Ecclesiastes: or the Preacher

Said in , “That which has been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.”

I have gone back in church bulletins to 2014 and looked at some of the thoughts that were relevant for that day. I must admit nothing has changed as far as the preaching and teaching is concerned. We are still trying to get people to see the great need of a relationship with God on a daily basis and that God is the answer to the problems of our families, our church and our nation.

In the next weeks you will be seeing some of these thoughts from years ago and hopefully see that God and the Bible do not change. What was good for us forty years ago is still good for us today. The answer for us forty years ago is still the answer for us today.

The preacher said, “That thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done; and there is nothing new under the sun.”

The Apostle Paul said, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” Paul told Timothy, it is not going to get better or easier. It is going to get worse and harder and more discouraging. The great Apostle of the New Testament was right.

In our years of preaching and teaching we have seen great changes in the church, the nation and our homes; even that which is called the Christian community. The Apostle did not just leave us with these words of discouragement. He said, “But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them.”

The Lord said, “For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.”

Since God said He was not going to change, I don’t think I will either. I think I will continue to preach the same things I have been preaching from the same Bible {KJV 1611} and go to the same church and worship and praise the same God. I think I will, if God be my help. Will You?