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Kenny Benge preached a sermon entitled “The Divine Embrace: The Two Arms of God” for The Second Sunday of Easter on April 27, 2014.  What is the overarching story of our faith…and how do we connect with it? How does it relate to the nitty-gritty details of our everyday life? God became one of us, ”dwelt among us” as John puts it, and restored the union of humanity with Himself.


The Second Sunday of Easter

Acts 2:14, 22-32

Psalm 16 

1 Peter 1:1-9

John 20:19-31

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Kenny Benge preached a sermon entitled “That We Might Walk in Newness of Life” for Easter Sunday on April 20, 2014.  The empty tomb meant that power of a closed world—the world defined by humanity’s failure, by our failures, is broken…If you are in Christ, you also, just like Peter and Jesus’ other followers on that Sunday, are included in the New Creation.  The power of the resurrection is at work within you.

Easter Sunday

Acts 10:34-43

Psalm 118:1-2,14-24 

Colossians 3:1-4

Matthew 28:1-10

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Kenny Benge preached a sermon entitled “The Ministry of Disillusionment” based on Matthew 27:11-54 for Palm Sunday on April 13, 2014. The ministry of disillusionment is the ongoing and continual discovery that the world is broken—at every level.The death of Jesus provides the only starting point for us as Christians for understanding and living in a broken world. 

Palm Sunday

Isaiah 50:4-9

Psalm 31:9-16 

Philippians 2:5-11

Matthew 27:11-54

Direct download: MinistryofDisillusionment.mp3
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Kenny Benge preached a sermon entitled “The Defeat of Death” based on John 11:1-45 for the Fifth Sunday of Lent on April 6, 2014. In our Gospel reading today Jesus interrupts a funeral to show that He will defeat our ultimate enemy, death itself.


Fifth Sunday of Lent

Ezekiel 37:1-14

Psalm 130 

Romans 8:6-11

John 11:1-45

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