St. John's Franklin Podcast

Kenny Benge preached a sermon entitled “I Have Seen the Lord” based on John 20:1-18 on April 24, 2011. Jesus' familiar voice speaks Mary's name and brings a transformation of her grief and the opening of a new world, the world of New Creation in Christ.

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Kenny Benge preached a sermon entitled “Reflections on the Passion of Christ” based on Matthew 27:11-54 on April 16, 2011. Christ's Passion reveals the depth of our sin, the depth of God's love, and our ongoing need for the Gospel.

To grow in grace means to utilize more and more grace to live by, until everything we do is assisted by grace.  Then, whatever we do in word or in deed will all be done in the name of the Lord Jesus.  The greatest saints are not those who need less grace, but those who see their need for much grace, who indeed are most in need of grace—those who are saturated by grace in every dimension of their being.  Grace to them is like breath.

Dallas Willard

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Bobby Gross, National Director of InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries and author of Living the Christian Year, preached a sermon entitled “The Defeat of Death” based on John 11:1-45 on April 9, 2011. He discusses the Lenten season and the pre-figuring of the defeat of death in the raising of Lazarus.

Direct download: The_Defeat_of_Death.mp3
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Kenny Benge preached a sermon entitled “Creatures in TIme and Space” based on Psalm 23 on April 2, 2011.  We are creatures in time and space, and our vulnerability and uncertainty arise out of our “creatureliness”—our dependent, finite and bodily existence. Our body and soul is tied to particular times, places, and people—our story.

Direct download: 04.02.11.Creatures_of_Time_and_Place.mp3
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