St. John's Franklin Podcast

Kenny Benge preached a sermon entitled “Mary-The First Disciple” based on Luke 1:26-38 (Mary's Song) for The Fourth Sunday of Advent on December 21, 2014. Mary is the person and place where God chose to enter most deeply in to the human story, into our stories. She also is the one who hears the Word of God and responds in faith.


The Fourth Sunday of Advent 

2 Samuel 7:1-11,16 

Luke 1:46-55 (Mary's Song)

Romans 16:25-27
Luke 1:26-38

Direct download: MaryFirstDisciple.mp3
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Kenny Benge preached a sermon entitled “The World Is About To Turn" based on Luke 1:46-55 (Mary's Song) for The Third Sunday of Advent on December 14, 2014. God is at work in individual lives and in the social order as a whole in order to subvert the very structure of society that supports and perpetuates tyranny, injustice, and oppression.


The Third Sunday of Advent 

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 

Luke 1:46-55 (Mary's Song)

1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

John 1:6-8, 19-28

Direct download: WorldAboutToTurn.mp3
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Kenny Benge preached a sermon entitled “Out of the Depths We Cry" based on Psalm 130 for The Second Sunday of Advent on December 7, 2014. Lament is a posture before God that acknowledges our limits and weakness, our sinfulness, our need of redemption, as well as our trust and communion with God.


The Second Sunday of Advent 

Isaiah 40:1-11 

Psalm 130

2 Peter 3:8-15

Mark 1:1-8


Direct download: HearOurCry.mp3
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Michael McGhee preached a sermon entitled “In a Little While" based on Mark 13:24-37 for The First Sunday of Advent on November 30, 2014. Advent takes our daily lives and puts them in an eschatological (the last days) context and in doing so the struggles and longing of our daily lives become a lament for the return of Christ.


The First Sunday of Advent 

Isaiah 64:1-9 

Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19

1 Corinthians 1:3-9

Mark 13:24-37

Direct download: InLittleWhile.mp3
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