Did Paul Hijack Christianity?

Did Paul hijack Christianity? Was Jesus just a preacher of love whose central message was corrupted after his death? In this clip, Pastor Ben argues that the gospel of Jesus Christ is precisely the same message to which the apostle Paul dedicated his entire life. 


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The New Testament in Under Three Minutes

How can I understand the Bible? How do all the books of the Bible fit together? Is the Bible historically accurate? Is it just a collection of ancient wisdom sayings? In this clip, Pastor Ben Owens breaks down how the books of the New Testament function. 


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Is Church Important?

Do I really need to go to church? Can’t I just connect with God in nature? Isn’t it really about just having my own relationship with God? These questions are common, but flawed. In this sermon clip, Pastor Ben Owens reminds us that it’s God design that believers of all ages and stages learn from each other in the real relationships of local church fellowship.


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The Bible's Anxiety Protocol

Christians are not immune to worry. We are not insulated from normal tragedies and concerns. But, in Christ, we have a relationship with the God of the universe. And, in prayer, we can come to Him with our concerns. When we do, He promises to give us His peace.


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Why God's Omnipotence is Really Good News

The attributes of God—as defined by the Bible—are not just points on a theology outline. They’re why we have hope. God is not like us. He’s omnipotent, which simply means He’s all-powerful. In this clip, Pastor Ben explains why that’s great news.


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Did the Disciples Steal Jesus' Body?

Some speculate Jesus' disciples stole His lifeless body and fabricated the entire story to launch their new movement. In this sermon clip, Pastor Ben demonstrates that this conspiracy hypothesis utterly fails to account for the basic historical facts on which there is broad consensus among historical scholars.


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Why the Resurrection Matters

What’s wrong with the world? Why are things such a mess? What’s the point of Easter? Did Jesus really rise from the dead? It may seem like the first two questions are entirely unrelated to the last two. But in this video, Pastor Ben argues that Easter actually gives us the key to what’s wrong with our broken world.


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The Timeless Genius of the New Testament Letters

Is the New Testament relevant? Are the epistles worthwhile? How could these ancient letters to first-century churches still be helpful in our contemporary setting?


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Jesus: Not Just a Good Teacher

Was Jesus just a good moral teacher? Is Jesus God? Is the deity of Christ a Biblical doctrine? Is Jesus the only way? Pastor Ben answers these questions from the Bible in this sermon clip taken from a series on the book of 1 John.


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What's the Point of the Cross?

Why the cross? That’s the crucial question that puzzles many. Why did Jesus have to die? In this clip, Pastor Ben Owens explains the Biblical answer. The cross was not a mistake. It was not an accident. It was the reason Jesus had come.


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For the Beauty of the Earth

Pastor Ben Owens plays a solo guitar rendition of the wonderful hymn, For the Beauty of the Earth. 


 “For the beauty of the earth, 

For the glory of the skies,

For the love which from our birth

Over and around us lies. 

Christ our God to Thee we raise

This our hymn of grateful praise.”


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Is the Bible Trustworthy? (Part 3)

Many wonder whether the Bible is worth their time. Perhaps it’s just another collection of ancient myths? In this video, I briefly describe the Bible’s role in the rise of science and the development of western civilization.


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Is the Bible Trustworthy? (Part 2)

Many wonder whether the Bible is worth their time. Perhaps it’s just another collection of ancient myths? In this series, I provide a brief sampling of the mountain of evidence that demonstrates that—not only is the Bible reliable—it’s the word of God. This installment deals with the Bible's remarkable record of fulfilled prophecy. 


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Is the Bible Trustworthy? (Part 1)

With so much unraveling around us, there’s been a renewed interest in the Bible’s ancient wisdom. People like Jordan Peterson have done an admirable work in commending the Bible to a new generation of young men. But the Bible contains more than just psychological archetypes. It records real historical events.


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God is Good

Much has changed in recent years. But God is still good and Jesus is still the Savior of the world. And, here at Prospect Avenue Baptist Church, we want everyone to know about it. God bless and let us know if we can help you understand the gospel of Jesus Christ! —Pastor Ben Owens

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