The unbeliever is looking for something deeper and meaningful. He wants to know he matters. Jesus revealed that to reach the seeker we must not crowd people out with dogma and doctrine. We must not be the guardians of morality (the Holy Spirit does that). We must be inclusive and help people with questions to find answers, comfort, love and hope. Preached at Casas Church....
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 1:1-2, Ecclesiastes 1:12-13, Ecclesiastes 4:7-8, Ecclesiastes 7:15, Mark 11:15-19
Topic: Church and Culture
We find our meaning in life through our life's story in God. We have a glorious past. We have a beautiful future, a New Heaven, a New Earth and New Creation. We have a powerful present-because of our glorious past and beautiful future we can live with significance and thrive in the now. Preached at Casas Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Ryan Kramer
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 1:2, Ecclesiastes 1:12-14, Genesis 1 - 2
King Solomon began his reign well, but stumbled in the second half of his life. What can we learn from his mistakes? Don’t confuse your aspirations, accomplishments, skills or roles with who you are. You are far more than your role or what you can do. Work on those things, they are important, but they do not define you. When disillusionment and doubts inevitably come, don’t be...
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: 1 Kings 4:20, 1 Kings 11:4, 2 Chronicles 9:25, Ecclesiastes 1:2-14, Ecclesiastes 2:16
Topic: Discipleship, Perseverance
Low self-worth lies at the root of most addictions -- substance abuse, pornography, food disorders, internet abuse. People who miss the beauty of God's creation in themselves often turn to addictions to fill the hole of loneliness. Our communities can impact those who are struggling when we emphasize value to both the popular and the outcast.
Speaker: Seth Kreimeyer-Kelly
Scripture: Mark 2:1-5, Ecclesiastes 1:12-15
As Solomon begins Ecclesiastes, he observes that in nature what goes around comes around. Man’s existence is fleeting, and he is not as important as he thinks. Therefore, we must hold all things loosely, bring God into every aspect of our lives and enjoy each day. Only life without Christ is bleak.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 1:1-18
Topic: Death and Dying