Sermon Archives

October 8, 2017

Eccl 7: Don’t Let Your Heart Be Ensnared By Another

October 1, 2017

Eccl 7: Extremely Righteous, Not God’s Desire

Ecclesiastes counsels us to avoid extremes.  Being extremely righteous isn’t what God has for us.

September 24, 2017

Ecclesiastes 7: The End of a Matter is Better Than the Beginning of a Matter

Ecclesiastes tells us that generally speaking when hard times come into our lives, the beginning of them is worse than the ending of the matter. God is a God who works in and through our difficult circumstances and often makes the ending much better than the beginning. Get encouraged about the God who makes the […]

September 17, 2017

Ecclesiastes 7: A Good Name Is Better Than Fine Perfume

Ecclesiastes tells us that life works best when we have a good name (or a good reputation). In fact Ecclesiastes tells us that a good name is better than fine perfume. When we unpack that comparison that Eccl. makes with fine perfume we understand a lot about the value of having a good name. If […]

September 10, 2017

Ecclesiastes 5: Free to Enjoy the Money God Has Given You

Yes, there are oppressed people.  And yes, we should be helping them.  But helping the oppressed isn’t the only Godly way to handle money.  God actually wants us to enjoy using it on ourselves too.  As with anything there’s balance.  We should be giving, but we should also enjoy it.

August 27, 2017

Eccl. 5 Don’t Let Your Compassion Cause You to Make Promises to God You Can’t Fulfill

As we work our way through Ecclesiastes, our hearts are being awakened to the needs of those around us. With that comes a stirring in our hearts and a desire to respond. This week we glean from Ecclesiastes that we should be careful with promises we make to God in response to the stirrings of […]

August 20, 2017

Noticing and Helping the Poor and Oppressed

Continuing with the theme that Ecclesiastes 4 brought up to notice and help the poor and oppressed – we share a message on God’s heart for the poor and oppressed and how we use the offering at Church of the Free

August 13, 2017

Ecclesiastes 4: The Oppressed Have No Comforter

In the book of Ecclesiastes, God gives us wisdom about what life is all about. King Solomon spends his life looking for what life is all about. Through things he observes and experiences he shares his insights into life. In Ecclesiastes 4 King Solomon declares that the oppressed have no comforter. A reason for the […]

August 6, 2017

Wisdom From Ecclesiastes – What Time Is It?

Ecclesiastes tells us that there is a time or a season for everything. Some times in our lives are filled with dancing, while other times are filled with mourning. No matter the time, God has a way of making each time beautiful. We are encouraged from Ecclesiastes to embrace the season, or “time”, we are […]

July 30, 2017

Ruthlessly Chasing Wisdom

When King Solomon was given the opportunity to ask God for anything, he asked God for wisdom.  Dr. Thompson unpacks the beauty of ruthlessly chasing wisdom in our lives.

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