Everything you put your hope in, tends to let you down … eventually – except one thing.
The night before Jesus was betrayed he was in an agony so deep that as he prayed earnestly he sweat drops of blood (Luke 22:44). Was it the prospect of physical torture that drove Christ to this agony? Was he scared of death? No. It was something far worse—something Jesus calls a “cup”: “Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” What is this cup that distressed Jesus so much?
Have you ever gone to church, gone through the motions of worship, and left as if nothing has happened? Seems pretty meaningless. How do you break through this to experience real communion with God? Listen and find out.
Want to know how to pray for lost loved ones?
All this time you thought the reason you only get angry or upset is because of certain people who cause you to feel that way. Jesus says you are wrong. The answer is not a pleasant one. It turns out is the problem is you.
Sermon Points: What should we think when God doesn’t answer? What should we do when God doesn’t answer? How should we respond when God answers?
If God is all-powerful and all-good, then why is this world so full of injustice and oppression? Listen to the writer of Ecclesiastes tackle this important question.
Traditional church doesn’t just mean pipe organs and old hymns. You may be following “traditions of men” right now. It’s time to examine it
Listening to Solomon complain about the frustrations of work sounds a lot like what you would hear from the modern day therapist’s couch: the monotony, the stress, the futility of our life’s work being squandered by another once we’re gone! Sounds pretty meaningless. But what if there’s more than just this short life? What difference would it make to your daily work knowing the God who works? Listen to Solomon as he explores this important topic.
There is something actually available to us to cope with the most difficult trials and Jesus is only too willing to give it to us… if we ask.