To Know Christ Is Not A Part-time Pursuit

by Dane Massey       (Dane Massey is the former Pastor of Mulvane Christian Church. He is now in ministry in Houston, Texas.)      How would you describe your journey to know Christ in two words?    Did you come up with “sustained passion”?     Many of us can’t claim that.  In fact, far too many …

What Does It Mean To “Bless The Lord”?

by Kevin Burton    Our family Bible study took us through Psalm 103 recently, where we encountered no fewer than five admonitions to “bless the Lord.”    I had read this before, but this time it stopped me short. This blessing business is supposed to go the other way, God blessing us.  When God blesses …

Heat Of the Moment Theology Won’t Do

by Kevin Burton     The Christian recording act Phillips, Craig and Dean has a song I like called “Made Up Mind.”     That song will help us on Page 7 today as we look at the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego from the book of Daniel. They had a decision to make and they …

A New Spin On Quarterback Controversy

by Kevin Burton    Never heard this on CBS, FOX or NBC Sports. Not a peep, not on television anyway.    It seems NFL quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Nick Foles are both Christians.  So a few years ago when they competed to be the Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback it gave an interesting twist to the …

Learning The Language Of Heaven

by Kevin Burton    It’s great fun to translate words and phrases into Spanish and then back into English.  Sometimes the result makes me laugh, sometimes it makes me think.     In Spanish you ask “How old are you?” by saying, “Cuantos anos tienes?” Translated back into English it means “How many years do you …

What Does It Mean To Abide In Christ?

by Kevin Burton    Your ability to live a triumphant life in Christ depends on your ability to abide in Him.    But what does it mean to abide in Christ? Views on this topic vary greatly. Let’s hear from Jesus Himself on the subject.    “Abide in me, and I in you. As the …

The Christian Definition Of Hope

by Kevin Burton    Between the virus and the election, there is great anxiety in the United States.    I believe the great American experiment in democracy has ended. I believe it to be already over. I believe what we get this week will be a formal confirmation of that fact.    It comes to …

How Much Do You Rely On God?

by Kevin Burton    If you were an animal, what kind of animal would you be?   “Ha,” you say. “Burton has run out of blog ideas!”    Not so, stay with me here, hold that thought.         In his pamphlet “Experiencing Intimacy With God” produced for Our Daily Bread Ministries, Joe Stowell borrows …

Preparing Your Heart For True Worship

by Dane Massey      (Dane Massey is the former Pastor of Mulvane Christian Church. He is now in ministry in Houston, Texas.)       “Worship will be the missing jewel of the church in the coming century,” predicted pastor and author A.W. Tozer. “The church will move to deify man and humanize God and therefore remove …