Messages by Ben Soffel

Messages by Ben Soffel

Bring Them Up in the Way of the Lord

Today Ben Soffel, Pastor of Student & Young Adults, continues our “Family Moments” series in Part 5, “Bring Them Up in the Way of the Lord,” delving into the topic of Christian parenting. We’ll examine Ephesians 5-6 together consider some of the cultural challenges in raising kids today, and learn what it means to bring our children up “in the training and instruction of the Lord.” (Eph. 6:4)

Hosanna: The One Who Saves

Today in week 12 of our Jesus is… series, we’ll delve into the concluding events leading to Jesus’ death. Our message “Hosanna: The One Who Saves” will be guided by Pastor Ben as we examine John 18-19. Join us in reflecting on how Jesus illuminates God’s character through the culmination of His earthly ministry.

The Light of the World

There’s no denying that the current state of our world is often dark. Yet, we know that “the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it (John 1:5).” In the midst of a dark world, we need light. Today we continue with Part 4 of our “Jesus Is…” series with Pastor Ben exploring the meaning of Jesus’ second “I Am” statement: “I am the light of the world” from John 8:12-20.

When Death Becomes Life

Today we continue with Part 6 in our series “The Glory of the Gospel” as Pastor Ben teaches from Romans 6. In this passage the Apostle Paul interrupts his explanation of the Gospel to address two practical questions of faith. Today’s message “When Death Becomes Life” will help us understand what it means to truly live in new life and freedom in Christ.

Living in the Fullness of God

The Promised Land has been conquered, and Joshua is tasked with distributing the land to the Israelite people. After years of wandering and fighting, this land of promise is theirs, …but are they ready to take it? And will they remember the One who gave it to them? Pastor Ben will take us to Joshua 17-18 to explore the topics of discontentment and complacency in his message “Living in the Fullness of God, Part 9 in our Strong & Courageous…

I Dare You to Speak Truth

Today Ben Soffel leads us through a study of Daniel 5 for this week’s Daniel Dare: Speak Truth in part 7 of the I Dare You series. We’ll learn from Daniel’s example as he faced another challenge in living a godly life as an exile in a pagan country. We’ll also celebrate with the Soffel’s as they dedicate their son Micah (11 am) and as we present Ben with his License for Ministry.

From Strangers to Family

When we were all strangers, God extended His grace to welcome us as members of his family. In today’s message “From Strangers to Family,” Pastor Ben brings us encouragement to extend that same grace to others as we struggle against the pressure of living up to our culture’s idealized standard of the perfect family in Part 4 of our Family Baggage series.

Come, The Banquet Is Ready

In Luke 14, Jesus tells the Parable of the Great Banquet. The table is set and the party is ready to go, but will the invited guests accept their invitations? In his message “Come, The Banquet Is Ready!” Pastor Ben explores Jesus’s reason for telling this parable and helps us consider our place in the story in part 9 of our series, “Jesus Stories with Luke.”