Christian Life

SAD or GLAD: Which Will You Be?

by Benjamin Burks on November 14, 2012 · 6 comments

Reading for Today: Numbers 14:1-5, Neh 9:16, Acts 7: 37-37 The wilderness was a place designed to be a testing ground for God’s people coming out of bondage.  The Journey from Raamses to the Red Sea, then onward across the desert to the Jordan River was days of design by the Master Planner.  It is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Learned Behavior

by Benjamin Burks on May 2, 2012 · 0 comments

Ephesians 4:19-23, “Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. (20) But ye have not so learned Christ; (21) If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: (22) That ye put off concerning the former […]

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 […]

Divine Providence

by Benjamin Burks on January 18, 2012 · 0 comments

“I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master’s brethren” (Genesis 24:27). In this chapter of Genesis, we discover how Abraham (through his servant) obtained a bride (Rebekah) for his son Isaac. Isaac learned the valuable lessons of followship. The servant learned a valuable lesson of faith, as well, […]

He never gave up on me…

by Benjamin Burks on November 30, 2011 · 0 comments

2 Timothy 4:2-4, “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. (3) For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; (4) And they shall turn away their […]

In Christ

by Benjamin Burks on November 16, 2011 · 0 comments

What was the Precious Blood of Christ (1 Peter 1:19) for? 1. for atonement (Romans 5:11) 2. for propitiation – a just and satisfying offering in our stead (Romans 3:25) 3. for our justification from sin (Romans 5:9) 4. for the forgiveness of sins (Ephesians 1:7, Colossians 1:14, Hebrews 9:7) 5. for the remission of […]

(2 Peter 1:-3) Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: (2) Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, (3) According as his […]