by Tom Hicks on February 22, 2015
What does it mean to be wise? What are the qualities of a wise person? In these last verses of the book of Ecclesiastes, we learn that wise people find the right words, follow the one Shepherd, and fear God and keep the commandments.by Tom Hicks on February 15, 2015
What is life like? In this passage, an old man tells us what we can expect from life, and he reminds younger people to enjoy life while they are still young, not to give in to depression or grief or anger, and to remember their Creator in the days of their youth before it is too late.by Tom Hicks on February 8, 2015
Wisdom entails bold action. Too often people are paralyzed by fear and uncertainty about the future that keeps them from acting in wise obedience to Christ. This passage teaches us why we can trust God, keep His commands, and leave the outcome of actions to Him.by Tom Hicks on February 1, 2015
What is a wise person like? This sermon shows that the chief expression of wisdom is found in our words and our works. Quiet wisdom is better than power; calmness is better than anger; gracious words are better than evil words, and work is better than sloth.by Tom Hicks on January 11, 2015
The Bible teaches us to live our lives in light of the fact that we’re all going to die. It warns us that death may come sooner than any of us expect. Because we’re going to die, we should enjoy our lives while we live in this world, eating our food with pleasure, enjoying our spouses, and the work that God has given us to do on earth.by Tom Hicks on January 4, 2015
Ecclesiastes: Christ Makes Life Meaningful
How should we live wisely in this world? And what are the limits of wisdom? Why should we pursue wisdom, if it doesn’t guarantee us a happy life? This sermon explores these questions and more.by Tom Hicks on December 14, 2014
Suffering is a part of life in our broken world. This passage warns us against two possible wrong responses to suffering: becoming “too righteous” or “too wicked.” If we fear God and please God, then we will avoid those wrong responses and the consequences that come with them.by Tom Hicks on November 30, 2014
How are we to think and live in a limited and broken world? This sermon teaches to seek wisdom by meditating on death, by receiving correction from the wise, and by patiently persevering in during trial. We’ll only live joyfully in this broken world if we live wisely.by Tom Hicks on November 16, 2014
This passage warns us about the consequences of loving wealth. If you love wealth, you will never be satisfied because your heart was made to be satisfied by something greater than this world. And, if you love wealth, then you will actually be dissatisfied and deeply disappointed in life. Lasting satisfaction is found in God, and if you know His love, then you will be able to enjoy the simple pleasures of life.by Tom Hicks on July 14, 2014
This passage distinguishes between vain and foolish worship and true worship. False worship is insincere, verbose, ritualistic, and without commitment. True worship is characterized by reverential fear, guarded words, and deep faithful sincerity.
What does it mean to be wise? What are the qualities of a wise person? In these last verses of the book of Ecclesiastes, we learn that wise people find the right words, follow the one Shepherd, and fear God and keep the commandments.