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Preparation of the Heart

by Benjamin Burks on February 16, 2014 · 1 comment

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 […]

Direct My Paths – DEVO’S

by Benjamin Burks on May 19, 2013 · 0 comments

Proverbs 19:21 There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand. Lord, Did I hear you say in this verse this morning that someone can make all the plans they like, but you God, gets the last word.” Your purpose always prevails. Most of our plans don’t […]

Carelessness In The Sanctuary

by Benjamin Burks on March 22, 2013 · 0 comments

“And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not. And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD. Then Moses said unto […]

Recovery Language

by Benjamin Burks on March 20, 2013 · 0 comments

Ephesians 2:1-6, “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3 Among whom also we all had […]

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 […]

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14) The topic of homosexuality has caught my attention in recent days because […]

Divine Providence

by Benjamin Burks on January 18, 2012 · 0 comments

“I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master’s brethren” (Genesis 24:27). In this chapter of Genesis, we discover how Abraham (through his servant) obtained a bride (Rebekah) for his son Isaac. Isaac learned the valuable lessons of followship. The servant learned a valuable lesson of faith, as well, […]

The Nation that forgot God

by Benjamin Burks on August 31, 2011 · 0 comments

James 5:1-6 “Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. (2) Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. (3) Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were […]

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. […]

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, […]