Behind the Curtain

God reveals the magnitude of His love for us in Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection from the grave. There's a lot more going on than just Jesus being nailed to a cross, and as we look behind the curtain, we can see the depth of His love and the length He would go to see us reconciled with Him and each other. Steve Smith preaches on 2 Corinthians 5:21, “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

SermonsMatthew Schuler
12 | Quest for Wisdom: Finishing the Quest

The quest for wisdom is a call to faith. It leads us to Jesus, every time. Solomon tells us at the end of Ecclesiastes, “The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.” There’s no need to complicate things: Fear God. Do what He commands. Receive forgiveness when we sin. Rest and enjoy the good He gives. Our message on Ecclesiastes 12:9-14.

10 | Quest for Wisdom: Sin is Universal

God tells us through Solomon and throughout the Bible, “Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins.” The standard is perfection. It has been, it is, and it always will be. These are words to us and they are also words to Jesus for us. Jesus gives us the perfection we could never earn for ourselves. Our message on Ecclesiastes 7:15-29.

9 | Quest for Wisdom: The Foolish vs Good King

When we look around our world, and everything which happens in it, we might find ourselves asking the question “Where is God?” He’s not hiding. God is exactly where He says He would be: in His Temple, His Word and His Sacraments. He is the Good King, who holds us together, delivers us, and gives us His peace. Our message on Ecclesiastes 4:13-5:9.

7 | Quest for Wisdom: Timing is Everything

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter. If you’ve ever done something at just the right time, or just the wrong time, you know timing is everything. We wrestle with God being in control of everything in our lives and with His timing. We rejoice that He reserved one time for himself. Our message on Ecclesiastes 3:1-15.

4 | Quest for Wisdom: Wisdom vs. Folly

In the end, the wiseman and the fool end up in the same place, so what good is there in being wise? Our message on our Quest for Wisdom and the path God has given us. Sometimes, life is going to be unbearably hard, and it may even be our fault. In Jesus, we can say to ourselves and those in despair: Life has hope & joy.