True History of Mankind From The Bible

by Kevin Burton    It’s back to the classroom today at the Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind (ESSB), the school we need as humans because of our sin nature.    This is a sixth-period history class.  We cover, quickly, the essential details of the history of mankind, with God as the Creator.    There …

Can’t Grow Unless You Feed Your Spirit

by Kevin Burton    OK class, that’s lunch!    We’ve been through five classes at our Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind.  It’s time to refuel. Since this is ESSB we’re not talking about cheeseburgers and tater tots. We’re talking about feeding our spirit.    What an outrage it would be if schools did not …

Singing In Praise Of God, For His Glory

by Kevin Burton    With all due respect to all the singing going on in the Psalms, my favorite singers in the Bible are the Earthquake Singers.     OK, so I made that title up. The singers are not recorded in the Bible as such. But some of you know what I am talking about: …

When You Look To God It All Adds Up

by Kevin Burton    “Do the math” is a favorite saying of mine. When God does the math it always comes out right.    The Bible teaches that God created all things and that He did not create them willy-nilly. Welcome to the fourth-period math class at the Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind (ESSB). …

Speaking In The “Perfect-Imperfect” Tense

by Kevin Burton    You’ve heard people say of a sure thing, “you can take that to the bank.” How much better if we’re talking about God’s spiritual bank?     Good morning! We are in fact talking about spiritual things today here at the Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind (ESSB).     Having been born …

Sowing And Reaping Not Just For Farmers

by Kevin Burton    There are certain physical laws you need to understand in order to have any success navigating planet Earth.    There are spiritual laws that are even more important, for they have implications for where you spend eternity, once you leave the physical realm.    This is our second Sunday at the …

A Healthy Heart Is Filled With God’s Word

by Kevin Burton     When King David prayed “Create in me a clean heart, O God” (Psalm 51:10) he wasn’t talking about cholesterol.    David was in trouble and he knew it.  He never ignored his physical health, but in this moment of repentant prayer after being confronted with his sin with Bathsheba, he called …

Can’t See Without The Light Of The World

by Kevin Burton    Spiritual blindness comes from the lack of spiritual light. If you don’t have spiritual light, you can’t see straight.    It’s a simple concept when you boil it down.  But that notion is missing in many heated conversations about God, life on earth and the afterlife.    The Holy Bible teaches …

So, Whatever Happened To Sin?

by Kevin Burton    Welcome to the ninth installment of our series Ten Questions from the Bible.  No humans are involved in today’s question except as witnesses.    This question comes from Jesus Himself, to God the Father.    The gospels of Matthew and Mark record the question. Here is Matthew 27:46 in the KJV. …

Simple Easter Message Is For Every Day

by Kevin Burton    Profound as the Easter message is, it’s also very simple.    Did you catch it Sunday?    Dane Massey is a guest blogger on Page 7 from time to time.  He is formerly the pastor of Mulvane Christian Church and is now in ministry in Houston. His Easter message Sunday contains …