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  • "Eat, Drink, and Be Merry" (Sermon on Ecclesiastes 1-2, Luke 12, and Colossians 3)

    07/30/2016 9:55:53 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | July 31, 2016 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry” (Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-26; Luke 12:13-21; Colossians 3:1-11) We all want to live the good life, don’t we? I mean, we want to have the best life now that we can have. Financial security, good health, no worries about our future, a nice place to live, happy family life, good friends and neighbors--who doesn’t want all that? Your best life now. Ah, wouldn’t that be sweet! A steak on the grill, a margarita in your hand, relaxing on the patio in the shade. Take life easy, eat, drink, and be merry! And is there anything...
  • A Season for Everything

    11/07/2012 4:24:12 PM PST · by spacejunkie2001 · 5 replies
    The Bible ^ | 11/7/2012 | God
    I felt it right to remind all of us that there are seasons for everything. Let's not despair or fight against what God has set in motion and pre-ordained as a season in the life of America and all of us. This does not mean we don't stand strong on His truth and remind everyone who will listen that we are being call to our knees in repentance and surrender but to also know that our God holds all things together and we are not to fret.
  • "Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise" (Sermon on Hebrews 4, Mark 10, and Ecclesiastes 5)

    10/20/2012 1:21:31 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | October 21, 2012 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise” (Hebrews 4:1-16; Mark 10:23-31; Ecclesiastes 5:10-20)You’ve all heard the old saying: Early to bed And early to rise Makes a man healthy, Wealthy, and wise. And there’s some truth to that--although, right now, it’s a little hard to get “early to bed” when you’ve got three-and-a-half-hour playoff games to watch! Even so, the point remains: A good, self-disciplined routine of rest and work, each in its own proper place, can lead to an increased opportunity for the good life. But today I want to speak to you about something more than just “the good life,” as...
  • Three Ways of Living | The Introduction to Three Philosophies of Life (Book Review)

    05/10/2011 6:15:24 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Ignatius Insight.com ^ | not given | Peter Kreeft
    Three Ways of Living | The Introduction to Three Philosophies of Life | Peter Kreeft The Inexhaustibility of Wisdom Literature I have been a philosopher for all of my adult life, and the three most profound books of philosophy that I have ever read are Ecclesiastes, Job, and Song of Songs. In fact, the book that first made me a philosopher, at about age fifteen, was Ecclesiastes. Books of philosophy can be classified in many ways: ancient versus modern, Eastern versus Western, optimistic versus pessimistic, theistic versus atheistic, rationalistic versus irrationalistic, monistic versus pluralistic, and many others. But the...
  • A Darwinist Religious Experience Described

    04/13/2009 8:35:28 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 8 replies · 755+ views
    CEH ^ | April 11, 2009
    A Darwinist Religious Experience Described April 11, 2009 — As millions of Jews just completed Passover, and as millions of Christians gather to celebrate Easter, a Darwinist reporter was experiencing “existential vertigo” – a sweeping sense of dizziness as her imagination zoomed in and out of the implications of her faith. It may be the closest thing that a secular materialist can call a religious experience. And religious experience is an accurate description: it was the outworking of an all-encompassing world view, with ultimate causes, ultimate destinies, moral imperatives, and heavy doses of faith. Amanda Gefter (see her previous attack...
  • A Time for Everything

    09/17/2001 10:09:01 AM PDT · by ASTM366 · 3 replies · 771+ views
    God's Word, Old Testament | Long ago | Solomon
    As many of you know, God's Word is a gift to all of us that offers advice and guidance from the Creator and Author of life. There is not a situation that a person faces in life that the Holy Bible does not address. It can be a closed book, a book of mystery, a mere jumble of words for those who not have faith in God. Let me share with you a verse that is a response to times like these:Ecclesiastes Chapter 3There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:a time to be ...
  • **Vanity- request to PLEASE add keywords when you post a thread

    10/06/2008 10:16:09 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 15 replies · 977+ views
    10-6-08
    With the deluge of threads being posted, and slated to increase greatly as the election heats up, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE .. especially if it's a news/breaking thread ... add the appropriate keywords to your posting form. So, if someone's looking for the latest string of "Obama" or "Sarah Palin" articles, let's say, they just click on that particular keyword at the top of the page, and those articles containing the keyword will come up chronologically. Thank you! Popular keyword options at the top of the main page: ~~~~ *110th *2008 *2008polls *ayers *bailout *barackobama *biden *bo *democrat *democrats *demron *economy...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....12-29-05....The Pear Tree: Lessons in Life

    12/29/2005 7:07:19 AM PST · by DollyCali · 230 replies · 17,952+ views
    DollyCali | December 29, 2005 | DollyCali
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • The [Election] Fear Factor

    10/18/2004 8:43:41 AM PDT · by forty_years · 4 replies · 839+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | October 18, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    After talking with some left-wing friends this weekend, I realized now more than ever that the question of whether to vote for Bush or Kerry truly boils down to another question, “A war for our lives, or a nuisance to our lifestyle?” The later question was asked on Friday by eminent historian Victor David Hanson. He answers it with honesty and erudition, but leaves out a very important point: the fear factor. Hanson correctly identifies Kerry et al’s penchant for wanting to solve our foreign policy disputes through diplomatic bureaucracy ad nauseum -- e.g., the United Nations. He hints at...