Sermons by Ben Peacock (Page 3)
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.
As Christians we know the ultimate truth. There is one God, revealed to us in Jesus Christ, and besides Him there is no other. Knowing this truth however, can make us arrogant to the point where we treat others with less knowledge with contempt… this is never the point of Christian knowledge. Pastor Ben unpacks how we are to let our knowledge be ruled by love.
The sexual ethic of the city of Corinth was not dissimilar to our sexualised world today. So it was vital that the new church didn’t let the sins of the city frame the way they thought about sex. Pastor Ben unpacks the way the gospel both calls us to, and fuels, sexual purity.
People strive for success by seeking out every bit of information and instruction they can find in the world. The church in Corinth was seeking the success of the church through seeking the wisdom of Corinthian society. Paul redirects their focus to the foolish message of the cross, the true wisdom of God.
As we continue looking at ancient truths of the Christian faith and how understanding them can frame how we embark on a new year, Ben Peacock unpacks the stunning truth that our future is sure in Jesus.
As we continue to explore the wonder of the Incarnation, Pastor Ben unpacks how Jesus’ incarnation helps us better understand what it means to be human and how we can live out our true and glorious humanity.
Jacob has escaped Esau’s wrath and is on the road towards his mother’s family. On this journey, God meets Jacob in a dream and it dramatically challenges his understanding of God.