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.

December 2, 2018

The End of the Matter

Preacher: David Ridenhour Series: Ecclesiastes: Answering Absurdity Passage: Ecclesiastes 12:8–12:14

November 25, 2018

Learning to Live

Preacher: David Ridenhour Series: Ecclesiastes: Answering Absurdity Passage: Ecclesiastes 11:7–12:7

November 18, 2018

Risky Business

Preacher: David Ridenhour Series: Ecclesiastes: Answering Absurdity Passage: Ecclesiastes 11:1–11:6

November 11, 2018

Longing For Relief

Preacher: David Ridenhour Series: Ecclesiastes: Answering Absurdity Passage: Ecclesiastes 8:10–8:17

November 4, 2018

Folly, Wisdom, and Hope

Preacher: David Ridenhour Series: Ecclesiastes: Answering Absurdity Passage: Ecclesiastes 7:8–7:14

October 28, 2018

Complex Conversations about the Church

Preacher: David Ridenhour Series: Ecclesiastes: Answering Absurdity Passage: Ecclesiastes 5:1–5:7

October 21, 2018

The Oppression of Work

Series: Ecclesiastes: Answering Absurdity Passage: Ecclesiastes 4:1–4:16

October 14, 2018

The Truth About Time

Preacher: David Ridenhour Series: Ecclesiastes: Answering Absurdity Passage: Ecclesiastes 3:1–3:15

October 7, 2018

Chasing Labor

Preacher: David Ridenhour Series: Ecclesiastes: Answering Absurdity Passage: Ecclesiastes 2:18–2:26

September 30, 2018

What's the Point, Then?

Preacher: David Ridenhour Series: Ecclesiastes: Answering Absurdity Passage: Ecclesiastes 2:12–2:17

September 23, 2018

Testing Life's Pleasures

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

September 16, 2018

Wisdom that Leaves Us Wanting

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

September 9, 2018

An Invitation to the Weary

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

October 10, 2021

The Heartbeat of Jesus

Preacher: Bill Lovell Series: 32 Years of God's Love

October 3, 2021

32 Years of Love

Preacher: Bill Lovell Series: 32 Years of God's Love

September 26, 2021

Paul, Rome, and Acts 29

Preacher: Bill Lovell Series: Exploring Acts Passage: Acts 28:11–28:31

September 19, 2021

The Great Adventure

Preacher: Bill Lovell Series: Exploring Acts Passage: Acts 28:1–28:10

September 12, 2021

The Great Journey

Preacher: Bill Lovell Series: Exploring Acts Passage: Acts 27:1–27:44

September 5, 2021

Obstacles and Opportunities

Preacher: Colin Deay Series: Exploring Acts Passage: Acts 25:13–26:32

August 29, 2021

The Sad Case of Festus

Preacher: Bill Lovell Series: Exploring Acts Passage: Acts 25:1–25:12

August 22, 2021

The Sad Case of Felix and Drusilla

Preacher: Bill Lovell Series: Exploring Acts Passage: Acts 24:1–24:27

August 15, 2021

Paul the Roman Citizen

Preacher: Bill Lovell Series: Exploring Acts Passage: Acts 22:30–23:35

August 8, 2021

Empowered Witnesses

Preacher: Bill Lovell Series: Exploring Acts Passage: Acts 22:1–22:29