sin

E-VOS for my DEVOS (from the past)

by Benjamin Burks on June 6, 2015 · 0 comments

“Selfish Christians may not do bad things, but remember that selfish Christians are usually bound to something that keeps them apathetic toward others.” When I was in secular employment, I recall working with a depressingly large amount of selfish people.  It seemed to me that most everybody I encountered would do just about anything to […]

Helping a Person out Of A Stronghold

by Benjamin Burks on February 14, 2014 · 0 comments

Leaders in the RU Recovery Program often experience students who “hit a wall”. The Bible refers to it as a “besetting sin”. The apostle Paul discovered this law of indwelling sin which eventually drags you down into it. Paul, through the Holy Spirit, realized all his own mighty efforts were futile. As soon as he […]

Road to Confusion vs. Road to Calvary

by Benjamin Burks on February 6, 2013 · 2 comments

While in India, I learned a few things about their culture, their prominent religion, and their politics. All three of these are integrated into one in many townships in India. Hinduism is unique among the world religions in that it has no founder or date of origin. While most major religions derive from new ideas […]

“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 […]

Brokenness

by Benjamin Burks on April 18, 2012 · 0 comments

I am sitting in a hotel in Knoxville and desire a soft drink. At the end of the hall is a machine. In my pocket is a $20 bill, and no other change. The machine will not take a $20 bill. I feel at times like that $20 bill. Let me explain… Could I encourage […]

How to Get Wisdom

by Benjamin Burks on March 15, 2012 · 1 comment

(Everything below is a rough draft of a sermon preached on 3/14 at Northlove Baptist Church. This has not been proofed, and was displayed for our continued study.) Proverbs 2:1-6 1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; 2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and […]

From Misery to the Master

by Benjamin Burks on March 14, 2012 · 0 comments

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful” (Psalm 1:1.) Reformers Unanimous has a unique privilege to help unhappy people find happiness. Psalm 1 is known as our motto for a reason. Shortly after we […]

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 […]

In Christ

by Benjamin Burks on November 16, 2011 · 0 comments

What was the Precious Blood of Christ (1 Peter 1:19) for? 1. for atonement (Romans 5:11) 2. for propitiation – a just and satisfying offering in our stead (Romans 3:25) 3. for our justification from sin (Romans 5:9) 4. for the forgiveness of sins (Ephesians 1:7, Colossians 1:14, Hebrews 9:7) 5. for the remission of […]

Standing on the Promises

by Benjamin Burks on October 26, 2011 · 0 comments

2 Peter 1:1-4, “Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: (2) Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, (3) According as his […]