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Kenny Benge preached a sermon entitled “The Great Dance of God” based on Romans 5:1-5 for Trinity Sunday on May 26, 2013. The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the deepest reality of Christian faith and life. In the best sense of the term, God doesn’t need us. The love that He has for his creation is a love that overflows from fullness of his being.  He delights to give Himself to us.

Trinity Sunday
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31

Psalm 8
Romans 5:1-5
John 16:12-15

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Kenny Benge preached a sermon entitled “The Giver of Life” based on John 14 for the Pentecost on May 19, 2013. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life. The Holy Spirit is now God’s way of being active and present among us—He makes real to us all the benefits of the Gospel—all Jesus accomplished through his Incarnation, life, death, and resurrection.

Genesis 11:1-9

Psalm 104:24-35
Acts 2:1-21
John 14:8-17, 25-27

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Kenny Benge preached a sermon entitled Grasping the Reality of the Ascension based on Luke 24:36-53 for the Ascension of the Lord on May 12, 2013. To grasp the truth of the ascension is to know that the throne of God, which would have been a place of judgment for us, is now filled with grace and kindness. Now that the ascended Christ has taken our humanity into heaven, He resides at the right hand of the Father, and He constantly is our advocate and our intercessor, a great high priest who sympathizes with us.

    The Ascension of the Lord
    Acts 1:1-11
    Psalm 47
    Ephesians 1:15-23
    Luke 24:36-53

    Direct download: Grasping_the_Ascension.mp3
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    Kenny Benge preached a sermon entitled Re-Imagining Heaven With St. Paul based on 1 Corinthians 15:50-58 for the Sixth Sunday of Easter on May 5, 2013. The Easter accounts in the Gospels and Paul's teaching in 1 Corinthians 15 confront us with our often poor and impoverished understanding of heaven. These impoverished views lead to faulty views of what it means to live and work for God's kingdom in the present. God is making all things new, and He invites us to participate in the present.

      The Sixth Sunday of Easter
      Acts 16:9-15
      Psalm 67
      1 Corinthians 15:50-58
      John 5:1-9

      Direct download: ReimaginingHeaven.mp3
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