Underwhelmed by lack of feelings

A sermon by Rev Rod Benson, 8 September 2019 2 Corinthians 5:7 On the shelves of the library at Moore Theological College, where I work, there are lots of books about intellectual subjects, about awesome and awful ideas, and especially about arguments. But the library also contains lots of biography and history, and lots of …

Here in the grace of God I stand

A sermon by Rod Benson Romans 6:1-14 Apart from restrooms, and ticketless parking, one of the most useful things about modern shopping malls is the addition of touchscreen information maps in strategic locations throughout the facility. I enter the mall and type in a store name, or product type, and up comes a map identifying …

The benefits of justification

A sermon by Rod Benson Romans 5:1-11 God planned it. Abraham experienced it. David worshipped in the light of it. Jesus paid for it. The Holy Spirit applies it to us. And we enjoy its unique benefits. I’m talking about justification, the big word Paul uses for a central aspect of salvation, where God declares …

The richness of God’s grace

A sermon by Rod Benson Five hundred years ago – 500 years last Tuesday, to be precise – the Protestant Reformation began, and the world was changed. Baptists rightly praise the great Reformers, such as Martin Luther, John Calvin, Ulrich Zwingli and others, for their faith and courage, their zeal for truth and passion for …