Research and written by Dr. Paul Benware
The following materials are from the ministry of Dr. Benware. These are notes used in a number of classes in various locations. If you find that any of these would be helpful feel free to use them. Some of these downloads contain copyrighted material. These may be used, however the Copyright portions must be acknowledged in any copying that is done beyond personal use. (Note: All documents linked on this page are Portable Document Format file type, and may be viewed with any PDF viewer).
Notes on the Hebrew Prophets
Numbers in Revelation
This research document specifically deals with the phrase “1000 years” that is found six times in Revelation 20 as well as other numbers written about in the book of Revelation.
Local Church Discipline
The much needed teaching of the Scriptures pertaining to local church discipline has been neglected and ignored by many Pastors and church boards even though the Church for centuries understood its importance in keeping a church spiritually healthy. It has become an almost unheard of practice in the 21st century American church. It may be that this is mostly due to a lack of knowledge of what the scriptures teach.
In this writing Dr. Benware examines the matter of corrective church discipline as seen in the Word of God.
Notes on the Book of Acts
The Book of Acts is an historical study of the begining of the Church of Jesus Christ as it spread from Jerusalem to Rome.
These notes outline the three-fold division of the book, highlighting both the historical movement and the important elements
concerning the church that are given in Acts.
Notes on Ecclesiology (Doctrine of the Church)
The Church of Jesus Christ began in Acts 2 on the Day of Pentecost.
These classroom notes outline the concept of “church” as well as the operating principles as revealed in the New Testament scriptures.
The Importance of Biblical Prophecy
The Gospels record dozens and dozens of statements about future things in the teachings of the Lord Jesus. These truths give the believer needed strength to “press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God” while at the same time cultivating the much needed “two world view” in the mind and heart of the believer.
Notes on the Old Testament and Poetry
These notes cover from Genesis to the Song of Solomon. The approach is a chronological one with the study being based on the “Eleven Foundational Books.” These eleven books give the storyline of the O.T. The other 28 books of the Old Testament are then systematically related to these eleven books. The 16 writing prophets are not included in this set of notes. The notes follow the format of
a “Survey of the Old Testament” by Dr. Benware, published by Moody Publishing.
Notes on the Corinthians Letters
These notes include both of the Corinthians letters. While the subject matter comes out of the Apostle Paul’s concerns with this troubled church of the First Century, it has an unusual relevance to the church in North America in the 21st century.
Notes on the Book of Daniel
These notes cover the background and content of Daniel’s prophecy. Daniel is a strategic book in understanding end times prophecy and the Book of Revelation is firmly based on it. These notes go along with Dr. Benware’s commentary on Daniel.
Notes on the General Epistles
These notes deal with the group of New Testament books commonly referred to as the General Epistles: that is, James, Hebrews, 1 & 2 Peter; 1, 2 & 3 John; and Jude. While the title may not be the most accurate one possible, these books deal with critical areas of living well the Christian life. These New Testament letters, along with the rest of the books of the New Testament, are covered in a “Survey of the New Testament” written by Dr. Benware.
Notes on the Book of Galatians
These notes are on the Apostle Paul’s earliest letter which deals with the all important matter of how a person gets rightly related to God. Martin Luther called Galatians “his wife” since he had such a deep affection for this letter. The key issues of justification by faith and living by means of the Holy Spirit are part of this epistle.