Benjamin Wilson

Ben is the Executive Pastor of Grace Community Church in Berea, KY where he seeks to equip Christians to understand the Bible through music and teaching. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their three daughters. You will often find Ben reading a thick theological book.
Biographies in Pastoral Ministry

Biographies in Pastoral Ministry

Pastoral ministry is isolating and discouraging. Few people in your congregation understand what you face. For some, building relationships with other pastors is difficult because of schedule and other sundry reasons. People may not be growing as you desire to see...

Comparing Wisdom and Folly

Comparing Wisdom and Folly

Unlike other sections of Ecclesiastes chapter 7:1-12 is a string of proverbs that does not have a unifying theme. There are many themes the Preacher strings together, whereas most of the chapters have a consistent line of thinking. This stringing together of wisdom...

Wealth With No Joy

Wealth With No Joy

“Ecclesiastes 6 is one of the Bible’s darkest chapters,” wrote one commentator. Next, to Job 3, I agree with him. The Preacher ended chapter five by describing how God gives everything we have to us, including the ability to enjoy it (Ecclesiastes 5:19). Enjoying the...

The Vanity of Wisdom

The Vanity of Wisdom

Ecclesiastes 1:12–18, "I the Preacher have been king over Israel in Jerusalem. And I applied my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven. It is an unhappy business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. I have seen...

Christ’s Gift

Christ’s Gift

Eph. 4:7, “But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's gift.” Maintaining the unity of the Spirit, the unity of the body of Christ, takes grace. God through Christ has given that to us. God is a gracious God. When Moses asked God to...

One God and Father Over All

One God and Father Over All

Eph. 4:5-6, “one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” The Holy Spirit called us to one hope. Within that hope, we have one Lord, the Lord Jesus Christ. We have one faith, the gospel. And we have one...

One Hope Which Belongs to Your Call

One Hope Which Belongs to Your Call

Eph. 4:4, “There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call” Paul implores us to walk in a manner worthy of our calling and part of that is maintaining the unity of the Holy Spirit. The unity comes as we understand...

The Worthy Life

The Worthy Life

Ephesians 4:1-3, “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in...

Walk in a Worthy Manner

Walk in a Worthy Manner

Ephesians 4:1, “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called” Paul makes an admonition to the Ephesians to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which they have been called. He does this on...

Forgiveness and the Child of God

Forgiveness and the Child of God

Matthew 6:14-15, “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” God’s gifts to His children require something of them. As...

Prayer and Temptation

Prayer and Temptation

Matthew 6:13 “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” In verse 12 Jesus taught His disciples to ask for forgiveness when they have broken their relationship with the Father. Because God forgives us, we are to be forgiving toward others. Being...

Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread

Matthew 6:11 “Give us this day our daily bread.” Up to this point, we have learned from Jesus’ teaching on prayer that it must be God-centered. We pray to our Father is reigning in Heaven. We are to honor the name, the character of our great Father in prayer. Our...