pride

“Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men that work iniquity; and let me not eat of their dainties.” (Psalm 141:4) Wow! What an incredible verse for those of us who work with the addicted or who realize the constant need of walking in the Spirit desiring not to […]

A True Friend

by Benjamin Burks on April 10, 2013 · 3 comments

“And Jonathan, Saul’s son, arose and went to David into the wood, and strengthened his hand in God” (1 Samuel 23:16). I remember a statement from my freshmen year of college that has stuck with me over two decades.  Dr. Wendell Evans said that if you have five real friends when you come to the […]

Listen to the Right Voice

by Benjamin Burks on November 8, 2012 · 0 comments

Luke 8:5-8 “A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. 6 And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.7 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Preferring One Another

by Benjamin Burks on January 13, 2011 · 2 comments

Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Romans 12:10, Paul says in the last of v.10, “in honor giving preference to one another.” The literal meaning of this phrase in Greek is “to lead in bestowing honor to one another.” We are to take the lead in giving […]