Edgewood Bible Church had their annual Bible Conference Sunday morning through Wednesday evening. We were only able to participate Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. The featured speaker was Dr. Paul Benware who is on faculty at Southwestern College in Phoenix, Arizona. Before that he was on staff at what was then called Los Angeles Baptist College, now Master's College and also Moody Bible Institute and Philadelphia Biblical University.
Dr. Benware is author of seven books and surveys of both the Old and New Testament. Recently he published a commentary on Daniel. His series this past week was titled, "Experiencing God - or Maybe Not" dealing with the Emergent Church, Contemplative Prayer and Prophetical areas; including "The Church Is Not Israel." We appreciated the challenge from God's Word related to our Christian lives as we anticipate the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. On Tuesday evening Dr. Benware spoke on "The Believer's Coming Payday" in which he preached about the "Bema Seat" Judgment of rewards for the believer. On Wednesday evening he began by answering a number of questions from the congregation and then spoke on the Day of the Lord, specifically in the area of the Tribulation.