Christmas

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 […]

Wrong Number or Wrong Meditations?

by Benjamin Burks on December 14, 2011 · 1 comment

I recently heard a story about a couple in Nashville, who had been out shopping one day and returned home to find a message on their answering machine. It was obviously a wrong number, as the message was left for an organization that provides food for the hungry at Christmas time. The woman on the […]

A place for you

by Benjamin Burks on December 29, 2010 · 0 comments

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive […]

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 […]

Gifts of Remembrance

by Benjamin Burks on December 15, 2010 · 1 comment

Have you ever received a special gift? With the “hustle and bustle” of the Christmas season, I often wonder how many people sing “Jingle Bells” and how many sing “Juggle Bills”! The shopping malls are filled with people searching for “the perfect gift.” A popular Christmas song speaks of different levels of giving during the […]