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 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.
Ecclesiastes provides life wisdom and apologetics guidance for the believer facing the circumstances of the world.
The creation account is foundational to Christian theology. The literal interpretation of Genesis 1 is supported by the rest of the Bible, linguistic analysis, the testimony of historic Christian orthodoxy, and science itself.
The meaning of Christmas is that all peoples have been offered the grace of God in Christ. That grace invites us to humble ourselves before God's self-revelation in Christ and enter into familial fellowship with God.
Honouring Christ the Lord as holy in your heart entails loving good, shunning evil, speaking with gentleness, and fearing the our commander-Lord in prayerfulness.
When you deny judgment to a transcendant God at the end of history, final judgment is sought under the kingdom of man.
The resurrection of Christ is the turning point which changes all of history. The Devil's power over the curse of death is broken, and for the Christian the sting of death is gone.
The Bible gives us a big story about reality, beginning with paradise lost in Adam's Fall and culminating with paradise restored by Christ's redemption in the cross. God's people cannot merely admire the gospel; we need to rest in it, entrusting our whole beings to God in Christ.
Everything comes to pass according to God's certain, infallible Word. Apart from God's Word we cannot know anything with certainty.
Human longings are a sign-post which points us to the only source of ultimate meaning and purpose, God Himself.