On Wednesday we looked at the closing verses of 2 Timothy 4. This was the twenty eighth sermon that I have preached on the letter this time round. We started looking at the beginning of the year and took a big break in early Autumn. Last night the subject was our need of help the fact we need it, a call to look to God for it but a recognition that we also need human help. We followed that with a time of prayer. We began with a hymn (We rest on Thee) and unusually ended with one (Blest be the tie).
Bonhoeffer uses a similar phrase 'worldly Christianity'. It's J Gresham Machen that I want to line up most closely with. See his Christianity and culture here. Having done commentaries on Proverbs (Heavenly Wisdom) and Song of Songs (Heavenly Love), a matching title for Ecclesiastes would be Heavenly Worldliness. For my stance on worldliness, see 3 posts here.