Taking the sting out of personal disagreements

A sermon by Rod Benson Matthew 7:1-5 “You hypocrite! First take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Some of us are so familiar with hearing these words of Jesus, recorded in Matthew 7:5, that the shock they presented to his …

What is the church? Part 2: Its purpose

A sermon by Rod Benson What is the purpose of the church? What is its reason for being? Paul says in Ephesians 3:10-11, “[God’s] intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose that …