holy spirit

Sin and Being Sinned Against…

by Benjamin Burks on July 21, 2011 · 0 comments

Luke 17: 1, “Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. Take […]

Filter Your Criticism

by Benjamin Burks on June 23, 2011 · 0 comments

James 1:19, “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath…” Several years ago, I remember an incident where I felt the need to offer my personal critique on the actions of another. I choose the method of email. Quickly, I was reminded that when you push […]

Empty and Open

by Benjamin Burks on June 16, 2011 · 2 comments

Ephesians 5:18, “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit…” The greatest need of believers is the filling of the Spirit of God. Several weeks ago, my blog was written regarding this topic. I spoke on how when I was a kid, we use to go the gas […]

When Running on Empty

by Benjamin Burks on May 26, 2011 · 0 comments

.Recently, I began doing a series of messages on the role of the Holy Spirit in our Schools of Discipleship. I was amazed as God began to reveal to me the connection between covetousness, contentment, and the Holy Spirit’s filling. Ephesians 5:17-18, “Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord […]

The gateway to all sin…

by Benjamin Burks on April 27, 2011 · 0 comments

I appreciate the many comments I received after the article on covetousness was posted. As I study it more, I am realizing there is more to covetousness than what first meets the eye! There is no doubt, as some of you mentioned, that covetousness is the sin of materialism. Paul often refers to covetousness, or […]

Praying for Pastors

by Benjamin Burks on February 6, 2011 · 0 comments

1Th 5:25 Brethren, pray for us. If the apostle needed the intercessions of the saints, surely your pastor needs your prayers as well. Prayer is an act of faith. Believing God is and can work His work through us today. Prayer is being dependant on God. Prayer is the offensive weapon for the believer. “Prayer […]

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 […]

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 […]

Good Music for the Christian

by Benjamin Burks on December 3, 2010 · 10 comments

I am very thankful for the influence that Ron “Patch the Pirate” Hamilton has had on our children. Good Christian songs with character training, is a far cry better than the junkie music on iPods, video games, TV’s, and CD’s of today. The Bible speaks of music as it relates to the Holy Spirit in […]