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Launch Out Into The Deep

by Benjamin Burks on June 27, 2013 · 0 comments

Launch Out Into The Deep Written by: Benjamin Burks Luke 5:4, “Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.” I have been musing on the theme of the conference I attended in Lancaster, California: “Launch Out Into The Deep”. Dr. […]

Who Are You?

by Benjamin Burks on February 28, 2013 · 2 comments

The culture in which we live rarely gives way to real opportunities to identify or testify our identity.  Most people just work day in and day out to maintain or create a new one.  The focus of this culture is one where everyone seems focused on only one – self!  It’s all people talk about, […]

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 […]

Happy Thanksgiving! – How to Spot a Grumbler…

by Benjamin Burks on November 22, 2012 · 0 comments

Psalm 118:1, “O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.” Psalm 79:13, “So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.” I have had the privilege to see people transformed by the […]

Listen to the Right Voice

by Benjamin Burks on November 8, 2012 · 0 comments

Luke 8:5-8 “A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. 6 And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.7 […]

A Happy State of Heart

by Benjamin Burks on August 29, 2012 · 1 comment

A Happy State of Heart Psalm 119:147-148, “I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word. Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.” I have been meditating for weeks now on Psalm 119 in preparation for this year’s International Conference. I see the psalmist […]

Look…

by Benjamin Burks on July 26, 2012 · 0 comments

Acts 20:33-34, “I have coveted no man’s silver, or gold, or apparel. Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.” It is amazing how Paul often wrote about the Lord providing for his personal needs. In these verses today, Paul was relaying to the […]

Be a Growing Leader

by Benjamin Burks on July 11, 2012 · 0 comments

Leaders must be sure they are always growing. Continual growth is a key to effective leadership, and God is the key to growth. There are, however, certain things that leaders can do to activate the growth process. Acts 20:32, “And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which […]

Bad Leaders

by Benjamin Burks on May 23, 2012 · 0 comments

“The posts went out, being hastened by the king’s commandment, and the decree was given in Shushan the palace. And the king and Haman sat down to drink; but the city of Shushan was perplexed.” (Esther 3:15) After further meditating on last week’s post, it occurred to me through the Scriptures how that rulers and […]

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14) The topic of homosexuality has caught my attention in recent days because […]