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The power of repentance

A sermon by Rod Benson Jonah 3:1-10 No sooner have Jonah’s wrinkled, fishy hands gripped the coarse sand of a Jewish beach, than he hears the now familiar voice of God once more. It is the same message, the same words – a message previously disregarded, presenting a challenge previously […]

I believe in miracles!

A sermon by Rod Benson When I typed the title of today’s sermon into an internet search engine, the first link that appeared was the Hot Chocolate song, “You sexy thing,” which played as the recessional for our wedding in January (2017). The first line goes, “I believe in miracles.” […]

A happy ending

A sermon by Rod Benson Ruth 4:1-22 Call me David. And let me tell you a story from the time before my birth, in the days when the judges ruled Israel. Life is closing in for me, and I’m not long for this world. As you know, I am the […]

A planned meeting

A sermon by Rod Benson Ruth 3:1-18 Call me Naomi. And let me tell you a story from the days when the judges ruled Israel. Life began well for me. I was born into an Israelite family, from the clan of Ephrathites and the tribe of Judah. We lived in […]

A chance meeting

A sermon by Rod Benson Ruth 2:1-23 Call me Ruth. And let me tell you a story from the days when the judges ruled Israel. It’s a story of fear and failure. It’s a story of hope and joy. It’s a love story. You’ve already heard how I came to […]