Messages by Ben Soffel
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.”