There are no guarantees in life and this can make decision making difficult. Will our decision work out? Will it be successful? If there are no guarantees then may it would be best not to act. Ecclesiastes urges us to act. Live boldly, take risks, and leave the results in the Lord's hands.
In this week's sermon we get a glimpse of folly's resume. In other words we learn what folly is good at and what folly accomplishes. Hopefully that is enough to create in us a desire to be wise and live wisely. But to be wise we must start with the good news about Jesus. The starting point of wisdom is found in the gospel.
Life is short so the writer of Ecclesiastes urges us to enjoy each day to the fullest. This isn't a selfish pursuit of joy either. This is a joy God expects of us and desires us to embrace. Life is short so rejoice because this is the day the Lord has made!
Jesus is risen! In John 20 Jesus' resurrection challenges both doubters and disciples. Doubters are challenged to believe the evidence and disciples are challenged to take the good news of Jesus death, burial and resurrection to the world. Jesus is risen! How will you respond?
Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. (John 13:1)
In this Good Friday message we reflect on Jesus' love for his disciples.