The Meaning of Life

When things happen in life, many ask questions like “why?” and attempt to find some kind of meaning in the good, the bad, and even the ugly. If you are the type of person who desperately seeks a reason (and we all are), the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes will be challenging to say the least. After my first time reading through it, when I was a college student, I wanted to rip it from my Bible and never see it again. But as we read and re-read this powerful work, it has a powerful connection to real life, and a way of re-focusing where we look for, and what we call, meaning. Check out this five week exploration of Ecclesiastes as we discover something significant together!

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  • LOOK at me

    AUGUST 9, 2020

    Pastor Rob continues the study of Ecclesiastes with some thoughts on where we should be focusing our attention.

    What do you do when everything seems to be falling apart? Where do you look when the rules constantly change, and you no longer know which way is up? For so many people, God is a nice answer to life when everything is good. He also works when we are in the "getting better" phases, but when we are truly in deep, dark pits, we have a hard time trusting. We even wonder if God is real enough and strong enough to truly help. Take some time today to discover where to look when you are confronted with the meaninglessness of life!

  • looking in all the wrong places

    august 2, 2020

    Pastor Rob opens a study of the book of Ecclesiastes.

    Have you ever searched high and low for something, knowing it had to be in one or two places, only to exhaust yourself before finding it somewhere completely different?  No matter how many times we say “I just know it has to be here,” or how frustrated we get that our search is not proving to be successful, what we're looking for is not going to appear where it isn’t.  In Week 1 of our journey in the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes, we'll discover how sometimes the places we know to look, and have been taught to look, are not necessarily good and trustworthy locations.