Jesus Brings: Faith, Hope, Love
Phillip is the Dean of Sydney at St Andrew's Cathedral, Australia and regularly preaches at the 10:30am gathering.
9th February 2014
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Bible passage: Colossians 1
Ecclesiastes Ecclesiastes surprises many modern readers for they do not expect to see modern existentialist angst presented in the Bible. It takes the gloves off and deals with understanding the world – life under the sun – without God. It is not atheistic, in that it acknowledges his presence. It is more agnostic – God has put eternity in our hearts but not in such a way as we can discover him or his plans (3:15). Using only human wisdom the great king seeks for the meaning he can see exists in the world but cannot be discovered by simple reasoning. Jesus Brings: Faith, Hope, Love We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel. (Colossians 1) 1 The World Brought Despair 2 Jesus Brought hope to the nation 3 Jesus Bought our salvation 4 Jesus Brings a living hope, that produces faith in him and love of others