Why is life so unfair?

Ecclesiates 4:1-12 About 150 years ago, there was a prominent lawyer in the city of Chicago by the name of Horatio Spafford. A senior partner in a large established law firm, he was also a good friend and supporter of evangelist Dwight L Moody. In the 1860’s Spafford had invested heavily in real estate in the expanding north end of Chicago. But in October 1871, the great Chicago fire destroyed 3 square miles of the city, left 100,000 people homeless and wiped out most of Spafford’s sizable investment. 2 years later in the fall of 1873, Spafford decided that he and his family would travel to England to be part of DL Moody’s evangelistic campaign there. Because he was delayed by business in Ch

How can I make the most of my time?

Ecclesiates 3:1-15 This morning we want to talk about the most precious commodity, the most valuable gift you & I will ever have: & that is our time. I think it would be fair to say that no society has ever been more time-conscious than ours is today in NA. When we were in Africa, our African friends were fond of telling the missionaries: “You may all have watches, but we have the time” Often we say to ourselves "If only I had more time! There just aren't enough hours in the week." But more hours in the week, wouldn't solve our problem, they would only compound it. The irony of the age we live in is that we have more time-saving devices than ever before, and yet we still complain about never

How can I be happy?

I don’t know if you saw in the news a couple of weeks ago, the UN realized a publication entitled the World Happiness Report 2015. In this report it rated over 150 countries around the world according to a Gross National Happiness index which took into account factors like emotional well-being, standard of living, good governance and cultural diversity. Switzerland came out on top, and Canada rated 5th highest on their list. No matter what country they live in, one of the universal questions people ask is: "How in the world can I be happy?" Happiness is something we all hope for, but unfortunately for too many it is only an elusive dream that somehow we have a hard time experiencing. About

What is the purpose of life?

Once there was a six-year old boy who asked his mother the question: "Mom, Where did I come from?" Thinking this was a great opportunity to explain the facts of life to her son, the mother took a deep breath, and went into a long, detailed explanation of the reproductive organs, conception and birth. But after about 15 minutes, the bored first grader started fidgeting and said, "Well, Jason says He comes from Nova Scotia" The mother said afterwards, "I had the sinking feeling that I was answering the wrong question." This morning, we want to begin a new series of messages entitled: "Answering Life's Important Questions" 3,000 years ago, King Solomon asked himself some important questions, i

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