St. John's Franklin Podcast

Kenny Benge preached a sermon entitled “A City Full of Idols” based on Acts 17:16-34 on May 28, 2011. Augustine’s insight—"You have created us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you."—is that we we are fundamentally creatures of desire, shaped by what we love.  In a fallen world and as fallen creatures, we often attach our desires to things that ultimately CANNOT deliver what we hope for.  For Augustine, that is the nature of idolatry—a disordered desire and trust in a created good.

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:00pm CDT

Kenny Benge preached a sermon entitled “Burning Hearts and Broken Bread” based on Luke 24:13-35 on May 7, 2011. The two emphasis of this passage have shaped Christian worship for two thousand years.  Jesus is alive, and He is still making himself known through the Scriptures and the breaking of bread.

Direct download: Burning_Hearts_and_Broke_Bread.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:15pm CDT

Kenny Benge preached a sermon entitled “Faith and Doubt” based on John 20:19-31 on April 30, 2011. A certain amount of doubt always exists with our faith.  Doubt is nothing to be ashamed of...but we do need to take our doubt seriously and face it openly, because God can use it to deepen and strengthen our faith.  Doubts of the intellect and doubts of the heart are two of the most common "families" of doubt.

Direct download: Faith_and_Doubt.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:00pm CDT