes jolts us by declaring that all of life's pursuits are vain, meaningless, absurd, futile, and unreasonable. That is, every pursuit is pointless and unprofitable apart from God and his will for us. This series will show how Jesus makes all the difference.