When Faith Doesn’t Save

It was recently said by a Roman Catholic theologian that James 2:14-26 alone proves that the Reformers idea that salvation by faith alone in Christ alone was a terrible error. Roman Catholicism teaches that it is faith accompanied by works that brings salvation, and James seems to show this to be so. This really is……

The Bible Saves My Soul — or Does It?

Most everyone wants to have a life that is meaningful and satisfying (“blessed”). Achieving a life like this is not automatic nor without challenges; as trials and temptations come into each life, raising barriers to being “blessed”. James 1:19-27 gives divine guidance into how this kind of life can be a reality. The follow-on message……

A Brief Study of II Peter

In the first of these two messages, A Drone’s Perspective of 2 Peter, Dr. Benware presents an overview of 2 Peter focusing on the importance of having the truth of God in our lives as well as maintaining a two-world-view. In the second message, The Enemy Within, Dr. Benware focuses specifically on 2 Peter 2……

The Day that Changed the Earthly Ministry of Jesus

Matthew 12 marked a turning point in the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ. It was at this point that Jesus no longer offered the Messianic kingdom to the Jews and turned His focus to the disciples. He also changed His teaching method to one of using parables.

The Basics of Prayer According to Jesus

In Luke 11:1-13 the disciples ask Jesus to teach them to pray. Jesus responds by giving them six elements for effective prayer followed by an example which teaches the need for persistence in prayer. God is generous in answering our prayers when they are patterned after these 6 elements.

Jesus and His Churches

Do the 7 churches in the book of Revelation represent 7 church ages or any church today? Who are the angels of these churches? Who are the overcomers? Dr. Benware answers these questions in this summary of the 7 churches in Revelation 2-3. Christ commends the church of Thyatira for their faithful love, service, and……

God’s Offer of Rest

The book of Hebrews speaks of a rest that Israel failed to enter into because of their disobedience. He then warns the believers of his day of failing to enter into this rest.  Dr. Benware clears up some misconceptions of what this rest is as well as the use of the word “salvation” in the……

Jesus Christ: His Person, Purpose and Promotion

Based on Philippians 2:5-11 Dr. Paul Benware explores the humility of Christ by first examining who Jesus is and then what He gave up when He took on flesh, dwelt among us and then paid for our sins on the cross.

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