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Sermons by Rev. Ben Daniel (Page 4)

Rules

In this sermon, Rev. Ben talks about the role of rules in organizations, including churches using the example of Jesus healing on the Sabbath, a violation of rules.

Necessary Divisions

Rev. Ben preaches on Jesus’ divisive statements in Luke 12:49, relating them to others who spoke the truth even when discord was likely: Robert Louis Stevenson, Mark Twain, and John Steinbeck.

Holy Persistence

Rev. Ben discusses Luke’s story of prayer and persistence (Luke 11:1-13), drawing out the lessons it teaches about persistence, especially when working for justice and greater unity.

Who Is My Neighbor?

Rev. Ben discusses the parable of the Good Samaritan, showing how it calls us to see our neighbor in unexpected places, and to tear down walls between us and them so that we can build the kingdom of God together.

Called to Icky Places

Reflecting on the story in which Jesus encounters a man overtaken by demons whose name is “Legion”, Rev. Daniel reflects upon difficult events in the past week and asserts that Christians today may be called to go to “Icky Places”.

The Feminism of Jesus

Rev Ben Daniel responded to the overnight news of a mass shooting in Orlando, then proceeded with his planned sermon in which he talked about the need for today’s Christian church to learn from Jesus concerning attitudes towards women.