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Sermons by Rev. Ben Daniel (Page 3)

Be Blessed

Rev. Ben discusses Matthew 5:1-12, the introduction to the Sermon on the Mount, showing how it calls us to define success differently, and to live by faith in the face of a status-focused, winning-oriented world.

A Company Of Fools

Rev. Ben preaches on Corinthians 1:20, in which Paul calls us to be true to our convictions even if the world calls us foolish, relating it to the challenges ahead for progressive Christians in today’s political climate.

Study War No More

Advent has begun, and eschatology is in the air! Christians look forward to a day when the whole world will be at peace, but why wait for the end of days? If we practice awareness – of our inner motivations and the consequences of our actions – we can avoid doing harm and beat swords into ploughshares.

Back to Basics

Rev Ben preaches on the Sunday after election day 2016, reflecting on how the challenges faced by the early church echo our own, and that our mission remains the same: to welcome absolutely everyone, and to take care of each other.

Lose Your Self-Righteousness

Rev. Ben talks about the scarier side of the writings of John Calvin – the side that speaks of human “depravity”, and comes around to the perspective that in acknowledging our failings we open the door for Grace. Scripture: LUKE 18: 9-14

A Wider Embrace

On the eve of Indigenous People’s Day, Rev. Daniel reflects upon the treatment of Native Americans since the time of Columbus and relates it to the Spirit of inclusiveness as a Christian value. Scripture – Luke 17:11-19