Peacemaking through preaching

By Rod Benson Good preaching positively unsettles us. It inspires wonder in God’s character and ways. It draws adoring worship from bruised, parched and self-absorbed souls. It encourages new thoughts. Good preaching is a light in the dark. It challenges the status quo, instills vision and prompts reform. It uncovers common ground and builds bridges. …

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 …