Current Sermons

Ecclesiastes: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Ecclesiastes is a confounding book right from the get-go: “Everything is meaningless.” The Hebrew word behind that also means smoke. “Everything is smoke.” What kind of thing is that for believers in the Lord to say?! Then for 12 chapters “The Teacher” casts doubt on just about everything most people look to for fulfillment and satisfaction.

I like what Eugene Peterson has written: “I often think of the Preacher as the garbage collector in the kingdom of God. He goes up and down our alleys and backyards, empties our wastebaskets and attics, and hauls off everything that has accumulated, under the supposition that we might need it someday but that it is, in fact, worthless. He gets rid of those things in life that may have been once good in themselves—we paid a lot for them on one whim or another—but actually divert us from a life of faith in God. Just as we clean our houses occasionally and get rid of what doesn’t contribute to good living, so we read the Preacher occasionally to houseclean our lives of the illusions and sentimentalisms that clutter our days as we follow Christ in faith.”

 

Date Passage Title Speaker Listen Download audio Manuscript
1/7/18 Eccl. 1-2  Smoke Gets in Your Eyes  Lee Eclov  Listen  Download  View PDF
1/14/18  Eccl. 3:1-22  Time Tested  Lee Eclov  Listen  Download  View PDF
1/21/18  Eccl. 4:1-12; 5:1-8  Don’t Go It Alone  Lee Eclov
1/28/18  Eccl. 7:1-29  Where Wisdom Hides  Lee Eclov
2/4/18  Eccl. 9:1-12  Make the Best of a Bad Situation  Lee Eclov
2/11/18  Eccl. 11:7-12:4  The Conclusion of the Matter  Lee Eclov


What to Give for Christmas

The weight is upon us – what to give for Christmas? Christians are ideally suited and suitably rich to tive some very unusual and valuable gifts.
That is the theme of our series at this season.:

Date Passage Title Speaker Listen Download audio Manuscript
11/26/17 Matthew 18:2-22  Give Forgiveness  Jamie Morrison  Listen  Download  N/A
12/3/17  Hebrews 13:2  Give Hospitality  Lee Eclov  Listen  Download  View PDF
12/10/17  Colossians 4:5-6  Give Gracious Conversation  Lee Eclov  Listen  Download  View PDF
12/17/17  2 Corinthians 8:9; 9:8  Give Money to the Needy  Jamie Morrison  Listen  Download  N/A
12/24/17  Luke 2:14  Give Glory to God  Lee Eclov  Listen  Download  View PDF
12/31/17  Colossians 1:9-14  Give Prayer to Others  Jamie Morrison  Listen Download  N/A