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Preparation of the Heart

by Benjamin Burks on February 16, 2014 · 0 comments

A MAN IN THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY OPENED A NEWSPAPER ONE MORNING AND READ, “ALFRED NOBEL, THE INVENTOR OF DYNAMITE, DIED YESTERDAY.” HE DEVISED A WAY FOR MORE PEOPLE THAN EVER BEFORE TO BE KILLED IN WAR, AND HE DIED A RICH MAN.” HE WAS SHOCKED TO READ THOSE WORDS – BECAUSE HE WAS ALFRED […]

Bad Leaders

by Benjamin Burks on May 23, 2012 · 0 comments

“The posts went out, being hastened by the king’s commandment, and the decree was given in Shushan the palace. And the king and Haman sat down to drink; but the city of Shushan was perplexed.” (Esther 3:15) After further meditating on last week’s post, it occurred to me through the Scriptures how that rulers and […]

What Does Pride Look Like?

by Benjamin Burks on April 25, 2012 · 0 comments

“Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king; and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.” (1 Kings 1:5) Pride corrupts and disrupts the lives of so many people. Here, in this passage the pride of Adonijah (one of David’s sons) is consumed with […]

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 […]