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Man overboard!

A sermon by Rod Benson Jonah 1:4-16 Can you imagine what it must feel like to be “on the run”? Countless novels and movies celebrate the terror – and the glamour – of being on the run from the law, or from the lawless. How much more terrifying, unnerving and […]

Wisdom for church health

A sermon by Rod Benson Proverbs 15:8 This is the first of three sermons on aspects of church life, drawing on wisdom from the Book of Proverbs in the Old Testament. Today we will reflect on what Proverbs might say to us regarding church health; next week we will look […]

Praying when church is boring

A sermon by Rod Benson Matthew 6:9-13 What do you do when church is boring? What do you do when participating in worship with others no longer satisfies? There are times when each of us grows bored or dissatisfied with the way things are. We may yearn for the good […]

Praying when life is unfair

A sermon by Rod Benson Luke 18:1-8 Paddy was driving down the street in a sweat. He had an important meeting to attend, and he was running late, and he was having great difficulty finding a parking spot. Looking up to heaven, he said, “Lord, take pity on me. If […]

Praying when evil is near

A sermon by Rod Benson Ephesians 6:10-17 Satan and his demon sidekick were walking down the street, watching a man 20 yards ahead who was on the verge of realizing the supreme truth of the universe. The demon grew worried, and began to nudge Satan, but Satan looked calm. Sure […]