3rd Talk

“Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men that work iniquity; and let me not eat of their dainties.” (Psalm 141:4) Wow! What an incredible verse for those of us who work with the addicted or who realize the constant need of walking in the Spirit desiring not to […]

Time Keeps on Ticking!

by Benjamin Burks on May 22, 2013 · 3 comments

“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom” (Psalm 90:12). Several years ago, my Pastor made the statement that all sin is addictive.  I believe we can look at what consumes our time to identify addictive behaviors in our lives.  I also believe that many addictive behaviors can […]

How Can I Fear?

by Benjamin Burks on May 15, 2013 · 0 comments

2 Timothy 1:6-10, “Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.  (7)  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.  (8)  Be not thou therefore […]

Earth Day or Sunday?

by Benjamin Burks on April 24, 2013 · 3 comments

I can remember the year 1982 more than other years.  I was only a teen and it was the year of Knight Rider; the first CD player; Epcot opened at Disney World and I was there to experience it and the Magic Kingdom for the first time.  It was during this visit that Disney held […]

A True Friend

by Benjamin Burks on April 10, 2013 · 3 comments

“And Jonathan, Saul’s son, arose and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God” (1 Samuel 23:16). I remember a statement from my freshmen year of college that has stuck with me over two decades.  Dr. Wendell Evans said that if you have five real friends when you come to the […]

He Touched Me!

by Benjamin Burks on April 3, 2013 · 6 comments

1 Samuel 10:26, “Saul also went home to Gibeah; and there went with him a band of men, whose hearts God had touched.” What a great phrase that is at the end of our verse, “whose hearts God had touched.” How we all need to be touched by God in our hearts! There are some, […]

Carelessness In The Sanctuary

by Benjamin Burks on March 22, 2013 · 0 comments

“And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not. And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD. Then Moses said unto […]

“IN Christ” You Are Faithful

by Benjamin Burks on March 6, 2013 · 4 comments

“Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus” .(Ephesians 1:1) When I was growing up, our youth department had reversible jerseys. This meant that everyone received the same “jersey”, but half of the group would turn their jersey […]

Lessons from India – Sowing & Reaping

by Benjamin Burks on January 23, 2013 · 0 comments

Ecclesiastes 11:1, “ Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.” While in India, one of the first things I noticed was the flooded plains.  Field after field after field seemed to be under water.  From my host, I learned about the process used both in India and during […]

How to Get Wisdom

by Benjamin Burks on March 15, 2012 · 1 comment

(Everything below is a rough draft of a sermon preached on 3/14 at Northlove Baptist Church. This has not been proofed, and was displayed for our continued study.) Proverbs 2:1-6 1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; 2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and […]