Sermons on Ecclesiastes

Sermons on Ecclesiastes

From Poison Make Medicine

Over the last weeks we’ve worked through 1 Peter to better understand suffering, trials and difficulties. To climb up to Bible ground concerning those circumstances which leave us asking God “why?” There can be no doubt that our sufferings can often lead us down undesirable pathways in search of relief or distraction. But Suffering can also bring us to a…

Memorial Day 2019

Will others say you treated the Bible like it was the very Words of God?  Will they say it affected the way you lived and loved others? Today at Restart we celebrate Memorial Day as people determined to be remembered for our love of the Word of God. Philip Klevmoen joins Pastor Bob in the Pulpit to emphasize what the Word of God means to him, and then what all Believers…

Fear Smacking

What, Me Worry? – Why teach this?  You might say “I don’t really think I have a problem here – I mean I’m not really afraid of anything.” Well okay, I can hear that. But the climb to Bible Ground informs us that fear can be a component of many of our difficulties. As we move through this lesson together let’s remember to consider…

The 7 Deadly Sins – Gluttony

Gluttony is Overeating, Right? Well, yes.  But the climb to Bible Ground reveals it is much more.  Gluttony is the sickness of becoming insatiable after anything.  It could be money or power. We can be selfish about the sanctity of our own time.  We get cranky when people or activities put a crimp on our personal time.  We begin to dodge responsibility to wallow in our…

The 7 Deadly Sins – Sloth

Sloth – Who, Me? No really.  Sloth is likely the last thing you might understand about yourself.   But yet Sloth is epidemic among Believers.  Sloth is a habitual disinclination to exertion, or in other words: laziness.  Sloth is putting off doing things until later.  It means not being thorough in the things you do.  Sloth is giving into yourself.  Our approach in…

The 7 Deadly Sins – Envy

The Seven Deadly Sins I can’t find the phrase “Seven Deadly Sins” anywhere in the Bible and neither will you.  This list has long been in use however and was categorized by the early church leaders to help Believers better understand the directions that evil temptation can take; to encourage us to self-assess – looking for evidence of them in our…

Recovery, 2 of 5 – How Change Happens

Welcome to the Second of Five Instructions At Restart we are committed to Recovery – for each of us.   Because in a vey real sense, we all are addicts; we all are captured and held hostage by those things which entangle our living and knock us off the Jesus Path.  This is the second of five installments on Recovery.   These are not steps; not something one does and…

Recovery, 1 of 5 – The Four Realms

Don’t let words bug you It’s tough to have a sermon series with the word “Recovery” in it.  That word conjures up images of dark alleys and seedy people living out of control; people unable to cope;  whose lives are dominated by drugs or alcohol.    Well, just take a step back.   I’ve got news for you, we are all addicts. All we like sheep…

Why Doesn’t God Hear Me?

Why do my prayers get stuck? I know it says in John 3:16 ‘”For God so LOVED the world”; I know Jeremiah wrote (31:3)  “I have loved thee with an everlasting love.” – but my prayer life does not reflect that intimacy.  Why i am not feeling it? What about that crisis i am in?  What about that job, that relationship, that difficulty, that…

The Triumphal Entry 2018

Resurrection Sunday Christ rising from the dead is what we stop to consider, admire and worship today.  And yet even this unprecedented fact of history was lovingly woven in advance into the very fabric of the Hebrew Nation.  The preeminence of Jesus as first fruits from the grave is anticipated by the Third of the Seven Feasts of Israel called the Feast of First Fruits. …
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