Daily Devo’s

E-VOS for my DEVOS (from the past)

by Benjamin Burks on June 6, 2015 · 0 comments

“Selfish Christians may not do bad things, but remember that selfish Christians are usually bound to something that keeps them apathetic toward others.” When I was in secular employment, I recall working with a depressingly large amount of selfish people.  It seemed to me that most everybody I encountered would do just about anything to […]

Direct My Paths – DEVO’S

by Benjamin Burks on May 19, 2013 · 0 comments

Proverbs 19:21 There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand. Lord, Did I hear you say in this verse this morning that someone can make all the plans they like, but you God, gets the last word.” Your purpose always prevails. Most of our plans don’t […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

Better Than New

by Benjamin Burks on March 1, 2012 · 1 comment

My son recently wrote a short paper for one of his Bible college classes at West Coast Baptist College. I am thankful for the influence that Bro Curington and the RU ministry has had on my entire family. It was the compassion of Steve coupled with the bold confidence that Christ was the one Who […]

Give Thanks 365 Days

by Benjamin Burks on November 28, 2011 · 0 comments

A ministerial student in Evanston, Illinois, who was part of a life-saving squad, was involved in a rescue and recovery effort. In 1860, a ship went aground on the shore of Lake Michigan near Evanston, and Edward Spencer waded again and again into the frigid waters to rescue 17 passengers. In the process, his health […]

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 […]