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Sermons/Sunday Schools by David Capoccia:

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In Wisdom’s Shadow

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia looks at the introductory poem to the second half of Ecclesiastes articulating true wisdom’s narrow way. In Ecclesiastes 7:1-14, Solomon provides five poignant comparisons to show how wisdom, while not ultimate, makes life better. 1. Facing Death Is Better Than Chasing Fun (vv. 1-4) 2. Rebuke Is Better Than…

The Miscarried Life

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines Solomon’s teaching in Ecclesiastes 6:1-12, a passage that functions as a kind of mirror to Ecclesiastes 5:8-20 and as a summary of the main points of the first half of the book. In Ecclesiastes 6:1-12, Solomon teaches that life without grateful enjoyment of God’s good gifts is miserable.…

The Vanity of Wealth, Part 2

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia finishes looking at Solomon’s teaching on wealth in Ecclesiastes 5:8-20. Specifically, Pastor Dave explores in verses 13-20 Solomon’s second main reason to beware vainly seeking after wealth and instead rejoice gratefully in your portion from God: wealth ultimately won’t protect you.

The Vanity of Wealth, Part 1

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia begins looking at Solomon’s teaching on the vanity of wealth in Ecclesiastes 5:8-20. Solomon gives two main reasons to beware vainly seeking after wealth and to gratefully rejoice instead in your portion from God. In part 1, Pastor Dave covers Solomon’s introduction in verses 8-9 about government corruption and…

Watch Your Mouth in Worship

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines Solomon’s teaching in Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 about pious words. Pastor Dave explains how Solomon gives two sobering admonitions about words and worship so that you will wisely fear God instead of ruin yourself with religious folly. 1. Slow Down in Worship (vv. 1-3) 2. Be Careful in Promises (vv.…

What Is Repentance?

In this special New Year’s sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines the topic of repentance, what it is and why it is necessary both for salvation and for ongoing holiness. Pastor Dave defines repentance as the turning of the entire self (or inner man) from sin to God. Pastor Dave then looks at several Bible passages…

Better Together, Part 2

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia concludes his look at Solomon’s teaching on companionship in Ecclesiastes 4. After a brief review, Pastor Dave explains the final two crucial lessons from Solomon in Ecclesiastes 4:9-16 as to why this difficult and vaporous life is lived better together. In total, the five lessons from Solomon in this…

Better Together, Part 1

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia begins examining Ecclesiastes 4:1-16 and Solomon’s teaching on companionship. Solomon presents five crucial lessons on companionship so that you will realize that this difficult and vaporous life is lived better together. In part one, Pastor Dave explains the first three more negative lessons on companionship in Ecclesiastes 4:1-8: 1.…

A Time for Justice

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia continues to investigate Solomon’s teaching on how to respond wisely to life’s great frustrations. In Ecclesiastes 3:16-22, Solomon considers the frustration of life’s unresolvable injustice and gives three wise ways to respond: 1. Rest in God’s Justice (v. 17) 2. Remember Your Humble Position (vv. 18-21) 3. Rejoice in…

The Tyranny of Times

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 and Solomon’s teaching about the different times or seasons of life. Pastor Dave explains that, rather than romantically musing about life’s different times, Solomon shows how people ultimately have no control over their times. Solomon then presents how to respond wisely to the frustratingly uncontrollable times…