Leadership

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 […]

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 […]

Jesus Came Into the World to Save Sinners Just Like Me!

by Benjamin Burks on December 26, 2012 · 0 comments

“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief” (1 Timothy 1:15.) In all of my studies, I believe this is one of the most instructive verses on the wonderful salvation that is available to all.  It is called […]

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 […]

Be a Growing Leader

by Benjamin Burks on July 11, 2012 · 0 comments

Leaders must be sure they are always growing. Continual growth is a key to effective leadership, and God is the key to growth. There are, however, certain things that leaders can do to activate the growth process. Acts 20:32, “And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which […]

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 […]

“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 […]

Language without Love is Negligence

by Benjamin Burks on December 8, 2011 · 1 comment

I heard my good friend, Bruce Frye, tell a story on his Christmas CD, and for the next several days I meditated on the meaning of God’s love. It became apparent to me that we have developed a language without love. The story line was as follows: On a cold, dark night in the city […]

Faith

by Benjamin Burks on November 2, 2011 · 0 comments

2Peter 1:1-5, “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 divine […]