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Kenny Benge preached a sermon entitled The Redemption of Our Bodies based on 1 Corinthians 15:35-49 for the Fifth Sunday of Easter on April 28, 2013. The Scriptures regard persons as a totality: in the Biblical mindset; human beings operate as integrated, connected and embodied people. Jesus' human body was integral, not merely instrumental, to the redemption of mankind. God's future for us will involve the redemption and transformation of our bodies.

    The Fifth Sunday of Easter
    Acts 11:1-18
    Psalm 148
    1 Corinthians 15:35-49
    John 13:31-35

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    Kenny Benge preached a sermon entitled The Lord Is My Shepherd based on Psalm 23 for the Fourth Sunday of Easter on April 21, 2013. We are creatures in time and space, and our vulnerability and uncertainty arise out of our “creatureliness”—our body and soul is tied to particular times, places, and people. Psalm 23 tells us that The Good Shepherd understands our creatureliness—and His shepherding care transcends both life and death.

      The Fourth Sunday of Easter
      Acts 9:36-43
      Psalm 23
      Revelation 7:9-17
      John 10:22-30

      Direct download: The_Lord_Is_My_Shepherd.mp3
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      Kenny Benge preached a sermon entitled All Shall Be Made Alive based on 1 Corinthians 15:12-28 for the Third Sunday of Easter on April 14, 2013. The resurrection of Jesus is the paradigm of the New Creation; Christ the first fruits, then the resurrection and transformation of both mankind and Creation itself. Christ is the second Adam, He has done what what Adam failed to do.

      The Third Sunday of Easter
      Acts 5:27-32
      Psalm 30
      1 Corinthians 15:12-28
      John 21:1-19

      Direct download: All_Shall_Be_Made_Alive.mp3
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      Kenny Benge preached a sermon entitled Witnesses Must Come Forward based on 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 for the Second Sunday of Easter on April 7, 2013. It is not enough for Paul to declare the Resurrection as true history; witnesses must come forward. Jesus is the Risen Messiah and Lord; this reality is to give shape to our way of life and it is the basis for our hope of resurrection; and for the renewal of all Creation with us.

      The Second Sunday of Easter
      Acts 9:1-20
      Psalm 118:14-29
      1 Corinthians 15:1-11
      Luke 24:1-12

      Direct download: WitnessesComeForward.mp3
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      Kenny Benge preached a sermon entitled That We Might Walk in Newness of Life for Easter Sunday on March 31, 2013. The empty tomb meant that power of Peter’s closed world—the world defined by his failure and betrayal of Jesus—is broken…

      The Resurrection of the Lord
      Isaiah 65:17-25
      Psalm 118:1-2,14-24
      Acts 10:34-43
      Luke 24:1-12

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