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