Posts By: Benjamin Stubblefield

Grieve With God

The Scriptures put life in real terms. The Psalmist despairs, Jesus despairs, and there is a whole book titled Lamentations. So when God has so much to say about grief, sorrow, and sadness, we should be able to look to God’s word to answer the question:  What does God want me to do in my… Read more »

Peace and Purpose

Peace & Purpose John 20:19-21:11 – The Ministry of Jesus in Times of Trouble Philadelphia sanitation workers went on strike once upon a time. There was nowhere to take the trash, so they put a megaton of trash on a huge ship. But there was still one problem: Where to take it. They couldn’t pay a… Read more »

How do I change?

How Can I Change?  Colossians 3:1-15  1If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is your life appears,… Read more »

Be Longing

Isaiah 65:17-25 David mourned when he lost his son. But after he buried him, he got up, washed, put on regular clothes, worshipped, and he went and ate something. His servants were astonished. He went from horror to happiness. Rediscovered joy. We’ve talked about a few things over the past few weeks. And I’ll just… Read more »

Be Humble

1 Chronicles 17:1-27 Be Humble We don’t live in a day and age when humility is honored. Life, in general, is a rat race. Of course, then there’s also reality TV- and social media is an easy platform for us all to exercise our own vanity. Humility is definitely good (Matthew 6, Paul, Jesus, John… Read more »

Be Enduring

In 1992, Mark Burnett promoted an endurance race that he called the “eco-challenge,” the first of which would take place through 300 miles of the state of Utah. It involved wilderness trekking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, sea kayaking,scuba diving, camel-back riding, and mountain biking, 24 hours a day, you are racing. The race became an instant reality TV sensation, because it… Read more »

Love the Foreigner

With the current racial tensions in America and tremendous internantional crises, we must remember what it feels like to be a foreigner. The reason we can love the the foreigner is because we used to be one ourselves. Ephesians 2:11-22 So then, remember that at one time you were Gentiles in the flesh—called “the uncircumcised”… Read more »

Be Praying

“Never be surprised if you hear ministers of the gospel dwelling much on the importance of prayer. This is the point they want to bring to you. They want to know that you pray. Your views of doctrine may be correct. You may love your church and religion. But still this may be nothing more… Read more »

The Old Testament Gospel

“And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.” Jesus in Every Story : Numbers 16:41-17:13 : Dr Ben Stubblefield Coming into contact with “big” things has a way of changing us permanently. Like seeing your own child born. Some visions are overwhelming, compelling, and make you… Read more »