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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 […]

The process of justification

A sermon by Rod Benson Romans 5:12-21 As a small child, I read several kinds of books. There were picture books with very few words, like Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit. There were wordy books with few pictures, like A.A. Milne’s When We were Very Young. There were story books with […]

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 […]

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 […]

The wideness of God’s mercy

A sermon by Rod Benson Grace and mercy are well known characteristics of God. They are distinctive characteristics of the God who is revealed in the Bible, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Grace is one of the ways in which God demonstrates his amazing love. When […]