Study in Ecclesiastes

Enjoy God

November 1, 2020 • Pastor Paul Smith

In the conclusion to the book of Ecclesiastes we learn how to enjoy God by building a foundation while young, creating a habit of faithfulness, connecting today to the eternal, and embracing age old truths.

Enjoy Risk-Taking

October 25, 2020 • Pastor Paul Smith

Today we take a risk and talk about the Biblical basis for taking risks in Ecclesiastes chapter 11. Risk-taking is having a high view of the future, while risk-aversion is having a low view of the future. When we Embrace seasonal risks we show we are living with a long-view.

Enjoy Your Position

October 18, 2020 • Pastor Paul Smith

God wants us to enjoy all of life, even our working life. From Ecclesiastes chapter 10 we consider 5 things that will help us thrive no matter what position we are in: have a sense of duty, value skills, comprehend efficiency, live in present facts, and maintain order.

Enjoy Death?

October 11, 2020 • Pastor Paul Smith

In Ecclesiastes chapter 9 we take a look at our shared destiny of death. Through these verses we discover the hope and life in death and then turn our attention to the death of wisdom.

Is There a Third Option?

October 4, 2020 • Pastor Hans Nelson

In Ecclesiastes 8 we look at how staying focused on God will help us remain available and loving as we engage politics.

Enjoy Destiny: Part 2

September 27, 2020 • Pastor Paul Smith

In Ecclesiastes 7:15-29 we dig deeper into destiny and learn that some of destiny is out of our control, it is making an imperfect impact, it involves community involvement, and isn't found in romance.

Enjoy Destiny

September 20, 2020 • Pastor Paul Smith

We look at Ecclesiastes 6:10-7:14 and learn about destiny. Our destiny has preprogrammed limitations, increases the value of the present, embraces reality, and embraces the moment.

Enjoy Money

September 13, 2020 • Pastor Paul Smith

We look at Ecclesiastes 5:13-6:9 and discuss the proper way to save, invest, and spend so that we not only honor God with what he has given us, but truly enjoy it.

The Joy in Money

September 6, 2020 • Pastor Tiffany Ankeny

In this message on Ecclesiastes 5:1-12 we talk about how we can worship God WITH money and the consequences of the worship OF money.

The Joy in Politics

August 30, 2020 • Pastor Paul Smith

In Ecclesiastes 4:13-16 we see how we can have joy in politics by guarding our selves against destroying friendships, unjustified expectations, unreasonable hope, and recognizing the shadows of reasonable hope.

The Joy in Friendship

August 23, 2020 • Pastor Paul Smith

Ecclesiastes 4:7-12 shows us the root and cure of loneliness.

The Joy in Justice

August 16, 2020 • Pastor Paul Smith

In Ecclesiastes 3:16-4:6 we take a look at the disappointment of injustice, the illusion of justice, and the joy in justice.

The Joy in Time

August 9, 2020 • Pastor Paul Smith

In Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 we discover ways that we worship time, then explore how to enjoy the gift of time.

The Joy in Work

August 2, 2020 • Pastor Paul Smith

Today we look at Ecclesiastes 2:17-26 and how work is a gift from God that we can enjoy as long as we avoid worshiping it.

The Joy in Pleasure

July 26, 2020 • Pastor Paul Smith

In Ecclesiastes 2:1-17 we contrast the worship of pleasure and the joy in pleasure. **Warning** we talk about intimacy in some explicit terms near the end of the message.