June 26, 2020
John Benton (Pastors' Academy) turn to the restoration of Israel in the Salvation Plan.
On Esther - “God who controls all events and apparent coincidences, to fulfil his purposes in his own time. God’s salvation plan will yet prevail.”
“We are left both expectant and disappointed.
Surely this cannot be the end of God’s promises?
Surely there must be a greater restoration?
But when? How long, O Lord?”
June 23, 2020
In 2019 at our Root Hill Youth Camp, John Benton did a series of talks on Calvinism.
In his first talk John takes us through what the first point of Calvinism, Total Depravity, means and how it doctrine that is based on the truths of the Bible.
June 19, 2020
In the Salvation Plan with John Benton (Pastors' Academy) -
The Exile in Babylon was painful and perplexing for the people of God.
‘Why has this happened to us?’
But the prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel) are sent as the interpreters of Israel’s history.
June 12, 2020
In this next episode of the Bible’s story, John Benton (Pastors' Academy) explains that the idea of God’s kingdom becomes central for the hopes of Israel and God’s unfolding plan of salvation.
2 Samuel | 1-2 Kings | 1-2 Chronicles
June 5, 2020
As the story of God's Salvation plan continues in Joshua, Judges, Ruth and 1 Samuel, the major issues which emerge as Israel enters and possesses the land are those of leadership and the people’s natural waywardness.
May 29, 2020
John Benton (Pastors' Academy) surveys the Salvation Plan in the books of Exodus = God’s redemption of Israel | Leviticus = protocol for relationship between God and his people | Numbers = journey through the desert |Deuteronomy = God’s instructions as Israel enters the Promised Land
May 22, 2020
In the next episode of the Salvation Plan, John Benton (Pastors' Academy) tells us how the God's purposes move forward during the period of the Patriarchs. He says:
"To this man, Abram, God makes the most fantastic promise (an unconditional covenant) which becomes one of the major keys for understanding the whole of Scripture and God’s salvation plan."
"Choosing Jacob shows that God’s grace is not a reward for being good. Salvation is by grace not merits."
May 15, 2020
In the second episode of the Salvation Plan, John Benton (Pastors' Academy) gives an overview of the spread of sin and its consequences for creation based on Genesis 3 to 11.
Yet, there is the promise of grace and a Saviour!
And there's more from Malcolm Ryan on the purpose of creation.
May 8, 2020
BRAND NEW SERIES !!
The Bible’s story is the history of the world, but with a particular focus - God’s salvation plan. In this episode John Benton (The Pastors’ Academy) looks at the creation of the world and mankind in Genesis 1 and 2.
In A Pastor Talks, Malcolm Ryan reflects on mankind's created purpose.
May 1, 2020
Last in the Serving Today series from the archives on Dealing with Disasters.
Dr John Hall urges church leaders to “be sensitive … [with those who] are traumatised by their ordeals … don’t push them too hard … the first thing to do is to listen to them”
His advice is to preach Christ and the love of God; use biblical illustrations; love and encourage God’s people; praying that they will trust and submit to God’s will and hope in the coming glory.