St. John's Franklin Podcast

Kenny Benge preached a sermon entitled “Healing the Soul” based on Luke 8:26-39 for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time on June 23, 2013. Jesus has just stilled the storm on the Sea of Galilee; now He heals and calms the soul of the man filled with demons. Luke is demonstrating that all forces—nature, evil, demons, disease and death—that threaten to overwhelm us, threaten to diminish or extinguish human flourishing—are rendered powerless by Jesus' presence and power. Relationship to Jesus brings security in the midst of the trials and temptations of this life.

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Isaiah 65:1-9

Psalm 22:19-28
Galatians 3:23-29
Luke 8:26-39

Direct download: Healing_The_Soul.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:47pm CDT

Brian Goodwin preached a sermon entitled “Finding Ourselves In The Story” based on Luke 7:36-8:3 for Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time on June 16, 2013. This narrative from Luke 8 provides us with an opportunity to see Jesus as he relates to humanity. Looking at the passage more personally helps us see the many parts we play in God's story.

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15

Psalm 32
Galatians 2:15-21
Luke 7:36-8:3

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

Kenny Benge preached a sermon entitled “Embracing A Sabbath Way of Life” based on Genesis 1:26-2:3 for Creation Sunday on June 9, 2013. A Sabbath way of life helps us delight in and receive the good gifts of God—Sabbath helps us see our homes, our families, our friends, our community as gifts from God—an economy of gift, that leads to gratitude, and that gratitude becomes worship. True Sabbath rest means making room in our lives to love God and love the world around us.

The Sabbath opens Creation for its true future. Jurgen Moltmann

Creation Sunday
Genesis 1:26-2:3

Psalm 104:5-24
Romans 8:18-25
Mark 2:23-28

Direct download: Sabbath_Way_of_Living.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 6:00pm CDT

Rod McLain preached a sermon entitled “Amazing Faith” based on Luke 7:1-10 for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time on June 2, 2013. Jesus discovers faith in the Gentile Centaurion.

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
1 Kings 8:22-23,41-43

Psalm 96:1-9
Galatians 1:1-12
Luke 7:1-10

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