Ben Beswick

Beyond the Bulletin

6 posts

Union With Christ

In Galatians 2:20 Paul famously declares, “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” For many Christians, this verse is familiar. And »

Gospel Centered Prayer

What do our typical prayer requests reveal about our personal faith? Do they reflect a love for the things of God and a heart that trusts in God’s good and gracious plan for the believer? Or do they reflect something more materialistic and a heart that is anxious? One of the greatest sources of encouragement and conviction when it »

The Faith of Heroes

“…of whom the world was not worthy…” In these few brief words found in Hebrews 11:38 we find one of the most surprising and encouraging descriptions given of individuals who are remembered for their faith. In this eleventh chapter of Hebrews one finds one of the longest discussions on the concept of faith. From the beginning, we understand that »

There Is Hope In Croatia

This past month ABEFC had the opportunity to take a team of 11 students and 3 adults on a short-term missions trip to Croatia to assist a number of churches in running a 1-week festival called Ima Nade (“There is Hope”) in Cakovec, Croatia. As a nation, Croatia is a spiritually dark place. While the Roman Catholic Church still plays »


As our culture continues down a path that seems to be guided by anything but a biblical worldview, we as Christians face the difficult challenge of figuring out how we should respond. While it is tempting to respond with nothing more than frustration and cynicism, it is always important to think seriously through how we can respond in a way »