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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.

Solomon’s Epic Fail, Part 3

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia finishes looking at the foundational teaching of Solomon in the beginning of Ecclesiastes. In Ecclesiastes 2:12-26, Solomon gives his final reflections on his personal experiments with wisdom and joy. More specifically, Solomon presents three truths about our coming deaths that should cause us to stop living for vapor and…

Solomon’s Epic Fail, Part 2

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia continues looking at Solomon’s epic experiments with wisdom and joy in Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26. In Part 2, Pastor Dave looks specifically at Solomon’s experiment with joy in 2:1-11, explaining how Solomon shares his failure in his epic experiment with joy so that we will not vainly pursue the passing treasures…

Solomon’s Epic Fail, Part 1

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia begins looking at Solomon’s epic experiments with wisdom and joy in Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26. In part 1, Pastor Dave looks specifically at Solomon’s experiment with wisdom in Ecclesiastes 1:12-18 and explains that Solomon’s failures in his epic quest for wisdom show the vanity of pursuing knowledge as a means of…

Running in Circles

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia examines Solomon’s first section of teaching in Ecclesiastes (1:3-11). Solomon provides four startling observations on the vapor-like nature of life so that you will not be deceived into living for this world. 1. The earth toils in an unsatisfying circle 2. Man toils in an unsatisfying circle 3. Man…

Yahweh, the Center of Joy

In this sermon, David Capoccia examines a psalm all about joy in the one true and covenant-keeping God, Yahweh. From Psalm 16, David Capoccia explains five reasons believers should have joy in Yahweh—who is the Lord Jesus Christ—amid troubles. 1. Yahweh is our exclusive refuge 2. Yahweh is our communal delight 3. Yahweh is our…

Stand Firm in the Lord

In this sermon, Khaleef Crumbley teaches from Philippians 4:1-9 how a Christian stands firm in the Lord. Khaleef Crumbley explains six principles from the text: 1) Live in harmony with other believers in the Lord 2) Always be joyful 3) Cultivate a gentle spirit 4) Do not be anxious for anything 5) Pray transparently to…

God Provides in the Wilderness

Answers Bible Curriculum 2nd Edition Unit 6 Lesson 56 This week in Sunday school, we look at how Israel was tested by God as the people journeyed from the Reed Sea to Mt. Sinai. God tested the people with lack of food and water in the wilderness. How did the people respond? How did their…