Sermons on Ecclesiastes
Our third stop on the “Christmas Places” theme is “Family Dinner (Eat, Argue… or Both?).” The family dinner table at Christmas (or otherwise) can be full of fun, laughter, and memories. It can also be a time of tension, arguing, and fussing. What would it take for us to redeem these moments? What might our Christmas Family Dinner look like this year? It will probably be different as some of our family may not be present.
Whether it is in our personal lives or through our experiences with our children or grandchildren we know the bitter sweet feelings of growing pains. Churches can experience something similar. As the school year comes to a close and as we embrace a plethora of life-transitions, let’s spend some time contemplating what we’re going through as individuals, as families, as a church. Key texts: Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 (NRSV) 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NRSV)