The Wages Of Sin Include More Negatives

\by Kevin Burton    You get wages for the work you do at your place of employment. But you get much more, right?    You get benefits.    During the recruiting/onboarding process some HR type will review with you an employee handbook and benefits package. These are the terms of employment.    God gave one …

Consider The Source Of The Promise

by Kevin Burton    This is the story of two songs, one title; two sources, one promise, namely, “the best.”    And, within the setting of popular music, it’s also a mini grammar lesson about comparative and superlative adjectives.    Chances are you have heard the one song, but not the other. The title of …

Rubber Bands, An Inelastic Purchase?

by Kevin Burton    It hurt my heart to do it, but I did it, last week. Something I thought I would never do.    Along with the eggs and bacon and paper plates, and the baking stuff my wife Jeannette got, I also, purchased, rubber bands.    Still can’t believe it. But there it …

Thankful Dependence On God For Daily Bread

by Kevin Burton    God knows I am thankful. He also knows I’m not thankful enough.    My mind is on thanksgiving these days, being truly grateful to God for the things He has given me.  Stopping, or at least slowing down, long enough to acknowledge that “every good gift and every perfect gift is …

Hating The Remedy, Loving The Cure

by Kevin Burton    Can my cat put two and two together, connect the dots?    This I can never know, of course. But I wonder if at any level she connects her recent trip to the vet and her improved health.    This much we know: Gabbie hates being put in a cat carrier, …

Building A Life On The Chief Cornerstone

by Dane Massey    (Dane Massey is the former Pastor of Mulvane Christian Church. He is now in ministry in Houston, Texas.)      Have you ever stopped to consider the amazing list of architectural terms used in scripture?    Today I want to talk about building on the foundation of Christ the “Chief Cornerstone.” We, …

Fruit Of The Spirit: Self-Control

by Kevin Burton    Self-control is the final Gift of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22-23. It is potentially the most confusing.    This is the ninth and final part of our series.    Self-control is an easy enough concept, but the self part could throw us off. The power is not in self. It …

Ready Or Not? Jesus Is Coming Back

by Kevin Burton    Remember playing hide and seek as a child?    Surely you do. Just about all of us played. It’s a game played worldwide. You don’t need any equipment, no gadgets, no batteries, no special clothing. Don’t need direct parental supervision.      “Hide-and-seek, (is an) old and popular children’s game in which …

Fruit Of The Spirit: Faithfulness

by Kevin Burton     One who is faithful is “steadfast in affection or allegiance” and “firm in adherence to promises or in observance of duty.”    Those are the first two definitions given by Merriam-Webster. Mine is “consistently reliable.”    God is all these things and more. A Christian yielded to the Holy Spirit will …

Fruit Of The Spirit: Goodness And Godliness

by Kevin Burton    The English word “good” is not derived from the word “god” etymologists tell us. But for the sake of defining reality, keep those two words linked.    That which comes from God, or submits and conforms to the word of God is good. All else is not. That’s the message of …