Sermons by Ben Peacock
A common critique that is levelled against Christianity is that Christians are hypocrites. It is said that Christians say one thing and then go ahead and avoid doing the very thing they said they would do. The expectation is that Christians should practice what they preach. Interestingly, Jesus disliked hypocrites in much the same way that we do today. In fact, Jesus rebuked the religious people of his day for living a life of show and pretense. Their so-called religion…
This week we begin looking at Jesus’ sermon on the mount in Matthew 5. This sermon is a picture of how the citizens of God’s Kingdom are to live their lives. But in many ways, it is a picture that is strange for us to understand because the citizens of Jesus’ Kingdom are not those who are strong and independent but those who are humble and dependent on God. These citizens live lives that are unique and strangely inviting. These…
Good news is the announcement that something wonderful has happened! Good news breaks into our lives bringing hope to out future. And this is why Matthew describes Jesus’ ministry as the declaration of good news because Jesus came to give lasting hope to lost people. Jesus is the light of God’s Kingdom that shines into the darkness.
After his Baptism, Jesus is driven out into the wilderness to be tempted by Satan. Jesus endures and triumphs over temptation where Israel failed. But he also shows us that when we entrust ourselves to him, we too can triumph over temptation!
Pastor Ben begins our new series in Matthew’s Gospel by looking at the family tree of Jesus and showing us why Matthew chose to record it in this way. He will reveal the stunning truth hidden in all the names of Jesus’ earthly lineage!
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.