Eccl. 9.11-10:20 – Wisdom & Folly

Note for a sermon preached on 15.02.09am For ten long years the Greeks had been besieging the costal city of Troy. They’d tried everything, and thrown all the might and power at their disposal at it, but Troy had stood. It showed no sign of falling. Imagine the elation from the city walls the day … Continue reading Eccl. 9.11-10:20 – Wisdom & Folly

Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:12 – Work & Wealth

Notes from a sermon preached on 25.01.09am This year is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, the more famous of the founders of the theory of evolution (the other being Alfred Wallace). I would imagine that if I was to come up with a phrase that summarises what Charles Darwin was about, … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:12 – Work & Wealth

Ecclesiastes 2:24-3:22 – Faith In God: The Alternative to Pessimism

Notes from a sermon preached on 11.01.09am ‘What does a man get for all the toil and anxious striving with which he labours under the sun? All his days his work is pain and grief; even at night his mind does not rest. This too is meaningless.’ Eccl. 2:22-23 And so ended the passage we … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 2:24-3:22 – Faith In God: The Alternative to Pessimism

Ecclesiastes 1:1-2:23 – Everything is Meaningless

Notes from an All Age Service, 04.01.09am Who wrote a letter to Father Christmas this year? I wonder what you asked for? Pantomime season - imagine you got Aladdin's lamp and a Djinni popped out and granted you three wishes, what would you ask for? Read the story of Solomon gaining wisdom - 2 Chronicles … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 1:1-2:23 – Everything is Meaningless