Ecclesiastes: Answering Absurdity

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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 23, 2018

Testing Life's Pleasures

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Ecclesiastes: Answering Absurdity Passage: Ecclesiastes 2:1–2:11

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

September 23, 2018

Testing Life's Pleasures

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Ecclesiastes: Answering Absurdity Passage: Ecclesiastes 2:1–2:11

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

September 2, 2018

Our Petitions: The Goal

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Practicing Prayer with the Psalms Passage: Psalm 4:1–4:8

August 26, 2018

Our Petitions: A Cry for Guidance

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Practicing Prayer with the Psalms Passage: Psalm 25:1–25:22

August 19, 2018

Our Petitions: A Cry For Mercy

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Practicing Prayer with the Psalms Passage: Psalm 28:1–28:9

August 12, 2018

Why Do We Sing?

Speaker: Justin Smith Series: Practicing Prayer with the Psalms Passage: Psalm 96:1–96:13

August 5, 2018

Praying Through Our Fears

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Practicing Prayer with the Psalms Passage: Psalm 3:1–3:8

July 29, 2018

A New Song

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Practicing Prayer with the Psalms Passage: Psalm 40:1–40:17

July 22, 2018

Gospel Repentance

Speaker: Bill Camp Series: Practicing Prayer with the Psalms Passage: Psalm 6:1–6:10