Paul Tautges- Ministering to and Walking Alongside the Hurting

On today’s Equipping You in Grace Dave and Paul talk about how to walk alongside those who are hurting and grieving, the importance of praying the Psalms, along with his book, A Small Book for the Hurting Heart Meditations on Loss, Grief, and Healing (New Growth...

From Darkness to the Light of God’s Grace

Colossians 1:13-14, “13 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Most, if not of us, like a good rescue story. It makes for a great television show,...

#2: A Revelation Character Sketch[Sermon]

Join Dave as he opens our Revelation series looking at Revelation 1:4-5.

A Life of Gratitude

Colossians 1:11-12, "11 being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light." The Christian life is a...

Daily Bites Of God’s Word On 1 Corinthians 15:10

In part third of Daily Bites of God’s Word Andy discusses 1 Corinthians 15:10 and helps us understand what this passage means and it’s importance.

The Meaning and Purpose of the Love of God

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, "What is God’s love?” What you’ll hear in this episode God's Love and the Christian’s Faith. God's Love: His Discipline. God's Love: Jealousy. The Love of God and the Christian’s Security. Subscribing, sharing,...

Ecclesiastes

Living with the End in View

Nobody gets out of here alive. This may sound like the plot of a horror story, yet this is the reality of life. Every person who draws breath on this planet will, one day, cease to breathe. As we have seen previously in the book of Ecclesiastes, death is the great...

You Will Not Complete What You Don’t Start

Ecclesiastes 11:1-6 Cast your bread upon the waters,     for you will find it after many days. 2 Give a portion to seven, or even to eight,     for you know not what disaster may happen on earth. 3 If the clouds are full of rain,     they empty themselves on the...

Right Times and Right Words

I’ve spent quite a bit of time working through the book of Ecclesiastes, and this passage remains one of the most puzzling to me. Maybe you’ve had some better luck understanding how 10:12–20 fits into the overall structure of the book. I hope so. At any rate, this...

Working While We Can

Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), the great early American statesman, was by no means a believer in...

Pursuing Contentment

Pursuing Contentment

Ecclesiastes 4:4-16, “Then I saw that all toil and all skill in work come from a man's envy of his neighbor. This also is vanity and a striving after wind. 5 The fool folds his hands and eats his own flesh. 6 Better is a handful of quietness than two hands full of...

Sights Under the Sun

Sights Under the Sun

Ecclesiastes 3:16-22, "16 Moreover, I saw under the sun that in the place of justice, even there was wickedness, and in the place of righteousness, even there was wickedness. 17 I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time for...

The Eye of the Beholder

The Eye of the Beholder

Ecclesiastes 3:11, “He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.” If we observe anything from our culture today, it’s that the idea of...

Why Study the Book of Ecclesiastes?

Why Study the Book of Ecclesiastes?

Examining Life Socrates is known for his famous quip that the unexamined life is not worth living. The book of Ecclesiastes offers a poignant reflection on this point. The book of Ecclesiastes is named after its central character, Qohelet (translated “the Preacher” in...

What Do You Toil For?

What Do You Toil For?

Ecclesiastes 3:9-15, “9 What gain has the worker from his toil? 10 I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot...

A Time for Everything

A Time for Everything

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, ESV, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to...

The Vanity of Work

The Vanity of Work

Work is a good gift from the Lord. In the order of creation, we see that it is instituted before the Fall. In Genesis 1, the Lord instructs Adam to “be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds...

Three Principles on Wisdom

Three Principles on Wisdom

Solomon is considered the wisest person in the ancient world, and possibly in world history. After David, his father, died he ascended to the throne of Israel. Early in his reign, the Lord appeared to him and promised to give him anything he asked. Wisely, the young...

Seeking Refuge in Pleasure is Meaningless

Seeking Refuge in Pleasure is Meaningless

It is always amazing to ponder the timeliness of the Bible. Though it was written thousands of years ago in a language foreign to most people who read it today, it speaks to modern day issues with precision and clarity. This is no less true of the text at hand in the...

The Vanity of Wisdom

The Vanity of Wisdom

Ecclesiastes 1:12–18, "I the Preacher have been king over Israel in Jerusalem. And I applied my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven. It is an unhappy business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. I have seen...

Everything Under the Sun Is Not Everything

Everything Under the Sun Is Not Everything

I never intend to watch the Oscars, but sure enough every year I seem to catch at least part of the award show. There’s something intriguing about seeing some of the world’s most famous people all glammed up desperately hoping their dreams of recognition will come...

The Goal of Ecclesiastes: An Introduction

The Goal of Ecclesiastes: An Introduction

Ecclesiastes 1:1-2, “The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.” It is a strange joy to have the privilege of opening this joint study of the book of Ecclesiastes for...