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Theological Sidebars

By Benjamin Pate
Pastor/Professor Ben Pate explores theological topics that arise out of content from Sunday sermons to current events. Ben Pate is pastor of Royal Palms Baptist Church. He holds a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Gateway Seminary.
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OTXNT - Head Coverings (1 Corinthians 11)
Is the practice head coverings relevant for today's church? Was it a cultural symbol from a different era? What does it point towards?   Bible Studies and Discussions from Ben Pate (PhD, Biblical Studies), Pastor of Royal Palms Baptist Church.   For more on Royal Palms visit https://www.Royalpalms.org  Visit Royal Palms' Youtube Channel to watch live and archived worship services - https://www.youtube.com/c/RoyalPalmsBaptistChurch
43:12
September 23, 2021
OTXNT - Dealing with Anxiety - Matt 6:25-34
How worried should I be about what is headed our way?   Bible Studies and Discussions from Ben Pate (PhD, Biblical Studies), Pastor of Royal Palms Baptist Church.   For more on Royal Palms visit https://www.Royalpalms.org  Visit Royal Palms' Youtube Channel to watch live and archived worship services - https://www.youtube.com/c/RoyalPalmsBaptistChurch
26:15
September 9, 2021
OTXNT - Gender Distinctions in the Church? - A look at 1 Cor. 11 (pt. 1)
Are there gender distinctions in the church? Bible Studies and Discussions from Ben Pate (PhD, Biblical Studies), Pastor of Royal Palms Baptist Church.   For more on Royal Palms visit https://www.Royalpalms.org  Visit Royal Palms' Youtube Channel to watch live and archived worship services - https://www.youtube.com/c/RoyalPalmsBaptistChurch
38:59
September 2, 2021
Should Christians Fast?
What is the biblical position on whether or not Christians should be fasting?
12:15
August 30, 2021
An Issue for Christian Conscience
Bible Studies and Discussions from Ben Pate (PhD, Biblical Studies), Pastor of Royal Palms Baptist Church.   For more on Royal Palms visit https://www.Royalpalms.org  Visit Royal Palms' Youtube Channel to watch live and archived worship services - https://www.youtube.com/c/RoyalPalmsBaptistChurch
45:20
August 19, 2021
What does praying "Lead us not into temptation" really mean?
What are things I need to be thinking about as I pray "lead me not into temptation"? What did Jesus mean? Bible Studies and Discussions from Ben Pate (PhD, Biblical Studies), Pastor of Royal Palms Baptist Church.   For more on Royal Palms visit https://www.Royalpalms.org  Visit Royal Palms' Youtube Channel to watch live and archived worship services - https://www.youtube.com/c/RoyalPalmsBaptistChurch
09:27
August 16, 2021
Back to School - What should parents be thinking about?
What should parents be thinking about as their kids go back to school?  What are your plans to grow spiritually this year?   Bible Studies and Discussions from Ben Pate (PhD, Biblical Studies), Pastor of Royal Palms Baptist Church.   For more on Royal Palms visit https://www.Royalpalms.org  Visit Royal Palms' Youtube Channel to watch live and archived worship services - https://www.youtube.com/c/RoyalPalmsBaptistChurch
32:12
August 12, 2021
About Forgiveness... Matthew 6:12, 14-15
A few ramblings on the topic of forgiveness based on Matthew 6:12, 14-15 Bible Studies and Discussions from Ben Pate (PhD, Biblical Studies), Pastor of Royal Palms Baptist Church.   For more on Royal Palms visit https://www.Royalpalms.org  Visit Royal Palms' Youtube Channel to watch live and archived worship services - https://www.youtube.com/c/RoyalPalmsBaptistChurch
11:55
August 10, 2021
Work and God's Provision - Give us today our daily bread
What does it mean to pray for our daily bread (Matt 6:11)? Bible Studies and Discussions from Ben Pate (PhD, Biblical Studies), Pastor of Royal Palms Baptist Church.   For more on Royal Palms visit https://www.Royalpalms.org  Visit Royal Palms' Youtube Channel to watch live and archived worship services - https://www.youtube.com/c/RoyalPalmsBaptistChurch
16:08
August 2, 2021
What is the will of God? (Part 2: The Wishes/Desires for His Creation)
Bible Studies and Discussions from Ben Pate (PhD, Biblical Studies), Pastor of Royal Palms Baptist Church.   For more on Royal Palms visit https://www.Royalpalms.org  Visit Royal Palms' Youtube Channel to watch live and archived worship services - https://www.youtube.com/c/RoyalPalmsBaptistChurch
11:31
July 26, 2021
What is the will of God? (Part 1: The Sovereign Will of God)
Bible Studies and Discussions from Ben Pate (PhD, Biblical Studies), Pastor of Royal Palms Baptist Church.  For more on Royal Palms visit https://www.Royalpalms.org  Visit Royal Palms' Youtube Channel to watch live and archived worship services - https://www.youtube.com/c/RoyalPalmsBaptistChurch
09:01
July 26, 2021
OTXNT - Sermon Plagiarism?
Dr. Marquez and Dr. Pate take on the question of whether or not pastors should be preaching other pastor's sermons.    Bible Studies and Discussions from Ben Pate (PhD, Biblical Studies), Pastor of Royal Palms Baptist Church.   For more on Royal Palms visit https://www.Royalpalms.org Visit Royal Palms' Youtube Channel to watch live and archived worship services - https://www.youtube.com/c/RoyalPalmsBaptistChurch
34:09
July 20, 2021
How to honor the name of the Lord (Matt 6:9)
What does it mean to honor the name of the Lord? What is Jesus saying when he says, "your name be honored as holy"? Is it more than just praising God in worship?   Bible Studies and Discussions from Ben Pate (PhD, Biblical Studies), Pastor of Royal Palms Baptist Church.   For more on Royal Palms visit https://www.Royalpalms.org  Visit Royal Palms' Youtube Channel to watch live and archived worship services - https://www.youtube.com/c/RoyalPalmsBaptistChurch
11:28
July 19, 2021
OTXNT - Divorce and Remarriage (Part 4 - Discussion on when remarriage is permitted)
When is remarriage permitted? Can anyone remarry after divorce?  Join Dr. Ben Pate and Dr. Andrew Marquez in their discussion on this topic today in another OTXNT episode - "Divorce and Remarriage (Part 4)"   Bible Studies and Discussions from Ben Pate (PhD, Biblical Studies), Pastor of Royal Palms Baptist Church.   For more on Royal Palms visit https://www.Royalpalms.org  Visit Royal Palms' Youtube Channel to watch live and archived worship services - https://www.youtube.com/c/RoyalPalmsBaptistChurch
35:24
July 15, 2021
Why you might babble in prayer...
Jesus warns against those who babble and go on in prayer (Matt 6:5-8)? Do you babble in prayer? Why? What is behind that?    Bible Studies and Discussions from Ben Pate (PhD, Biblical Studies), Pastor of Royal Palms Baptist Church.   For more on Royal Palms visit https://www.Royalpalms.org  Visit Royal Palms' Youtube Channel to watch live and archived worship services - https://www.youtube.com/c/RoyalPalmsBaptistChurch
09:20
July 12, 2021
How can anonymous giving glorify God?
What happens when I give anonymously? How is God glorified in that?   Bible Studies and Discussions from Ben Pate (PhD, Biblical Studies), Pastor of Royal Palms Baptist Church.   For more on Royal Palms visit https://www.Royalpalms.org  Visit Royal Palms' Youtube Channel to watch live and archived worship services - https://www.youtube.com/c/RoyalPalmsBaptistChurch
08:23
July 8, 2021
Are you a generous and charitable Christian? (Matt 6:1-4)
Are you a Christian who gives beyond the minimum? What is your plan to be a charitable giver? Bible Studies and Discussions from Ben Pate (PhD, Biblical Studies), Pastor of Royal Palms Baptist Church.   For more on Royal Palms visit https://www.Royalpalms.org Visit Royal Palms' Youtube Channel to watch live and archived worship services - https://www.youtube.com/c/RoyalPalmsBaptistChurch
08:25
July 8, 2021
Theological Side Bars - "You have heard it was said...But I tell you" - Do I Submit My Opinions to Jesus?
Are we truly open to submitting our opinions and theological positions to Jesus? Is there room for him to correct us and tell us what we are missing, through His word?  Bible Studies and Discussions from Ben Pate (PhD, Biblical Studies), Pastor of Royal Palms Baptist Church.   For more on Royal Palms visit https://www.Royalpalms.org  Visit Royal Palms' Youtube Channel to watch live and archived worship services - https://www.youtube.com/c/RoyalPalmsBaptistChurch
08:39
June 29, 2021
OTXNT - Divorce and Remarriage (Part 3 - Discussion on 1 Cor 7: Abuse and Abandonment)
What does the Bible's teaching on divorce mean for Christian marriages? Is abuse or abandonment grounds for divorce? Join Dr. Ben Pate and Dr. Andrew Marquez in their discussion on this topic today in another OTXNT episode - "Divorce and Remarriage (Part 3)"
31:58
June 21, 2021
OTXNT - Divorce and Remarriage (Part 2 - Implications for Marriage)
What does the Bible's teaching on divorce mean for Christian marriages? Join Dr. Ben Pate and Dr. Andrew Marquez in their discussion on this topic today in another OTXNT episode - "Divorce and Remarriage (Part 2)"
29:24
June 14, 2021
Divorce and Remarriage (Part 1)
What does the Bible teach on divorce? Is divorce an option for the Christian? Join Dr. Ben Pate and Dr. Andrew Marquez in their discussion on this topic today in another OTXNT episode - "Divorce and Remarriage (Part 1)" 
26:32
June 11, 2021
OTXNT - Are All Sins Equal?
Are all sins equal in God's eyes? Are there degrees or levels of sin? Dr. Andrew Marquez and Dr. Ben Pate discuss this question on today's episode.
29:28
May 27, 2021