Mon, 18 May 2015
Kenny Benge preached a sermon entitled “A Different Kind of King” for The Feast of Ascension on May 17, 2015. Israel’s expectation of their coming King was bound up with their uneasy relationship with Rome. When he came, Jesus did not initiate a peace accord, meeting important politicians and leaders. He didn’t gather an army around him to start a revolution. He didn’t create a fifth column to subversively and secretly undermine the Roman power. What did he do? He invited people to dinner, eating meals with whoever will have him into their home, embodying the Gospel through radical hospitality. He continues to invite us to a meal with him, welcoming us with radical hospitality.
(I preached this sermon at the 9:00 and 10:45 services of Church of the Redeemer in Nashville as well as St. John’s. This podcast was preached at the 9am service of Redeemer)
The Feast of Ascension