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Church member experiences revival trough RU

by Benjamin Burks on April 6, 2013 · 1 comment

When I got into the RU program, I initially came to “shut my son up”- He had been encouraging me (nagging I thought) to attend- From this first part, you can tell where my walk with the Lord was! “Way off!!”-I was a Christian, but a very lazy, unconcerned, and really I guess uncaring person- […]

He Touched Me!

by Benjamin Burks on April 3, 2013 · 6 comments

1 Samuel 10:26, “Saul also went home to Gibeah; and there went with him a band of men, whose hearts God had touched.” What a great phrase that is at the end of our verse, “whose hearts God had touched.” How we all need to be touched by God in our hearts! There are some, […]

“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 […]

Lessons from India

by Benjamin Burks on January 10, 2013 · 2 comments

Dr. Kingsbury and I had a wonderful trip to the country of India.  Our hosts, Dr. Chatla and Dr. Matthew Henry are wonderful servants of the Lord.  We covered much ground in India as we were in 11 different churches in 6 days.   The cities visited were Mumbai, Vigaywada, Kakinada, Rajahmundry, and Hyderabad. Every assembly […]

Happy Thanksgiving! – How to Spot a Grumbler…

by Benjamin Burks on November 22, 2012 · 0 comments

Psalm 118:1, “O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.” Psalm 79:13, “So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.” I have had the privilege to see people transformed by the […]

Remember the Name of the LORD our God

by Benjamin Burks on November 21, 2012 · 0 comments

Psalm 20:1-9, “To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; (2) Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion; (3) Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah. (4) Grant thee […]

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 […]

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word! What more can He say than to you He hath said, To you, who for refuge to Jesus have fled? I thought about that little phrase, What more can He say than to you He hath said, […]

Recognizing God’s Presence… After Living in Corruption

by Benjamin Burks on February 15, 2012 · 1 comment

Genesis 3:1-20, “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of […]

Language without Love is Negligence

by Benjamin Burks on December 8, 2011 · 1 comment

I heard my good friend, Bruce Frye, tell a story on his Christmas CD, and for the next several days I meditated on the meaning of God’s love. It became apparent to me that we have developed a language without love. The story line was as follows: On a cold, dark night in the city […]