“IN Christ” You Are Faithful

by Benjamin Burks on March 6, 2013 · 4 comments

“Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus” .(Ephesians 1:1) When I was growing up, our youth department had reversible jerseys. This meant that everyone received the same “jersey”, but half of the group would turn their jersey […]

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 […]

Better Than New

by Benjamin Burks on March 1, 2012 · 1 comment

My son recently wrote a short paper for one of his Bible college classes at West Coast Baptist College. I am thankful for the influence that Bro Curington and the RU ministry has had on my entire family. It was the compassion of Steve coupled with the bold confidence that Christ was the one Who […]

He never gave up on me…

by Benjamin Burks on November 30, 2011 · 0 comments

2 Timothy 4:2-4, “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. (3) For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; (4) And they shall turn away their […]

The Struggle

by Benjamin Burks on October 12, 2011 · 0 comments

2 Corinthians 13:5, “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your ownselves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?” The moment a person is saved, the precious Holy Spirit of God comes in to dwell. He will never leave nor forsake the believer. […]

My “Three Cents”

by Benjamin Burks on March 9, 2011 · 4 comments

Several weeks ago I had the privilege to be in Skandia, Michigan with a wonderful Pastor and church. Early Saturday morning, I drove to meet a layman in that church who has Clydesdale horses. This breed of horse is beautiful and magnificent. Two of them were hitched to a sleigh, and off we went into […]

Stories of victory – Reformers Recovery Ministry

by Benjamin Burks on December 24, 2010 · 4 comments

Stories of victory…at Reformers Unanimous we receive letters from people all over the world proclaiming the victory they have found in Christ through the ministry of RU. These letters are exceptionally encouraging to all our staff. If you have a story of victory that you would like to share, please email it to us at […]

Thank you, from RUI

by Benjamin Burks on December 10, 2010 · 1 comment

Steven Boyd Curington RUI Founder    October 1, 1965-October 30, 2010 Steve grew up in Rockford, Illinois, and attended North Love Christian School.  Upon graduation, Steve walked away from the truths he had learned and thus began a 10-year drug addiction.  After a serious car accident, Steve was delivered from his addiction through the support […]

At first you just exist…

by Benjamin Burks on December 8, 2010 · 5 comments

As a frequent flyer, God has been incredibly faithful to use the tool of United Airlines to transport me to over 360 churches over the last 8 years.  This past weekend, I was to fly to Charleston, West Virginia at 2:30 pm in the afternoon on Saturday.  However, three long delays and 5 hours later, […]