Sermons & Sunday Schools

Obey Authorities, Avoid Trouble

In this sermon, Pastor Dave Capoccia, looks at the wisdom from Solomon about how one should regard authorities in Ecclesiastes 8:1-9. Solomon teaches that, If you want to be wise and avoid trouble, you should obey the authorities God has set up in your life. Solomon also gives four wise reasons why should obey even unjust authorities:

1. Because You Fear God (v. 2)
2. Because You Want to Avoid Harm (vv. 3-5a)
3. Because You Are Waiting for God’s Justice (vv. 5b-7)
4. Because You Remember Your Own Weakness (v. 8)