Extreme Wisdom
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Extreme Wisdom

Life can get tiring because we’re always chasing…What are we chasing? Everything. It’s an exhausting journey where we even go to the extremes hoping to find some sort of rest, or peace or feeling of contentment. Why don’t we have that though? Pastor Dave Ryerson he leads us through the second part Ecclesiastes chapter 7...

Open House
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Open House

A main stay of the real estate business is the “open house”, an opportunity to view a home (online or in person) in order to determine its appeal, value, and functionality. Solomon, in Ecclesiastes 7:1-14, essentially fills the role of our real estate agent as he leads a tour of three houses: the house of...

Money Talks
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Money Talks

When we open up God’s word together, we find ourselves in Ecclesiastes 5:10-6:12. In this text Solomon leaves for us a lengthy exhortation on a topic near and dear to all of us: MONEY! Regardless of you having a little or a lot, Solomon speaks very clearly about both the blessing and burden of money...

Loneliness, Leadership, and the LORD
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Loneliness, Leadership, and the LORD

In our text this week, Ecclesiastes 4:9-5:7, we will find Solomon providing us perspective on three topics we are likely familiar with: loneliness, leadership, and the Lord. Although these three may on the surface seem unrelated, there emerges a common theme summarized in the closing words in 5:7, “fear God”. This week we will take...

Take the L
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Take the L

This week should be fun, as we go from goofy teenage sayings to a highly existential look at life and seeing what really matters and what doesn’t. On top of that, how the Word of God offers us all that we ever truly need. But how do we find that contentment? By making sure we’re...

Filling the Empty Life
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Filling the Empty Life

It is likely that in the course of some illness, we have been prescribed medicine, usually with instructions along these lines: ‘Take twice daily, morning and evening, for one week.’ This prescription is essentially a way by which healing is aided and an ailment overcome. Thus far in our reading of Ecclesiastes we have seen...

Tick Tock Goes the Clock
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Tick Tock Goes the Clock

I recall fondly one of our first activities of our many visits to Bismarck, ND to see Gloria’s parents. Upon our entrance to their condo and after the removal of shoes and the sharing of hugs and greetings, we would then remove the battery from the clock that hung on the kitchen wall. The ticking...

Simply True
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Simply True

This week we will look to Ecclesiastes 2:12-26 and a message titled “Simply True.” I am confident that all of you can identify some simple, basic truths that you have discovered in your life that when applied, are not only proven to be true, but just make life more enjoyable. For me, this would include:...

Sandcastles
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Sandcastles

This week we will visit Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 and discover what could be called the Gospel of Self, that is, the effort to find meaning and significance in pleasure, possessions, and work. Tragically, many find themselves firmly rooted in this place, unable to recognize that people and the Lord are much more important than thrills and...

Life Under the Sun
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Life Under the Sun

As a youngster I had pet gerbils. They were finely furry and definitely cute and cuddly, and I recall vividly how I enjoyed watching them get onto the metal wheel in their cage and run around and around, their little legs moving so fast and yet really going no where despite their best efforts. If...

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