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How People Change

Just before we jump in and read, something to consider. Just a few years ago, there were two sports stories that were separated by only five months and they became really some of the biggest human interest stories in that stretch of time where two college football coaches, Joe Paterno and Bobby Petrino, were fired - Paterno on November 9, 2011, and Petrino five months later on April...

Rewire

You will have noticed as we read it through together, the passage divides into two neat sections, each part with three verses in each, both of which begin with a word of exhortation. Do you see that in the text? Verse 18 – the first exhortation. “Let no one deceive himself.” Then verse 21, the second exhortation – “Let no one boast in men.” Those are the two...

Rewire

The great German reformer, Martin Luther, I think understood the inner logic of our passage when he used the old Latin phrase, “crux probat omnia;” “crux probat omnia” – the cross is the test of everything. The cross is the test of everything. You see for Christians, the cross of Jesus Christ isn’t simply the center and the foundation of our faith and devotion. It becomes the gauge and the standard by...

An Empty Life? (A series on Ecclesiastes)

If you’d turn with me to Ecclesiastes, chapter 10, this has been summer with Solomon here at First Presbyterian Church. The Book of Ecclesiastes on Sunday mornings, Song of Solomon on Sunday evenings, and, bless their hearts, the singles in the Crossroads Class have been studying the Book of Proverbs. They've been “Solomoned” to death this summer, but I hope we've gotten some wisdom out of all of...

An Empty Life? (A series on Ecclesiastes)

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ecclesiastes chapter 7. As we have worked through this book, we have seen the author of Ecclesiastes look squarely in the face of life apart from God, and acknowledge its emptiness, to say that life apart from God is meaninglessness —it is vain; it is futile; it is fleeting; it is without substance or satisfaction.

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