We Have Hope Because Of God’s Grace

by Kevin Burton    God’s grace is truly amazing. But what does it look like in everyday life?    Here is a poem, written by an anonymous elementary school teacher, that paints us a great picture: A New Sheet He came to my desk with a quivering lip the lesson was done“Have you a new …

You Have A Loving Father In Heaven

by Kevin Burton    My earthly father could hardly have done a better job meeting my physical needs or a worse job meeting my emotional needs.    Everyone has a story. Maybe your father is absent altogether. Maybe he is present but missing in action.  Maybe he is the provider and nurturer you need.    …

Shopping For Fruit With Paul In Galatians

by Kevin Burton    Being a Christian goes deeper than displaying a cross. A true Christian is going to be different and look different.     The Apostle Paul has a lot to say about what a Christian looks like. That’s why I’m going shopping today at a new grocery store. The sign out front reads, …

God’s Grace Based On His Holy Name

by Dane Massey    (Dane Massey is the former Pastor of Mulvane Christian Church. He is now in ministry in Houston, Texas.)       As I spent time reflecting on the words of our salvation my mind was captured by a verse and a thought.      “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption …

Speak Truth In Love To False Religion

by Kevin Burton    We’re talking about the Christian response to false religion today with the help of Alistair Begg, speaker on the Truth For Life radio ministry.    He calls on us to do our part. But before we get into his message, I want to emphasize one phrase from it.    His phrase …

With God Every Day Is A Chance To Serve

by Kevin Burton    Got my rap name from the Bible. Gather round and hear the story.    When I first got saved, I started my Christian studies in the book of Ecclesiastes. Not sure how that happened.    Nobody steers new Christians in that direction. But for some reason I sought out Ecclesiastes in …

Redeemed Sinners Are God’s Trophies

by Kevin Burton    The grace of God, His mercy, transforms a wretch like me and I just can’t grasp it.     Without God’s grace I’d be a dead man walking.  With God’s grace, I’m redeemed, washed in the blood of the Lamb, converted from an object of scorn to an object of wonder.     …

True Motives Of A Cat And Of A Man

by Kevin Burton    I have two cats. I have one heart.    The cats have been with us about five months now. Some patterns have emerged in the ways they interact with my wife and me.   We feed them and provide them with comfort and amusement. We protect them from harm of all sorts, …

Mother’s Day And Victory In Jesus

by Kevin Burton    My mother is running her victory lap with a walker.    Victory laps are supposed to be slower than the race itself, right? So there you go, it’s a chance to celebrate.   And make no mistake this is victory in Jesus, as the song says.    You’ll pardon her if there …

The God Of The Detour Knows The Way

by Kevin Burton    One of the ways I tried to witness to my late father was to encourage him to listen to the radio ministry of Dr. Tony Evans.    Evans leads The Urban Alternative out of Dallas, Texas.  Evans is a dynamic speaker. I thought my father might be tiring of my dime …