• View Current Series
  • View All Sermons
  • Series
  • Date
  • Passage
  • Speaker
  • Topic
Or Filter By
 banner

Ecclesiastes: Answering Absurdity

In learning English grammar, we learn basic rules like “i before e.” But then, once we have the rules mastered, we then are taught that there are all the exceptions to the rules, like “except after c, or when sounding like “a”, as in neighbor and weigh.” Some have wondered how Ecclesiastes fits in the Bible at all; but if we are honest, for many people, the same question fits when asking how God is in charge of anything at all. The world seems full of contradictions, exceptions, and frustrations. Ecclesiastes is an invitation to see the world most fully for what it is: God’s good creation, wounded by sin, full of joy and sadness, delight and despair, and that answers sometimes amount to sheer absurdity. As we long and look for the day when all absurdity is answered, we can draw comfort with a God who isn’t afraid to “go there” with us and acknowledge how messy and mixed up things really are.

September 16, 2018

Wisdom that Leaves Us Wanting

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Ecclesiastes: Answering Absurdity Passage: Ecclesiastes 1:12–1:18

September 9, 2018

An Invitation to the Weary

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Ecclesiastes: Answering Absurdity Passage: Ecclesiastes 1:1–1:11

December 24, 2017

Redemption through a Redeemer

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Ruin and Rescue: An Advent Series in Ruth Passage: Ruth 4:1–4:22

December 17, 2017

Risk at the Threshing Floor

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Ruin and Rescue: An Advent Series in Ruth Passage: Ruth 3:1–3:18

December 10, 2017

Refuge in the Fields

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Ruin and Rescue: An Advent Series in Ruth Passage: Ruth 2:1–2:23

December 3, 2017

Reality at Rock Bottom

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Ruin and Rescue: An Advent Series in Ruth Passage: Ruth 1:6–1:22

November 26, 2017

Running on Empty

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Ruin and Rescue: An Advent Series in Ruth Passage: Ruth 1:1–1:5

November 19, 2017

How Faith Works: Actions of Faith

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: How Faith Works: Studies in the Book of James Passage: James 5:13–5:20

November 12, 2017

How Faith Works: Patience

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: How Faith Works: Studies in the Book of James Passage: James 5:7–5:12

November 5, 2017

How Faith Works: Fair Warnings

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: How Faith Works: Studies in the Book of James Passage: James 4:13–5:6

October 22, 2017

How Faith Works: Two Kinds of Wisdom

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: How Faith Works: Studies in the Book of James Passage: James 3:13–3:18

Old Testament

  • Genesis1
  • Exodus
  • Leviticus
  • Numbers
  • Deuteronomy
  • Joshua
  • Judges
  • Ruth5
  • 1 Samuel
  • 2 Samuel
  • 1 Kings
  • 2 Kings
  • 1 Chronicles
  • 2 Chronicles
  • Ezra
  • Nehemiah
  • Esther
  • Job
  • Psalms18
  • Proverbs
  • Ecclesiastes2
  • Song of Solomon
  • Isaiah1
  • Jeremiah
  • Lamentations
  • Ezekiel
  • Daniel
  • Hosea
  • Joel
  • Amos
  • Obadiah
  • Jonah
  • Micah
  • Nahum
  • Habakkuk
  • Zephaniah
  • Haggai
  • Zechariah
  • Malachi

New Testament

Topics