Chapter 1

Finding Meaning in a Sin-Cursed World

Finding Meaning in a Sin-Cursed World

January 10, 2016  |  Joe Boot

Ecclesiastes provides life wisdom and apologetics guidance for the believer facing the circumstances of the world.

Finding Meaning in a Sin-Cursed World

Finding Meaning in a Sin-Cursed World

January 10, 2016  |  Joe Boot

Ecclesiastes provides life wisdom and apologetics guidance for the believer facing the circumstances of the world.

God's Wisdom for the Human Condition

God's Wisdom for the Human Condition

January 17, 2016  |  Joe Boot

The uncertainty of autonomous man's striving for salvation leads to hopelessness. Only on the basis of a personal God in covenantal relationship with man is there any hope for mankind.

Chapter 2

The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness

January 24, 2016  |  David Robinson
The desire for joy is not ultimately satisfied in this world. Even in Eden joy was found not in the perfect created order, but in fellowship with God.
The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness

January 24, 2016  |  David Robinson

The desire for joy is not ultimately satisfied in this world. Even in Eden joy was found not in the perfect created order, but in fellowship with God.

The Shadow of Death and the Lord of Life

The Shadow of Death and the Lord of Life

January 31, 2016  |  David Robinson

The Son of God is our joy and our life, the One who comes to us from beyond death.

The Shadow of Death and the Lord of Life

The Shadow of Death and the Lord of Life

January 31, 2016  |  David Robinson
The Son of God is our joy and our life, the One who comes to us from beyond death.
Redeeming Work

Redeeming Work

February 7, 2016  |  Joe Boot

In the gospel God is redeeming both time and work for the purpose of transforming creation into the kingdom of God.

Redeeming Work

Redeeming Work

February 7, 2016  |  Joe Boot
In the gospel God is redeeming both time and work for the purpose of transforming creation into the kingdom of God.

Chapter 3

Searching for Truth: Echoes of Eden

March 30, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Human longings are a sign-post which points us to the only source of ultimate meaning and purpose, God Himself.

The Mystery and Beauty of Time

The Mystery and Beauty of Time

February 14, 2016  |  Joe Boot

God's Word and work establish the meaning of history, and He brings it to an ordained conclusion.

The Mystery and Beauty of Time

The Mystery and Beauty of Time

February 14, 2016  |  Joe Boot
God's Word and work establish the meaning of history, and He brings it to an ordained conclusion.

Searching for Truth: Echoes of Eden

March 30, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Human longings are a sign-post which points us to the only source of ultimate meaning and purpose, God Himself.

God's Wisdom for the Social Order

God's Wisdom for the Social Order

February 21, 2016  |  Joe Boot

Solomon contrasts covenant wisdom with the wisdom (folly) of man, outlining two completely different visions of the world and two opposing programs for civilization.

The Democratic Delusion
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The Democratic Delusion

March 16, 2017  |  Joe Boot

The deep-seated crookedness of the human heart due to sin means that the problem of wisdom, truth and justice for the social order cannot be solved by man's efforts to forcibly rearrange society.

Topic: Humanism
God's Wisdom for the Social Order

God's Wisdom for the Social Order

February 21, 2016  |  Joe Boot

Solomon contrasts covenant wisdom with the wisdom (folly) of man, outlining two completely different visions of the world and two opposing programs for civilization.

Chapter 4

The Wisdom of Contentment and Community

The Wisdom of Contentment and Community

February 28, 2016  |  David Robinson
The church is a community where people are transformed and come to experience and share God's love.
The Wisdom of Contentment and Community

The Wisdom of Contentment and Community

February 28, 2016  |  David Robinson

The church is a community where people are transformed and come to experience and share God's love.

Chapter 5

Guarding Your Steps at the House of God

Guarding Your Steps at the House of God

March 6, 2016  |  Joe Boot

The centrality of the temple speaks to the centrality of God in all of life. With the privilege of access to God comes the responsibility to guard our hearts and lives as we approach the King of kings.

Guarding Your Steps at the House of God

Guarding Your Steps at the House of God

March 6, 2016  |  Joe Boot
The centrality of the temple speaks to the centrality of God in all of life. With the privilege of access to God comes the responsibility to guard our hearts and lives as we approach the King of kings.
Appetite, Justice, and the Kingdom of God
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Appetite, Justice, and the Kingdom of God

March 24, 2016  |  Joe Boot

Unless it is appreciated and stewarded in obedience to God and his Word, wealth proves to be nothing but a burden and vanity.

Appetite and the Secret of Contentment

Appetite and the Secret of Contentment

March 13, 2016  |  Joe Boot

Man in rebellion has replaced healthy, God-given appetites with insatiable, destructive appetites for worldly desires and wealth.

Appetite and the Secret of Contentment

Appetite and the Secret of Contentment

March 13, 2016  |  Joe Boot

Man in rebellion has replaced healthy, God-given appetites with insatiable, destructive appetites for worldly desires and wealth.

Chapter 7

The Heart of the Wise and the House of Mourning

The Heart of the Wise and the House of Mourning

March 20, 2016  |  David Robinson
In the face of euthanasia in our culture, the church is to minister the compassion and mercy of Christ, providing emotional, spiritual, and physical care for those who are lonely and dying.
The Heart of the Wise and the House of Mourning

The Heart of the Wise and the House of Mourning

March 20, 2016  |  David Robinson

In the face of euthanasia in our culture, the church is to minister the compassion and mercy of Christ, providing emotional, spiritual, and physical care for those who are lonely and dying.

God's Wisdom and Resurrection Power

God's Wisdom and Resurrection Power

March 27, 2016  |  Joe Boot

We can never appreciate the almighty strength of Christ displayed in the resurrection until we recognize the power of sin and death that He has broken.

God's Wisdom and Resurrection Power

God's Wisdom and Resurrection Power

March 27, 2016  |  Joe Boot
We can never appreciate the almighty strength of Christ displayed in the resurrection until we recognize the power of sin and death that He has broken.
The Teacher's Discovery

The Teacher's Discovery

April 3, 2016  |  Dennis Doty

Know your heart and recognize the sin in it. God's grace reaches to the depths of our weakness and affords us a way of escape.

The Teacher's Discovery

The Teacher's Discovery

April 3, 2016  |  Dennis Doty

Know your heart and recognize the sin in it. God's grace reaches to the depths of our weakness and affords us a way of escape.

Chapter 8

Politics and Providence

Politics and Providence

April 10, 2016  |  David Robinson

There is a mystery to God's providence. We cannot fully understand what God is doing in the world simply by observing what is happening in the world.

Chapter 9

Enjoying Life and Giving Your Best

Enjoying Life and Giving Your Best

April 17, 2016  |  Joe Boot
The basis of life and culture is the interpretive principle given to us by God in creation. We cannot derive truth from subjective personal experience.
Enjoying Life and Giving Your Best

Enjoying Life and Giving Your Best

April 17, 2016  |  Joe Boot

The basis of life and culture is the interpretive principle given to us by God in creation. We cannot derive truth from subjective personal experience.

The Voice of Wisdom in a Time of Folly

The Voice of Wisdom in a Time of Folly

April 24, 2016  |  David Robinson
The wise person is competent in handling God's Word. He knows God's Word and how to apply it. He understands life, the world, himself, and other people.
The Voice of Wisdom in a Time of Folly

The Voice of Wisdom in a Time of Folly

April 24, 2016  |  David Robinson

The wise person is competent in handling God's Word. He knows God's Word and how to apply it. He understands life, the world, himself, and other people.

Chapter 10

Bind My Wandering Heart to Thee

Bind My Wandering Heart to Thee

May 1, 2016  |  David Robinson
The Bible teaches wisdom by illustrating its opposite, folly. For the Christian, wisdom is not only appropriate actions, but an understanding that our lives are bound up with Christ.
Bind My Wandering Heart to Thee

Bind My Wandering Heart to Thee

May 1, 2016  |  David Robinson

The Bible teaches wisdom by illustrating its opposite, folly. For the Christian, wisdom is not only appropriate actions, but an understanding that our lives are bound up with Christ.

Chapter 11

The Wisdom of Faith and Joy

The Wisdom of Faith and Joy

May 8, 2016  |  David Robinson

A wise heart is a joyful heart. And a joyful heart is a humble heart that trusts in God.

The Wisdom of Faith and Joy

The Wisdom of Faith and Joy

May 8, 2016  |  David Robinson
A wise heart is a joyful heart. And a joyful heart is a humble heart that trusts in God.

Chapter 12

Searching for Truth: Worldview and Belief

March 23, 2014  |  Joe Boot
Our culture is characterized by ignorance and indifference about the most important matters of truth. But the truth matters and it deserves our careful attention and consideration.

Searching for Truth: Worldview and Belief

March 23, 2014  |  Joe Boot

Our culture is characterized by ignorance and indifference about the most important matters of truth. But the truth matters and it deserves our careful attention and consideration.

The Power of a Forward Look

The Power of a Forward Look

May 15, 2016  |  Joe Boot
Looking towards the future has transformative power on our present life. With perspective comes purpose. With purpose comes hope.
The Power of a Forward Look

The Power of a Forward Look

May 15, 2016  |  Joe Boot

Looking towards the future has transformative power on our present life. With perspective comes purpose. With purpose comes hope.

All Has Been Heard

All Has Been Heard

May 22, 2016  |  Joe Boot
The whole duty of man is to fear God, remember him and keep his commands. This was the original calling of man in Eden. It was about turning creation into a culture: to extend the kingdom of His majesty.
All Has Been Heard

All Has Been Heard

May 22, 2016  |  Joe Boot

The whole duty of man is to fear God, remember him and keep his commands. This was the original calling of man in Eden. It was about turning creation into a culture: to extend the kingdom of His majesty.