Wisdom in Life for Death

The leaves have already fallen off the trees at my house and thanksgiving is a week away. These two events have told me that the Summer is over. I’m a little slow on the uptake, by the way. We started the Ecclesiastes Study at the end of Summer as school was kicking off. I don’t know about you, but the Lord has been doing a great work in my heart over these last few months. The book of Ecclesiastes has really taken me to task Continue reading →

You Are Not Your Job Title

“I have seen slaves on horseback, while princes go on foot like slaves.” – Eccl. 10:7 At what point do you think that you have “made it” in life? Is there some title or position that you aspire to which would signal the point of success for you? In Ecclesiastes 9-10, Solomon spends time discussing the nature of authority in connection to wisdom and folly. What does it mean to be noble? What is wisdom in rule? What makes a good ruler? What is the Continue reading →

Madness, I Tell You

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World out there. Can you explain what drives people to do the things they do? A few years back I remember driving down I-10 in Houston with my dad, going fast enough to be fast, only to be passed by a lady driving close to 100 mph with one foot out the window and a cigarette in one hand while talking on the cell phone. It was a crazy sight that cannot be explained, only laughed at. However, that Continue reading →

Lessons From Back To The Future

I swear that I did not plan this. When I put together the Ecclesiastes Study, I did not line up Ecclesiastes 8:7 with Back to the Future II day. It did not even cross my mind that the topic of our knowledge of the future  would intersect so closely with Marty McFly’s jouney to Oct. 21, 2015. But it happened. And because it happened, you better be sure that I am going to take advantage of it. Pastors have to leverage pop culture as much Continue reading →