Sunday 07.16.17 (be wise)

This week we’ll take a look at Ecclesiastes 9:11-11:6 and the call on our lives to be wise. Then on Sunday evening we’ll consider God’s goodness in our Attributes of God study. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Attributes of God Study in church library

Sermon Notes
Be Wise ~ Ecclesiastes 9:11-11:6

  • žBe wise (9:11-10:3)
  • žBe wise in living under authority (10:4-7, 16-17)
  • žBe wise in preparation (10:8-11)
  • žBe wise in speech (10:12-14, 20)
  • žBe wise in work (10:15, 18-19; 11:1-6)
  • žBe wise in humility (11:5)

Sunday 07.09.17 (a life well lived)

This Sunday we’ll look at Ecclesiastes 8:14-9:10 and see what it means to have a life that is well lived. Then on Sunday evening, we’ll consider God’s holiness in our attributes of God study. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Attributes of God Study
@7pm Business Meeting

Sermon Notes
A Life Well Lived ~ Ecclesiastes 8:14-9:10

  • The realities of death (8:14, 9:1-6)
    • Death isn’t always fair (8:14)
    • Death comes, no matter who you are (9:1-3)
    • Death seals our fate (9:4-6)
    • Despite these realities, we entrust ourselves to God (9:1)
  • The call to a well-lived life (8:15-17, 9:7-10)
    • Seek joy through Jesus (8:15)
    • Be in constant awe of God (8:16-17)
    • Live happily in God’s approval (9:7-10)

Sunday 07.02.17 (God and king)

This Sunday we’ll take a look at Ecclesiastes 8:1-13 and the relationship between God and government–we’re to honor the authorities over us but hold God as supreme. Then on Sunday evening, we’ll continue our Attributes of God study with a look at God’s unchanging nature. We hope to see you there!

Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Attributes of God study in church library

Sermon Notes
God and King ~ Ecclesiastes 8:1-13

  • žHonor the king (governing powers; 8:1-9)
    • Obey what he commands (8:2-5)
    • Seek to do good in society (8:6-9)
  • žFear God (8:10-13)
    • He is supreme
    • People in the world do evil and don’t fear the results (8:10-12)
    • But God will judge (8:12-13)
    • Our great hope is Jesus, the King of kings

Sunday 06.25.17 (pursue righteousness)

This Sunday we’ll take a look at Ecclesiastes 7:15-29 and what it means for us to pursue righteousness in Christ. Then on Sunday evening, we’ll continue our Attributes of God study by taking a look at the wisdom of God. We hope to see you there!

Sunday Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Attributes of God study in church library

Sermon Notes
Pursue Righteousness ~ Ecclesiastes 7:15-29

  • žWe live in a world filled with unrighteousness
    • Justice often seems backwards (7:15)
    • Everybody sins (7:20, 25-29)
    • Wisdom is hard to gain (7:19, 23-24)
  • žWe must turn from sin and self-righteousness to pursue Jesus
    • Self-righteousness is no better than wickedness, so trust and revere God (7:16-18)
    • Embrace Jesus for your righteousness (7:20, 28)
    • Extend grace to others as God has extended grace to you (7:21-22)

Sunday 06.18.17 (life lessons)

This Sunday we’ll take a look at Ecclesiastes 7:1-14 and a few of the many proverbs of Solomon as we consider the life lessons we learn from a well-traveled king. We will also be honoring the men in the church with a special gift for Father’s Day. We hope to see you there!

Sunday Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
**No Evening Service, enjoy the holiday!

Sermon Notes
Life Lessons from a Well-Traveled King ~ Ecclesiastes 7:1-14

  • žCharacter matters supremely, therefore seek to finish your life with a good name (7:1-7)
  • žWhat is future is better than what is past, therefore keep your faith forward-looking (7:1, 8-10)
  • žWisdom offers more to life, therefore devote yourself to grow in wisdom (7:11-14)

Sunday 06.11.17

This Sunday we’ll have Ben Palmer filling in for Pastor Mike. Also, don’t miss out on being a part of our Adrian Manor Nursing Home service at 2:30pm. We hope to see you there!

(We likely won’t have any new posts for the website this week as Pastor Mike will be gone for the Southern Baptist Convention.)

Sunday Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@Noon Widows/Widowers Dinner, hosted by the deacons at Adrian Park, shelter house #3
@230pm Adrian Manor Service
** No Evening Activities at the church this Sunday

Sunday 06.04.17 (wealth and the glory of God)

This Sunday we’ll take a look at Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:12 on the topic of wealth and the glory of God. Then on Sunday night we’ll continue our study on God’s attributes by considering God’s sovereignty. We hope to see you there!

If you’ve missed a Sunday in our Ecclesiastes series, you can catch up on the four most recent sermons on our sermon page.

Sunday Schedule
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Attributes of God study in the church library

Sermon Notes
Wealth and the Glory of God ~ Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:12

  • Seek the good of those under your influence (5:8-9)
    • God wants us to love others the way that he loves us through Christ–including what we do with our wealth and resources
  • Be satisfied with what God provides (5:10-12)
    • A love for God and thankfulness for his provisions, centered on Jesus, leads to satisfaction
  • Make wise investments (5:13-17)
    • We make wise earthly investments caring for future generations, and wise heavenly investments showing others the love of God through Christ
  • Enjoy the fruits of your labor (5:18-6:6)
    • Set your hope on God, seek to do abundant good to others, be generous, and enjoy the rest
  • Trust God with the future and don’t be consumed with worry (6:7-12)
    • Whether we’re rich or poor, wise or foolish, we cannot control the future, but we have a God who does for his glory and our good