Christian Life and Spiritual Maturity

The following video messages presented by Dr. Paul Benware center around the subject of Christian living and spiritual maturity.

  • A Life of Great Value

    A life that is genuinely joyful. In John 15:1-11, Jesus gives the “divine formula” for a life which brings honor to God and joy to us.

  • Achieving Salvation and Perfection

    In this life God desires for us to be “perfect” and He desires to give us “salvation” in the next. But these biblical words are very often not fully understood with the result that believers miss out on some rich biblical truths that impact their approach to the Christian life.

  • Being Tempted: Jesus and Me

    We are tempted multiple times every day. But what exactly is “temptation” and why is it so closely connected with trials. Jesus’ temptations and the Apostle Paul’s teaching on temptation give believers wonderful help in navigating through these daily experiences.

  • Dealing with Doubtful Things

    There are scriptural absolutes and there are issues the bible do no specifically address. How are we to develop our own convictions over these doubtful things? This text for this message is Romans 14 and 1 Corinthians 8.

  • Dealing with Our Personal Guilt

    Believers are sometimes paralyzed by sins from the past that have already been confessed before God and forgiven. What should be our response when troubled by past sins? Dr. Paul Benware provides answers from the scriptures that address the issue of guilt.

  • Focusing on Jesus in Light of Cultural Pressures

    The believers in the book of Hebrews had started well even in the face of early persecution. But in the face of a second wave of persecution under Nero many were drifting away back into Judaism. The author of Hebrews writes to these believers encouraging them to put their focus on Jesus rather than Nero……

  • Forgiven People Forgive

    One of Jesus’ most powerful parables, found in Matthew 18, instructs us to forgive others completely. Easier said than done? Not really when we understand how it can be done, and the freedom that comes with cancelling old debts.

  • Jesus’ Meditation on Money

    In Luke 16:1-13 Jesus gives us the parable of the unjust steward and adds an unusual twist to it. What principle is Jesus trying to convey? What application can we draw from it? Making Sound Investments, Gal. 6:6-10. How much should we give? Where should we give? What is the tithe anyhow?

  • Just How Spiritual Am I

    Our own spiritual condition is often hard to nail down. But the discussion found in Galatians 5:16-24 gives wonderful insight into this most important of subjects.

  • On Being Free

    Guilt because of past sins and mistakes plague many believers in Christ. It is a paralyzing feeling. But it can be completely conquered according the Scriptures. The ex-murderer Paul shows us how. The text for this message is 1 Timothy 1:12-16.

  • Our Spiritual Battle

    We, as followers of Christ, have a brilliant and powerful enemy in Satan. But he has already been defeated by the risen Christ and all that we need to be victorious over him has been provided for us. Christians in Combat. Ephesians 6:10-20 instructs believers to put on the full armor of God. What exactly……

  • Restoring All that was Lost in Eden

    In order to restore all that was lost in Eden there are four major events which must take place. Three of them have already occurred and one is yet to come. In this message Dr. Benware covers God’s various covenants but mainly centers on the New Covenant answering questions such as what is it, who……

  • Spiritual Gifts of the Believer

    What are spiritual gifts? Does everyone have the? How are they to be used? Dr. Benware answers these questions in this first video. The following PDF slide presentation is available as a free download. In this second video Dr. Benware discusses the gifts of healing, prophecy and tongues. What is their purpose and are they……

  • Standing Strong

    This Standing Strong series of messages were given at the Community Bible Church Fall Bible Conference. Passing on the Truth of God: God’s truth in the family. Dealing with False Teachers: False teachers in the church. Jude and 2 Peter. Seeing God’s Future Plan: Developing a two world view. Living Productively: A real relationship with……

  • The Absolute Security of the Believer in Jesus Christ

    The Absolute Security of the Believer in Jesus Christ Can the believer in Jesus Christ know with certainty that his position in Christ is eternally secure? Dr. Paul Benware provides proofs from scripture why our salvation in Jesus Christ can never be lost. Eternally Secure and Yet Losing Our Inheritance? Since the believer is internally……

  • The Biblical Doctrine of Death

    Though we normally don’t like to think a lot about death, you can’t really live until you are ready to die. For the follower of Christ, the subject of death is actually quite uplifting and not a depressing doctrine.

  • The Holy Spirit’s Ministries

    This 2 part video series answers the questions who is the Holy Spirit and what are the distinctive ministries He plays in the lives of believers today? This second video covers the one ministry of the Holy Sprit that involves the believer’s participation and is a key issue in the Christian’s life. Based on Galatians……

  • What Happens and What does not Happen at Death

    This message covers the subjects of death and the believer in Jesus, soul sleep, purgatory, what happens to infants at death, and death and the unbeliever. The focus text is Philippians 1:21-23.

  • What Makes a Church a Real Church

    In Acts 2:42 there are 6 elements that were an active part of the early church: doctrine, fellowship, worship, prayer, mutual ministry, and prayer.

  • Where Is Our Faith Fixed?

    To Believe or Not to Believe. Who or what are we going to trust? This message takes a look at Hebrews 11. The Results of Faith that is Misplaced. In Israel’s battle with the Philistines they put their faith in the ark of God rather than in God Himself and the results were devastating. Where……