This message is the third in a series of five that Pastor Steve and Pastor Mary will be doing with regard to our Mission Statement and Values.
Our Mission Statement is:
To glorify God by being disciples who make disciples of Jesus Christ.
Our Values are that we are a people called to…
KNOW the Word through worship and study,
LIVE the Word at home and in the community,
SHARE the Word, through service and mission.
Today, Pastor Steve will be focusing on the first value, KNOW the Word through worship and study.
I. Enjoy Life - Ecclesiastes 9:7-9
II. Work Hard - Ecclesiastes 9:10-12
III. Heed Wisdom - Ecclesiastes 9:13-18
IV. A Challenge
I. We Suffer but Are Secure - Ecclesiastes 9:1
A. We cannot explain the why of suffering
B. We can endure suffering
II. We Face Death but Not Alone - Ecclesiastes 9:2-3a
III. We See Ourselves but It Is Not Pleasant - Ecclesiastes 9:3b
IV. We Have Hope, but It Is Not Forever - Ecclesiastes 9:4-6
A. Where there is life, there is hope
B. When you die, there is no longer the enjoyment of life
V. A Challenge
I. Mystery: Crime Seems to Pay - Ecclesiastes 8:10-11
A. Honor comes to the wicked
B. Is Delay in judgment a sign of favor?
II. Mystery: Appearances Can Be Deceiving - Ecclesiastes 8:12-12
A. God rewards those who fear Him
B. God will judge sin despite the delay
III. Mystery: How Can I Enjoy Life in the Midst of Injustice - Ecclesiastes 8:14-15
IV. Mystery: There Are Things You Can't Know - Ecclesiastes 8:16-17
V. A Challenge