St. John's Franklin Podcast

Kenny Benge preached a sermon on Ephesians 3:14-21 entitled “The End of All Our Exploring” for The Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost on August 22, 2015. Our transformation happens as the Gospel comes into contact with our struggle with mystery, with contradictions, with confusion, with inconsistencies in the world, inconsistencies in others, and inconsistencies within ourselves.


Sin is Behovely, but 

All shall be well, and

All manner of thing shall be well.

Julian of Norwich, quoted in T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding”


Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Psalm 16

Joshua 24:1-2a,14-25

Ephesians 3:14-21
John 6:60-69

Direct download: The_End_of_All_Our_Exploring.mp3
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Kenny Benge preached a sermon on Ephesians 3:1-13 entitled “Insiders and Outsiders Together” for The Twelfth Sunday After Pentecoston August 15, 2015. In this passage, Paul shows how his own situation and the nature of the church demonstrate the power of God through weakness. He invites us to develop a Gospel imagination—the ability to see with God’s upside down wisdom.


(This sermon was preached 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)


Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost

Psalm 147

Proverbs 9:1-6

Ephesians 3:1-13

John 6:53-59

Direct download: The_Church_You_Have.m4a
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