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, …

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 …

Easter Means Hope For The Hopeless

by Kevin Burton    You’ll hear Christians today saying “He is risen!” and others answering “He is risen indeed!” What does that mean?    For the Christian faith, for the human race, it means everything.    Today is Easter, “the annual celebration of Christ’s resurrection to life after His crucifixion and death,” according to http://www.gotquestions.org.    “The …

Don’t Grow Weary In Service To Christ

by Dane Massey    (Dane Massey is the former Pastor of Mulvane Christian Church. He is now in ministry in Houston, Texas.)      As I considered this journey of “abiding zeal” I realized something: zeal, passion for Christ must mature as well as be maintained.     This love for Christ cannot be maintained as a …

God’s Word Can Break Through Blindness

by Kevin Burton    “Those who have been reckless with their lives are usually reckless with their deaths,” writes Christian singer/songwriter and speaker Christine Wyrtzen in her blog on WordPress.    Her topic is spiritual blindness, which has been a Page 7 focus on recent Sundays.     “While the end of life should be sobering, …

Of Past Glory, Duds And Small Things

by Kevin Burton    The first time I heard the word “dud” was in the context of fireworks.     Something you paid good money for didn’t work.  The promise of boom-boom, the reality of silence, or maybe a little hissing.    No bang for the buck.    Of course the term applies to many other …

Spread The Word At Home And Beyond

by Kevin Burton    Peter walked on water, Thomas doubted. Quick, what did Andrew do?    If you can’t answer that question, you’re not alone.    Andrew’s role as a disciple is much less celebrated but very important. Take note especially if you are a reluctant public speaker, easily intimidated from sharing the gospel.    …

Paul Exhorted Others To Run A Good Race

by Kevin Burton Watching the Olympics, you can see the runners’ supreme effort etched upon their faces. If you have run track yourself, you know that moment of truth begins long before the actual race does. School is out at the Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind (ESSB). We’re now at an after-school track practice. …