Sermons by Ben Peacock (Page 4)

Sermons by Ben Peacock (Page 4)

God’s Patience is Salvation

There are few phrases that sum up the Australians ethos better than; “she’ll be right”. We love this phrase because above all it communicates that we relaxed and chilled. The problem is, when we think about it, the mantra of “She’ll be right” is nothing more than prolonging the things that we should be doing right now because we presume the future. In his final stanza before signing off, Peter calls us not to live according to the she’ll be…

The God who Vindicates & Judges

What is the greatest danger to the church? Some people might think that the greatest danger to the church comes from external pressures like secularisation, or progressive ideologies or perhaps even the threat of radical Islam. However, Peter writes that the greatest danger to the church doesn’t come from external pressures, but rather, from within the church itself, from false teachers who veer away from Jesus and the gospel. These false teachers threaten the very foundation of the Gospel by…

The God who Revealed Himself

The final recorded words of people before they die give us an insight into their beliefs, their worldview, their reflection on life and their future hope. The book of 2 Peter contains the last recorded words of the Apostle before he died. And in his final speech, Peter lays down the foundation on how to live as a faithful follower of Jesus as he passes the gospel baton onto the next generation which has now been past down to us.

A Son is Given

“No, you can’t always get what you want But if you try sometime you find you get what you need” Christmas is a time when we can reflect on how true this statement Is. The things that we want are often not the thing that we need. In the book of Isaiah, God spoke a message of judgement against the nation of Israel because they rejected him as their God. But Judgement wasn’t the end of the story. In the…

Should’ve gone to speck savers

Everyday we make judgments. Left from right, guilty or not guilty, winner or loser. Even if we aren’t aware of it, we all judge something or someone at some point in our lives. So, it might come as a surprise to find that Jesus commands his disciples not to judge, lest they be judged themselves! What on earth does Jesus mean by setting this standard of living? Is Jesus really telling us that we should never, ever judge anyone or…

Ben Peacock: Inheriting Eternal Life?

In the gospel of Luke we are presented with a wonderful dialogue between Jesus and an expert in Jewish law. It is out of this dialogue that we are reminded of one of Jesus most famous parables, the parable of the good Samaritan. As we delve into this wonderful story, may we be reminded that we are not justified by the neighbours we choose to love, but may we consider how we are now free to be an indiscriminate neighbour…