Summary: How should we navigate our journey through life? Ecclesiastes teaches us that we need to use a God-centered compass by allowing our knowledge of God as Creator to color and flavor every detail of our lives.
Summary: Paul Tripp says, "Whatever rules the heart will exercise inescapable influence over the person’s life and behavior.” Ecclesiastes 10 explains how what is going on in our heart will necessary be revealed in our actions. Using Tripp & Tim Lane's Heat, Thorns, Cross, Fruit structure, this sermon explains that we need a heart remade and constantly renewed by grace to walk the path of wisdom.
Summary: We all have a tendency to see what is in front of us more clearly, but not see what is in the distance all that well. Ecclesiastes 9 teaches to enjoy life with the end in view. In other words, it's by grasping the reality of death that we learn to enjoy the preciousness of each day in the present.
Summary: When’s the last time you either saw something or read something that made you say, “That’s not fair! That’s not right!” Ecclesiastes 8:1-17 gives us wisdom for how to live in an unjust world. It teaches us to fear God, who is the righteous Judge of all things.
Summary: On April 15th, Redemption Hill celebrated it's One Year Anniversary as a church. It's our desire that we be like the one leper in Luke 17:11-19 who after he was healed by Jesus, returned to express gratitude and praise.
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.