Holy Spirit

When Running on Empty

by Benjamin Burks on May 26, 2011 · 0 comments

.Recently, I began doing a series of messages on the role of the Holy Spirit in our Schools of Discipleship. I was amazed as God began to reveal to me the connection between covetousness, contentment, and the Holy Spirit’s filling. Ephesians 5:17-18, “Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord […]

Recovery Without Relapse

by Benjamin Burks on February 16, 2011 · 5 comments

I am glad there is a God who shows no favoritism! God is not a respecter of persons. God will do for you what He has done for others. There is a simple pattern in the verse is listed below that we need to follow in order to reclaim wholeness in our lives. We can […]

Thank God, I am Free…Free…Free!

by Benjamin Burks on February 2, 2011 · 0 comments

Often I will hear someone try to help another person overcome a besetting sin by saying all they need to do is “resist the devil”. This is a much misquoted verse from the book of James. The devil is not going to flee from us so easily; he is not the least bit afraid of […]

Your presence with me

by Benjamin Burks on January 20, 2011 · 1 comment

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18 I can approach God with wow and awe, not fear of is presence. Because of the relationship I have with the Holy Spirit, I know I can […]

Desire Nothing But God

by Benjamin Burks on January 14, 2011 · 2 comments

John 6:11-12 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. 12 When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing […]

Cruise Control – God is in Control!

by Benjamin Burks on January 5, 2011 · 0 comments

Hebrews 10:22-24, “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke […]

What is the Holy Spirit working out in your life?

by Benjamin Burks on December 29, 2010 · 2 comments

I find it amazing to recognize the work of the Holy Spirit involved in every step of the Christmas story. Luke, the author of the book of Acts, pays close attention to the work of the Holy Spirit in the Gospel that bears his name. Luke’s account of the birth of Jesus is the most […]

He Came as a Baby; He’s Coming Back as a King

by Benjamin Burks on December 22, 2010 · 0 comments

One would have to admit there is something strange about the people surrounding the Christmas story. Those chosen to announce the coming King were not from a king’s court, but rather they were they lowly shepherds in the field keeping their flock by night. Mary was a great lady, but to the eye of someone […]

Good Music for the Christian

by Benjamin Burks on December 3, 2010 · 10 comments

I am very thankful for the influence that Ron “Patch the Pirate” Hamilton has had on our children. Good Christian songs with character training, is a far cry better than the junkie music on iPods, video games, TV’s, and CD’s of today. The Bible speaks of music as it relates to the Holy Spirit in […]