How Can I Fear?

by Benjamin Burks on May 15, 2013 · 0 comments

2 Timothy 1:6-10, “Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.  (7)  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.  (8)  Be not thou therefore […]

How to Get Wisdom

by Benjamin Burks on March 15, 2012 · 1 comment

(Everything below is a rough draft of a sermon preached on 3/14 at Northlove Baptist Church. This has not been proofed, and was displayed for our continued study.) Proverbs 2:1-6 1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; 2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and […]

But I Fear…

by Benjamin Burks on July 6, 2011 · 0 comments

2 Corinthians 11:1-3, “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, lest […]

How to Cope with Conflict

by Benjamin Burks on March 16, 2011 · 2 comments

Often, we only look at the fruit of our lives to try to determine our problems. Most people who walk into our ministry to get spiritual help are looking for one or two pieces of a large puzzle that completes their lives as they see it. “If I can stop my stinking drinking…then everything else […]

Prayer is Just as Big as God Is

by Benjamin Burks on February 23, 2011 · 3 comments

Lamentations 3:41-42, “Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens. We have transgressed and have rebelled: thou hast not pardoned.” For nearly ten years, I have been working with people who are addicted. I love every opportunity I get to teach and encourage them publically and privately. One 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 […]

In That While we Were Yet Sinners

by Benjamin Burks on January 8, 2011 · 3 comments

That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the LORD your God for ever. Joshua 4:24 God demonstrates his love to us because he is loving. God demonstrates his love to us because he knows we would be lost without it. […]

The Risk of Transparency II

by Benjamin Burks on November 18, 2010 · 0 comments

“The Gambler” is the title track found on Kenny Rogers’ 1978 album. The song itself tells the story of a late-night meeting on a train “bound for nowhere” between Rogers (as narrator) and an unnamed old man, known as the gambler. The gambler says that he can tell “Rogers” is down on his luck (“out […]