Church member experiences revival trough RU

by Benjamin Burks on April 6, 2013 · 1 comment

When I got into the RU program, I initially came to “shut my son up”- He had been encouraging me (nagging I thought) to attend- From this first part, you can tell where my walk with the Lord was! “Way off!!”-I was a Christian, but a very lazy, unconcerned, and really I guess uncaring person- […]

Road to Confusion vs. Road to Calvary

by Benjamin Burks on February 6, 2013 · 2 comments

While in India, I learned a few things about their culture, their prominent religion, and their politics. All three of these are integrated into one in many townships in India. Hinduism is unique among the world religions in that it has no founder or date of origin. While most major religions derive from new ideas […]

Acting a Part or Participating in a Role

by Benjamin Burks on November 28, 2012 · 6 comments

“Every man’s work shall be made manifest; for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall test every man’s work of what sort it is” (1 Corinthians 3:13.) I once heard a man speaking in the context of service for the Lord in theatrical terms.  I fully […]

Happy Thanksgiving! – How to Spot a Grumbler…

by Benjamin Burks on November 22, 2012 · 0 comments

Psalm 118:1, “O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.” Psalm 79:13, “So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.” I have had the privilege to see people transformed by the […]

Remember the Name of the LORD our God

by Benjamin Burks on November 21, 2012 · 0 comments

Psalm 20:1-9, “To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; (2) Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion; (3) Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah. (4) Grant thee […]


by Benjamin Burks on April 18, 2012 · 0 comments

I am sitting in a hotel in Knoxville and desire a soft drink. At the end of the hall is a machine. In my pocket is a $20 bill, and no other change. The machine will not take a $20 bill. I feel at times like that $20 bill. Let me explain… Could I encourage […]

Corrupt Minds

by Benjamin Burks on November 9, 2011 · 0 comments

2 Corinthians 11:1-3 (1) Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me. (2) For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. (3) But I fear, […]

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 […]

Overcome Covetousness by Counting

by Benjamin Burks on June 30, 2011 · 1 comment

An attitude of “count your blessings, not your troubles” will change attitudes from negative to positive, if we will let it! If we can see our day to day problems and even our longer-range problems against a background of our blessings, our lives can be much happier, and we will have a much different outlook […]