Sermons by Ben Peacock
David is now Saul’s son-in-law, but that does not make him immune from the maddening paranoia of the king. Saul begins to relentlessly pursue David, longing to take him out. Pastor Ben helps us see how God protects His anointed, and a truth that empowers us to stand in this world.
Saul has been rejected as King and Samuel is grieving the failures of his reign and the state of the nation. But God calls him out of his grief to see that while Saul has failed, He has not abandoned His people. God sends Samuel to anoint a King of His choosing, and as Samuel seeks this King, we will see something stunning about how our God works.
As Saul takes the reins of the nation they are once again threatened by their Philistine enemies. The new King Saul must lead the nation against this foe. But in his desire to assert his leadership he forgets the one thing that matters. Pastor Ben helps us see the need to wait on God. NB: There is no video for this sermon, only audio
Foolishly, the people of God have rejected His kingship and desired a king like all the other nations. Now Israel is on the hunt for their first earthly king. Into this scene, Saul is thrust. Pastor Ben introduces us to the man who would become king and helps us grapple with what God was revealing to His people.
The nation has suffered painfully under the corrupt leadership of Eli’s household. But God has raised up Samuel, the answer to a broken lady’s prayers, to lead the nation. Pastor Ben helps us find hope in the new thing God was doing amongst His people.
Following the dramatic events of Jesus’ death and resurrection, Jesus reveals himself to his disciples one last time. In this last scene before Jesus ascends to be with his Father in Heaven, he makes the remarkable claim that he has all authority over all things but he also leaves his disciples with the promise of his presence as they go out on mission to make disciples. Tune in this week as Pastor Ben helps us to understand the significance of…
Left on His own, Jesus is now thrust on trial before the ruling authorities and examined by the Roman Governor. But as He stands innocent, it will be everyone else whose guilt is truly revealed. Pastor Ben unpacks the injustice of Jesus’ trial.
As the last moments of Jesus’ life approaches, He prepares to share one last meal with His disciples. Around this meal two of Jesus’ followers reveal very different attitudes towards Him. Pastor Ben helps us see this difference and know what it means to treasure Jesus with extravagant love.
As Jesus continues his ministry in the city of Jerusalem, he is confronted by people who are intent on bringing down his ministry. They try to do this by posing three tricky questions for Jesus to decipher. Jesus response is saturated with wisdom and insight defuses their malicious intentions.
After Jesus’ glorious entrance into Jerusalem, he is confronted with a group of religious leaders who oppose his ministry and question his authority. These religious leaders are caught up in a wave of envy which blinds them to who Jesus truly is and it eventually leads them to plot putting him to death. Tune in and hear Pastor Ben unpack this encounter showing how sin can blind us but how Jesus can also save us from this blindness