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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

October 15, 2017

How Faith Works: Taming the Tongue

Series: How Faith Works: Studies in the Book of James Passage: James 3:1–3:12

October 8, 2017

How Faith Works: Faith versus Fraud

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: How Faith Works: Studies in the Book of James Passage: James 2:14–2:26

September 24, 2017

How Faith Works: Doing God's Word

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: How Faith Works: Studies in the Book of James Passage: James 1:19–1:27

September 10, 2017

How Faith Works: Joy in Trials

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: How Faith Works: Studies in the Book of James Passage: James 1:1–1:12

September 3, 2017

The Life Everlasting

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Belief: Faith Foundations in the Apostle’s Creed Passage: Revelation 22:1–22:5

August 27, 2017

The Resurrection of the Body

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Belief: Faith Foundations in the Apostle’s Creed Passage: 1 Thessalonians 4:13–5:11

August 20, 2017

The Forgiveness of Sins

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Belief: Faith Foundations in the Apostle’s Creed Passage: Psalm 32–32

August 13, 2017

The Communion of the Saints

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Belief: Faith Foundations in the Apostle’s Creed Passage: Psalm 22:1, Psalm 22:22–22:31, Hebrews 2:10–2:18

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