Sermons by Jared Keath
When a society becomes increasingly intolerant of Christian faith, many believers feel like running and hiding. Psalm 11 counters this inclination by teaching us to find refuge in the Lord.
It’s the one thing in life that everyone agrees on, everyone experiences and everyone finds uncomfortable thinking about: that our lives end. How can our lives have any meaning if we end?
Psalm 15 asks the most important question anyone can ask: who can live with God? The answer it gives is both crushing and exhilarating. Listen to find out why.
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.
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.
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.
Imagine if you had the resources and power to do whatever you wanted; would you be satisfied in life? There’s one man in history who didn’t have to imagine… Solomon had all the money, power and sex he could ever want. But was he really satisfied? Listen to find out.
What do you do with a Teacher who begins a book by declaring everything “ under the sun” utterly meaningless? You could dismiss them as a nutter. But this is one of the wisest and most experienced men who ever lived. This message shows us the Teacher’s concern for meaning in life, his case against one approach to meaning, and the clues to finding real meaning in life.