Every Good Path

Every Good Path

The Chief Goal

The road towards the end of our lives is paved with increasingly uncertain and frustrating moments.  Solomon takes us on that journey as we discover what that journey will mean for us and how we should live in response.

Memento Mori

In most of our life we don’t tend to think about death.  But every now and then we get a chilling reminder that death is not an abstract concept for us humans… it is a very real reality and our very certain destiny.  Now while a sermon of death doesn’t seem that edifying, the fact Ecclesiastes speaks so candidly about it gives  us something that perhaps nothing else in life does… it vindicates the pain and fear we feel around death. …

Why so serious?

In our society we do everything we can to avoid dwelling on the negative. We truly believe that there is little to be gained by focusing on the sorrowful, the depressing, the ugly parts of life.  However, Solomon is about to challenge our way if thinking by telling us that it is better the be in the house of mourning than the house of celebration.  As we continue to unpack Ecclesiastes Pastor Joe will explain why there is much to…

Insatiable vapour

There was a problem with the recording of this sermon, the pastor’s notes are as follows: Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:12 “Insatiable Vapour” Sunday 29th October 2017 Rosalie Baptist 9:30am 1.3 billion people live in extreme poverty… less than $1.25 a day 22000 children die each day due to this poverty 750 million people live without access to clean drinking water Close to 200 million children under the age of 5 have stunted growth due to chronic malnutrition 2 million children die each…

The swinging pendulum

While the book of Ecclesiastes is unlikely to be the most popular book in the bible, it does contain some passages that are incredibly well-known.  None more so that the poem at the beginning of chapter 3. Immortalised in a song made famous by the Byrds, Solomon’s poem paints a beautiful picture of the seasons of pendulum swings of life.  While the song gave a generation of people hope, in many ways Solomon wrote it to evoke a completely different…

The vaporous vapour

While the book of Proverbs has shown us the good paths of wisdom that God calls us to walk and how following the voice of folly will lead to our demise, it hasn’t given us the whole story. We know that life is far more complex than Proverbs can make it out to be… that sometimes those that walk in folly succeed while those that walk in wisdom suffer.  It is into this confusing space that the book of Ecclesiastes…

Wisdom for our plans

From very young we are taught that having a plan is vital to success. The Proverbs seem to back this up as they highlight the wisdom that exists in a well planned venture.  But Proverbs also tells us that planning has its limitations.  Dave Evans will help us to see why our plans aren’t all they are cracked up to be and how we can honour God with the way we plan.

The Wise Friend

We all know the joy of being able to do life with others… the joy of friends. But what is it about friendship that we value so much?  Student Intern Dan Roberts takes us through God’s wisdom for friendship, highlighting why God created us for each other and how we can best express true friendship.

Wisdom of the Elderly

Why is the thought of being old such a terrifying idea for us?  Somewhere along the way our culture has decided that being old is bad.  However, when you look at the scriptures, the elderly are almost universally revered and esteemed. Pastor Joe examines why our culture is terrified by old age and how the wisdom of God points us to a better way.
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