We live such cluttered lives that our focus on the important things in life can be easily lost. It is particularly tragic when the Christian’s attention is drawn away from Jesus and his mission in the world. Today we will see Paul’s prescription for persevering with Christ.
It can be hard to keep following and serving Jesus when so many seem intent on criticising what we believe. Paul’s letter to Timothy is a great encouragement to keep going and never be ashamed of our Saviour Jesus.
What’s better? I think we all want what’s best, but in a world where absolutes are hard to know, we usually need wisdom to decide what’s better. The Preacher in Ecclesiastes shares some such wisdom in this passage.
What makes you feel content? Unfortunately, for most answers you might give, the contentment is temporary. Temporary things can only provide temporary contentment. Only one thing can give an everlasting sense of contentment which is what we will explore today.
How you think of God changes everything. We need to property understand the God we worship if we are going to live rightly in this world. Today we will explore why.
If you have ever felt hard done by, Ecclesiastes is the book for you. Today we consider how to cope when things in the world seem all messed up.
Our lives are dominated by the clock and sometimes it feels like time is the enemy. But the Bible assures us that time is God’s gift to us. How do you feel about this gift?
We live in a society with so much. So much food, entertainment, career options, shops, technology. We seem to have everything, except happiness. Today we will see how our obsession with chasing everything has led us away from the only thing we should be chasing.
Why are we here? Throughout human history people have pondered the bigger questions of life, reflecting on what seems to be a meaningless existence. Ecclesiastes deals with these big questions and will ultimately hold out something better than what we find ‘under the sun’.
I don’t expect any of us wants Jesus to call us a fool. As he ends his famous Sermon on the Mount, Jesus gets serious about what it means to follow him. The fools listen to him but do not do what he says.