We spend a lot of time working and toiling in life. Some of us have careers. Many of us have families and children that require a lot of time and attention. There are even ministry opportunities and community involvement and because all of these things occupy such a large part of our life we want to get as much joy and meaning out of them. In this week's sermon we look at four wrong motivations for work that ultimately steal joy from you and how Jesus' work is your ultimate hope.
In this week's sermon we look at the topic of oppression. The uncomfortable truth is that we are all guilty of oppressing others and we have all experienced oppression. We see how oppression robs us of joy and comfort and how Jesus is the good news for both the oppressor and the oppressed.
"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven." (Ecclesiastes 3:1) There is something beautiful about those words but as we study Ecclesiastes 3 we discover how cruel time can be. In this week's sermon we look at the cruelty of time and how we should live in light of it.
The writer of Ecclesiastes is on a journey for happiness in life and he tries many roads that he thinks will get him there. Unfortunately, they are all dead ends. Not only do we see the futility of his journey but we also get a hint at where true joy and happiness are found. Are you on the path to joy and happiness or are you on a dead end street?