Category Archives: Meaning of Life

Work to Live or Live to Work? – Pastor Haydn’s Sermon – 17th of June 2018

What’s work worth when it’s all you focus on?  How does death affect how we (think about) work?  Why pursue wisdom when you suffer the same fate as a fool (which = death)?  How does Jesus Christ make any difference to this?  Here is my sermon on King Solomon’s wisdom about these issues.  Here is the readings for the sermon, which I translated from Hebrew – Ecclesiastes 2.15-26 Readings (English)

God bless, Pastor Haydn.

Next week’s sermonLife Cycling Out of ‘Your Control’ (Ecclesiastes 3:1-11).


Life: A Misty Phantasm – Pastor Haydn’s Sermon – 3rd of June 2018

What is the meaning of life, and how do we handle it?  Doesn’t being a busy buzzing bee fix it?  What about more study?  What about novelty?  What about going on a holiday?  Well, the Bible has some raw, honest, unvarnished words to say about life on this side of death, and it’s rather sobering.  Our time here is a misty vapour, like warm breath coming out of a mouth on a freezing winter morning: there one second, gone the next. It’s short and fleeting, but we can make the most of it.  Here is my sermon on this from Ecclesiastes 1 (c.f. 1 Corinthians 2:1-16).  This is Ecclesiastes 1 Readings (English)

Before the sermon, my congregation watched this stand-up comedy speech by Jerry Seinfeld (from 1:13 to the end):

God bless, Pastor Haydn.