Forum - Banjo Ben Clark

Sorry for my absence!

Hey friends,

Sorry I’ve been “out” the last couple weeks. I’ve missed you all and look forward to catching up on all the posts this week! I was needed to preach the last two Sundays at my church and when I do that it makes the week very crazy/busy (but always worth it for me!). If you’d like to listen to them you can here:

Week 1

God Is Our Vision from Tulip Grove Baptist Church on Vimeo.

Week 2

God Is Our Hope from Tulip Grove Baptist Church on Vimeo.


Well if your absent because you gotta preach then no need to apologize! And hey, everyone needs a break here and there.


We’re all thankful for such a great teacher Ben! And thanks for posting those messages as well!

“This sermon is brought to you by Whataburger…” :rofl:


God bless you, and your Family my Friend! :sunglasses: And thanks for all what you do!


I’ve only watched the first video (instead of my banjo lesson) so far but I can say I needed to hear the truth of this message. Our lives have been altered in the past year but our God has been in control every day of it. Thanks Ben.


Great messages Ben. Thank you for sharing buddy!!!


When I saw this thread and listened to Ben’s first message, I thought I add something to it, some of which I shared with some other folks during this Christmas elsewhere. But Ben, please feel free to delete it if anyone complained or if you felt anyone would complain. I’m definitely not going to start a debate here though.

Good tidings! Fear not! No need for Babylon captivity! The son (the truth) shall make you free!!

Luke 2:10

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to ALL people.

What is this good tiding?

Unto us a son is given as a gift!

Isaiah 9:6,7

6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

What purpose?

So that all our iniquity could be laid upon this son (Isaiah 53:6). The chastisement of our peace was transferred upon this Lamb of God (Isaiah 53:5). Thus, we all become eligible for pardon. This son now rules (Daniel 7:14)! There is no regime change here.

How do we know this is reality?

When things undermine, or a conflict is contemplated/created to, the superseding state under the rule of this son, or to the citizens thereof (not to the fake Jesus’ followers, II Corinthians 11:4 clarifies it), it is not tolerated. For example, a double jeopardy punishment on this state’s citizen, when already pardoned, is injustice. The heavenly commander-in-chief, in his zeal, (again who’s zeal??!!) engages the heavenly army, to deliver judgment and to establish justice. The son’s kingdom is thus established and elevated for all people to see and to flow to it (Isaiah 2:2).

Accept it, now!!

A gift is probably of no use until it is accepted, used and possibly shared. What a privilege it would be to accept this heavenly gift and to be under this God’s son’s rule! All you require is a willing heart to accept this gift and a willing ear to hear kingdom truth/laws. (Check it twice to be sure!!) This is when you are pardoned! That’s it. This is the message of love, joy and hope of Christmas!

Now, go about your business fearing nothing but the son!

The subordinate worldly kingdoms are instituted by God (Colossians 1:16).

Illegal powers, that which Satan lost but once obtained it by deception to enjoy the global control (Matthew 4:8,9; Colossians 2:15), are now attempting to take full control back by undermining the above kingdoms. This cannot and will not succeed (2 Peter 2:10; 2 Thessalonians 2:7-10).


Look forward to listening. I’ve been OUT of the pulpit for 2 weeks as my wife and I had COVID. Thanks be to God we both had mild symptoms and are over it. Lord willing I’ll be back this week.


Thanks for sharing!


I can’t stop smiling about the fact you got up and preached an entire sermon with the state of Texas shaved into the side of your head!

“Tax deductible.” :laughing::laughing::laughing:


Maybe this is Ben’s way of imitating the Hebrews who got tired of eating manna in the desert & began to grumble, “Can’t we get a Whatabuger just once?”