His Life, Now! with David Hughes https://bensonfirst.com The audio ministry of Benson First Assembly, and Pastor David Hughes. Tue, 12 May 2020 03:00:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.15 A weekly broadcast of Benson First's service focused on the Finished Work of Jesus Christ. David Hughes clean David Hughes hartman.kurt@gmail.com hartman.kurt@gmail.com (David Hughes) Benson First Assembly presented by Benson First His Life, Now! with David Hughes https://bensonfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/His-Life-Now.png https://bensonfirst.com TV-Y Benson, NC Weekly Mustard Seed Faith https://bensonfirst.com/mustard-seed-faith/ Sun, 17 Nov 2019 23:13:36 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6875 The pursuit of trying to get and grow “bigger” faith seems necessary when I am trying to work out my plans with the Lord, while the simplicity of “mustard seed” faith is realized when I am trusting the faithfulness of the Lord to work out His plan in me. The pursuit of “bigger” faith actually begins with […] The pursuit of trying to get and grow “bigger” faith seems necessary when I am trying to work out my plans with the Lord, while the simplicity of “mustard seed” faith is realized when I am trusting the faithfulness of the Lord to work out His plan in me. The pursuit of “bigger” faith actually begins with me and leads to doubt and anxiety, while the realization of “mustard seed” faith begins with Jesus and leads to peace and rest!

 

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The pursuit of trying to get and grow “bigger” faith seems necessary when I am trying to work out my plans with the Lord, while the simplicity of “mustard seed” faith is realized when I am trusting the faithfulness of the Lord to work out His plan in m... The pursuit of trying to get and grow “bigger” faith seems necessary when I am trying to work out my plans with the Lord, while the simplicity of “mustard seed” faith is realized when I am trusting the faithfulness of the Lord to work out His plan in me. The pursuit of “bigger” faith actually begins with […] David Hughes clean 40:41
The Blessing Is Christ https://bensonfirst.com/the-blessing-is-christ/ Mon, 11 Nov 2019 00:42:56 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6870 We have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places and given all things that pertain to life and godliness – this is all found in Christ, so in essence the true blessing is CHRIST Himself! Life lived from this perspective truly changes everything! We have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places and given all things that pertain to life and godliness – this is all found in Christ, so in essence the true blessing is CHRIST Himself! Life lived from this perspective truly changes everything!

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We have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places and given all things that pertain to life and godliness – this is all found in Christ, so in essence the true blessing is CHRIST Himself! We have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places and given all things that pertain to life and godliness – this is all found in Christ, so in essence the true blessing is CHRIST Himself! Life lived from this perspective truly changes everything! David Hughes clean 46:32
On To Maturity ~ Part 5 https://bensonfirst.com/on-to-maturity-part-5/ Mon, 26 Nov 2018 01:48:23 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6856 One of the true marks of maturity is love – the apostle Paul encourages that above all we are to put on love. This is to be truly clothed in Christ when we allow His nature to be seen through us, His children. This can never be done in our own strength, but is the […] One of the true marks of maturity is love – the apostle Paul encourages that above all we are to put on love. This is to be truly clothed in Christ when we allow His nature to be seen through us, His children. This can never be done in our own strength, but is the outflow of the Holy Spirit within … “by this shall they know you are My disciples” …!

 

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One of the true marks of maturity is love – the apostle Paul encourages that above all we are to put on love. This is to be truly clothed in Christ when we allow His nature to be seen through us, His children. One of the true marks of maturity is love – the apostle Paul encourages that above all we are to put on love. This is to be truly clothed in Christ when we allow His nature to be seen through us, His children. This can never be done in our own strength, but is the […] David Hughes clean 37:23
Consider How To Encourage One Another ~ Jim Eldred https://bensonfirst.com/consider-how-to-encourage-one-another-jim-eldred/ Sun, 11 Nov 2018 20:25:14 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6851 Hebrews 10:24 says “Let us consider how we may encourage one another on toward love and good deeds.” Let is a word that denotes a choice on our part and consider means to contemplate or think over. May we allow the Holy Spirit to show us how to encourage one another in God’s love. His […] Hebrews 10:24 says “Let us consider how we may encourage one another on toward love and good deeds.” Let is a word that denotes a choice on our part and consider means to contemplate or think over. May we allow the Holy Spirit to show us how to encourage one another in God’s love. His love is selfless and is in fact our true nature in Christ. So to accomplish this we simply must live as who we truly are in Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit!

 

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Hebrews 10:24 says “Let us consider how we may encourage one another on toward love and good deeds.” Let is a word that denotes a choice on our part and consider means to contemplate or think over. May we allow the Holy Spirit to show us how to encoura... Hebrews 10:24 says “Let us consider how we may encourage one another on toward love and good deeds.” Let is a word that denotes a choice on our part and consider means to contemplate or think over. May we allow the Holy Spirit to show us how to encourage one another in God’s love. His […] David Hughes clean 43:07
On To Maturity ~ Part 4 https://bensonfirst.com/on-to-maturity-part-4/ Sat, 03 Nov 2018 18:31:10 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6847 Maturity comes from seeing Jesus and seeing who we are in Him. We need to realize that we have been chosen by Him – He picked us! And He calls us holy and beloved because of our wonderful union with Him. We are each set apart for Him and loved with an everlasting, unchanging love. […] Maturity comes from seeing Jesus and seeing who we are in Him. We need to realize that we have been chosen by Him – He picked us! And He calls us holy and beloved because of our wonderful union with Him. We are each set apart for Him and loved with an everlasting, unchanging love. Jesus really does love and accept you!

 

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Maturity comes from seeing Jesus and seeing who we are in Him. We need to realize that we have been chosen by Him – He picked us! And He calls us holy and beloved because of our wonderful union with Him. We are each set apart for Him and loved with an ... Maturity comes from seeing Jesus and seeing who we are in Him. We need to realize that we have been chosen by Him – He picked us! And He calls us holy and beloved because of our wonderful union with Him. We are each set apart for Him and loved with an everlasting, unchanging love. […] David Hughes clean 41:38
Grace in the Wilderness https://bensonfirst.com/grace-in-the-wilderness/ Sun, 21 Oct 2018 17:19:52 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6842 As believers, we are seated in heavenly places in Christ – that’s our reality! Unfortunately, there are times we may feel like we are wandering aimlessly in the wilderness – this is a false perception! So what is our hope? Jesus gives grace to the wilderness mindset and shows us our true reality in Him. […] As believers, we are seated in heavenly places in Christ – that’s our reality! Unfortunately, there are times we may feel like we are wandering aimlessly in the wilderness – this is a false perception! So what is our hope? Jesus gives grace to the wilderness mindset and shows us our true reality in Him. If you feel like you are wandering may you discover GRACE IN THE WILDERNESS!

 

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As believers, we are seated in heavenly places in Christ – that’s our reality! Unfortunately, there are times we may feel like we are wandering aimlessly in the wilderness – this is a false perception! So what is our hope? As believers, we are seated in heavenly places in Christ – that’s our reality! Unfortunately, there are times we may feel like we are wandering aimlessly in the wilderness – this is a false perception! So what is our hope? Jesus gives grace to the wilderness mindset and shows us our true reality in Him. […] David Hughes clean 41:32
On To Maturity ~ Part 3 https://bensonfirst.com/on-to-maturity-part-3/ Sun, 14 Oct 2018 16:56:13 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6839 There is hope for the wave-tossed and wind-blown, those looking for recovery and restoration. The Lord has promised He will restore to us the joy of His salvation and sustain us with His Spirit. When life seems to be tossing us around the Holy Spirit brings us back to the realization of our reality in […] There is hope for the wave-tossed and wind-blown, those looking for recovery and restoration. The Lord has promised He will restore to us the joy of His salvation and sustain us with His Spirit. When life seems to be tossing us around the Holy Spirit brings us back to the realization of our reality in Christ and ignites afresh in us the child-like amazement and wonder that takes our breath away and sweeps our hearts up in Jesus!

 

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There is hope for the wave-tossed and wind-blown, those looking for recovery and restoration. The Lord has promised He will restore to us the joy of His salvation and sustain us with His Spirit. When life seems to be tossing us around the Holy Spirit b... There is hope for the wave-tossed and wind-blown, those looking for recovery and restoration. The Lord has promised He will restore to us the joy of His salvation and sustain us with His Spirit. When life seems to be tossing us around the Holy Spirit brings us back to the realization of our reality in […] David Hughes clean 42:22
On To Maturity ~ Part 2 https://bensonfirst.com/on-to-maturity-part-2/ Sun, 07 Oct 2018 16:36:35 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6836 According to Ephesians 4, as we go on to maturity we are to come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God. The word knowledge there is not just a general awareness or simply an intellectual head knowledge. No! It is a word meaning an intimate experiential knowing […] According to Ephesians 4, as we go on to maturity we are to come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God. The word knowledge there is not just a general awareness or simply an intellectual head knowledge. No! It is a word meaning an intimate experiential knowing of someone. The Holy Spirit wants us to truly know Jesus, not just know about Him – but to KNOW HIM! Praise God that this journey is deeply relational with our Saviour!

The last 8 minutes is our communion celebration – we invite you to join us!

 

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According to Ephesians 4, as we go on to maturity we are to come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God. The word knowledge there is not just a general awareness or simply an intellectual head knowledge. No! According to Ephesians 4, as we go on to maturity we are to come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God. The word knowledge there is not just a general awareness or simply an intellectual head knowledge. No! It is a word meaning an intimate experiential knowing […] David Hughes clean 1:02:20
How Do You See Jesus? ~ Barbara Daniel https://bensonfirst.com/how-do-you-see-jesus-barbara-daniel/ Sun, 30 Sep 2018 19:00:04 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6828 How do you see Jesus? To answer this question do we just “parrot” back what others have said about Him or do we see him for ourselves. We each are invited to individually engage our hearts with the Lord in a truly intimate and personal relationship with Him! His mercies are new every morning and […] How do you see Jesus? To answer this question do we just “parrot” back what others have said about Him or do we see him for ourselves. We each are invited to individually engage our hearts with the Lord in a truly intimate and personal relationship with Him! His mercies are new every morning and each day is an opportunity to experience Jesus in ways we have never imagined! He has made you worthy to be in Him, to know Him and to experience Him like you have never dreamed!

 

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How do you see Jesus? To answer this question do we just “parrot” back what others have said about Him or do we see him for ourselves. We each are invited to individually engage our hearts with the Lord in a truly intimate and personal relationship wit... How do you see Jesus? To answer this question do we just “parrot” back what others have said about Him or do we see him for ourselves. We each are invited to individually engage our hearts with the Lord in a truly intimate and personal relationship with Him! His mercies are new every morning and […] David Hughes clean 37:17
On To Maturity ~ Part 1 https://bensonfirst.com/on-to-maturity-part-1/ Mon, 24 Sep 2018 02:28:58 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6824 As children of God, the Holy Spirit desires to lead us on to maturity in Christ. Maturity is not about us getting stronger in our own strength, but it’s about us leaning to trust and rest in God’s love for us in the midst of our weaknesses. And the truth is we don’t truly go […] As children of God, the Holy Spirit desires to lead us on to maturity in Christ. Maturity is not about us getting stronger in our own strength, but it’s about us leaning to trust and rest in God’s love for us in the midst of our weaknesses. And the truth is we don’t truly go on to maturity in Christ apart from the body of Christ – we grow by that which ever joint supplies. It’s not just about “me” in Christ – because there is such a great power as we discover the reality of “we” in Christ!

 

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As children of God, the Holy Spirit desires to lead us on to maturity in Christ. Maturity is not about us getting stronger in our own strength, but it’s about us leaning to trust and rest in God’s love for us in the midst of our weaknesses. As children of God, the Holy Spirit desires to lead us on to maturity in Christ. Maturity is not about us getting stronger in our own strength, but it’s about us leaning to trust and rest in God’s love for us in the midst of our weaknesses. And the truth is we don’t truly go […] David Hughes clean 45:13
Live According to Your Identity … Not Your Geography – Part 8 https://bensonfirst.com/live-according-to-your-identity-not-your-geography-part-8/ Sun, 09 Sep 2018 19:00:03 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6819 Ecclesiastes 3:11 says that God has made everything fit beautifully in its appropriate time … ALSO, He has set eternity in our hearts. You are here at just the right and appropriate time with eternity (Christ) dwelling on the inside. As a believer, eternity is not something way off in our future – it is […] Ecclesiastes 3:11 says that God has made everything fit beautifully in its appropriate time … ALSO, He has set eternity in our hearts. You are here at just the right and appropriate time with eternity (Christ) dwelling on the inside. As a believer, eternity is not something way off in our future – it is the present reality of our spirit because of Christ in us. God’s desire is for time and eternity to converge through the power of the Holy Spirit in us! We are each given a moment in space and time, so how do we live that moment? Is it from the confines and limitations of that moment or from the unlimited reality of eternity (Christ) in us? Eternity is now!

 

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Ecclesiastes 3:11 says that God has made everything fit beautifully in its appropriate time … ALSO, He has set eternity in our hearts. You are here at just the right and appropriate time with eternity (Christ) dwelling on the inside. As a believer, Ecclesiastes 3:11 says that God has made everything fit beautifully in its appropriate time … ALSO, He has set eternity in our hearts. You are here at just the right and appropriate time with eternity (Christ) dwelling on the inside. As a believer, eternity is not something way off in our future – it is […] David Hughes clean 45:36
Live According to Your Identity … Not Your Geography – Part 7 https://bensonfirst.com/live-according-to-your-identity-not-your-geography-part-7/ Sun, 02 Sep 2018 19:00:03 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6815 We are in union with Christ through the new birth and now share in His life within us. The heart of living by our identity is relational – it’s all about Jesus and the new life he has given us. We are joined to the Lord in spirit and that truly changes everything. Sometimes our […] We are in union with Christ through the new birth and now share in His life within us. The heart of living by our identity is relational – it’s all about Jesus and the new life he has given us. We are joined to the Lord in spirit and that truly changes everything. Sometimes our minds and thoughts get scattered and our emotions can seem to become our guide – and as we often discover, emotions can be the worst guide of all in life. So may we allow the Holy Spirit to set our hearts and minds on Christ in us to find rest, peace and the proper perspective for our journey!

The last 15 minutes is our communion celebration, we invite you to join us!

 

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We are in union with Christ through the new birth and now share in His life within us. The heart of living by our identity is relational – it’s all about Jesus and the new life he has given us. We are joined to the Lord in spirit and that truly changes... We are in union with Christ through the new birth and now share in His life within us. The heart of living by our identity is relational – it’s all about Jesus and the new life he has given us. We are joined to the Lord in spirit and that truly changes everything. Sometimes our […] David Hughes clean 57:16
Living As Who Christ Made Us To Be ~ Jim Eldred https://bensonfirst.com/living-as-who-christ-made-us-to-be-jim-eldred/ Sun, 26 Aug 2018 19:00:35 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6810 The life we live in Christ means everything, but the flesh/self will always seek to rob us of that experience.  Paul prayed in Ephesians 1:15-23 that the eyes of our understanding would be enlightened to know 1) The hope of HIS calling 2) HIS glorious inheritance in the saints 3) HIS incomparably great power to […] The life we live in Christ means everything, but the flesh/self will always seek to rob us of that experience.  Paul prayed in Ephesians 1:15-23 that the eyes of our understanding would be enlightened to know 1) The hope of HIS calling 2) HIS glorious inheritance in the saints 3) HIS incomparably great power to us who believe. The life we live in Christ truly is all about Jesus and all for HIS glory … and the power of the Spirit walks it out through us now, in this world!

 

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The life we live in Christ means everything, but the flesh/self will always seek to rob us of that experience.  Paul prayed in Ephesians 1:15-23 that the eyes of our understanding would be enlightened to know 1) The hope of HIS calling 2) HIS glorious ... The life we live in Christ means everything, but the flesh/self will always seek to rob us of that experience.  Paul prayed in Ephesians 1:15-23 that the eyes of our understanding would be enlightened to know 1) The hope of HIS calling 2) HIS glorious inheritance in the saints 3) HIS incomparably great power to […] David Hughes clean 44:14
Live According to Your Identity … Not Your Geography – Part 6 https://bensonfirst.com/live-according-to-your-identity-not-your-geography-part-6/ Sun, 19 Aug 2018 19:00:16 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6748 DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY, THE FIRST PART OF THIS MESSAGE WAS NOT RECORDED – WE APOLOGIZE  Jesus prayer in John 17 was “Do not take them out of the world, but keep them from the evil” – we are in the world, but not of the world.This does not mean that Jesus is not relevant […] DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY, THE FIRST PART OF THIS MESSAGE WAS NOT RECORDED – WE APOLOGIZE 

Jesus prayer in John 17 was “Do not take them out of the world, but keep them from the evil” – we are in the world, but not of the world.This does not mean that Jesus is not relevant to our geography, if fact our identity in Christ is the only thing that brings true relevance to the life we experience in this world!

 

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DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY, THE FIRST PART OF THIS MESSAGE WAS NOT RECORDED – WE APOLOGIZE  Jesus prayer in John 17 was “Do not take them out of the world, but keep them from the evil” – we are in the world, but not of the world. DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY, THE FIRST PART OF THIS MESSAGE WAS NOT RECORDED – WE APOLOGIZE  Jesus prayer in John 17 was “Do not take them out of the world, but keep them from the evil” – we are in the world, but not of the world.This does not mean that Jesus is not relevant […] David Hughes clean 20:25
Live According to Your Identity … Not Your Geography – Part 5 https://bensonfirst.com/live-according-to-your-identity-not-your-geography-part-5/ Sun, 12 Aug 2018 19:00:22 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6744 Jesus’ desire is that His joy may be made full [complete] in us! Happiness is connected to happenings and is a part of our geography, but joy is connected to Jesus and is a part of our identity. May we live in the joy of the Lord that uplifts our hearts and not according to […] Jesus’ desire is that His joy may be made full [complete] in us! Happiness is connected to happenings and is a part of our geography, but joy is connected to Jesus and is a part of our identity. May we live in the joy of the Lord that uplifts our hearts and not according to the elusive happiness of changing circumstances around us!

 

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Jesus’ desire is that His joy may be made full [complete] in us! Happiness is connected to happenings and is a part of our geography, but joy is connected to Jesus and is a part of our identity. May we live in the joy of the Lord that uplifts our heart... Jesus’ desire is that His joy may be made full [complete] in us! Happiness is connected to happenings and is a part of our geography, but joy is connected to Jesus and is a part of our identity. May we live in the joy of the Lord that uplifts our hearts and not according to […] David Hughes clean 36:23
Live According to Your Identity … Not Your Geography – Part 4 https://bensonfirst.com/live-according-to-your-identity-not-your-geography-part-4/ Sun, 05 Aug 2018 19:00:46 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6740 Colossians 3 says that we have been raised up with Christ and we are to set our mind and affections on things above, not on the things that are on earth. For we have died and our life is hidden with Christ in God … in fact, Christ is our life! To live out of […] Colossians 3 says that we have been raised up with Christ and we are to set our mind and affections on things above, not on the things that are on earth. For we have died and our life is hidden with Christ in God … in fact, Christ is our life! To live out of our identity is to live out of the resurrection life of Christ in us and not according to the unsettled, changing issues of the world around us. The life of Christ flows from a place of rest and favor!

The last 10 minutes is our communion celebration – we invite you to join us!

 

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Colossians 3 says that we have been raised up with Christ and we are to set our mind and affections on things above, not on the things that are on earth. For we have died and our life is hidden with Christ in God … in fact, Christ is our life! Colossians 3 says that we have been raised up with Christ and we are to set our mind and affections on things above, not on the things that are on earth. For we have died and our life is hidden with Christ in God … in fact, Christ is our life! To live out of […] David Hughes clean 47:57
Live According to Your Identity … Not Your Geography – Part 3 https://bensonfirst.com/live-according-to-your-identity-not-your-geography-part-3/ Sun, 29 Jul 2018 19:00:38 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6736 The Lord says that the time is … NOW! Hebrews tells us that He is looking for those that will call it “today”. This doesn’t mean that we can’t reflect on what the Lord has done in the past or have hope for what He will reveal and do in the future, but we can’t […] The Lord says that the time is … NOW! Hebrews tells us that He is looking for those that will call it “today”. This doesn’t mean that we can’t reflect on what the Lord has done in the past or have hope for what He will reveal and do in the future, but we can’t live in the past or the future – we can only live in this present moment! Too often regrets from the past or fear of the future rob us of living in the present, so may we not miss enjoying Him and all that He is in this very moment.  This is so much of what it truly means to be living out of our identity in Christ and not just our geography in this world!

 

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The Lord says that the time is … NOW! Hebrews tells us that He is looking for those that will call it “today”. This doesn’t mean that we can’t reflect on what the Lord has done in the past or have hope for what He will reveal and do in the future, The Lord says that the time is … NOW! Hebrews tells us that He is looking for those that will call it “today”. This doesn’t mean that we can’t reflect on what the Lord has done in the past or have hope for what He will reveal and do in the future, but we can’t […] David Hughes clean 35:59
Live According to Your Identity … Not Your Geography – Part 2 https://bensonfirst.com/live-according-to-your-identity-not-your-geography-part-2/ Sun, 22 Jul 2018 19:00:43 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6728 Jesus has become the very identity of every believer through the Holy Spirit within us. The Song of Solomon 2:4 says that His banner over me is love! The word banner comes from a word that means to flaunt or be conspicuous. The Lord dwells in us through the Spirit and He has raised his flag […] Jesus has become the very identity of every believer through the Holy Spirit within us. The Song of Solomon 2:4 says that His banner over me is love! The word banner comes from a word that means to flaunt or be conspicuous. The Lord dwells in us through the Spirit and He has raised his flag over us so that He can show off His love in and through each one of us. This is why our identity in Christ is always greater than our geography – because the King is in residence!

 

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Jesus has become the very identity of every believer through the Holy Spirit within us. The Song of Solomon 2:4 says that His banner over me is love! The word banner comes from a word that means to flaunt or be conspicuous. Jesus has become the very identity of every believer through the Holy Spirit within us. The Song of Solomon 2:4 says that His banner over me is love! The word banner comes from a word that means to flaunt or be conspicuous. The Lord dwells in us through the Spirit and He has raised his flag […] David Hughes clean 41:22
Live According to Your Identity … Not Your Geography https://bensonfirst.com/live-according-to-your-identity-not-your-geography/ Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:00:04 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6722 2 Corinthians 4:18 says to look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen – one is temporal the other is eternal. So do you want to live out of your geography or live out of your identity? – one is set in the earth and the other […] 2 Corinthians 4:18 says to look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen – one is temporal the other is eternal. So do you want to live out of your geography or live out of your identity? – one is set in the earth and the other is set in Christ! In fact our identity in Christ is meant to emerge and converge in our geography in the world by the power of the Holy Spirit!

 

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2 Corinthians 4:18 says to look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen – one is temporal the other is eternal. So do you want to live out of your geography or live out of your identity? 2 Corinthians 4:18 says to look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen – one is temporal the other is eternal. So do you want to live out of your geography or live out of your identity? – one is set in the earth and the other […] David Hughes clean 40:37
Love Is The Heart Of Worship ~ Jim Eldred https://bensonfirst.com/love-is-the-heart-of-worship-jim-eldred/ Sun, 08 Jul 2018 19:00:43 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6714 Worship is proclaiming what you value – it comes from the ancient word “worthship”. Everything we do is worship – we live based on what we value and put worth in. The heart of true worship is love and a heart overflowing with love is a heart that overflows with worship to the Lord! Don’t […] Worship is proclaiming what you value – it comes from the ancient word “worthship”. Everything we do is worship – we live based on what we value and put worth in. The heart of true worship is love and a heart overflowing with love is a heart that overflows with worship to the Lord! Don’t accept limitations of the world or the flesh, but be true worshipers – know the true “worthship” of God’s love!

 

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Worship is proclaiming what you value – it comes from the ancient word “worthship”. Everything we do is worship – we live based on what we value and put worth in. The heart of true worship is love and a heart overflowing with love is a heart that overf... Worship is proclaiming what you value – it comes from the ancient word “worthship”. Everything we do is worship – we live based on what we value and put worth in. The heart of true worship is love and a heart overflowing with love is a heart that overflows with worship to the Lord! Don’t […] David Hughes clean 49:47
The Living Narrative Of Scripture https://bensonfirst.com/the-living-narrative-of-scripture/ Sun, 01 Jul 2018 19:00:51 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6709 How we gaze into the scriptures has a bearing on what we will see. If we look into the bible for just information in an academic approach it becomes a mere text book or rule book. But if we look into the bible for a living, relational encounter with Jesus then it becomes a living […] How we gaze into the scriptures has a bearing on what we will see. If we look into the bible for just information in an academic approach it becomes a mere text book or rule book. But if we look into the bible for a living, relational encounter with Jesus then it becomes a living narrative in which we will find ourselves as participants and not just spectators! In the volume of the book it speaks of Jesus (Hebrews 10:7)

The last 9 minutes is our communion celebration – we invite you to join us!

 

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How we gaze into the scriptures has a bearing on what we will see. If we look into the bible for just information in an academic approach it becomes a mere text book or rule book. But if we look into the bible for a living, How we gaze into the scriptures has a bearing on what we will see. If we look into the bible for just information in an academic approach it becomes a mere text book or rule book. But if we look into the bible for a living, relational encounter with Jesus then it becomes a living […] David Hughes clean 42:14
Solitude and Silence https://bensonfirst.com/solitude-and-silence/ Sun, 24 Jun 2018 19:00:30 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6704 Times of solitude and silence were a part of Jesus’ walk on the earth. Jesus would often pull away to a secluded place to pray and commune with His heavenly Father.  Making time for these moments in our own walk with the Lord is so important for us also. It is not something we do […] Times of solitude and silence were a part of Jesus’ walk on the earth. Jesus would often pull away to a secluded place to pray and commune with His heavenly Father.  Making time for these moments in our own walk with the Lord is so important for us also. It is not something we do that is to be religious or ritual, but relational and life giving. It is a time to rest and refresh away from the noise and crowds, to talk and listen to the heart of our savior. We are never alone when our solitude and silence is in Christ!

 

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Times of solitude and silence were a part of Jesus’ walk on the earth. Jesus would often pull away to a secluded place to pray and commune with His heavenly Father.  Making time for these moments in our own walk with the Lord is so important for us als... Times of solitude and silence were a part of Jesus’ walk on the earth. Jesus would often pull away to a secluded place to pray and commune with His heavenly Father.  Making time for these moments in our own walk with the Lord is so important for us also. It is not something we do […] David Hughes clean 52:36
The Father’s Way https://bensonfirst.com/the-fathers-way/ Sun, 17 Jun 2018 19:00:02 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6699 When it comes to our heavenly Father, what is His heart towards us, how does He deal with us … what is the Father’s way? John 3:16 gives us a glimpse into our heavenly Father’s heart – “For God so loved …” Love! That is the Father’s heart towards us and how He deals with […] When it comes to our heavenly Father, what is His heart towards us, how does He deal with us … what is the Father’s way? John 3:16 gives us a glimpse into our heavenly Father’s heart – “For God so loved …” Love! That is the Father’s heart towards us and how He deals with us. The greatest need for us as the body of Christ may be to receive a revelation and realization of God’s great love for us. It will truly change how we live life and how we see others around us.  Lord, may we be persuaded that nothing can separate us from Your great love!

 

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When it comes to our heavenly Father, what is His heart towards us, how does He deal with us … what is the Father’s way? John 3:16 gives us a glimpse into our heavenly Father’s heart – “For God so loved …” Love! When it comes to our heavenly Father, what is His heart towards us, how does He deal with us … what is the Father’s way? John 3:16 gives us a glimpse into our heavenly Father’s heart – “For God so loved …” Love! That is the Father’s heart towards us and how He deals with […] David Hughes clean 31:15
Living Memorials https://bensonfirst.com/living-memorials/ Sun, 03 Jun 2018 19:00:27 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6693 The Word of God is full of living memorials – that which puts us in remembrance.  The Lord Himself, His name, His works, His goodness, His deliverance … these are some of the living memorials given.  Memorials set out hearts and eyes on Jesus and are for us NOW and for the GENERATIONS TO COME!  […] The Word of God is full of living memorials – that which puts us in remembrance.  The Lord Himself, His name, His works, His goodness, His deliverance … these are some of the living memorials given.  Memorials set out hearts and eyes on Jesus and are for us NOW and for the GENERATIONS TO COME!  This is not so that we will live in the past but they do help us to live today and with the right perspective step into our future in Christ!

The last 9 minutes is our communion celebration – we invite you to join us!

 

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The Word of God is full of living memorials – that which puts us in remembrance.  The Lord Himself, His name, His works, His goodness, His deliverance … these are some of the living memorials given.  Memorials set out hearts and eyes on Jesus and are f... The Word of God is full of living memorials – that which puts us in remembrance.  The Lord Himself, His name, His works, His goodness, His deliverance … these are some of the living memorials given.  Memorials set out hearts and eyes on Jesus and are for us NOW and for the GENERATIONS TO COME!  […] David Hughes clean 45:18
Come To The Table ~ Part 10 https://bensonfirst.com/come-to-the-table-part-10/ Sun, 20 May 2018 19:00:00 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6688 We never leave our seat at the table of the Lord, yet at the same time we are called to be servants to the world around us.  We are called to serve one another through love – not through guilt, condemnation, obligation, manipulation … but through love!  Jesus said that He did not come to […] We never leave our seat at the table of the Lord, yet at the same time we are called to be servants to the world around us.  We are called to serve one another through love – not through guilt, condemnation, obligation, manipulation … but through love!  Jesus said that He did not come to be served, but to serve – so it’s our nature in Christ to serve one another from the table of the Lord!

 

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We never leave our seat at the table of the Lord, yet at the same time we are called to be servants to the world around us.  We are called to serve one another through love – not through guilt, condemnation, obligation, We never leave our seat at the table of the Lord, yet at the same time we are called to be servants to the world around us.  We are called to serve one another through love – not through guilt, condemnation, obligation, manipulation … but through love!  Jesus said that He did not come to […] David Hughes clean 41:50
Come To The Table ~ Part 9 https://bensonfirst.com/come-to-the-table-part-9/ Sun, 06 May 2018 19:00:09 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6648 When we come to the table of the Lord we find that His goodness and grace are even greater than what we where told.  We can learn from the example of the queen of Sheba who heard a report about Solomon and doubted that it was even true, but after coming and seeing the truth […] When we come to the table of the Lord we find that His goodness and grace are even greater than what we where told.  We can learn from the example of the queen of Sheba who heard a report about Solomon and doubted that it was even true, but after coming and seeing the truth it took her breath away and she said that the “half had not yet been told.”  So it is with the Lord – He is truly better than we know – come and see … He will take our breath away!

The last 7 minutes is our communion celebration – we invite you to join us!

 

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When we come to the table of the Lord we find that His goodness and grace are even greater than what we where told.  We can learn from the example of the queen of Sheba who heard a report about Solomon and doubted that it was even true, When we come to the table of the Lord we find that His goodness and grace are even greater than what we where told.  We can learn from the example of the queen of Sheba who heard a report about Solomon and doubted that it was even true, but after coming and seeing the truth […] David Hughes clean 48:34
Life Without Lack ~ Lee Thompson https://bensonfirst.com/life-without-lack-lee-thompson/ Sun, 29 Apr 2018 21:20:07 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6643 Lee Thompson shares a fresh look at Psalm 23 as a reflection of the new creation life we are given in Christ.  Many know this famous Psalm, but do we intimately know the Shepard? – that is the powerful invitation before us all!  True relationship and intimacy with the Lord brings us to a life […] Lee Thompson shares a fresh look at Psalm 23 as a reflection of the new creation life we are given in Christ.  Many know this famous Psalm, but do we intimately know the Shepard? – that is the powerful invitation before us all!  True relationship and intimacy with the Lord brings us to a life that is without lack, the true gift of grace.  And the grace of God defies all scrutiny, but it requires genuine reflection – so as you listen, allow the Holy Spirit to lead your heart into wonderful reflections of God’s truly amazing grace for you!

 

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Lee Thompson shares a fresh look at Psalm 23 as a reflection of the new creation life we are given in Christ.  Many know this famous Psalm, but do we intimately know the Shepard? – that is the powerful invitation before us all! Lee Thompson shares a fresh look at Psalm 23 as a reflection of the new creation life we are given in Christ.  Many know this famous Psalm, but do we intimately know the Shepard? – that is the powerful invitation before us all!  True relationship and intimacy with the Lord brings us to a life […] David Hughes clean 54:17
Come To The Table ~ Part 8 https://bensonfirst.com/come-to-the-table-part-8/ Sun, 22 Apr 2018 19:00:21 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6639 We continue our look at what is on the table of the Lord from Psalm 103, which says to, “Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me bless His holy name … and forget not ALL of His benefits.”  He redeems our life from the pit, crowns us with lovingkindness and […] We continue our look at what is on the table of the Lord from Psalm 103, which says to, “Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me bless His holy name … and forget not ALL of His benefits.”  He redeems our life from the pit, crowns us with lovingkindness and compassion and satisfies our years with good things. We find ourselves delivered into His kingdom and freed from the hopeless trap of sin and self … we are showered with His goodness and mercy giving us the new perspective and security of His love … and we are satisfied with all that He is in and through us.  What an overwhelming life the Lord gives!

 

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We continue our look at what is on the table of the Lord from Psalm 103, which says to, “Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me bless His holy name … and forget not ALL of His benefits.”  He redeems our life from the pit, We continue our look at what is on the table of the Lord from Psalm 103, which says to, “Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me bless His holy name … and forget not ALL of His benefits.”  He redeems our life from the pit, crowns us with lovingkindness and […] David Hughes clean 42:16
Come To The Table ~ Part 7 https://bensonfirst.com/come-to-the-table-part-7/ Sun, 15 Apr 2018 19:00:40 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6636 The table of the Lord is full of all that we need. Psalm 103 says to, “Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me bless His holy name … and forget not ALL of His benefits.”  He forgives ALL our iniquities and heals ALL our diseases – so forgiveness and healing […] The table of the Lord is full of all that we need. Psalm 103 says to, “Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me bless His holy name … and forget not ALL of His benefits.”  He forgives ALL our iniquities and heals ALL our diseases – so forgiveness and healing are gifts of grace for us to receive.  May we leave nothing on the table, but enjoy all that our heavenly father has given us in Christ!

 

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The table of the Lord is full of all that we need. Psalm 103 says to, “Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me bless His holy name … and forget not ALL of His benefits.”  He forgives ALL our iniquities and heals ALL our diseases – so forgive... The table of the Lord is full of all that we need. Psalm 103 says to, “Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me bless His holy name … and forget not ALL of His benefits.”  He forgives ALL our iniquities and heals ALL our diseases – so forgiveness and healing […] David Hughes clean 57:36
Life In The Body Of Christ https://bensonfirst.com/life-in-the-body-of-christ/ Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:41:29 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6631 The Body of Christ is multi-generational and functions and is held together in love!  We are truly equipped in the body of Christ for the life He has called us to live – it’s HIS LIFE!  The older generations still have great riches in Christ to deposit into the younger generations because the love of […] The Body of Christ is multi-generational and functions and is held together in love!  We are truly equipped in the body of Christ for the life He has called us to live – it’s HIS LIFE!  The older generations still have great riches in Christ to deposit into the younger generations because the love of God is always relevant to every generation.  Life is the body of Christ is displayed in love which holds ALL generations together as one in Christ!

 

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The Body of Christ is multi-generational and functions and is held together in love!  We are truly equipped in the body of Christ for the life He has called us to live – it’s HIS LIFE!  The older generations still have great riches in Christ to deposit... The Body of Christ is multi-generational and functions and is held together in love!  We are truly equipped in the body of Christ for the life He has called us to live – it’s HIS LIFE!  The older generations still have great riches in Christ to deposit into the younger generations because the love of […] David Hughes clean 57:20
The Power Of The Cross https://bensonfirst.com/the-power-of-the-cross/ Sun, 01 Apr 2018 19:00:28 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6625 The word of the cross (the narrative … the story … the message) is the power of God!  The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus is literally three days and three nights that changed the world.  We are not just meant to be spectators of this redemptive work, but through faith in Jesus we are […] The word of the cross (the narrative … the story … the message) is the power of God!  The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus is literally three days and three nights that changed the world.  We are not just meant to be spectators of this redemptive work, but through faith in Jesus we are made participants in Christ!  We have been reconciled by His death and how much more are we saved by His life. We are defined by resurrection power through Christ in us – so may we now walk in newness of life!

The last 9 minutes is our communion celebration – we invite you to join us!

 

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The word of the cross (the narrative … the story … the message) is the power of God!  The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus is literally three days and three nights that changed the world.  We are not just meant to be spectators of this redemptiv... The word of the cross (the narrative … the story … the message) is the power of God!  The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus is literally three days and three nights that changed the world.  We are not just meant to be spectators of this redemptive work, but through faith in Jesus we are […] David Hughes clean 36:09
Come To The Table ~ Part 6 https://bensonfirst.com/come-to-the-table-part-6/ Sun, 25 Mar 2018 19:00:30 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6621 The two disciples that encountered Jesus on the road to Emmaus on the morning of His resurrection had their eyes opened to who He really was when they sat with Him at the table and He began to break the bread.  So too will we have the eyes of our understanding opened to see Jesus […] The two disciples that encountered Jesus on the road to Emmaus on the morning of His resurrection had their eyes opened to who He really was when they sat with Him at the table and He began to break the bread.  So too will we have the eyes of our understanding opened to see Jesus with us and in us more and more as we allow the Holy Spirit to open up the Word of God (the bread of life) in our hearts as we “recline with Him at the table”!

 

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The two disciples that encountered Jesus on the road to Emmaus on the morning of His resurrection had their eyes opened to who He really was when they sat with Him at the table and He began to break the bread. The two disciples that encountered Jesus on the road to Emmaus on the morning of His resurrection had their eyes opened to who He really was when they sat with Him at the table and He began to break the bread.  So too will we have the eyes of our understanding opened to see Jesus […] David Hughes clean 32:27
Come To The Table ~ Part 5 https://bensonfirst.com/come-to-the-table-part-5/ Sun, 18 Mar 2018 19:00:46 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6617 What God accomplished in Christ through redemption was not only a finished work, but a furnished work!  He has prepared a table before us in the presence of our enemies.  And His table for us is a place of rest, it is a place of complete supply and it is a place of security and […] What God accomplished in Christ through redemption was not only a finished work, but a furnished work!  He has prepared a table before us in the presence of our enemies.  And His table for us is a place of rest, it is a place of complete supply and it is a place of security and protection.  Jesus Himself is our seat at the table so may we receive all that He has given us to enjoy and to also share with the world around us!

 

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What God accomplished in Christ through redemption was not only a finished work, but a furnished work!  He has prepared a table before us in the presence of our enemies.  And His table for us is a place of rest, What God accomplished in Christ through redemption was not only a finished work, but a furnished work!  He has prepared a table before us in the presence of our enemies.  And His table for us is a place of rest, it is a place of complete supply and it is a place of security and […] David Hughes clean 37:29
Come To The Table ~ Part 4 https://bensonfirst.com/come-to-the-table-part-4/ Sun, 11 Mar 2018 19:00:45 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6612 We have been qualified by grace, but how do we come to the table?  It’s simply by faith – trust in Jesus!  That is the work of the new covenant … faith.  It’s not by our works that we achieve or maintain a place at the table of the Lord and it’s not by our […] We have been qualified by grace, but how do we come to the table?  It’s simply by faith – trust in Jesus!  That is the work of the new covenant … faith.  It’s not by our works that we achieve or maintain a place at the table of the Lord and it’s not by our efforts that we enjoy the fullness of His table.  The Lord has freely given us Himself as all that we need and we need only to trust and believe.  That may seem too simple, but Jesus has truly provided a way for “whosoever will” to come and receive … it’s by faith!

 

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We have been qualified by grace, but how do we come to the table?  It’s simply by faith – trust in Jesus!  That is the work of the new covenant … faith.  It’s not by our works that we achieve or maintain a place at the table of the Lord and it’s not by... We have been qualified by grace, but how do we come to the table?  It’s simply by faith – trust in Jesus!  That is the work of the new covenant … faith.  It’s not by our works that we achieve or maintain a place at the table of the Lord and it’s not by our […] David Hughes clean 41:17
Come To The Table ~ Part 3 https://bensonfirst.com/come-to-the-table-part-3/ Sun, 04 Mar 2018 19:00:25 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6608 Are you hungry and thirsty?  Isaiah 55 invites everyone who is thirsty and hungry to COME!  We don’t bring anything and we don’t pay for this meal, because it is served by Jesus at the table of grace!  Listen to the Lord’s word, eat what is good and delight yourself in abundance – you have […] Are you hungry and thirsty?  Isaiah 55 invites everyone who is thirsty and hungry to COME!  We don’t bring anything and we don’t pay for this meal, because it is served by Jesus at the table of grace!  Listen to the Lord’s word, eat what is good and delight yourself in abundance – you have a place at His table where every need has been met, because you have been qualified by grace!

The last 10 minutes is our communion celebration shared by Barbara Daniel – we invite you to join us!

 

Below is the video for the song played during the message … Table Of Grace by Phillips, Craig & Dean

 

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Are you hungry and thirsty?  Isaiah 55 invites everyone who is thirsty and hungry to COME!  We don’t bring anything and we don’t pay for this meal, because it is served by Jesus at the table of grace!  Listen to the Lord’s word, Are you hungry and thirsty?  Isaiah 55 invites everyone who is thirsty and hungry to COME!  We don’t bring anything and we don’t pay for this meal, because it is served by Jesus at the table of grace!  Listen to the Lord’s word, eat what is good and delight yourself in abundance – you have […] David Hughes clean 59:55
Come To The Table ~ Part 2 https://bensonfirst.com/come-to-the-table-part-2/ Sun, 25 Feb 2018 20:48:41 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6601 We can find ourselves in the story of Mephibosheth … he was born under the shadow of the house of Saul, lame in both feet, living in Lo-Debar (which means without pasture) which was on the wilderness side of the Jordan river and he viewed himself as worthless.  But David called him to come to […] We can find ourselves in the story of Mephibosheth … he was born under the shadow of the house of Saul, lame in both feet, living in Lo-Debar (which means without pasture) which was on the wilderness side of the Jordan river and he viewed himself as worthless.  But David called him to come to the king’s table where he took a seat as one of the king’s sons and had his lost inheritance restored.  We were all lost in the sin of Adam, unable to “walk” (perform) our way to the King’s table, living in the wilderness and feeling worthless … but then, Jesus called our name and carried us to His table where He seated us as sons of God and made us joint heirs with Him.  Grace has truly carried us to the table of the Lord!

 

Below is the video for the song played during the message … Carried to the Table by Leeland

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We can find ourselves in the story of Mephibosheth … he was born under the shadow of the house of Saul, lame in both feet, living in Lo-Debar (which means without pasture) which was on the wilderness side of the Jordan river and he viewed himself as wo... We can find ourselves in the story of Mephibosheth … he was born under the shadow of the house of Saul, lame in both feet, living in Lo-Debar (which means without pasture) which was on the wilderness side of the Jordan river and he viewed himself as worthless.  But David called him to come to […] David Hughes clean 51:59
Come To The Table ~ Part 1 https://bensonfirst.com/come-to-the-table-part-1/ Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:00:55 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6594 Our Heavenly Father is throwing a party and He has given a personal invitation to each one of us to come to His table and celebrate with Him.  He has invited the poor, the crippled, the lame and the blind – no one is left out!  We will delve into questions such as… Why have […] Our Heavenly Father is throwing a party and He has given a personal invitation to each one of us to come to His table and celebrate with Him.  He has invited the poor, the crippled, the lame and the blind – no one is left out!  We will delve into questions such as… Why have a party?… Where is the party?… Who is invited?… What qualifies us to come?… How do we come?… What is being served on His table?  We must ask ourselves, do we want to dine at the Lord’s table or try and prepare our own?  Whosoever will … COME!

 

Below is the video for the song played during the message … Come to the Table by SIdewalk Prophets

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Our Heavenly Father is throwing a party and He has given a personal invitation to each one of us to come to His table and celebrate with Him.  He has invited the poor, the crippled, the lame and the blind – no one is left out! Our Heavenly Father is throwing a party and He has given a personal invitation to each one of us to come to His table and celebrate with Him.  He has invited the poor, the crippled, the lame and the blind – no one is left out!  We will delve into questions such as… Why have […] David Hughes clean 50:57
Why So Downcast, Oh My Soul https://bensonfirst.com/why-so-downcast-oh-my-soul/ Mon, 12 Feb 2018 02:02:06 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6589 The writer of Psalm 42 says, “Why so downcast, oh my soul … put your hope in God!”  Those times we find out hearts heavy, burdened and discouraged we need to realize we are not without hope and we are not abandoned.  The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime and His song will […] The writer of Psalm 42 says, “Why so downcast, oh my soul … put your hope in God!”  Those times we find out hearts heavy, burdened and discouraged we need to realize we are not without hope and we are not abandoned.  The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime and His song will be with me in the night!  When we have misplaced hope (an expectation in anything other than Jesus) our hearts can become heavy, but when we remember … when we set out hope in our Lord, our hearts are lifted by the reality of God’s great love and grace for us!

 

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The writer of Psalm 42 says, “Why so downcast, oh my soul … put your hope in God!”  Those times we find out hearts heavy, burdened and discouraged we need to realize we are not without hope and we are not abandoned. The writer of Psalm 42 says, “Why so downcast, oh my soul … put your hope in God!”  Those times we find out hearts heavy, burdened and discouraged we need to realize we are not without hope and we are not abandoned.  The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime and His song will […] David Hughes clean 43:42
Faith, Hope and Love ~ Part 4 https://bensonfirst.com/faith-hope-and-love-part-4/ Sun, 04 Feb 2018 19:00:43 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6584 Without God’s love, nothing else truly matters.  When we learn more and more how to live loved it changes everything.  How we see the Lord, how we see others and how we see ourselves is drastically changed when seen through the eyes of love.  Faith works by love and without love we don’t have any […] Without God’s love, nothing else truly matters.  When we learn more and more how to live loved it changes everything.  How we see the Lord, how we see others and how we see ourselves is drastically changed when seen through the eyes of love.  Faith works by love and without love we don’t have any real hope, so the greatest of these truly is love … Lord, please show us how great it really is!

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Without God’s love, nothing else truly matters.  When we learn more and more how to live loved it changes everything.  How we see the Lord, how we see others and how we see ourselves is drastically changed when seen through the eyes of love. Without God’s love, nothing else truly matters.  When we learn more and more how to live loved it changes everything.  How we see the Lord, how we see others and how we see ourselves is drastically changed when seen through the eyes of love.  Faith works by love and without love we don’t have any […] David Hughes clean 43:29
Tear Off the Roof … and Shut the Door! ~ Dr Lynn Hiles https://bensonfirst.com/tear-off-the-roof-and-shut-the-door-dr-lynn-hiles/ Sun, 28 Jan 2018 19:00:32 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6579 This is a very timely word from Dr. Lynn Hiles encouraging us to “tear off the roof” in a world of limitations to experience a life that flows from rest in Christ and to “shut the door” on all that would try to keep us from experiencing all that Jesus has provided through redemption.  Remember, […] This is a very timely word from Dr. Lynn Hiles encouraging us to “tear off the roof” in a world of limitations to experience a life that flows from rest in Christ and to “shut the door” on all that would try to keep us from experiencing all that Jesus has provided through redemption.  Remember, “If it’s on the tree, it’s not on me!”

 

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This is a very timely word from Dr. Lynn Hiles encouraging us to “tear off the roof” in a world of limitations to experience a life that flows from rest in Christ and to “shut the door” on all that would try to keep us from experiencing all that Jesus ... This is a very timely word from Dr. Lynn Hiles encouraging us to “tear off the roof” in a world of limitations to experience a life that flows from rest in Christ and to “shut the door” on all that would try to keep us from experiencing all that Jesus has provided through redemption.  Remember, […] David Hughes clean 57:24
Faith, Hope and Love ~ Part 3 https://bensonfirst.com/faith-hope-and-love-part-3/ Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:00:42 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6573 God does not give a false hope or a fleeting hope, but an everlasting hope!  And Christ Jesus is our living hope (1 Timothy 1:1) and the anchor of our soul (Hebrews 6:19).  Hope is a confident expectation of experiencing the realities of redemption now, through the power of the Holy Spirit!   God does not give a false hope or a fleeting hope, but an everlasting hope!  And Christ Jesus is our living hope (1 Timothy 1:1) and the anchor of our soul (Hebrews 6:19).  Hope is a confident expectation of experiencing the realities of redemption now, through the power of the Holy Spirit!

 

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God does not give a false hope or a fleeting hope, but an everlasting hope!  And Christ Jesus is our living hope (1 Timothy 1:1) and the anchor of our soul (Hebrews 6:19).  Hope is a confident expectation of experiencing the realities of redemption now... God does not give a false hope or a fleeting hope, but an everlasting hope!  And Christ Jesus is our living hope (1 Timothy 1:1) and the anchor of our soul (Hebrews 6:19).  Hope is a confident expectation of experiencing the realities of redemption now, through the power of the Holy Spirit!   David Hughes clean 31:54
Faith, Hope and Love ~ Part 2 https://bensonfirst.com/faith-hope-and-love-part-2/ Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:00:28 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6569 “By faith” is how we all live.  The issue is where do we put our faith – in ourselves, in others, in random fate … or in Jesus.  For a believer, Jesus is the author and finisher or our faith, so a true walk of faith is trusting and focusing on Jesus, not just trying […] “By faith” is how we all live.  The issue is where do we put our faith – in ourselves, in others, in random fate … or in Jesus.  For a believer, Jesus is the author and finisher or our faith, so a true walk of faith is trusting and focusing on Jesus, not just trying to “not focus” on everything else!

 

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“By faith” is how we all live.  The issue is where do we put our faith – in ourselves, in others, in random fate … or in Jesus.  For a believer, Jesus is the author and finisher or our faith, so a true walk of faith is trusting and focusing on Jesus, “By faith” is how we all live.  The issue is where do we put our faith – in ourselves, in others, in random fate … or in Jesus.  For a believer, Jesus is the author and finisher or our faith, so a true walk of faith is trusting and focusing on Jesus, not just trying […] David Hughes clean 32:38
Faith, Hope and Love ~ Part 1 https://bensonfirst.com/faith-hope-and-love-part-1/ Sun, 07 Jan 2018 19:00:32 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6563 As a child we would speak, think and reason as a child – when we mature we do away with “childish things”.  In maturity we realize we are not on the outside trying to get into the presence of God, but the presence of God is on the inside of us desiring to come out!  […] As a child we would speak, think and reason as a child – when we mature we do away with “childish things”.  In maturity we realize we are not on the outside trying to get into the presence of God, but the presence of God is on the inside of us desiring to come out!  This is realized in the power of faith, hope and love!

The last 8 minutes is our communion celebration … we invite you to join us!

 

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As a child we would speak, think and reason as a child – when we mature we do away with “childish things”.  In maturity we realize we are not on the outside trying to get into the presence of God, but the presence of God is on the inside of us desiring... As a child we would speak, think and reason as a child – when we mature we do away with “childish things”.  In maturity we realize we are not on the outside trying to get into the presence of God, but the presence of God is on the inside of us desiring to come out!  […] David Hughes clean 48:14
Horizons https://bensonfirst.com/horizons/ Sun, 31 Dec 2017 19:00:09 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6556 God knows the thoughts, plans, intentions, ways and means He has toward us (Jeremiah 29:11).  And He accomplished them all in sending Christ – His death, burial and resurrection brought into fruition all of this for “whosoever believes”.  Now as a child of God through faith in Jesus we are now complete in Him.  Our […] God knows the thoughts, plans, intentions, ways and means He has toward us (Jeremiah 29:11).  And He accomplished them all in sending Christ – His death, burial and resurrection brought into fruition all of this for “whosoever believes”.  Now as a child of God through faith in Jesus we are now complete in Him.  Our reality and identity are forever changed, but our realization, experience and expression of so much of what is true of us in Christ still rests beyond the horizons of our perspective and understanding.  May we journey with the Spirit into new experiences and expressions of His life as He brings all our horizons near in Christ!

 

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God knows the thoughts, plans, intentions, ways and means He has toward us (Jeremiah 29:11).  And He accomplished them all in sending Christ – His death, burial and resurrection brought into fruition all of this for “whosoever believes”. God knows the thoughts, plans, intentions, ways and means He has toward us (Jeremiah 29:11).  And He accomplished them all in sending Christ – His death, burial and resurrection brought into fruition all of this for “whosoever believes”.  Now as a child of God through faith in Jesus we are now complete in Him.  Our […] David Hughes clean 41:48
A Baby … A Manger … And Everlasting Love! https://bensonfirst.com/a-baby-a-manger-and-everlasting-love/ Sun, 24 Dec 2017 19:00:01 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6552 The message is simple, but oh so profound and life-changing.  A baby … a manger … and God’s everlasting love!  The Christmas season reminds us of God’s greatest gift – may we allow the Holy Spirit to “unwrap” Christ in us today! The last 4 minutes is our Christmas Eve Communion celebration, we invite you […] The message is simple, but oh so profound and life-changing.  A baby … a manger … and God’s everlasting love!  The Christmas season reminds us of God’s greatest gift – may we allow the Holy Spirit to “unwrap” Christ in us today!

The last 4 minutes is our Christmas Eve Communion celebration, we invite you to join with us!

 

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The message is simple, but oh so profound and life-changing.  A baby … a manger … and God’s everlasting love!  The Christmas season reminds us of God’s greatest gift – may we allow the Holy Spirit to “unwrap” Christ in us today! The message is simple, but oh so profound and life-changing.  A baby … a manger … and God’s everlasting love!  The Christmas season reminds us of God’s greatest gift – may we allow the Holy Spirit to “unwrap” Christ in us today! The last 4 minutes is our Christmas Eve Communion celebration, we invite you […] David Hughes clean 15:49
Our Living Christmas Card https://bensonfirst.com/our-living-christmas-card/ Sun, 17 Dec 2017 19:00:54 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6545 To celebrate the season we passed the microphone around to hear the living testimonies and stories of God’s love and grace in the lives of our local fellowship family.  We hope you are blessed by these encouraging words as we share with you our “Living Christmas Card”!   To celebrate the season we passed the microphone around to hear the living testimonies and stories of God’s love and grace in the lives of our local fellowship family.  We hope you are blessed by these encouraging words as we share with you our “Living Christmas Card”!

 

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To celebrate the season we passed the microphone around to hear the living testimonies and stories of God’s love and grace in the lives of our local fellowship family.  We hope you are blessed by these encouraging words as we share with you our “Living... To celebrate the season we passed the microphone around to hear the living testimonies and stories of God’s love and grace in the lives of our local fellowship family.  We hope you are blessed by these encouraging words as we share with you our “Living Christmas Card”!   David Hughes clean 49:14
‘Tis The Season https://bensonfirst.com/tis-the-season/ Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:00:33 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6540 We are to be ready (present for the moment) in season and out of season because the Word of God, the Spirit of God … Jesus – is always “in season”!  No matter the moment, no matter the time, no matter what’s happening, we can rest in knowing our saviour is relevant and present in […] We are to be ready (present for the moment) in season and out of season because the Word of God, the Spirit of God … Jesus – is always “in season”!  No matter the moment, no matter the time, no matter what’s happening, we can rest in knowing our saviour is relevant and present in us.  So whatever time of year it may be, with Jesus it “Tis the Season!”

 

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We are to be ready (present for the moment) in season and out of season because the Word of God, the Spirit of God … Jesus – is always “in season”!  No matter the moment, no matter the time, no matter what’s happening, We are to be ready (present for the moment) in season and out of season because the Word of God, the Spirit of God … Jesus – is always “in season”!  No matter the moment, no matter the time, no matter what’s happening, we can rest in knowing our saviour is relevant and present in […] David Hughes clean 34:22
The Gift Of Forgiveness https://bensonfirst.com/the-gift-of-forgiveness/ Sun, 03 Dec 2017 19:00:41 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6536 This message is led off by a powerful testimony from Warren Calkin (a veteran of several wars, including World War II) of God’s love, grace and forgiveness through 65 years of marriage – and still counting!   One of the greatest gifts we have ever received from the Lord through redemption is the gift of forgiveness!  […] This message is led off by a powerful testimony from Warren Calkin (a veteran of several wars, including World War II) of God’s love, grace and forgiveness through 65 years of marriage – and still counting!  

One of the greatest gifts we have ever received from the Lord through redemption is the gift of forgiveness!  Unearned, undeserved and unmerited and yet so freely given – wow!  And forgiveness is a gift we are called to “regift” to the world around us – forgive others as your heavenly Father has forgiven you.  When we see this through the eyes of His love it is not a burden or inconvenience, but a joy and a privilege to give away what we have been so freely given!

The last 7 minutes is our communion celebration – we invite you to join us!

 

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This message is led off by a powerful testimony from Warren Calkin (a veteran of several wars, including World War II) of God’s love, grace and forgiveness through 65 years of marriage – and still counting! This message is led off by a powerful testimony from Warren Calkin (a veteran of several wars, including World War II) of God’s love, grace and forgiveness through 65 years of marriage – and still counting!   One of the greatest gifts we have ever received from the Lord through redemption is the gift of forgiveness!  […] David Hughes clean 43:37
God’s Love Tsunami ~ Part 5 https://bensonfirst.com/gods-love-tsunami-part-5/ Sun, 26 Nov 2017 19:00:45 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6532 We all have been called and named so many things by circumstances, situations, the world around us and even our own minds, but it is God’s love alone that gives us our true identity.  May our hearts respond to the only true voice, the only true heart that knows who we really are in Christ […] We all have been called and named so many things by circumstances, situations, the world around us and even our own minds, but it is God’s love alone that gives us our true identity.  May our hearts respond to the only true voice, the only true heart that knows who we really are in Christ … and that voice is LOVE!

 

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We all have been called and named so many things by circumstances, situations, the world around us and even our own minds, but it is God’s love alone that gives us our true identity.  May our hearts respond to the only true voice, We all have been called and named so many things by circumstances, situations, the world around us and even our own minds, but it is God’s love alone that gives us our true identity.  May our hearts respond to the only true voice, the only true heart that knows who we really are in Christ […] David Hughes clean 38:33
The Value Of A Life ~ Val Rodriguez https://bensonfirst.com/the-value-of-a-life-val-rodriguez/ Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:00:05 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6527 From the price paid for our redemption … to the great favor of God … to the awesome serendipity of Jesus in our life we see the value of a life in the eyes and heart of our Lord.  We are truly treasured by the lover of our soul – Jesus!   From the price paid for our redemption … to the great favor of God … to the awesome serendipity of Jesus in our life we see the value of a life in the eyes and heart of our Lord.  We are truly treasured by the lover of our soul – Jesus!

 

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From the price paid for our redemption … to the great favor of God … to the awesome serendipity of Jesus in our life we see the value of a life in the eyes and heart of our Lord.  We are truly treasured by the lover of our soul – Jesus!   From the price paid for our redemption … to the great favor of God … to the awesome serendipity of Jesus in our life we see the value of a life in the eyes and heart of our Lord.  We are truly treasured by the lover of our soul – Jesus!   David Hughes clean 53:33
God’s Love Tsunami ~ Part 4 https://bensonfirst.com/gods-love-tsunami-part-4/ Sun, 12 Nov 2017 19:00:53 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6523 Before we could ever respond to God and His love, His love was totally committed to us.  We find in the 2nd chapter of Hosea that He joins Himself to us in righteousness, justice, lovingkindness, compassion and faithfulness and this is all through Christ.  God loves us and He will never change His heart toward […] Before we could ever respond to God and His love, His love was totally committed to us.  We find in the 2nd chapter of Hosea that He joins Himself to us in righteousness, justice, lovingkindness, compassion and faithfulness and this is all through Christ.  God loves us and He will never change His heart toward us.  All that He has done is so that we may know Him … truly KNOW HIM!  And that really does change everything!

 

 

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Before we could ever respond to God and His love, His love was totally committed to us.  We find in the 2nd chapter of Hosea that He joins Himself to us in righteousness, justice, lovingkindness, compassion and faithfulness and this is all through Chri... Before we could ever respond to God and His love, His love was totally committed to us.  We find in the 2nd chapter of Hosea that He joins Himself to us in righteousness, justice, lovingkindness, compassion and faithfulness and this is all through Christ.  God loves us and He will never change His heart toward […] David Hughes clean 46:58
The Time Is Now https://bensonfirst.com/the-time-is-now/ Sun, 05 Nov 2017 19:00:34 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6518 The time is NOW in the heart of the Lord.  He looks for those that will call it TODAY.  We are called to experience relationship with Him in this moment – the very one we are experiencing now.  Learning to live in the moment, in the NOW of God’s presence and life, is the invitation […] The time is NOW in the heart of the Lord.  He looks for those that will call it TODAY.  We are called to experience relationship with Him in this moment – the very one we are experiencing now.  Learning to live in the moment, in the NOW of God’s presence and life, is the invitation given to us all!

The last 6 minutes is our communion celebration – we invite you to join us!

 

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The time is NOW in the heart of the Lord.  He looks for those that will call it TODAY.  We are called to experience relationship with Him in this moment – the very one we are experiencing now.  Learning to live in the moment, The time is NOW in the heart of the Lord.  He looks for those that will call it TODAY.  We are called to experience relationship with Him in this moment – the very one we are experiencing now.  Learning to live in the moment, in the NOW of God’s presence and life, is the invitation […] David Hughes clean 32:39
God’s Love Tsunami ~ Part 3 https://bensonfirst.com/gods-love-tsunami-part-3/ Sun, 29 Oct 2017 19:00:03 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6515 God was after a relationship when Jesus went to the cross – a relationship based on covenant.  And He knew we would not be able to keep the covenant so He made it with Jesus and we get in on it through faith.  He made a covenant FOR us and it is Jesus that keeps […] God was after a relationship when Jesus went to the cross – a relationship based on covenant.  And He knew we would not be able to keep the covenant so He made it with Jesus and we get in on it through faith.  He made a covenant FOR us and it is Jesus that keeps the requirements of the covenant and holds us secure in this relationship – a relationship in which our hearts can find true rest and peace!

 

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God was after a relationship when Jesus went to the cross – a relationship based on covenant.  And He knew we would not be able to keep the covenant so He made it with Jesus and we get in on it through faith. God was after a relationship when Jesus went to the cross – a relationship based on covenant.  And He knew we would not be able to keep the covenant so He made it with Jesus and we get in on it through faith.  He made a covenant FOR us and it is Jesus that keeps […] David Hughes clean 49:45
God’s Love Tsunami ~ Part 2 https://bensonfirst.com/gods-love-tsunami-part-2/ Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:00:27 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6510 Anyone in search of love has always wanted to find “true” love.  No one every longed for the fake, the counterfeit, or the facade of love – it’s always been about the real and authentic.  Jesus has given us “true” love and it is to such a magnitude that when we truly see Him and […] Anyone in search of love has always wanted to find “true” love.  No one every longed for the fake, the counterfeit, or the facade of love – it’s always been about the real and authentic.  Jesus has given us “true” love and it is to such a magnitude that when we truly see Him and His love for what it is we will forget all the others things we ever thought we loved before!

 

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Anyone in search of love has always wanted to find “true” love.  No one every longed for the fake, the counterfeit, or the facade of love – it’s always been about the real and authentic.  Jesus has given us “true” love and it is to such a magnitude tha... Anyone in search of love has always wanted to find “true” love.  No one every longed for the fake, the counterfeit, or the facade of love – it’s always been about the real and authentic.  Jesus has given us “true” love and it is to such a magnitude that when we truly see Him and […] David Hughes clean 38:51
God’s Love Tsunami ~ Part 1 https://bensonfirst.com/gods-love-tsunami-part-1/ Sun, 15 Oct 2017 19:00:36 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6506 God has unleashed a tsunami of love on us through Christ.  It is not destructive, but constructive and healing – a love like we have never known!  Jesus has become our door of hope bringing us into a life of romance and adventure in Him!   God has unleashed a tsunami of love on us through Christ.  It is not destructive, but constructive and healing – a love like we have never known!  Jesus has become our door of hope bringing us into a life of romance and adventure in Him!

 

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God has unleashed a tsunami of love on us through Christ.  It is not destructive, but constructive and healing – a love like we have never known!  Jesus has become our door of hope bringing us into a life of romance and adventure in Him!   God has unleashed a tsunami of love on us through Christ.  It is not destructive, but constructive and healing – a love like we have never known!  Jesus has become our door of hope bringing us into a life of romance and adventure in Him!   David Hughes clean 55:01
Jesus Invades The Everyday https://bensonfirst.com/jesus-invades-the-everyday/ Sun, 08 Oct 2017 19:00:22 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6501 Jesus does not show up “in spite of …” or “in the absence of …”, but “in the midst of …” – Jesus reveals His life in us right in the midst of life happening around us.  In the midst of the mundane, the ordinary, the trouble, the challenge – whatever it is – He […] Jesus does not show up “in spite of …” or “in the absence of …”, but “in the midst of …” – Jesus reveals His life in us right in the midst of life happening around us.  In the midst of the mundane, the ordinary, the trouble, the challenge – whatever it is – He wants to show Himself to us as our life, our joy, our strength, our peace – our everything!  The extraordinary invades the ordinary when Jesus shows Himself!

 

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Jesus does not show up “in spite of …” or “in the absence of …”, but “in the midst of …” – Jesus reveals His life in us right in the midst of life happening around us.  In the midst of the mundane, the ordinary, the trouble, Jesus does not show up “in spite of …” or “in the absence of …”, but “in the midst of …” – Jesus reveals His life in us right in the midst of life happening around us.  In the midst of the mundane, the ordinary, the trouble, the challenge – whatever it is – He […] David Hughes clean 51:06
The Power of “RE” ~ Part 14 https://bensonfirst.com/the-power-of-re-part-14/ Sun, 01 Oct 2017 19:00:07 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6495 “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Isaiah 61 says we have been clothed with garments of salvation and wrapped with a robe of righteousness.  We have been RE-clothed in Christ … in fact […] “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Isaiah 61 says we have been clothed with garments of salvation and wrapped with a robe of righteousness.  We have been RE-clothed in Christ … in fact our new wardrobe is Christ!  We are to put on the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 13:14).  We’ve seen a celebrity on the red carpet get asked the question, “Who are you wearing?” – what a great question for the believer!  So, who are you wearing? – Let’s put on the new man and be clothed in Christ!

The last 4 minutes is our communion celebration – we invite you to join us!

 

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“RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Isaiah 61 says we have been clothed with garments of salvation and wrapped with a robe of rig... “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Isaiah 61 says we have been clothed with garments of salvation and wrapped with a robe of righteousness.  We have been RE-clothed in Christ … in fact […] David Hughes clean 47:32
The Most Excellent Way – Love! ~ Jim Eldred https://bensonfirst.com/the-most-excellent-way-love-jim-eldred/ Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:00:05 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6490 The only way we can know what love is is that we experience God and His love first.  Love is the most excellent way – the best way to live!  The nature of love doesn’t have “self” in it.  Jesus demonstrated Love through His death, burial and resurrection.  And He put His love in us, […] The only way we can know what love is is that we experience God and His love first.  Love is the most excellent way – the best way to live!  The nature of love doesn’t have “self” in it.  Jesus demonstrated Love through His death, burial and resurrection.  And He put His love in us, because He put Himself in us.  So love is the true identity of every believer in Christ.  Now, may we truly live the most excellent way!

 

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The only way we can know what love is is that we experience God and His love first.  Love is the most excellent way – the best way to live!  The nature of love doesn’t have “self” in it.  Jesus demonstrated Love through His death, The only way we can know what love is is that we experience God and His love first.  Love is the most excellent way – the best way to live!  The nature of love doesn’t have “self” in it.  Jesus demonstrated Love through His death, burial and resurrection.  And He put His love in us, […] David Hughes clean 50:39
God’s Love Never Abandons You https://bensonfirst.com/gods-love-never-abandons-you/ Sun, 17 Sep 2017 19:00:33 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6485 This is a brief 20 minute exhortation to remind us that God’s love never abandons us.  He hasn’t walked away, He hasn’t left you – He is still present. No matter what generation, nationality, or culture, love is speaking – Jesus is loving us all!  May we receive that great love and may we allow […] This is a brief 20 minute exhortation to remind us that God’s love never abandons us.  He hasn’t walked away, He hasn’t left you – He is still present. No matter what generation, nationality, or culture, love is speaking – Jesus is loving us all!  May we receive that great love and may we allow the Spirit to share it through us. God is love and love is the language that everyone can understand!

 

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This is a brief 20 minute exhortation to remind us that God’s love never abandons us.  He hasn’t walked away, He hasn’t left you – He is still present. No matter what generation, nationality, or culture, love is speaking – Jesus is loving us all! This is a brief 20 minute exhortation to remind us that God’s love never abandons us.  He hasn’t walked away, He hasn’t left you – He is still present. No matter what generation, nationality, or culture, love is speaking – Jesus is loving us all!  May we receive that great love and may we allow […] David Hughes clean 20:40
The Power of “RE” ~ Part 13 https://bensonfirst.com/the-power-of-re-part-13/ Sun, 10 Sep 2017 19:00:24 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6481 “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Jesus has truly RE-stored all that was lost!  We have been RE-leased from our captivity (sin and self) and have been RE-turned to our inheritance (Jesus), so […] “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Jesus has truly RE-stored all that was lost!  We have been RE-leased from our captivity (sin and self) and have been RE-turned to our inheritance (Jesus), so now we can experience genuine rest.

 

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“RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Jesus has truly RE-stored all that was lost!  We have been RE-leased from our captivity (sin ... “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Jesus has truly RE-stored all that was lost!  We have been RE-leased from our captivity (sin and self) and have been RE-turned to our inheritance (Jesus), so […] David Hughes clean 40:58
The Power of “RE” ~ Part 12 https://bensonfirst.com/the-power-of-re-part-12/ Sun, 03 Sep 2017 19:00:48 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6478 “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Psalm 51:12 says, “Restore to me the joy of Your salvation.”  In the presence of the Lord is fullness of joy (Psalm 16:11), so to RE-store our […] “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Psalm 51:12 says, “Restore to me the joy of Your salvation.”  In the presence of the Lord is fullness of joy (Psalm 16:11), so to RE-store our joy God put us in Christ – and we can’t get anymore in His presence than that.  So may we live with the awareness and realization of His presence and we can then live in fullness of joy!

The last 8 minutes is our communion celebration – we invite you to join us!

 

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“RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Psalm 51:12 says, “Restore to me the joy of Your salvation. “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Psalm 51:12 says, “Restore to me the joy of Your salvation.”  In the presence of the Lord is fullness of joy (Psalm 16:11), so to RE-store our […] David Hughes clean 37:59
The Power of “RE” ~ Part 11 https://bensonfirst.com/the-power-of-re-part-11/ Sun, 27 Aug 2017 19:00:42 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6474 “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Not only are we RE-freshed by the Lord, but we are called to be RE-freshers to those around us.  An old TV commercial for an air freshener […] “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Not only are we RE-freshed by the Lord, but we are called to be RE-freshers to those around us.  An old TV commercial for an air freshener used to have this slogan, “This is a good place for a stick up!” and then they would put one of their air fresheners up.  May we realize that the Lord wants to make us Holy Spirit air fresheners wherever we may be – this world is a good place for a stick up!

 

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“RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Not only are we RE-freshed by the Lord, but we are called to be RE-freshers to those around u... “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Not only are we RE-freshed by the Lord, but we are called to be RE-freshers to those around us.  An old TV commercial for an air freshener […] David Hughes clean 50:00
The Power of “RE” ~ Part 10 https://bensonfirst.com/the-power-of-re-part-10/ Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:00:40 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6471 “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  When it seems praise has left and life is overwhelming we can find RE-freshing as the right hand of the Most High will displace our grief with […] “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  When it seems praise has left and life is overwhelming we can find RE-freshing as the right hand of the Most High will displace our grief with His joy! (Psalm 77)

 

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“RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  When it seems praise has left and life is overwhelming we can find RE-freshing as the right h... “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  When it seems praise has left and life is overwhelming we can find RE-freshing as the right hand of the Most High will displace our grief with […] David Hughes clean 34:25
The Power of “RE” ~ Part 9 https://bensonfirst.com/the-power-of-re-part-9/ Sun, 13 Aug 2017 19:00:29 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6467 “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Have you ever felt stale or dry or overworked or bored in your walk with the Lord.  Good News! Times of RE-freshing come from the presence of […] “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Have you ever felt stale or dry or overworked or bored in your walk with the Lord.  Good News! Times of RE-freshing come from the presence of the Lord!  The life of Christ never gets old or stale, there is no expiration date on all He is in and through us.  May we live in the RE-freshing of His Spirit in every moment!

 

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“RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Have you ever felt stale or dry or overworked or bored in your walk with the Lord. “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Have you ever felt stale or dry or overworked or bored in your walk with the Lord.  Good News! Times of RE-freshing come from the presence of […] David Hughes clean 50:23
Front-Porch Believers https://bensonfirst.com/front-porch-believers/ Sun, 06 Aug 2017 19:00:32 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6464 Paul wrote in 1 Thessalonians 2:8 that “we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God, but our own lives as well.”  My flesh may want to hide out in the back yard of life, but the Holy Spirit compels us in love to be “front-porch” believers with a life open […] Paul wrote in 1 Thessalonians 2:8 that “we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God, but our own lives as well.”  My flesh may want to hide out in the back yard of life, but the Holy Spirit compels us in love to be “front-porch” believers with a life open and welcoming to all those we encounter!

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Paul wrote in 1 Thessalonians 2:8 that “we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God, but our own lives as well.”  My flesh may want to hide out in the back yard of life, but the Holy Spirit compels us in love to be “front-porch” beli... Paul wrote in 1 Thessalonians 2:8 that “we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God, but our own lives as well.”  My flesh may want to hide out in the back yard of life, but the Holy Spirit compels us in love to be “front-porch” believers with a life open […] David Hughes clean 49:39
The Message Brings Us To Jesus https://bensonfirst.com/the-message-brings-us-to-jesus/ Sun, 30 Jul 2017 19:00:02 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6455 Merry Christmas in July!  As we can learn from the shepherds encounter with the angels and the heavenly hosts during the time of Jesus’ birth, the message and the signs they were given were meant to lead them to a personal eyewitness encounter with the Saviour!  The same is so true today – the message of grace, the message […] Merry Christmas in July!  As we can learn from the shepherds encounter with the angels and the heavenly hosts during the time of Jesus’ birth, the message and the signs they were given were meant to lead them to a personal eyewitness encounter with the Saviour!  The same is so true today – the message of grace, the message of the finished work, the message of the kingdom, the message of faith, the pictures and types and shadows throughout the scriptures, … they are not the end in and of themselves, but are means by which the Holy Spirit wants to bring us to a personal, vibrant, living experience with our Saviour – Jesus!

 

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Merry Christmas in July!  As we can learn from the shepherds encounter with the angels and the heavenly hosts during the time of Jesus’ birth, the message and the signs they were given were meant to lead them to a personal eyewitness encounter with the... Merry Christmas in July!  As we can learn from the shepherds encounter with the angels and the heavenly hosts during the time of Jesus’ birth, the message and the signs they were given were meant to lead them to a personal eyewitness encounter with the Saviour!  The same is so true today – the message of grace, the message […] David Hughes clean 49:33
The Power of “RE” ~ Part 8 https://bensonfirst.com/the-power-of-re-part-8/ Sun, 23 Jul 2017 19:00:48 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6420 “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Peter wrote about being stirred up by way of RE-minder … to bring back to our remembrance.  What we are mindful of (what our mind is full of) […] “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Peter wrote about being stirred up by way of RE-minder … to bring back to our remembrance.  What we are mindful of (what our mind is full of) affects our walk of faith in this world, so may we be every more mindful of Jesus.  To be spiritually minded is life and peace, so may we allow the Holy Spirit, by way of reminder, to continually stir up all that Christ is in us!

 

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“RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Peter wrote about being stirred up by way of RE-minder … to bring back to our remembrance. “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Peter wrote about being stirred up by way of RE-minder … to bring back to our remembrance.  What we are mindful of (what our mind is full of) […] David Hughes clean 43:00
The Power of “RE” ~ Part 7 https://bensonfirst.com/the-power-of-re-part-7/ Sun, 16 Jul 2017 19:00:31 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6416 “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  We are transformed by the RE-newing of our mind, the reality of Christ within us finds expression through us.  We have the mind of Christ and we […] “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  We are transformed by the RE-newing of our mind, the reality of Christ within us finds expression through us.  We have the mind of Christ and we are instructed to “let” this mind be in you that was in Christ.  It is an attitude and perception of humility and love we are now free to live from – we can now truly live with a RE-newed mind!

 

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“RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  We are transformed by the RE-newing of our mind, “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  We are transformed by the RE-newing of our mind, the reality of Christ within us finds expression through us.  We have the mind of Christ and we […] David Hughes clean 52:10
Holy Spirit Course Adjustments ~ Val Rodriguez https://bensonfirst.com/holy-spirit-course-adjustments-val-rodriguez/ Sun, 09 Jul 2017 19:00:23 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6411 The Holy Spirit course adjustments in our life are centered in grace and love and they lead to the release and experience of the life of Christ, now!  To refuse the voice of the Spirit does not stop God’s love or change our position in Christ, but it can kink-up our experience of the life […] The Holy Spirit course adjustments in our life are centered in grace and love and they lead to the release and experience of the life of Christ, now!  To refuse the voice of the Spirit does not stop God’s love or change our position in Christ, but it can kink-up our experience of the life He has put in us.  It is simple and profound, but the reason we need to listen to the Holy Spirit is because He is saying exactly what we need to hear!

 

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The Holy Spirit course adjustments in our life are centered in grace and love and they lead to the release and experience of the life of Christ, now!  To refuse the voice of the Spirit does not stop God’s love or change our position in Christ, The Holy Spirit course adjustments in our life are centered in grace and love and they lead to the release and experience of the life of Christ, now!  To refuse the voice of the Spirit does not stop God’s love or change our position in Christ, but it can kink-up our experience of the life […] David Hughes clean 44:50
The Power of “RE” ~ Part 6 https://bensonfirst.com/the-power-of-re-part-6/ Sun, 02 Jul 2017 19:00:24 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6407 “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Jesus said the Holy Spirit would teach us all things and bring to our remembrance what He has said. The Holy Spirit will give us the correct […] “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Jesus said the Holy Spirit would teach us all things and bring to our remembrance what He has said. The Holy Spirit will give us the correct perspective of Jesus – it is essential for us to be RE-minded in Christ as we grow in Him!

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“RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Jesus said the Holy Spirit would teach us all things and bring to our remembrance what He has... “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Jesus said the Holy Spirit would teach us all things and bring to our remembrance what He has said. The Holy Spirit will give us the correct […] David Hughes clean 51:53
The Power of “RE” ~ Part 5 https://bensonfirst.com/the-power-of-re-part-5/ Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:00:20 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6404 “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Redemption not only changed us eternally, but is to have an effect on this life we now live in the flesh. When we allow Jesus to live through […] “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Redemption not only changed us eternally, but is to have an effect on this life we now live in the flesh. When we allow Jesus to live through us by the power of the Holy Spirit, then eternity invades time and space!  God’s love and grace and mercy can be released into the climate of our world!

 

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“RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Redemption not only changed us eternally, but is to have an effect on this life we now live i... “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Redemption not only changed us eternally, but is to have an effect on this life we now live in the flesh. When we allow Jesus to live through […] David Hughes clean 43:33
The Power of “RE” ~ Part 4 https://bensonfirst.com/the-power-of-re-part-4/ Sun, 18 Jun 2017 19:00:17 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6400 “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  We have received eternal redemption and received the adoption as sons, and God has placed the Spirit within us by which we cry, “Abba Father.”  We are true […] “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  We have received eternal redemption and received the adoption as sons, and God has placed the Spirit within us by which we cry, “Abba Father.”  We are true sons of God, not cast aside or rejected, but accepted in the Beloved!  May we release the heart cry of the Spirit within us and truly live as sons and not orphans!

 

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“RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  We have received eternal redemption and received the adoption as sons, “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  We have received eternal redemption and received the adoption as sons, and God has placed the Spirit within us by which we cry, “Abba Father.”  We are true […] David Hughes clean 46:46
The Power of “RE” ~ Part 3 https://bensonfirst.com/the-power-of-re-part-3/ Sun, 11 Jun 2017 19:00:53 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6397 “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  We have been RE-deemed, not with perishable things, but with “precious blood” – the blood of Christ!  And the price paid for our redemption shows the value […] “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  We have been RE-deemed, not with perishable things, but with “precious blood” – the blood of Christ!  And the price paid for our redemption shows the value that God’s love places on us.  You are precious and priceless to the Lord because He gave a precious and priceless gift to redeem you – He gave Himself!  And redemption’s appraisal of humanity trumps all other opinions!

 

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“RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  We have been RE-deemed, not with perishable things, “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  We have been RE-deemed, not with perishable things, but with “precious blood” – the blood of Christ!  And the price paid for our redemption shows the value […] David Hughes clean 43:30
The Power of “RE” ~ Part 2 https://bensonfirst.com/the-power-of-re-part-2/ Sun, 04 Jun 2017 19:00:17 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6393 “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Conciliate is a word meaning to make peace; bring together; make compatible.  Jesus has RE-conciliated us to Himself – we are at peace with Him; one with […] “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Conciliate is a word meaning to make peace; bring together; make compatible.  Jesus has RE-conciliated us to Himself – we are at peace with Him; one with Him, totally compatible in spirit. God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself!  We are better than we know in Christ!

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“RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Conciliate is a word meaning to make peace; bring together; make compatible. “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  Conciliate is a word meaning to make peace; bring together; make compatible.  Jesus has RE-conciliated us to Himself – we are at peace with Him; one with […] David Hughes clean 49:33
Life Decorated By Jesus ~ Val Rodriguez https://bensonfirst.com/life-decorated-by-jesus-val-rodriguez/ Sun, 28 May 2017 19:00:40 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6385 We need to remember all the places the Holy Spirit daily decorates our life experience with the goodness of God.  He works all thing for His glory and our good and is not bound to our expectations, but gives us His expectations – which are so much greater!  May we see the value in the […] We need to remember all the places the Holy Spirit daily decorates our life experience with the goodness of God.  He works all thing for His glory and our good and is not bound to our expectations, but gives us His expectations – which are so much greater!  May we see the value in the relationships that He has decorated life with.  As we live a decorated life may we look and see what the Lord has done … and is still doing!!!

 

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We need to remember all the places the Holy Spirit daily decorates our life experience with the goodness of God.  He works all thing for His glory and our good and is not bound to our expectations, but gives us His expectations – which are so much grea... We need to remember all the places the Holy Spirit daily decorates our life experience with the goodness of God.  He works all thing for His glory and our good and is not bound to our expectations, but gives us His expectations – which are so much greater!  May we see the value in the […] David Hughes clean 54:30
The Power of “RE” ~ Part 1 https://bensonfirst.com/the-power-of-re/ Sun, 21 May 2017 19:00:13 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6377 “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  The power of “RE-” is determined, defined and delivered in Christ!  Our society and culture has sought to label and categorize every generation (Baby boomers, Gen X, Millennials, […] “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  The power of “RE-” is determined, defined and delivered in Christ!  Our society and culture has sought to label and categorize every generation (Baby boomers, Gen X, Millennials, …), but in Christ through RE-birth we are born into a new generation … and what our world needs to see in the rise of the RE-generation in Christ!

 

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“RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  The power of “RE-” is determined, defined and delivered in Christ! “RE-” is a prefix that means again; back to an original place, condition or state. The redemptive work of Jesus unleashed the power of “RE-” to all creation.  The power of “RE-” is determined, defined and delivered in Christ!  Our society and culture has sought to label and categorize every generation (Baby boomers, Gen X, Millennials, […] David Hughes clean 51:37
A River Runs Through It ~ Part 8 https://bensonfirst.com/a-river-runs-through-it-part-8/ Sun, 14 May 2017 19:00:01 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6374 A thirsty soul can become a restless soul – Isaiah 55:1 says that everyone who thirsts come to the waters!  Revelation 21:6 says that Jesus will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost.  Jesus told the women at the well that whoever drinks of the water […] A thirsty soul can become a restless soul – Isaiah 55:1 says that everyone who thirsts come to the waters!  Revelation 21:6 says that Jesus will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost.  Jesus told the women at the well that whoever drinks of the water He gives shall never thirst again.  Jesus is the ultimate thirst quencher for every one of us!

 

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A thirsty soul can become a restless soul – Isaiah 55:1 says that everyone who thirsts come to the waters!  Revelation 21:6 says that Jesus will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost. A thirsty soul can become a restless soul – Isaiah 55:1 says that everyone who thirsts come to the waters!  Revelation 21:6 says that Jesus will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost.  Jesus told the women at the well that whoever drinks of the water […] David Hughes clean 37:25
A River Runs Through It ~ Part 7 https://bensonfirst.com/a-river-runs-through-it-part-7/ Sun, 07 May 2017 19:00:09 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6371 Everything will live where the river flows!  Jesus came to give life – eternal, exciting, relevant life that is completely free from stagnation.  Our life in Christ is never meant to stagnate or go stale, the vibrancy of all that Jesus is in us is who the Holy Spirit is causing to flow out from us.  A […] Everything will live where the river flows!  Jesus came to give life – eternal, exciting, relevant life that is completely free from stagnation.  Our life in Christ is never meant to stagnate or go stale, the vibrancy of all that Jesus is in us is who the Holy Spirit is causing to flow out from us.  A constant and consistent, never changing flow of eternal life – that’s the river that runs through us!

The last 5 minutes is our communion celebration – we invite you to join us!

 

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Everything will live where the river flows!  Jesus came to give life – eternal, exciting, relevant life that is completely free from stagnation.  Our life in Christ is never meant to stagnate or go stale, the vibrancy of all that Jesus is in us is who ... Everything will live where the river flows!  Jesus came to give life – eternal, exciting, relevant life that is completely free from stagnation.  Our life in Christ is never meant to stagnate or go stale, the vibrancy of all that Jesus is in us is who the Holy Spirit is causing to flow out from us.  A […] David Hughes clean 43:52
Giants … Seeing Our Champion In The Midst ~ Pastor Jeff Stockford https://bensonfirst.com/giants-seeing-our-champion-in-the-midst-pastor-jeff-stockford/ Sun, 30 Apr 2017 19:00:52 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6364 Sometimes we get preoccupied with the giants around us, but the Holy Spirit wants to show us Jesus – our champion who already stands victorious in the midst.  We have already overcome and are more than conquerors through the finished work of Jesus Christ.  So, let’s not fight battles that have already been won, but enjoy […] Sometimes we get preoccupied with the giants around us, but the Holy Spirit wants to show us Jesus – our champion who already stands victorious in the midst.  We have already overcome and are more than conquerors through the finished work of Jesus Christ.  So, let’s not fight battles that have already been won, but enjoy the present victory that Jesus has graced us with!

 

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Sometimes we get preoccupied with the giants around us, but the Holy Spirit wants to show us Jesus – our champion who already stands victorious in the midst.  We have already overcome and are more than conquerors through the finished work of Jesus Chri... Sometimes we get preoccupied with the giants around us, but the Holy Spirit wants to show us Jesus – our champion who already stands victorious in the midst.  We have already overcome and are more than conquerors through the finished work of Jesus Christ.  So, let’s not fight battles that have already been won, but enjoy […] David Hughes clean 27:12
A River Runs Through It ~ Part 6 https://bensonfirst.com/a-river-runs-through-it-part-6/ Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:00:15 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6361 There is a place in our experience in Christ that the river of life is over our head – we lose “our” footing and are at the mercy of the river.  And that is not a bad place to be, because it is a river that is full of mercy!  May the Holy Spirit lead us […] There is a place in our experience in Christ that the river of life is over our head – we lose “our” footing and are at the mercy of the river.  And that is not a bad place to be, because it is a river that is full of mercy!  May the Holy Spirit lead us to experience more of the depths of life in Christ!

 

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There is a place in our experience in Christ that the river of life is over our head – we lose “our” footing and are at the mercy of the river.  And that is not a bad place to be, because it is a river that is full of mercy! There is a place in our experience in Christ that the river of life is over our head – we lose “our” footing and are at the mercy of the river.  And that is not a bad place to be, because it is a river that is full of mercy!  May the Holy Spirit lead us […] David Hughes clean 36:20
Alive! https://bensonfirst.com/alive/ Sun, 16 Apr 2017 13:42:11 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6356 Was does it mean to be ALIVE!  There is a difference between truly living and just existing.  Jesus said that He came that we might have life and that more abundantly.  We are given an invitation to walk in newness of life in Christ and that is what truly living is all about!  May our […] Was does it mean to be ALIVE!  There is a difference between truly living and just existing.  Jesus said that He came that we might have life and that more abundantly.  We are given an invitation to walk in newness of life in Christ and that is what truly living is all about!  May our very existence be defined by Jesus and the life we now have in Him – WE ARE ALIVE!

 

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Was does it mean to be ALIVE!  There is a difference between truly living and just existing.  Jesus said that He came that we might have life and that more abundantly.  We are given an invitation to walk in newness of life in Christ and that is what tr... Was does it mean to be ALIVE!  There is a difference between truly living and just existing.  Jesus said that He came that we might have life and that more abundantly.  We are given an invitation to walk in newness of life in Christ and that is what truly living is all about!  May our […] David Hughes clean 43:06
For Those That Have Ears To Hear https://bensonfirst.com/for-those-that-have-ears-to-hear/ Sun, 09 Apr 2017 19:00:16 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6351 Samuel was born into a culture that wasn’t hearing God, but he had ears to hear and that changed everything.  For those that have ears to hear, the Lord is speaking – may we hear and prophesy the kingdom of God over the culture around us.  The kingdom of God is ruled by a culture […] Samuel was born into a culture that wasn’t hearing God, but he had ears to hear and that changed everything.  For those that have ears to hear, the Lord is speaking – may we hear and prophesy the kingdom of God over the culture around us.  The kingdom of God is ruled by a culture of love and grace and to live and declare Jesus is to proclaim that culture!  Let’s be bold enough to begin to frame a kingdom culture for our children to grow up in – greater is He that is within us than he that is in the world!

 

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Samuel was born into a culture that wasn’t hearing God, but he had ears to hear and that changed everything.  For those that have ears to hear, the Lord is speaking – may we hear and prophesy the kingdom of God over the culture around us. Samuel was born into a culture that wasn’t hearing God, but he had ears to hear and that changed everything.  For those that have ears to hear, the Lord is speaking – may we hear and prophesy the kingdom of God over the culture around us.  The kingdom of God is ruled by a culture […] David Hughes clean 33:37
A River Runs Through It ~ Part 5 https://bensonfirst.com/a-river-runs-through-it-part-5/ Sun, 02 Apr 2017 19:00:47 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6346 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy dwelling places of the Most High.  The river of God’s Spirit brings joy to His house … and we are His house; His habitation!  May the flow of gladness overtake and overwhelm us is ways we have never experienced before! The last […] There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy dwelling places of the Most High.  The river of God’s Spirit brings joy to His house … and we are His house; His habitation!  May the flow of gladness overtake and overwhelm us is ways we have never experienced before!

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There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy dwelling places of the Most High.  The river of God’s Spirit brings joy to His house … and we are His house; His habitation!  May the flow of gladness overtake and overwhelm us is ways ... There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy dwelling places of the Most High.  The river of God’s Spirit brings joy to His house … and we are His house; His habitation!  May the flow of gladness overtake and overwhelm us is ways we have never experienced before! The last […] David Hughes clean 49:09
A River Runs Through It ~ Part 4 https://bensonfirst.com/a-river-runs-through-it-part-4/ Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:00:23 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6342 While by a river in Babylon with the exiles, Ezekiel said that the heavens were opened and he saw visions of God.  Babylon means confusion and often times we can feel trapped in that state of mind, but there is hope!  May we see the view of the Spirit right where we are and let […] While by a river in Babylon with the exiles, Ezekiel said that the heavens were opened and he saw visions of God.  Babylon means confusion and often times we can feel trapped in that state of mind, but there is hope!  May we see the view of the Spirit right where we are and let the praise of Jesus rise in our heats.  Remember … exalt … let praise arise!  Let us forsake the rivers of confusion for the River of Life!

 

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While by a river in Babylon with the exiles, Ezekiel said that the heavens were opened and he saw visions of God.  Babylon means confusion and often times we can feel trapped in that state of mind, but there is hope! While by a river in Babylon with the exiles, Ezekiel said that the heavens were opened and he saw visions of God.  Babylon means confusion and often times we can feel trapped in that state of mind, but there is hope!  May we see the view of the Spirit right where we are and let […] David Hughes clean 51:28
A River Runs Through It ~ Part 3 https://bensonfirst.com/a-river-runs-through-it-part-3/ Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:55:44 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6337 In the Song of Solomon we read that we can become a garden locked and a well spring sealed up (Song of Solomon 4:12).  So how do we uncap a sealed well-spring? We will see in the course of the Song of Solomon an example through this shulamite women that illustrates to us how to shift […] In the Song of Solomon we read that we can become a garden locked and a well spring sealed up (Song of Solomon 4:12).  So how do we uncap a sealed well-spring? We will see in the course of the Song of Solomon an example through this shulamite women that illustrates to us how to shift from a focus on self to a focus on Jesus which results in a heart of compassion toward those around us.  Fixing our eyes on Jesus will open the wellspring of life that is already within us in Christ!

 

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In the Song of Solomon we read that we can become a garden locked and a well spring sealed up (Song of Solomon 4:12).  So how do we uncap a sealed well-spring? We will see in the course of the Song of Solomon an example through this shulamite women tha... In the Song of Solomon we read that we can become a garden locked and a well spring sealed up (Song of Solomon 4:12).  So how do we uncap a sealed well-spring? We will see in the course of the Song of Solomon an example through this shulamite women that illustrates to us how to shift […] David Hughes clean 47:20
His Name Is I AM https://bensonfirst.com/his-name-is-i-am/ Sun, 12 Mar 2017 19:00:10 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6324 God told Moses that His name was I AM.  The Lord saturates all of eternity and all of time and space with Himself and His presence.  We cannot enter into a moment in time that He doesn’t already occupy.  He is the big picture and He is every detail – nothing catches the Lord by […] God told Moses that His name was I AM.  The Lord saturates all of eternity and all of time and space with Himself and His presence.  We cannot enter into a moment in time that He doesn’t already occupy.  He is the big picture and He is every detail – nothing catches the Lord by surprise.  May we enjoy this moment in Him and know that for all the moments to come, I AM is already there!

 

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God told Moses that His name was I AM.  The Lord saturates all of eternity and all of time and space with Himself and His presence.  We cannot enter into a moment in time that He doesn’t already occupy.  He is the big picture and He is every detail – n... God told Moses that His name was I AM.  The Lord saturates all of eternity and all of time and space with Himself and His presence.  We cannot enter into a moment in time that He doesn’t already occupy.  He is the big picture and He is every detail – nothing catches the Lord by […] David Hughes clean 33:03
Remembering Who You Are ~ Barbara Daniel https://bensonfirst.com/remembering-who-you-are-barbara-daniel/ Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:23:04 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6318 Jesus wants a life of communion with us … of sharing intimate thoughts and feelings.  May we learn to listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to us, He will bring to our remembrance Jesus and who we are in Him and what He has spoken to us.  It opens up a whole new adventure […] Jesus wants a life of communion with us … of sharing intimate thoughts and feelings.  May we learn to listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to us, He will bring to our remembrance Jesus and who we are in Him and what He has spoken to us.  It opens up a whole new adventure for us when we take a stroll down memory lane with Jesus!

(Note: The song referred to at the end of this message did not record on the audio)

 

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Jesus wants a life of communion with us … of sharing intimate thoughts and feelings.  May we learn to listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to us, He will bring to our remembrance Jesus and who we are in Him and what He has spoken to us. Jesus wants a life of communion with us … of sharing intimate thoughts and feelings.  May we learn to listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to us, He will bring to our remembrance Jesus and who we are in Him and what He has spoken to us.  It opens up a whole new adventure […] David Hughes clean 31:53
A River Runs Through It ~ Part 2 https://bensonfirst.com/a-river-runs-through-it-part-2/ Sun, 26 Feb 2017 19:00:28 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6315 We are grafted in as branches of the Tree of Life – a tree whose fruit is always in season and never goes bad.  There is no need to ration the fruit of this tree because the supply is endless and eternal!  May we live in the unlimited supply of all that Christ is in […] We are grafted in as branches of the Tree of Life – a tree whose fruit is always in season and never goes bad.  There is no need to ration the fruit of this tree because the supply is endless and eternal!  May we live in the unlimited supply of all that Christ is in us!

 

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We are grafted in as branches of the Tree of Life – a tree whose fruit is always in season and never goes bad.  There is no need to ration the fruit of this tree because the supply is endless and eternal!  May we live in the unlimited supply of all tha... We are grafted in as branches of the Tree of Life – a tree whose fruit is always in season and never goes bad.  There is no need to ration the fruit of this tree because the supply is endless and eternal!  May we live in the unlimited supply of all that Christ is in […] David Hughes clean 48:59
A River Runs Through It ~ Part 1 https://bensonfirst.com/a-river-runs-through-it-part-1/ Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:00:27 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6301 We are a living garden planted with the seed of Christ who are watered by the Spirit.  The living seed of Christ in us will choke out and overcome the weeds of life in our own hearts and minds and yield the flourishing life of Jesus in and through us!   We are a living garden planted with the seed of Christ who are watered by the Spirit.  The living seed of Christ in us will choke out and overcome the weeds of life in our own hearts and minds and yield the flourishing life of Jesus in and through us!

 

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We are a living garden planted with the seed of Christ who are watered by the Spirit.  The living seed of Christ in us will choke out and overcome the weeds of life in our own hearts and minds and yield the flourishing life of Jesus in and through us!   We are a living garden planted with the seed of Christ who are watered by the Spirit.  The living seed of Christ in us will choke out and overcome the weeds of life in our own hearts and minds and yield the flourishing life of Jesus in and through us!   David Hughes clean 38:07
The Miracle Life ~ Jim Eldred https://bensonfirst.com/the-miracle-life-jim-eldred/ Sun, 12 Feb 2017 19:00:15 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6295 “By His divine power He has given us everything we need for life and godliness.” To live the life of power the Lord desires, we must experience a genuine relationship with Jesus through the Holy Spirit. Miracles don’t just manifest through our lives because we seek those miracles – we become miraculous because we seek […] “By His divine power He has given us everything we need for life and godliness.” To live the life of power the Lord desires, we must experience a genuine relationship with Jesus through the Holy Spirit. Miracles don’t just manifest through our lives because we seek those miracles – we become miraculous because we seek Jesus!

 

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“By His divine power He has given us everything we need for life and godliness.” To live the life of power the Lord desires, we must experience a genuine relationship with Jesus through the Holy Spirit. Miracles don’t just manifest through our lives be... “By His divine power He has given us everything we need for life and godliness.” To live the life of power the Lord desires, we must experience a genuine relationship with Jesus through the Holy Spirit. Miracles don’t just manifest through our lives because we seek those miracles – we become miraculous because we seek […] David Hughes clean 49:28
Believe In Him ~ Part 2 https://bensonfirst.com/believe-in-him-part-2/ Sun, 05 Feb 2017 19:00:54 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6254 Jesus’ invitation was to receive the bread from heaven that satisfies – and He was that bread of life!  Come and trust in Him – a relationship experienced through our response to His finished work of love and grace, not His response to our ongoing works and efforts!  Through faith we can enjoy a true habitation of rest […] Jesus’ invitation was to receive the bread from heaven that satisfies – and He was that bread of life!  Come and trust in Him – a relationship experienced through our response to His finished work of love and grace, not His response to our ongoing works and efforts!  Through faith we can enjoy a true habitation of rest in Christ!

The last 8 minutes is our communion celebration, we invite you to join with us!

 

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Jesus’ invitation was to receive the bread from heaven that satisfies – and He was that bread of life!  Come and trust in Him – a relationship experienced through our response to His finished work of love and grace, Jesus’ invitation was to receive the bread from heaven that satisfies – and He was that bread of life!  Come and trust in Him – a relationship experienced through our response to His finished work of love and grace, not His response to our ongoing works and efforts!  Through faith we can enjoy a true habitation of rest […] David Hughes clean 41:00
Look! God Is Here! ~ Val Rodriguez https://bensonfirst.com/look-god-is-here-val-rodriguez/ Mon, 30 Jan 2017 01:28:48 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6248 To all the wounded, hurting and discouraged … Look! God is here!  You are not forgotten.  We often pray, “Lord, let me be in your presence!”  And the Lord replies, “Let me be! … in your presence!”  Jesus wants to show up in the midst of us and show off the goodness of God.  He […] To all the wounded, hurting and discouraged … Look! God is here!  You are not forgotten.  We often pray, “Lord, let me be in your presence!”  And the Lord replies, “Let me be! … in your presence!”  Jesus wants to show up in the midst of us and show off the goodness of God.  He is here, He has never forsaken us and He wants us to swing wide as gates of heaven in the earth and let the Spirit show Jesus!

The first 10 minutes is a prophetic word and prayer through Roger Legg followed by this powerful prophetic word of encouragement through Val Rodriguez.

 

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To all the wounded, hurting and discouraged … Look! God is here!  You are not forgotten.  We often pray, “Lord, let me be in your presence!”  And the Lord replies, “Let me be! … in your presence!”  Jesus wants to show up in the midst of us and show off... To all the wounded, hurting and discouraged … Look! God is here!  You are not forgotten.  We often pray, “Lord, let me be in your presence!”  And the Lord replies, “Let me be! … in your presence!”  Jesus wants to show up in the midst of us and show off the goodness of God.  He […] David Hughes clean 57:29
The Neglected Kingdom https://bensonfirst.com/the-neglected-kingdom/ Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:27:23 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6242 Isaiah saw the Lord high and lifted up and seated on a throne.  With so much going on around us as so many try to build and establish their own kingdoms we must be careful to not neglect the REAL KINGDOM!  Open the eyes of our heart Lord to see your rule and reign by […] Isaiah saw the Lord high and lifted up and seated on a throne.  With so much going on around us as so many try to build and establish their own kingdoms we must be careful to not neglect the REAL KINGDOM!  Open the eyes of our heart Lord to see your rule and reign by your Spirit in our hearts now!

 

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Isaiah saw the Lord high and lifted up and seated on a throne.  With so much going on around us as so many try to build and establish their own kingdoms we must be careful to not neglect the REAL KINGDOM!  Open the eyes of our heart Lord to see your ru... Isaiah saw the Lord high and lifted up and seated on a throne.  With so much going on around us as so many try to build and establish their own kingdoms we must be careful to not neglect the REAL KINGDOM!  Open the eyes of our heart Lord to see your rule and reign by […] David Hughes clean 43:47
Believe In Him ~ Part 1 https://bensonfirst.com/believe-in-him/ Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:00:16 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6236 The disciples ask Jesus what must we do to work the works of God – His reply was believe on Him whom He has sent.  The work of the new covenant is faith!  Redemption is received by faith and lived by faith completely given through grace.  Jesus desire is that we would trust grace and […] The disciples ask Jesus what must we do to work the works of God – His reply was believe on Him whom He has sent.  The work of the new covenant is faith!  Redemption is received by faith and lived by faith completely given through grace.  Jesus desire is that we would trust grace and live free from works!

 

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The disciples ask Jesus what must we do to work the works of God – His reply was believe on Him whom He has sent.  The work of the new covenant is faith!  Redemption is received by faith and lived by faith completely given through grace. The disciples ask Jesus what must we do to work the works of God – His reply was believe on Him whom He has sent.  The work of the new covenant is faith!  Redemption is received by faith and lived by faith completely given through grace.  Jesus desire is that we would trust grace and […] David Hughes clean 43:19
The Word ~ Part 6 https://bensonfirst.com/the-word-part-6/ Sun, 01 Jan 2017 19:00:58 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6232 The law came through Moses, grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.  Jesus, the living word, brought grace and truth to light – the Word was from before the beginning, so grace and truth were also!  “The word” for 2017 is the same word for every year and every moment, for every person in […] The law came through Moses, grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.  Jesus, the living word, brought grace and truth to light – the Word was from before the beginning, so grace and truth were also!  “The word” for 2017 is the same word for every year and every moment, for every person in every culture … Jesus! … grace and truth! … always relevant and always a living word!

The last 7 minutes is our communion celebration, we invite you to join with us!

 

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The law came through Moses, grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.  Jesus, the living word, brought grace and truth to light – the Word was from before the beginning, so grace and truth were also! The law came through Moses, grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.  Jesus, the living word, brought grace and truth to light – the Word was from before the beginning, so grace and truth were also!  “The word” for 2017 is the same word for every year and every moment, for every person in […] David Hughes clean 46:12
A Stable Perspective https://bensonfirst.com/a-stable-perspective/ Sat, 31 Dec 2016 18:29:58 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6226 We need a “stable” perspective!  The shepherds at Jesus’ birth heard and saw heavens perspective on what was really going on in Bethlehem.  So many were going about life in that little town and unaware of what had taken place.  When we allow the Holy Spirit to reveal to us Jesus’ perspective of redemption and life we […] We need a “stable” perspective!  The shepherds at Jesus’ birth heard and saw heavens perspective on what was really going on in Bethlehem.  So many were going about life in that little town and unaware of what had taken place.  When we allow the Holy Spirit to reveal to us Jesus’ perspective of redemption and life we can truly live with a “stable” perspective – and a stable perspective leads to a heart of praise … just ask the shepherds!

The last 5 minutes is our Christmas day communion celebration we had all gathered around a manger …

 

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We need a “stable” perspective!  The shepherds at Jesus’ birth heard and saw heavens perspective on what was really going on in Bethlehem.  So many were going about life in that little town and unaware of what had taken place. We need a “stable” perspective!  The shepherds at Jesus’ birth heard and saw heavens perspective on what was really going on in Bethlehem.  So many were going about life in that little town and unaware of what had taken place.  When we allow the Holy Spirit to reveal to us Jesus’ perspective of redemption and life we […] David Hughes clean 20:42
The Word ~ Part 5 https://bensonfirst.com/the-word-part-5/ Sun, 18 Dec 2016 19:00:54 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6222 What a powerful reality – the Word became flesh!  God got a body and became a man.  Why?  Because of love, it was redemption’s only way to bring us into relationship and eternal union with our Lord.  The manger was the beginning of Jesus earthly experience, but the cross and resurrection was the reason there […] What a powerful reality – the Word became flesh!  God got a body and became a man.  Why?  Because of love, it was redemption’s only way to bring us into relationship and eternal union with our Lord.  The manger was the beginning of Jesus earthly experience, but the cross and resurrection was the reason there was a manger in the first place.  God showed an expression of Himself through a physical body in Christ and He is still desiring to do that now through His multi-membered body – His children – the church.  God has still got a body and we are blessed to be it!

 

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What a powerful reality – the Word became flesh!  God got a body and became a man.  Why?  Because of love, it was redemption’s only way to bring us into relationship and eternal union with our Lord.  The manger was the beginning of Jesus earthly experi... What a powerful reality – the Word became flesh!  God got a body and became a man.  Why?  Because of love, it was redemption’s only way to bring us into relationship and eternal union with our Lord.  The manger was the beginning of Jesus earthly experience, but the cross and resurrection was the reason there […] David Hughes clean 30:33
The Word ~ Part 4 https://bensonfirst.com/the-word-part-4/ Sun, 11 Dec 2016 19:00:23 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6215 Those who received and believed He gave the right to become children of God.  Jesus said to repent (change you mind) and believe for the kingdom of God is at hand – this He said almost 2000 years ago.  His desire is for us to change our mind (to His word) and receive and believe […] Those who received and believed He gave the right to become children of God.  Jesus said to repent (change you mind) and believe for the kingdom of God is at hand – this He said almost 2000 years ago.  His desire is for us to change our mind (to His word) and receive and believe that we might live through the power of His life and His kingdom now!

 

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Those who received and believed He gave the right to become children of God.  Jesus said to repent (change you mind) and believe for the kingdom of God is at hand – this He said almost 2000 years ago.  His desire is for us to change our mind (to His wo... Those who received and believed He gave the right to become children of God.  Jesus said to repent (change you mind) and believe for the kingdom of God is at hand – this He said almost 2000 years ago.  His desire is for us to change our mind (to His word) and receive and believe […] David Hughes clean 45:25
The Word ~ Part 3 https://bensonfirst.com/the-word-part-3/ Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:00:52 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6212 In Jesus is life and that life is the light of men.  Jesus came that we might have life and have in more abundantly!  He was the Light that shined into darkness and the darkness can not overpower His light.  So in Him we have life and light that is greater than all the death and […] In Jesus is life and that life is the light of men.  Jesus came that we might have life and have in more abundantly!  He was the Light that shined into darkness and the darkness can not overpower His light.  So in Him we have life and light that is greater than all the death and darkness around us!

The last 4 minutes is our communion celebration, we invite you to join us!

 

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In Jesus is life and that life is the light of men.  Jesus came that we might have life and have in more abundantly!  He was the Light that shined into darkness and the darkness can not overpower His light. In Jesus is life and that life is the light of men.  Jesus came that we might have life and have in more abundantly!  He was the Light that shined into darkness and the darkness can not overpower His light.  So in Him we have life and light that is greater than all the death and […] David Hughes clean 49:02
The Word ~ Part 2 https://bensonfirst.com/the-word-part-2/ Sun, 27 Nov 2016 19:00:11 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6206 All things came into being through the Word – through Jesus!  And we can become eyewitnesses to His majesty when we see His creation through His eyes by the revelation of the Holy Spirit.  And the greatest of all of His creation is the new creation that we have become in Christ.  We are all […] All things came into being through the Word – through Jesus!  And we can become eyewitnesses to His majesty when we see His creation through His eyes by the revelation of the Holy Spirit.  And the greatest of all of His creation is the new creation that we have become in Christ.  We are all unique because God treasures each one of us as the one of a kind creation that we have been made in Him!

 

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All things came into being through the Word – through Jesus!  And we can become eyewitnesses to His majesty when we see His creation through His eyes by the revelation of the Holy Spirit.  And the greatest of all of His creation is the new creation tha... All things came into being through the Word – through Jesus!  And we can become eyewitnesses to His majesty when we see His creation through His eyes by the revelation of the Holy Spirit.  And the greatest of all of His creation is the new creation that we have become in Christ.  We are all […] David Hughes clean 33:44
The Word ~ Part 1 https://bensonfirst.com/the-word/ Sun, 20 Nov 2016 19:00:52 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6200 The word of God is the cure for all our “abby-normal” thinking.  The Word was in the beginning before all of creation, the Word is forever settled in heaven – the Word is Jesus!  Jesus is the truth amid all our rhetoric and opinions.  Jesus doesn’t have just the last word, He is the first […] The word of God is the cure for all our “abby-normal” thinking.  The Word was in the beginning before all of creation, the Word is forever settled in heaven – the Word is Jesus!  Jesus is the truth amid all our rhetoric and opinions.  Jesus doesn’t have just the last word, He is the first word and truly the only word that brings hope and life to us all!

 

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The word of God is the cure for all our “abby-normal” thinking.  The Word was in the beginning before all of creation, the Word is forever settled in heaven – the Word is Jesus!  Jesus is the truth amid all our rhetoric and opinions. The word of God is the cure for all our “abby-normal” thinking.  The Word was in the beginning before all of creation, the Word is forever settled in heaven – the Word is Jesus!  Jesus is the truth amid all our rhetoric and opinions.  Jesus doesn’t have just the last word, He is the first […] David Hughes clean 37:52
Is Jesus Politically Correct? https://bensonfirst.com/is-jesus-politically-correct/ Wed, 09 Nov 2016 22:23:31 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6193 Is Jesus politically correct?  Isaiah chapter 9 reveals to us that the government [rule;dominion] will rest on His shoulders and there will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace. This was a message shared at Benson First just prior to the elections in the U.S. to remind us that no […] Is Jesus politically correct?  Isaiah chapter 9 reveals to us that the government [rule;dominion] will rest on His shoulders and there will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace. This was a message shared at Benson First just prior to the elections in the U.S. to remind us that no mater the outcome our hearts are to be governed the same – by the love and compassion of God through the power of the Holy Spirit.  Jesus is Lord of heaven and earth now and His message is peace through redemption, and His mandate is love!  The kingdom of God is the ONLY government that is truly “politically correct”!

The last 5 minutes is our communion celebration, we invite you to join with us!

 

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Is Jesus politically correct?  Isaiah chapter 9 reveals to us that the government [rule;dominion] will rest on His shoulders and there will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace. This was a message shared at Benson First just prior to... Is Jesus politically correct?  Isaiah chapter 9 reveals to us that the government [rule;dominion] will rest on His shoulders and there will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace. This was a message shared at Benson First just prior to the elections in the U.S. to remind us that no […] David Hughes clean 48:47
99 and One ~ Val Rodriguez https://bensonfirst.com/99-and-one-val-rodriguez/ Sun, 30 Oct 2016 19:00:39 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6185 God doesn’t rest His kingdom on one individual among us – His kingdom rests and resides in Christ through ALL of us!  Our willingness to participate opens the door for the Lord’s ministry through each of us.  We need child-like faith to step up and ask the Holy Spirit, “What’s my part?”  We will then […] God doesn’t rest His kingdom on one individual among us – His kingdom rests and resides in Christ through ALL of us!  Our willingness to participate opens the door for the Lord’s ministry through each of us.  We need child-like faith to step up and ask the Holy Spirit, “What’s my part?”  We will then see Jesus shine through all of us as the body of Christ!

This encouraging word from Val is followed by testimonies of encouragement from Jayne Opher, Grace Rodriguez, Chey Daniel, Barbara Daniel and Jim Eldred – Jesus speaks through His body!

 

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God doesn’t rest His kingdom on one individual among us – His kingdom rests and resides in Christ through ALL of us!  Our willingness to participate opens the door for the Lord’s ministry through each of us. God doesn’t rest His kingdom on one individual among us – His kingdom rests and resides in Christ through ALL of us!  Our willingness to participate opens the door for the Lord’s ministry through each of us.  We need child-like faith to step up and ask the Holy Spirit, “What’s my part?”  We will then […] David Hughes clean 1:01:56
Unpacking The Party https://bensonfirst.com/unpacking-the-party/ Sun, 16 Oct 2016 19:00:08 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6180 The kingdom of God is a celebration and we are called to unpack the party wherever we are.  We have this treasure in clay pots to show the surpassing greatness of the power is of God and not us.  The Message translation says, “Hard times are small potatoes compared to the lavish celebration prepared for […] The kingdom of God is a celebration and we are called to unpack the party wherever we are.  We have this treasure in clay pots to show the surpassing greatness of the power is of God and not us.  The Message translation says, “Hard times are small potatoes compared to the lavish celebration prepared for us.” (2 Cor 4:17).  And that is not just a celebration for “someday”, but for “TODAY!”  Paul and Silas found themselves in jail and about midnight they chose to unpack the party and began to pray and sing praise to God … and suddenly, the jail shook and the prisoners were freed.

 

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The kingdom of God is a celebration and we are called to unpack the party wherever we are.  We have this treasure in clay pots to show the surpassing greatness of the power is of God and not us.  The Message translation says, The kingdom of God is a celebration and we are called to unpack the party wherever we are.  We have this treasure in clay pots to show the surpassing greatness of the power is of God and not us.  The Message translation says, “Hard times are small potatoes compared to the lavish celebration prepared for […] David Hughes clean 42:46
The New Creation ~ Part 5 https://bensonfirst.com/the-new-creation-part-5/ Sun, 02 Oct 2016 19:00:53 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6178 The end of prejudice is in Christ! There is neither Jew nor Greek, bond nor free, male nor female – but all are one in Christ. It is not race, social status, gender or anything else that unites us or can separate us – we are one in His Spirit. Paul said, “from now on, […] The end of prejudice is in Christ! There is neither Jew nor Greek, bond nor free, male nor female – but all are one in Christ. It is not race, social status, gender or anything else that unites us or can separate us – we are one in His Spirit. Paul said, “from now on, we recognize no one according to the flesh” (2 Corinthians 5:16). May we see from the vantage of Jesus, from the vantage of redemption, from the vantage of the new creation … when we do, then love reigns and prejudice dies!

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The end of prejudice is in Christ! There is neither Jew nor Greek, bond nor free, male nor female – but all are one in Christ. It is not race, social status, gender or anything else that unites us or can separate us – we are one in His Spirit. The end of prejudice is in Christ! There is neither Jew nor Greek, bond nor free, male nor female – but all are one in Christ. It is not race, social status, gender or anything else that unites us or can separate us – we are one in His Spirit. Paul said, “from now on, […] David Hughes clean 49:58
The State Of The Kingdom Address https://bensonfirst.com/the-state-of-the-kingdom-address/ Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:00:17 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6138 Matthew 3:2 says repent [change your mind] the kingdom of heaven is at hand – Jesus was on the scene of humanity.  God’s kingdom is an everlasting kingdom and the increase of His kingdom has no end.  May we hear and believe the report of the Holy Spirit and know that the condition of the […] Matthew 3:2 says repent [change your mind] the kingdom of heaven is at hand – Jesus was on the scene of humanity.  God’s kingdom is an everlasting kingdom and the increase of His kingdom has no end.  May we hear and believe the report of the Holy Spirit and know that the condition of the kingdom of God is directly related to the condition of the king – Jesus!  He has been given all authority in heaven and earth.  I pray we learn to live according to the state of His kingdom!

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Matthew 3:2 says repent [change your mind] the kingdom of heaven is at hand – Jesus was on the scene of humanity.  God’s kingdom is an everlasting kingdom and the increase of His kingdom has no end.  May we hear and believe the report of the Holy Spiri... Matthew 3:2 says repent [change your mind] the kingdom of heaven is at hand – Jesus was on the scene of humanity.  God’s kingdom is an everlasting kingdom and the increase of His kingdom has no end.  May we hear and believe the report of the Holy Spirit and know that the condition of the […] David Hughes clean 44:20
Bless The Lord At All Times https://bensonfirst.com/bless-the-lord-at-all-times/ Sun, 18 Sep 2016 19:00:51 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6134 Psalm 34 says to bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth!  We can praise the Lord in the midst of everything, because He is not changed by anything!  Lift up your voice, you are not hemmed in – life is wide open in Christ! Psalm 34 says to bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth!  We can praise the Lord in the midst of everything, because He is not changed by anything!  Lift up your voice, you are not hemmed in – life is wide open in Christ!

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Psalm 34 says to bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth!  We can praise the Lord in the midst of everything, because He is not changed by anything!  Lift up your voice, you are not hemmed in – life is wide open in Christ! Psalm 34 says to bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth!  We can praise the Lord in the midst of everything, because He is not changed by anything!  Lift up your voice, you are not hemmed in – life is wide open in Christ! David Hughes clean 46:09
The New Creation ~ Part 4 https://bensonfirst.com/the-new-creation-part-4/ Sun, 11 Sep 2016 19:00:55 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6130 “Gentlemen, this is a football” – Vince Lombardi would start training camp for his pro football teams by holding a football up and making this statement. He knew the basics were essential for playing well as a player and a team.  For us we must never lose sight of the reality of this basic truth … “Child of […] “Gentlemen, this is a football” – Vince Lombardi would start training camp for his pro football teams by holding a football up and making this statement. He knew the basics were essential for playing well as a player and a team.  For us we must never lose sight of the reality of this basic truth … “Child of God, Christ is your life!”  EVERYTHING flows out from Him, everything flows out from the reality of this profound truth!  He will keep our heart at peace and guard us from taking the bait of the adversary and becoming distracted from what really matters – and that’s Jesus!

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“Gentlemen, this is a football” – Vince Lombardi would start training camp for his pro football teams by holding a football up and making this statement. He knew the basics were essential for playing well as a player and a team. “Gentlemen, this is a football” – Vince Lombardi would start training camp for his pro football teams by holding a football up and making this statement. He knew the basics were essential for playing well as a player and a team.  For us we must never lose sight of the reality of this basic truth … “Child of […] David Hughes clean 46:58
The New Creation ~ Part 3 https://bensonfirst.com/the-new-creation-part-3/ Sun, 04 Sep 2016 19:00:56 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6125 “Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore” – as a new creation in Christ we have been crucified to this world and this world to us (Galatians 6:14-15).  We have been translated out of the kingdom of darkness and into the kingdom of God’s dear son.  This does not mean that the new creation is irrelevant […] “Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore” – as a new creation in Christ we have been crucified to this world and this world to us (Galatians 6:14-15).  We have been translated out of the kingdom of darkness and into the kingdom of God’s dear son.  This does not mean that the new creation is irrelevant in this world, we just don’t find our identity from this world.  As a new creation in Christ we are to live in the earth from out of the life of Christ – our source of life is not around us, but in us!

The last 4 minutes is our communion celebration – we invite you to join with us!

 

 

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“Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore” – as a new creation in Christ we have been crucified to this world and this world to us (Galatians 6:14-15).  We have been translated out of the kingdom of darkness and into the kingdom of God’s dear son. “Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore” – as a new creation in Christ we have been crucified to this world and this world to us (Galatians 6:14-15).  We have been translated out of the kingdom of darkness and into the kingdom of God’s dear son.  This does not mean that the new creation is irrelevant […] David Hughes clean 47:36
The New Creation ~ Part 2 https://bensonfirst.com/the-new-creation-part-2/ Sun, 28 Aug 2016 23:13:49 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6121 If we are a new creation in Christ, what happened to the old creation; the old man?  May we look to Jesus’ redemptive work for insight.  Two great questions to ponder in the Lord – 1) What happened to Jesus in the redemptive work of the cross and resurrection?  2) Were you there?  We need […] If we are a new creation in Christ, what happened to the old creation; the old man?  May we look to Jesus’ redemptive work for insight.  Two great questions to ponder in the Lord – 1) What happened to Jesus in the redemptive work of the cross and resurrection?  2) Were you there?  We need to see that the redemptive work of Jesus brought a definitive end to our relationship with sin and who we used to be in Adam and brought in our eternal spiritual union with Christ in righteousness!  We are not just spectators of redemption, but participants!

 

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If we are a new creation in Christ, what happened to the old creation; the old man?  May we look to Jesus’ redemptive work for insight.  Two great questions to ponder in the Lord – 1) What happened to Jesus in the redemptive work of the cross and resur... If we are a new creation in Christ, what happened to the old creation; the old man?  May we look to Jesus’ redemptive work for insight.  Two great questions to ponder in the Lord – 1) What happened to Jesus in the redemptive work of the cross and resurrection?  2) Were you there?  We need […] David Hughes clean 36:50
Delight Yourself In The Lord https://bensonfirst.com/delight-yourself-in-the-lord/ Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:27:42 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6065 Psalm 37 is so powerful and encouraging … we are encouraged to TRUST in the Lord, DWELL in the land, DELIGHT ourselves in the Lord, COMMIT our ways unto the Lord, REST in the Lord, WAIT patiently for Him – all of this is a reality of the life of grace in Christ.  We find […] Psalm 37 is so powerful and encouraging … we are encouraged to TRUST in the Lord, DWELL in the land, DELIGHT ourselves in the Lord, COMMIT our ways unto the Lord, REST in the Lord, WAIT patiently for Him – all of this is a reality of the life of grace in Christ.  We find that He holds us in the midst of all and that we are never forsaken or left unfulfilled in Christ!

 

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Psalm 37 is so powerful and encouraging … we are encouraged to TRUST in the Lord, DWELL in the land, DELIGHT ourselves in the Lord, COMMIT our ways unto the Lord, REST in the Lord, WAIT patiently for Him – all of this is a reality of the life of grace ... Psalm 37 is so powerful and encouraging … we are encouraged to TRUST in the Lord, DWELL in the land, DELIGHT ourselves in the Lord, COMMIT our ways unto the Lord, REST in the Lord, WAIT patiently for Him – all of this is a reality of the life of grace in Christ.  We find […] David Hughes clean 46:55
Covenant vs. Contract ~ Val Rodriguez https://bensonfirst.com/covenant-vs-contract-val-rodriguez/ Mon, 08 Aug 2016 00:31:53 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6056 How does Jesus relate to us and how should we relate to one another?  Is it based on covenant or contract? Covenant is based on trust, unlimited responsibility and cannot be ended, while a contract is based on mistrust, unlimited liability and can be terminated.  It’s the difference between grace and law … we are […] How does Jesus relate to us and how should we relate to one another?  Is it based on covenant or contract? Covenant is based on trust, unlimited responsibility and cannot be ended, while a contract is based on mistrust, unlimited liability and can be terminated.  It’s the difference between grace and law … we are so thankful that God chose a relationship with us based on His love and grace – a brand new covenant!

The last 4 minutes is our communion celebration we invite you to join us!

 

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How does Jesus relate to us and how should we relate to one another?  Is it based on covenant or contract? Covenant is based on trust, unlimited responsibility and cannot be ended, while a contract is based on mistrust, How does Jesus relate to us and how should we relate to one another?  Is it based on covenant or contract? Covenant is based on trust, unlimited responsibility and cannot be ended, while a contract is based on mistrust, unlimited liability and can be terminated.  It’s the difference between grace and law … we are […] David Hughes clean 52:37
On Earth, As It Is In Heaven https://bensonfirst.com/on-earth-as-it-is-in-heaven/ Sun, 31 Jul 2016 19:00:29 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6046 Jesus has been declared Lord of heaven and earth and of the increase of His kingdom there shall be no end – and it’s already here!  The question is, am I personally participating … The first few minutes of this message is a powerful word of encouragement and exhortation from Jim Eldred!     Jesus has been declared Lord of heaven and earth and of the increase of His kingdom there shall be no end – and it’s already here!  The question is, am I personally participating …

The first few minutes of this message is a powerful word of encouragement and exhortation from Jim Eldred!

 

 

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Jesus has been declared Lord of heaven and earth and of the increase of His kingdom there shall be no end – and it’s already here!  The question is, am I personally participating … The first few minutes of this message is a powerful word of encourageme... Jesus has been declared Lord of heaven and earth and of the increase of His kingdom there shall be no end – and it’s already here!  The question is, am I personally participating … The first few minutes of this message is a powerful word of encouragement and exhortation from Jim Eldred!     David Hughes clean 43:50
The New Creation ~ Part 1 https://bensonfirst.com/the-new-creation-part-1/ Sun, 24 Jul 2016 19:00:23 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6038 If anyone be is Christ they are a new creation, the old things have passed away, look, new things have come (2 Cor 5:17).  What does it mean to be a new creation? What are the old things that passed away? What are the new things that have come?  We can only begin to see […] If anyone be is Christ they are a new creation, the old things have passed away, look, new things have come (2 Cor 5:17).  What does it mean to be a new creation? What are the old things that passed away? What are the new things that have come?  We can only begin to see this and live a new identity when we begin to see and trust the revelation of the person of Jesus and the work of redemption – we are so much a new creation, the Lord has to introduce us to ourselves all over again!

 

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If anyone be is Christ they are a new creation, the old things have passed away, look, new things have come (2 Cor 5:17).  What does it mean to be a new creation? What are the old things that passed away? What are the new things that have come? If anyone be is Christ they are a new creation, the old things have passed away, look, new things have come (2 Cor 5:17).  What does it mean to be a new creation? What are the old things that passed away? What are the new things that have come?  We can only begin to see […] David Hughes clean 46:15
The Oasis Of The Lord ~ Part 6 https://bensonfirst.com/the-oasis-of-the-lord-part-6/ Sun, 17 Jul 2016 19:00:34 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6035 We have been given everlasting joy in Christ, it never fades nor goes out of season – it is always fresh and ripe in the Spirit.  His joy is our strength and will cause sorrow and sighing to flee away! We have been given everlasting joy in Christ, it never fades nor goes out of season – it is always fresh and ripe in the Spirit.  His joy is our strength and will cause sorrow and sighing to flee away!

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We have been given everlasting joy in Christ, it never fades nor goes out of season – it is always fresh and ripe in the Spirit.  His joy is our strength and will cause sorrow and sighing to flee away! We have been given everlasting joy in Christ, it never fades nor goes out of season – it is always fresh and ripe in the Spirit.  His joy is our strength and will cause sorrow and sighing to flee away! David Hughes clean 44:04
For Freedom Have You Been Set Free https://bensonfirst.com/for-freedom-have-you-been-set-free/ Sun, 03 Jul 2016 21:33:48 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=6006 Galatians 5:1 says that it was for freedom that we have been set free!  We must realize that we have been set free from sin, from the law, from the flesh … not so that we can live our life, but so that Jesus can live His life in and through us.  Our freedom was […] Galatians 5:1 says that it was for freedom that we have been set free!  We must realize that we have been set free from sin, from the law, from the flesh … not so that we can live our life, but so that Jesus can live His life in and through us.  Our freedom was not free, a great price was paid through the blood of Jesus and given to us through grace.  So celebrate!  Jesus is our freedom!

The last 4 minutes is our communion celebration, we invite you to join with us!

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Galatians 5:1 says that it was for freedom that we have been set free!  We must realize that we have been set free from sin, from the law, from the flesh … not so that we can live our life, but so that Jesus can live His life in and through us. Galatians 5:1 says that it was for freedom that we have been set free!  We must realize that we have been set free from sin, from the law, from the flesh … not so that we can live our life, but so that Jesus can live His life in and through us.  Our freedom was […] David Hughes clean 33:17
Youth Sunday ~ Testimonies From Camp 2016 https://bensonfirst.com/youth-sunday-testimonies-from-camp-2016/ Sun, 26 Jun 2016 22:52:53 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5998 Our youth at Benson First Assembly share their testimonies and experiences from the Word of Deliverance Youth Camp in Berkeley Springs, WV – Open your heart to hear the voice of the Lord through the next generation! Those sharing testimonies are … Tyler Bowie, Maleah Rodriguez, Sarah Allen, Josh Hughes, Jeremiah Hughes, David Thomas Hughes, Sarah Hughes, […] Our youth at Benson First Assembly share their testimonies and experiences from the Word of Deliverance Youth Camp in Berkeley Springs, WV – Open your heart to hear the voice of the Lord through the next generation!

Those sharing testimonies are … Tyler Bowie, Maleah Rodriguez, Sarah Allen, Josh Hughes, Jeremiah Hughes, David Thomas Hughes, Sarah Hughes, Val Rodriguez and Melanie Bowie.

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Our youth at Benson First Assembly share their testimonies and experiences from the Word of Deliverance Youth Camp in Berkeley Springs, WV – Open your heart to hear the voice of the Lord through the next generation! Our youth at Benson First Assembly share their testimonies and experiences from the Word of Deliverance Youth Camp in Berkeley Springs, WV – Open your heart to hear the voice of the Lord through the next generation! Those sharing testimonies are … Tyler Bowie, Maleah Rodriguez, Sarah Allen, Josh Hughes, Jeremiah Hughes, David Thomas Hughes, Sarah Hughes, […] David Hughes clean 53:36
Unleash The Next Generation https://bensonfirst.com/unleash-the-next-generation/ Sun, 19 Jun 2016 19:00:39 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5994 What does it mean for judgment to begin in the house of the Lord?  We need to unleash the next generation through the freedom that comes from accepting and believing the verdict of redemption. God has declared us to be forgiven, accepted and justified – not guilty!  Have we come to the same judgment and […] What does it mean for judgment to begin in the house of the Lord?  We need to unleash the next generation through the freedom that comes from accepting and believing the verdict of redemption. God has declared us to be forgiven, accepted and justified – not guilty!  Have we come to the same judgment and conclusion in our own hearts through the Holy Spirit?  Jesus has given voice to and through the next generation through the indwelling Holy Spirit – so rise up in love!

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What does it mean for judgment to begin in the house of the Lord?  We need to unleash the next generation through the freedom that comes from accepting and believing the verdict of redemption. God has declared us to be forgiven, What does it mean for judgment to begin in the house of the Lord?  We need to unleash the next generation through the freedom that comes from accepting and believing the verdict of redemption. God has declared us to be forgiven, accepted and justified – not guilty!  Have we come to the same judgment and […] David Hughes clean 39:54
The Oasis Of The Lord ~ Part 5 https://bensonfirst.com/the-oasis-of-the-lord-part-5/ Sun, 12 Jun 2016 19:00:44 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5989 We have been ransomed and redeemed by a BEAUTIFUL REDEEMER – Jesus!  Our value was deemed in the heart and eyes of His love to be priceless because of the price He paid, which simply was Himself – His very life! We have been ransomed and redeemed by a BEAUTIFUL REDEEMER – Jesus!  Our value was deemed in the heart and eyes of His love to be priceless because of the price He paid, which simply was Himself – His very life!

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We have been ransomed and redeemed by a BEAUTIFUL REDEEMER – Jesus!  Our value was deemed in the heart and eyes of His love to be priceless because of the price He paid, which simply was Himself – His very life! We have been ransomed and redeemed by a BEAUTIFUL REDEEMER – Jesus!  Our value was deemed in the heart and eyes of His love to be priceless because of the price He paid, which simply was Himself – His very life! David Hughes clean 33:58
Soar In The Spirit! https://bensonfirst.com/soar-in-the-spirit/ Mon, 06 Jun 2016 00:35:30 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5985 We have an invitation from the Lord to fly!  May we experience more what it means to soar in the Spirit even with feet on the ground – living out of the heart of Jesus and casting aside what weighs us down! The last 7 minutes is our communion celebration, we invite you to join […] We have an invitation from the Lord to fly!  May we experience more what it means to soar in the Spirit even with feet on the ground – living out of the heart of Jesus and casting aside what weighs us down!

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We have an invitation from the Lord to fly!  May we experience more what it means to soar in the Spirit even with feet on the ground – living out of the heart of Jesus and casting aside what weighs us down! We have an invitation from the Lord to fly!  May we experience more what it means to soar in the Spirit even with feet on the ground – living out of the heart of Jesus and casting aside what weighs us down! The last 7 minutes is our communion celebration, we invite you to join […] David Hughes clean 43:49
The Oasis Of The Lord ~ Part 4 https://bensonfirst.com/the-oasis-of-the-lord-part-4/ Sun, 29 May 2016 19:00:53 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5982 This is a fantastic journey the Spirit of the Lord has us on and we don’t journey alone.  Christ is in us to reveal all the wonderful realities and scenery of this life in the Spirit that is lived out in this world! This is a fantastic journey the Spirit of the Lord has us on and we don’t journey alone.  Christ is in us to reveal all the wonderful realities and scenery of this life in the Spirit that is lived out in this world!

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This is a fantastic journey the Spirit of the Lord has us on and we don’t journey alone.  Christ is in us to reveal all the wonderful realities and scenery of this life in the Spirit that is lived out in this world! This is a fantastic journey the Spirit of the Lord has us on and we don’t journey alone.  Christ is in us to reveal all the wonderful realities and scenery of this life in the Spirit that is lived out in this world! David Hughes clean 34:39
The Oasis Of The Lord ~ Part 3 https://bensonfirst.com/the-oasis-of-the-lord-part-3/ Sun, 15 May 2016 19:00:10 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5978 Waters break forth in the wilderness … it doesn’t matter what the situation around us, the Lord will supply in and through us.  What looks like a mirage will become a pool.  A wellspring of life comes from the Holy Spirit within! Waters break forth in the wilderness … it doesn’t matter what the situation around us, the Lord will supply in and through us.  What looks like a mirage will become a pool.  A wellspring of life comes from the Holy Spirit within!

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Waters break forth in the wilderness … it doesn’t matter what the situation around us, the Lord will supply in and through us.  What looks like a mirage will become a pool.  A wellspring of life comes from the Holy Spirit within! Waters break forth in the wilderness … it doesn’t matter what the situation around us, the Lord will supply in and through us.  What looks like a mirage will become a pool.  A wellspring of life comes from the Holy Spirit within! David Hughes clean 42:36
Experience Abundant Life! https://bensonfirst.com/experience-abundant-life/ Sun, 08 May 2016 19:00:22 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5974 Abundant life is for us to experience now!  From a throne of grace, to a dash (-) filled with life, to the Apple Turnover ride at King’s Dominion, Jesus wants us to experience His life to the full and over-flowing! Abundant life is for us to experience now!  From a throne of grace, to a dash (-) filled with life, to the Apple Turnover ride at King’s Dominion, Jesus wants us to experience His life to the full and over-flowing!

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Abundant life is for us to experience now!  From a throne of grace, to a dash (-) filled with life, to the Apple Turnover ride at King’s Dominion, Jesus wants us to experience His life to the full and over-flowing! Abundant life is for us to experience now!  From a throne of grace, to a dash (-) filled with life, to the Apple Turnover ride at King’s Dominion, Jesus wants us to experience His life to the full and over-flowing! David Hughes clean 27:40
The Oasis Of The Lord ~ Part 2 https://bensonfirst.com/the-oasis-of-the-lord-part-2/ Sun, 24 Apr 2016 19:00:46 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5970 Encourage the exhausted and strengthen the weary – say to the anxious heart to take courage and fear not!  May the Spirit open our eyes to the perspective of the truth – Christ in us is all we need! Encourage the exhausted and strengthen the weary – say to the anxious heart to take courage and fear not!  May the Spirit open our eyes to the perspective of the truth – Christ in us is all we need!

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Encourage the exhausted and strengthen the weary – say to the anxious heart to take courage and fear not!  May the Spirit open our eyes to the perspective of the truth – Christ in us is all we need! Encourage the exhausted and strengthen the weary – say to the anxious heart to take courage and fear not!  May the Spirit open our eyes to the perspective of the truth – Christ in us is all we need! David Hughes clean 46:59
The Abundant Life Is Now … Fear Not! ~ Val Rodriguez https://bensonfirst.com/the-abundant-life-is-now-fear-not-val-rodriguez/ Sun, 17 Apr 2016 19:00:59 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5967 The abundant life of God is now – He is great than our fear!  God is not bound by the status quo! The abundant life of God is now – He is great than our fear!  God is not bound by the status quo!

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The abundant life of God is now – He is great than our fear!  God is not bound by the status quo! The abundant life of God is now – He is great than our fear!  God is not bound by the status quo! David Hughes clean 42:52
The Oasis Of The Lord ~ Part 1 https://bensonfirst.com/the-oasis-of-the-lord-part-1/ Sun, 10 Apr 2016 19:00:55 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5962 No matter where we are in our experience of life the Holy Spirit desires to led in the triumph of Christ and manifest through us the fragrance of Christ in every place!  The Lord will bring gladness and a shout of joy even in what seems to be a barren place! No matter where we are in our experience of life the Holy Spirit desires to led in the triumph of Christ and manifest through us the fragrance of Christ in every place!  The Lord will bring gladness and a shout of joy even in what seems to be a barren place!

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No matter where we are in our experience of life the Holy Spirit desires to led in the triumph of Christ and manifest through us the fragrance of Christ in every place!  The Lord will bring gladness and a shout of joy even in what seems to be a barren ... No matter where we are in our experience of life the Holy Spirit desires to led in the triumph of Christ and manifest through us the fragrance of Christ in every place!  The Lord will bring gladness and a shout of joy even in what seems to be a barren place! David Hughes clean 47:52
Resurrection Perspective – Part 2 https://bensonfirst.com/resurrection-perspective-part-2/ Sun, 03 Apr 2016 19:58:22 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5959 Because the sacrifice of Jesus was accepted by the Father we are now accepted – totally and completely!  Jesus was the fulfillment of the picture seen in the Sheaf of Firstfruits as practiced by Israel in the old testament.  Our heavenly Father sees us in Christ forgiven and justified! The last 6 minutes is our […] Because the sacrifice of Jesus was accepted by the Father we are now accepted – totally and completely!  Jesus was the fulfillment of the picture seen in the Sheaf of Firstfruits as practiced by Israel in the old testament.  Our heavenly Father sees us in Christ forgiven and justified!

The last 6 minutes is our communion celebration – we invite you to join us!

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Because the sacrifice of Jesus was accepted by the Father we are now accepted – totally and completely!  Jesus was the fulfillment of the picture seen in the Sheaf of Firstfruits as practiced by Israel in the old testament. Because the sacrifice of Jesus was accepted by the Father we are now accepted – totally and completely!  Jesus was the fulfillment of the picture seen in the Sheaf of Firstfruits as practiced by Israel in the old testament.  Our heavenly Father sees us in Christ forgiven and justified! The last 6 minutes is our […] David Hughes clean 52:45
Resurrection Perspective – Part 1 https://bensonfirst.com/resurrection-perspective-part-1/ Sun, 27 Mar 2016 15:16:55 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5953 We’ve seen the empty tomb, but we must also see the resurrected Savior – Jesus!  The Holy Spirit changes our heart so that we can live with a resurrection perspective … why look for the Living One among the dead?  He’s not here!!! We’ve seen the empty tomb, but we must also see the resurrected Savior – Jesus!  The Holy Spirit changes our heart so that we can live with a resurrection perspective … why look for the Living One among the dead?  He’s not here!!!

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We’ve seen the empty tomb, but we must also see the resurrected Savior – Jesus!  The Holy Spirit changes our heart so that we can live with a resurrection perspective … why look for the Living One among the dead?  He’s not here!!! We’ve seen the empty tomb, but we must also see the resurrected Savior – Jesus!  The Holy Spirit changes our heart so that we can live with a resurrection perspective … why look for the Living One among the dead?  He’s not here!!! David Hughes clean
The Table Of Grace https://bensonfirst.com/the-table-of-grace/ Sun, 20 Mar 2016 19:00:33 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5949 The Lord has prepared a table before us in the presence of our enemies … and it is a table of grace!  Like Mephibosheth we have been brought from Lodebar (means “no pasture”) and been made to sit at the King’s table! The Lord has prepared a table before us in the presence of our enemies … and it is a table of grace!  Like Mephibosheth we have been brought from Lodebar (means “no pasture”) and been made to sit at the King’s table!

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The Lord has prepared a table before us in the presence of our enemies … and it is a table of grace!  Like Mephibosheth we have been brought from Lodebar (means “no pasture”) and been made to sit at the King’s table! The Lord has prepared a table before us in the presence of our enemies … and it is a table of grace!  Like Mephibosheth we have been brought from Lodebar (means “no pasture”) and been made to sit at the King’s table! David Hughes clean 39:52
The Lord Is My Shepherd ~ Val Rodriguez https://bensonfirst.com/the-lord-is-my-shepherd-val-rodriguez/ Sun, 13 Mar 2016 19:00:59 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5946 The Lord Is My Shepherd! … and that changes everything! The uplifting truth of Psalm 23 gives rest to the weary heart. The Lord Is My Shepherd! … and that changes everything! The uplifting truth of Psalm 23 gives rest to the weary heart.

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The Lord Is My Shepherd! … and that changes everything! The uplifting truth of Psalm 23 gives rest to the weary heart. The Lord Is My Shepherd! … and that changes everything! The uplifting truth of Psalm 23 gives rest to the weary heart. David Hughes clean 35:08
Planted ~ Part 6 https://bensonfirst.com/planted-part-6/ Sun, 06 Mar 2016 23:26:11 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5882 Planted in this relationship with Christ we are given a new commandment – Faith and Love!  To trust God and love one another is the calling the Holy Spirit stirs in each of us.  Our faith is a response to God’s love and love is the fulfillment of all of the law! The last 10 minutes […] Planted in this relationship with Christ we are given a new commandment – Faith and Love!  To trust God and love one another is the calling the Holy Spirit stirs in each of us.  Our faith is a response to God’s love and love is the fulfillment of all of the law!

The last 10 minutes is our communion celebration – we invite you to join with us!

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Planted in this relationship with Christ we are given a new commandment – Faith and Love!  To trust God and love one another is the calling the Holy Spirit stirs in each of us.  Our faith is a response to God’s love and love is the fulfillment of all o... Planted in this relationship with Christ we are given a new commandment – Faith and Love!  To trust God and love one another is the calling the Holy Spirit stirs in each of us.  Our faith is a response to God’s love and love is the fulfillment of all of the law! The last 10 minutes […] David Hughes clean 53:58
Baptized Into Christ https://bensonfirst.com/baptized-into-christ/ Sun, 28 Feb 2016 19:00:54 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5877 We were baptized into Christ as He identified with fallen humanity in His crucifixion, so also we are identified and joined with Him in His resurrection that we may now walk in newness of life! We were baptized into Christ as He identified with fallen humanity in His crucifixion, so also we are identified and joined with Him in His resurrection that we may now walk in newness of life!

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We were baptized into Christ as He identified with fallen humanity in His crucifixion, so also we are identified and joined with Him in His resurrection that we may now walk in newness of life! We were baptized into Christ as He identified with fallen humanity in His crucifixion, so also we are identified and joined with Him in His resurrection that we may now walk in newness of life! David Hughes clean 38:25
Planted ~ Part 5 https://bensonfirst.com/planted-part-5/ Sun, 21 Feb 2016 19:00:08 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5866 It is God’s good pleasure that we bear much fruit and the life is in the seed!  It’s not we who produce the fruit, but we bear the fruit – the Spirit within is the life that manifests through us.  It’s faith in grace, not our effort, that causes the law of the Spirit of […] It is God’s good pleasure that we bear much fruit and the life is in the seed!  It’s not we who produce the fruit, but we bear the fruit – the Spirit within is the life that manifests through us.  It’s faith in grace, not our effort, that causes the law of the Spirit of life in Christ to be experienced and shared!

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It is God’s good pleasure that we bear much fruit and the life is in the seed!  It’s not we who produce the fruit, but we bear the fruit – the Spirit within is the life that manifests through us.  It’s faith in grace, not our effort, It is God’s good pleasure that we bear much fruit and the life is in the seed!  It’s not we who produce the fruit, but we bear the fruit – the Spirit within is the life that manifests through us.  It’s faith in grace, not our effort, that causes the law of the Spirit of […] David Hughes clean 31:56
Planted ~ Part 4 https://bensonfirst.com/planted-part-4/ Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:00:08 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5830 We are joined in Spirit with the Lord – the same life that is in Christ is in us.  As He is so are we, in this world!   We are joined in Spirit with the Lord – the same life that is in Christ is in us.  As He is so are we, in this world!

 

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We are joined in Spirit with the Lord – the same life that is in Christ is in us.  As He is so are we, in this world!   We are joined in Spirit with the Lord – the same life that is in Christ is in us.  As He is so are we, in this world!   David Hughes clean 36:30
Planted ~ Part 3 https://bensonfirst.com/planted-part-3/ Sun, 07 Feb 2016 19:00:45 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5447 We don’t have to fear pruning in the Lord, it’s not to make us less than, but to bring out more fruit.  The Lord wants to remove our worries, doubts, fears and self-trust and see the blossoming of His life in us! The last 5 minutes is our communion celebration, we invite you to join us! We don’t have to fear pruning in the Lord, it’s not to make us less than, but to bring out more fruit.  The Lord wants to remove our worries, doubts, fears and self-trust and see the blossoming of His life in us!

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We don’t have to fear pruning in the Lord, it’s not to make us less than, but to bring out more fruit.  The Lord wants to remove our worries, doubts, fears and self-trust and see the blossoming of His life in us! We don’t have to fear pruning in the Lord, it’s not to make us less than, but to bring out more fruit.  The Lord wants to remove our worries, doubts, fears and self-trust and see the blossoming of His life in us! The last 5 minutes is our communion celebration, we invite you to join us! David Hughes clean 36:30
What Are You Doing Here? https://bensonfirst.com/what-are-you-doing-here/ Sun, 31 Jan 2016 19:00:58 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5438 God ask Elijah, “What are you doing here?”  Believing just one lie can cause us to lose heart and run, but the still small voice of God shows us we are already set free – trust the Lord’s voice! God ask Elijah, “What are you doing here?”  Believing just one lie can cause us to lose heart and run, but the still small voice of God shows us we are already set free – trust the Lord’s voice!

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God ask Elijah, “What are you doing here?”  Believing just one lie can cause us to lose heart and run, but the still small voice of God shows us we are already set free – trust the Lord’s voice! God ask Elijah, “What are you doing here?”  Believing just one lie can cause us to lose heart and run, but the still small voice of God shows us we are already set free – trust the Lord’s voice! David Hughes clean 44:45
Planted ~ Part 2 https://bensonfirst.com/planted-part-2/ Sun, 24 Jan 2016 19:00:24 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5441 Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, but a good word makes it glad (Proverbs 12:25).  The truth of Jesus brings joy to our hearts – let’s listen and trust the word of truth and live free from anxiety! Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, but a good word makes it glad (Proverbs 12:25).  The truth of Jesus brings joy to our hearts – let’s listen and trust the word of truth and live free from anxiety!

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Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, but a good word makes it glad (Proverbs 12:25).  The truth of Jesus brings joy to our hearts – let’s listen and trust the word of truth and live free from anxiety! Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, but a good word makes it glad (Proverbs 12:25).  The truth of Jesus brings joy to our hearts – let’s listen and trust the word of truth and live free from anxiety! David Hughes clean 34:52
Planted https://bensonfirst.com/planted/ Sun, 17 Jan 2016 19:00:34 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5433 We are planted in Christ and free from the effects of the climate of things around us and are set free to live from the climate of the Spirit within us!  We are like trees planted by the water that sends out its roots by a stream … We are planted in Christ and free from the effects of the climate of things around us and are set free to live from the climate of the Spirit within us!  We are like trees planted by the water that sends out its roots by a stream …

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We are planted in Christ and free from the effects of the climate of things around us and are set free to live from the climate of the Spirit within us!  We are like trees planted by the water that sends out its roots by a stream … We are planted in Christ and free from the effects of the climate of things around us and are set free to live from the climate of the Spirit within us!  We are like trees planted by the water that sends out its roots by a stream … David Hughes clean 47:30
The Promised Land ~ Part 10 https://bensonfirst.com/the-promised-land-part-10/ Wed, 06 Jan 2016 19:25:36 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5429 We are fully supplied in Christ – the fruit of the Spirit is the manifestation of all that Jesus is in and through us!  The Spirit is ALWAYS fruitful no matter the season! The last 9 minutes is our communion celebration … we invite you to join us! We are fully supplied in Christ – the fruit of the Spirit is the manifestation of all that Jesus is in and through us!  The Spirit is ALWAYS fruitful no matter the season!

The last 9 minutes is our communion celebration … we invite you to join us!

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We are fully supplied in Christ – the fruit of the Spirit is the manifestation of all that Jesus is in and through us!  The Spirit is ALWAYS fruitful no matter the season! The last 9 minutes is our communion celebration … we invite you to join us! We are fully supplied in Christ – the fruit of the Spirit is the manifestation of all that Jesus is in and through us!  The Spirit is ALWAYS fruitful no matter the season! The last 9 minutes is our communion celebration … we invite you to join us! David Hughes clean 45:53
Seeing Jesus In His Temple https://bensonfirst.com/seeing-jesus-in-his-temple/ Sun, 27 Dec 2015 19:00:23 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5425 When Jesus was 12 years old, Joseph and Mary left him in Jerusalem and headed back home supposing him to be in the caravan as they traveled.  When they noticed him not with them they returned to Jerusalem and after three days they found him in the temple … “about his Father’s business”.  May we rest in the […] When Jesus was 12 years old, Joseph and Mary left him in Jerusalem and headed back home supposing him to be in the caravan as they traveled.  When they noticed him not with them they returned to Jerusalem and after three days they found him in the temple … “about his Father’s business”.  May we rest in the truth that Jesus is still “in His temple” about the Father’s business – it will keep us from getting distracted by everything going on “in the caravan”.

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When Jesus was 12 years old, Joseph and Mary left him in Jerusalem and headed back home supposing him to be in the caravan as they traveled.  When they noticed him not with them they returned to Jerusalem and after three days they found him in the temp... When Jesus was 12 years old, Joseph and Mary left him in Jerusalem and headed back home supposing him to be in the caravan as they traveled.  When they noticed him not with them they returned to Jerusalem and after three days they found him in the temple … “about his Father’s business”.  May we rest in the […] David Hughes clean 37:37
Unwrapping The Gift https://bensonfirst.com/unwrapping-the-gift/ Sun, 20 Dec 2015 19:00:49 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5420 May we continue to allow the Holy Spirit to unwrap the reality of the greatest gift ever … Christ in us! May we continue to allow the Holy Spirit to unwrap the reality of the greatest gift ever … Christ in us!

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May we continue to allow the Holy Spirit to unwrap the reality of the greatest gift ever … Christ in us! May we continue to allow the Holy Spirit to unwrap the reality of the greatest gift ever … Christ in us! David Hughes clean 41:49
The Gift https://bensonfirst.com/the-gift/ Sun, 13 Dec 2015 19:00:09 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5414 It’s not the setting in which it is given … it’s not the wrapping that it comes in … but it’s the content that makes THE GIFT so valuable! It’s not the setting in which it is given … it’s not the wrapping that it comes in … but it’s the content that makes THE GIFT so valuable!

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It’s not the setting in which it is given … it’s not the wrapping that it comes in … but it’s the content that makes THE GIFT so valuable! It’s not the setting in which it is given … it’s not the wrapping that it comes in … but it’s the content that makes THE GIFT so valuable! David Hughes clean 37:15
The Promised Land ~ Part 9 https://bensonfirst.com/the-promised-land-part-9/ Sun, 29 Nov 2015 19:00:41 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5409 The Holy Spirit leads us in a walk in the Spirit that is always new and fresh each day!  What an adventure this life of faith in Christ truly is in and through us! The Holy Spirit leads us in a walk in the Spirit that is always new and fresh each day!  What an adventure this life of faith in Christ truly is in and through us!

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The Holy Spirit leads us in a walk in the Spirit that is always new and fresh each day!  What an adventure this life of faith in Christ truly is in and through us! The Holy Spirit leads us in a walk in the Spirit that is always new and fresh each day!  What an adventure this life of faith in Christ truly is in and through us! David Hughes clean 42:40
The Promised Land ~ Part 8 https://bensonfirst.com/the-promised-land-part-8/ Sun, 22 Nov 2015 19:00:00 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5404 The Lord told Joshua to take off your shoes, this is holy ground – the Lord is looking for “barefoot believers”, the place where our walk ends and HIS walk takes over. Learning to trust the Lord and walk in the Spirit will open us up to experience and share the reality of Christ within […] The Lord told Joshua to take off your shoes, this is holy ground – the Lord is looking for “barefoot believers”, the place where our walk ends and HIS walk takes over. Learning to trust the Lord and walk in the Spirit will open us up to experience and share the reality of Christ within us!

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The Lord told Joshua to take off your shoes, this is holy ground – the Lord is looking for “barefoot believers”, the place where our walk ends and HIS walk takes over. Learning to trust the Lord and walk in the Spirit will open us up to experience and ... The Lord told Joshua to take off your shoes, this is holy ground – the Lord is looking for “barefoot believers”, the place where our walk ends and HIS walk takes over. Learning to trust the Lord and walk in the Spirit will open us up to experience and share the reality of Christ within […] David Hughes clean 35:45
The Promised Land ~ Part 7 https://bensonfirst.com/the-promised-land-part-7/ Sun, 15 Nov 2015 19:00:28 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5399 May we hear the voice of “one” crying in the wilderness – as Joshua and Caleb were a voice to the next generation in the wilderness, may we hear the voice of the Spirit that leads us into experiencing our rest in Christ.  And may we value and cherish the generations that have come before […] May we hear the voice of “one” crying in the wilderness – as Joshua and Caleb were a voice to the next generation in the wilderness, may we hear the voice of the Spirit that leads us into experiencing our rest in Christ.  And may we value and cherish the generations that have come before us that helped bring us to where we are now … and many of them are still speaking!

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May we hear the voice of “one” crying in the wilderness – as Joshua and Caleb were a voice to the next generation in the wilderness, may we hear the voice of the Spirit that leads us into experiencing our rest in Christ. May we hear the voice of “one” crying in the wilderness – as Joshua and Caleb were a voice to the next generation in the wilderness, may we hear the voice of the Spirit that leads us into experiencing our rest in Christ.  And may we value and cherish the generations that have come before […] David Hughes clean 43:15
The Jericho Effect ~ Val Rodriguez https://bensonfirst.com/the-jericho-effect-val-rodriguez/ Sun, 08 Nov 2015 19:00:17 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5395 We’ve never been this way before – it’s time to crossover into the experience of all the Lord has already given us … and realize that the things we look at as obstacles have already been defeated. The last 12 minutes of this message is testimonies from the local fellowship. We’ve never been this way before – it’s time to crossover into the experience of all the Lord has already given us … and realize that the things we look at as obstacles have already been defeated.

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We’ve never been this way before – it’s time to crossover into the experience of all the Lord has already given us … and realize that the things we look at as obstacles have already been defeated. The last 12 minutes of this message is testimonies from... We’ve never been this way before – it’s time to crossover into the experience of all the Lord has already given us … and realize that the things we look at as obstacles have already been defeated. The last 12 minutes of this message is testimonies from the local fellowship. David Hughes clean 39:04
Lean On Me https://bensonfirst.com/lean-on-me/ Sun, 01 Nov 2015 19:00:57 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5390 Life is a great dance and the Lord has ask us to lean on him and let Him lead – doubts, fears, and worries all melt in His embrace! The last 4 minutes is our communion celebration – we invite you to join us! Life is a great dance and the Lord has ask us to lean on him and let Him lead – doubts, fears, and worries all melt in His embrace!

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Life is a great dance and the Lord has ask us to lean on him and let Him lead – doubts, fears, and worries all melt in His embrace! The last 4 minutes is our communion celebration – we invite you to join us! Life is a great dance and the Lord has ask us to lean on him and let Him lead – doubts, fears, and worries all melt in His embrace! The last 4 minutes is our communion celebration – we invite you to join us! David Hughes clean 39:55
The Promised Land ~ Part 6 https://bensonfirst.com/the-promised-land-part-6/ Sun, 25 Oct 2015 19:00:03 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5383 Bring every thought to the obedience of Christ … the obedience of Christ is the work of the cross (Philippians 2:8).  Our perspective should be the mind of Christ and the reality of His redemptive work – no other thought should rule us! Bring every thought to the obedience of Christ … the obedience of Christ is the work of the cross (Philippians 2:8).  Our perspective should be the mind of Christ and the reality of His redemptive work – no other thought should rule us!

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Bring every thought to the obedience of Christ … the obedience of Christ is the work of the cross (Philippians 2:8).  Our perspective should be the mind of Christ and the reality of His redemptive work – no other thought should rule us! Bring every thought to the obedience of Christ … the obedience of Christ is the work of the cross (Philippians 2:8).  Our perspective should be the mind of Christ and the reality of His redemptive work – no other thought should rule us! David Hughes clean 41:40
The Promised Land ~ Part 5 https://bensonfirst.com/the-promised-land-part-5/ Sun, 18 Oct 2015 19:00:00 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5377 One of the greatest obstacles to us experiencing rest in Christ is not something around us, but something right between our ears – thoughts and beliefs that are contrary to Jesus and redemption.  The revelation of Jesus will stir faith and displace and remove all the wrong perspectives that keep us from experiencing Him! One of the greatest obstacles to us experiencing rest in Christ is not something around us, but something right between our ears – thoughts and beliefs that are contrary to Jesus and redemption.  The revelation of Jesus will stir faith and displace and remove all the wrong perspectives that keep us from experiencing Him!

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One of the greatest obstacles to us experiencing rest in Christ is not something around us, but something right between our ears – thoughts and beliefs that are contrary to Jesus and redemption.  The revelation of Jesus will stir faith and displace and... One of the greatest obstacles to us experiencing rest in Christ is not something around us, but something right between our ears – thoughts and beliefs that are contrary to Jesus and redemption.  The revelation of Jesus will stir faith and displace and remove all the wrong perspectives that keep us from experiencing Him! David Hughes clean 47:43
The Promised Land ~ Part 4 https://bensonfirst.com/the-promised-land-part-4/ Sun, 11 Oct 2015 19:00:38 +0000 https://bensonfirst.com/?p=5374 Faith in Christ takes us from the mentality of the wilderness into the reality of rest in Jesus … remember, God is a majority all by Himself! Faith in Christ takes us from the mentality of the wilderness into the reality of rest in Jesus … remember, God is a majority all by Himself!

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Faith in Christ takes us from the mentality of the wilderness into the reality of rest in Jesus … remember, God is a majority all by Himself! Faith in Christ takes us from the mentality of the wilderness into the reality of rest in Jesus … remember, God is a majority all by Himself! David Hughes clean 42:04