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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.

3 | Quest For Wisdom: This is a Test

Do you remember the emergency alerts that would take over the TV when you were younger? It was on every channel. There was nothing you could do to get away from it. They were unwelcome interruptions. But we don’t like when the real warnings interrupt us either. Solomon tests all of the world’s pleasures and gives us a real warning in Ecclesiastes 2. Our message.

2 | Quest for Wisdom: Observation and Investigation

“What’s in it for me?” is a question we ask pretty often. As children and adults, we want to know what we get for all the hard work we do. But as we repeat the cycle of mistakes of the past, and our legacies fade, what’s left? What work of ours endures for eternity? Christ’s work guarantees our work which comes from Him is never wasted. Our message on Ecclesiastes 1:3-18.

1 | Quest for Wisdom: All is Vanity

“All is vanity,” Solomon writes in the opening salvo of Ecclesiastes. He gives a clear indictment against everything in this world. If you hold on to anything like it’s god, it will fail you, disappoint you and ultimately destroy you. As we begin our Quest for Wisdom series, we see that true wisdom cannot be found, it must be received.