(talk) From Vapour to Eternity (Ecclesiastes 12:1-14)

By | Ecclesiastes, Talks

In our final talk in The Drama of Eternity, the Teacher ignites our imaginations one last time in order to get us to consider what our purpose is here on Earth.

(talk) Joy in Vapour (Ecclesiastes 2, 5 & 9)

By | Ecclesiastes, Talks, Uncategorized

In this talk, we take a tour around Ecclesiastes to consider how God has hard-wired joy and pleasure into his creation. And, perhaps more importantly, how we can enjoy “the good life” in a way that leaves us satisfied instead of always craving more.

(talk) The Tragedy of Vapour (Ecclesiastes 9:1-6)

By | Ecclesiastes, Talks

In this talk, we explore one of the recurring themes throughout Ecclesiastes – the reality of death – and ask how this reality might shape the way we live now. Further, how should Christians approach death in light of a new, greater reality given to us in Christ Jesus?

(talk) A Drop of Eternity in our Vaporous Hearts (Ecclesiastes 3:1-15)

By | Ecclesiastes, Talks

In this second talk, the Teacher of Ecclesiastes zooms in on all our human activity under the sun to persuade us that the times and rhythms of life are outside of our control. Living well, therefore, is all about embracing joy as it comes to us. We do so by receiving the life God gives us as a gift without trying to find the ‘gain’ in it.

(talk) Everything is Vapour! (Ecclesiastes 1)

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“Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. But what does that mean? In the first talk of our new series in Ecclesiastes – called “The Drama of Eternity” – Mitchell unpacks what this mysterious book is on about. Helpful for anyone who might be struggling with indecision, wrestling with having control in life, or wanting to find some stability and security in this fleeting and unpredictable world.