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Rev Andrew Forrest

The Simplicity on the Far Side of Complexity

September 17, 2017

Series: The Good Life

What does it take to have a good life? What should we expect?

As we kicked off the series last Sunday, I said (following the book of Proverbs) that it was very simple:

If you live wisely, everything will work out for you.

If you trust the Lord, he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6.)

That’s true…often and usually. But not always.

What about the times when you are living wisely and things don’t seem to be working out?

I expect that some of you wanted to stand up last Sunday and say, “But life doesn’t always seem to work out the way you said. It’s not that simple!”

We’re going to look this week at the …exceptions and problems with the message of Proverbs.

In fact, there is an entire book of the Bible (Ecclesiastes) which specifically states that life is more complicated that Proverbs would have you believe.

Ecclesiastes is anything but simplistic.

Which means that the Good Life can’t consist of simplistic answers, either.

--Andrew Forrest