St. John's Franklin Podcast

Kenny Benge preached a sermon entitled “Breathing Underwater” on John 15:1-8 for The Fifth Sunday of Easter on May 3, 2015. It is vitally important that we stay connected to Jesus, our True Vine. We stay connected with Him as a community when we gather each Sunday for worship through Word and Sacrament. Just as important, we stay connected with Him the rest of the week in our prayer and devotional life, through the use of spiritual and focal practices (or spiritual disciplines, as they are also known).


The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Acts 8:26-40

Psalm 22-24-30

1 John 4:7-21

John 15:1-8

Direct download: TheTrueVine.mp3
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Michael McGhee preached a sermon entitled “Keeping Score” for The Fifth Sunday in Lent on March 22, 2015. We all keep score in one way or another. This means we often live under the weight of expectations and the need to earn love. In Jeremiah God tells us he will make a new Covenant with his people. This Covenant is not one of burden, but of grace. "Come to me all who are heavy laden and I will give you rest."


The Fifth Sunday in Lent

Jeremiah 31:31-34

Psalm 51:1-13

Hebrews 5:5-10

John 12:20-33

Direct download: Keeping_Score_-_Mar_22_2015.mp3
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Brad Perry preached a sermon entitled “God’s Heart of Justice for the Poor” on  for The Third Sunday in Lent on March 8, 2015. In Jesus’s cleansing of the temple as recorded in all four Gospels, we see the heart of God that desires justice for the poor. We also see a God that gets angry at the very idea of putting obstacles in the way of those who seek to worship Him.


The Third Sunday in Lent

Exodus 20:1-17

Psalm 19

1 Corinthians 1:18-25 

John 2:13-22

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