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Sermons by Rev. Ben Daniel (Page 4)

Resisting Temptation

Rev. Ben preached on the temptation of Jesus in the desert, relating it to the temptation faced by churches nowadays to pursue three things above all else: financial stability, entertainment/spectacle, and political power.

A Spirituality of Beauty

Rev Ben discusses Matthew 17:1 (the transfiguration of Jesus), drawing out lessons on the need to create beauty in the world, not just in artistic terms, but also by working for justice, acceptance, and peace.

You Are God’s Temple

Rev. Ben discusses Corinthians 3:10 and its call to “be God’s temple”, relating it to the need to recognize God’s presence when we gather, and challenging us to be a faithful, active expression of the divine spirit among us.

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.