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 […]

Recovery Language

by Benjamin Burks on March 20, 2013 · 0 comments

Ephesians 2:1-6, “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3 Among whom also we all had […]

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 […]

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 […]

Repentance and restitution

by Benjamin Burks on July 29, 2011 · 1 comment

Luk 19:1-10 And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. (2) And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. (3) And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature. (4) And he ran […]

Need or Greed?

by Benjamin Burks on April 6, 2011 · 6 comments

Exodus 20:17, “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.” Recently, a very kind man gave me the funds for an iPad. I was personally content with what I had […]

…She Died of an accidental drug overdose!

by Benjamin Burks on February 17, 2011 · 3 comments

I am thankful for all those, unlike Whitney, we have been able to help overcome sinful stubborn habits. However, the job is still not complete. I know there are young people and middle age people just like this dear girl who need our help. I am thankful for the parents who offered a very sobering […]

Transparency I

by Benjamin Burks on November 19, 2010 · 0 comments

Transparency Defined I have noticed one quality that seems to appear in the life of a student at Reformers Unanimous when he/she really begins to experience a breakthrough and a change in their behavior. The one word that describes this quality is transparency. What is transparency? The dictionary defines transparency as: That state or property […]

The Risk of Transparency II

by Benjamin Burks on November 18, 2010 · 0 comments

“The Gambler” is the title track found on Kenny Rogers’ 1978 album. The song itself tells the story of a late-night meeting on a train “bound for nowhere” between Rogers (as narrator) and an unnamed old man, known as the gambler. The gambler says that he can tell “Rogers” is down on his luck (“out […]