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Laughter and Sorrow - by Michael Phillips
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Ecclesiastes 7:3
Dec 28, 2003 pm - Pastors have many things to do. Some are enjoyable and some are not. Of the pleasant things we do, none makes me happier than baptizing. Reading books on baptism, you often come across words like sacred and solemn. This is good because baptism is both. But it's not only sacred or solemn: it's also ... More >>>

Entertainment Overload - by Matt Stinson
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Ecclesiastes 7:4
Oct 17, 2004 pm - Entertainment can prevent us from preaching the gospel. Sometimes we can be so caught up with entertainment that we live each day for the next form of entertainment. Sometimes we try to get so close to the world without stepping over the line.

Wise Living in a Weird World - by Michael Phillips
Ecclesiastes - Part 9
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Ecclesiastes 7:15-29
Oct 16, 2011 am - If you had to describe life under the sun in a single, solitary word, what would it be? If you're an optimist, you'd say, Good, and you'd have ample reason for your choice. You could appeal to the Bible, the Psalms in particular, say things like, The Earth is full of the goodness of the Lord and ... More >>>

Judgmentalism - by Michael Phillips
The Gospel Changes Everything - Part 21
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Ecclesiastes 7:16
May 15, 2011 pm - Last week I sat down at my computer, clicked on a search engine, and typed in the words, 'Why are Christians so ?' The first two sites came up, 'Why are Christians so mean? And 'Why are Christians so judgmental?' 'Mean' and 'judgmental'; this is how a great many people think of us, and we've go to ... More >>>

Perfect Parents - by Michael Phillips
Family Life - Part 28 of 40
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Ecclesiastes 7:16-22
Jun 24, 2001 pm - This is the fourth Sunday afternoon of the month and time for another sermon on Family Life. Today's topic is Perfect Parents. Most Christians want to be good parents. They pray for their kids and teach them God's way; they try to set a good example and feel guilty when they don't. They make many ... More >>>

Fall of Man - by Michael Phillips
Our Confession of Faith - Part 7
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Ecclesiastes 7:29
Oct 27, 2013 pm - This afternoon, with God's blessing, we will continue our study of the Midland Confession of Faith. First published in 1655, we adopted it as a summary of our own beliefs in the mid-1980's. Confessions of Faith can never take the place of the Bible, but even so, they're very useful. Churches ought ... More >>>

What Wisdom Can and Cannot Do - by Michael Phillips
Ecclesiastes - Part 10
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Ecclesiastes 8:1-17
Oct 23, 2011 am - Last year, I preached a six-part series on Yom Kippur, or The Day of Atonement. Four or five weeks into it, a friend asked me, 'How many more sermons you got?' I wish I could say she was eager for more, but in fact, she was getting tired of it all-and I couldn't blame her. Believe me, I tried to ... More >>>

Enjoy Life Now! - by Michael Phillips
Ecclesiastes - Part 11
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Ecclesiastes 9:1-12
Nov 06, 2011 am - Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first. This sounds more like a bumper sticker than a Bible doctrine, but it is exactly what the Preacher recommends in today's passage. Ecclesiastes 9:1-12 is made up of three parts. In vv.1-6, we have a reflection on the way life really is under the sun. Life is not ... More >>>

A New Year's Cheer - by Michael Phillips
Enjoy Your Life - Part 1 of 2
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Ecclesiastes 9:7-10
Jan 04, 2009 am - of this happiness is found in things we call 'spiritual'. Believers cannot be too thankful for the Holy Spirit, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sin, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. From the bottom of our hearts, we can sing the Psalm-- Blessed be the Lord, Who ... More >>>

Folly Undoes Wisdom - by Michael Phillips
Ecclesiastes - Part 12
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Ecclesiastes 9:13-10:20
Nov 13, 2011 am - Joe Paterno was the winningest coach in the history of college football. He led Penn State from 1966 until last Wednesday night, when he was fired. He was not fired because his team was losing; in fact, they were 9-1 this year and on their way to a major bowl game. He was not fired because he was ... More >>>

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