Holy Spirit

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Recognizing God’s Presence… After Living in Corruption

by Benjamin Burks on February 15, 2012 · 1 comment

Genesis 3:1-20, “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of […]

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, […]

A Force in You

by Benjamin Burks on December 22, 2011 · 0 comments

Luke 1:30-38, “And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall […]

Climb On In

by Benjamin Burks on November 16, 2011 · 0 comments

You’ve probably heard it a hundred times. It’s one of the oldest preacher stories around. But it still provides a powerful illustration of the personal nature of faith… One day long ago, a world-renowned tightrope walker came to Niagara Falls and stretched his rope across the thunderous currents from the United States to Canada. Right […]

It’s All About Him

by Benjamin Burks on July 19, 2011 · 0 comments

IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS Colossians 3:16-17, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord […]

Empty and Open

by Benjamin Burks on June 16, 2011 · 2 comments

Ephesians 5:18, “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit…” The greatest need of believers is the filling of the Spirit of God. Several weeks ago, my blog was written regarding this topic. I spoke on how when I was a kid, we use to go the gas […]