Sermons by Ben Peacock
A series looking at the theological and biblical roots of the classic Christmas Carols we sing. At our Christmas Eve Carols Service, Pastor Ben shares with us the glorious message of Christmas through the lens of the popular Carol “Joy to the World”. He shows us how we might be able to access true joy through Jesus Christ.
A series looking at the theological and biblical roots of the classic Christmas Carols we sing. Pastor Ben reflects on “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” and why God would unleash a whole host of angels to sing His glories over the birth of Jesus.
Yahweh has displayed His mighty works throughout the story of Exodus! However, when He reveals Himself in this way, it opens Him up to be assessed by those watching on. Pastor Ben will unpack the response of two different observers of the mighty works of Yahweh and what they can teach us today.
The people find themselves hemmed in between the might of Pharaoh’s army and the waters of the Red Sea. In this moment, panic breaks out amongst the people. But God will show them something that moves them from panic to praise. Pastor Ben will show us how He can do the same for us.
Yahweh and Pharaoh are standing toe-to-toe, locked in an epic duel… both laying claim to sovereignty over the Hebrew people. As Yahweh begins to chip away at Pharaoh’s hold on power, instead of realising he was out of his depth, Pharaoh hardens his heart over and over again. Pastor Ben unpacks the nature of his hard heart, and how Yahweh shows His power for the good of all who were watching.
We love stories of unlikely heroes. God’s people need a hero and we have seen how God raised up Moses to be such a saviour, but he is the most unlikely man to pull it off. A murderer, rejected by his people, and an exile in a foreign land. Even Moses doubts his credentials. But when God calls him, we see how our inadequacy means nothing to Him.
There has been plenty of debate about the validity of the Christian faith or the benefit of the church to society, but when it all boils down to it, the validity of Christianity hangs and falls on one event… the resurrection of Jesus. Pastor Ben unpacks the difference this primal truth makes to our lives.
Paul continues to address the way in which the Corinthian church gathered together. In this section of the letter he uncovers a worrying attitude with the way they shared the Lord’s Supper. It seems the Lord’s supper had become nothing more than another cause of division. Pastor Ben unpacks Paul’s challenge for us.
The joy of Easter is not merely that our God died for us on Good Friday, but that He rose from the dead on Sunday morning. Pastor Ben unpacks the glorious implications of Jesus’ resurrection for those who put their faith in Him.