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 …

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. …

What We Build In Spiritual Shop Class

by Kevin Burton   What we used to call shop class is more grandly called Industrial Arts. Once again today we go back to your school days to look at the spiritual side of a class.     As inconvenient as physical blindness can be, spiritual blindness is much worse. It hides conditions that if ignored …

The Truth About Losing A Friend

by Kevin Burton    There was a day in 1995 that shook me and shaped me.         My best friend from fourth grade up into young adulthood had died the night before. I didn’t know it yet. We hadn’t seen each other in a long time, because I had moved out of state.     …

God The Potter Has His Perfect Design

by Kevin Burton    If life were a play and you could read for one of two parts, would you audition to be the potter or the clay?    You have arrived not at a play, but at a second-period Ceramics class at the Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind.    Spiritual blindness is a …

The Bible Has Plenty To Say About Money

by Kevin Burton    Where is your treasure this morning?    Happy Sunday and welcome back to class! Let’s not dawdle, as they say, time is money.    In our Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind (ESSB) we start the second semester today.  We started this school because spiritual blindness is the worst, most dangerous …

A More Important Kind Of Wrestling

by Kevin Burton    The end of classes for the day at our Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind does not end all activities.      For an after-school extra-curricular activity we take you to wrestling practice.    I was a wrestler in high school. At the time I had little or no comprehension of the …

The Church Has Forgotten God Is Sovereign

by Dane Massey      (Dane Massey is the former Pastor of Mulvane Christian Church. He is now in ministry in Houston, Texas.)      It has been said that there is nothing wrong with modern Christianity that a good dose of the Sovereignty of God wouldn’t fix.    For such a dose, let’s turn to the …

God’s Obstacle Course Makes Us Stronger

by Kevin Burton    Back in the day at my school for the blind the Phys Ed teachers would create an obstacle course for us.     If memory serves, they timed us on how fast we could get through it.    We had various challenges. It might be climbing a rope, walking a balance beam …

Preparing For The Real “Real World”

by Kevin Burton     When I was a senior in high school my teachers warned me to up my game to get ready for life in the “real world.”    It didn’t take long for college professors to start talking about a greater real world and the realities I needed to get ready for.    …