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Rest Despite Restlessness

Simplistic Conclusion?

November 11, 2018 • David Cotner • Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:14

Augustine once said, “Thou hast made us for Thyself, O God, and our heart is restless till it rests in Thee.” In today’s final installment in the “Rest Despite Noise” mega-series, we will unpack Augustine’s famous quote by asking the question: “How is it possible to truly get our restless hearts to rest in God alone?” Indeed, King Solomon searched high and low for true rest, but only found true rest in one location. Join us as we unpack Solomon’s discovery in the final two chapters of his most puzzling, but practical book – Ecclesiastes!

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The King's Miscellaneous Musings... • November 4, 2018 • David Cotner

As we continue our series finale, “Rest Despite Restlessness”, we come now to the proverbs of Solomon in his book, Ecclesiastes. What is a proverb, you ask? Well, a proverb is a pithy statement that showcases a general truth about life in order to give you clarity and direction in life. In today’s segment, we will showcase King Solomon’s most important proverbs about life, wisdom, and foolishness. Yes, join us as King Solomon acts as our personal Life Coach, explaining to us his miscellaneous musings about life “under the sun.”

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Timeless Thoughts on Time • October 28, 2018 • David Cotner

In today’s message, we come now to a most timeless subject. Can you guess what it is? Here’s a riddle from J.R.R. Tolkien’s mythical creature, Gollum, in regards to today’s topic: “This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers. Gnaws iron. Bites steel. Grinds hard stones to meal. Slays king, ruins town, and beats high mountain down.” What’s the answer, you ask? Time. Yes, welcome to installment three of our current series finale, “Rest Despite Restlessness”, in which we investigate King Solomon’s timeless thoughts on time.

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The Quest for Meaning • October 21, 2018 • David Cotner

In our series finale, “Rest Despite Restlessness”, we come now to our second installment entitled, “The Quest For Meaning.” This message is anchored in King Solomon’s story in Ecclesiastes 2. In this magnificently entertaining, albeit depressing chapter, King Solomon undertakes a grand experiment in which he searches for meaning and purpose in this life. Indeed, he searches not only for the meaning of life, but pleasure and joy in the meaning. So, is there meaning to this life? Is there pleasure from the meaning? What is life “under the sun” all about? Join us as Peggy Lee (1969), King Solomon (930 BC), and C.S. Lewis (1952) try to explain…