Christian Life

“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 […]

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 […]

No Problems – Just Opportunities

by Benjamin Burks on January 30, 2013 · 1 comment

Exodus 5:6-9, “And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying,  (7)  Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves.  (8)  And the tale of the bricks, which they did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon […]

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 […]

Lessons from India

by Benjamin Burks on January 10, 2013 · 2 comments

Dr. Kingsbury and I had a wonderful trip to the country of India.  Our hosts, Dr. Chatla and Dr. Matthew Henry are wonderful servants of the Lord.  We covered much ground in India as we were in 11 different churches in 6 days.   The cities visited were Mumbai, Vigaywada, Kakinada, Rajahmundry, and Hyderabad. Every assembly […]

Jesus Came Into the World to Save Sinners Just Like Me!

by Benjamin Burks on December 26, 2012 · 0 comments

“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief” (1 Timothy 1:15.) In all of my studies, I believe this is one of the most instructive verses on the wonderful salvation that is available to all.  It is called […]

Wonderful Savior

by Benjamin Burks on December 19, 2012 · 4 comments

“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.” (Isaiah 9:6) Here we find a “Christmas verse” in the middle of the Old Testament. This […]

Acting a Part or Participating in a Role

by Benjamin Burks on November 28, 2012 · 6 comments

“Every man’s work shall be made manifest; for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall test every man’s work of what sort it is” (1 Corinthians 3:13.) I once heard a man speaking in the context of service for the Lord in theatrical terms.  I fully […]

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 […]