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 …

Christians Need A Zeal For Spiritual Children

by Kevin Burton    The kid thing, the desire to have and raise children, is something I never, never got and don’t get.     So when we look into a demand by Rachel, wife of Jacob, in Genesis chapter 30, for me it’s a study in polar opposites.     “Give me children or else I …

Has The Grinch Stolen Your Christmas?

by Dr. Jeff Schreve    (Guess blogger Dr. Jeff Schreve believes that no matter how badly you may have messed up in life, God still loves you and has a wonderful plan just for you.)    “And the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy …

God The Gift Giver, Jesus The Greatest Gift

by Kevin Burton    Tis the season of gift giving and that makes you a gift giver. By now you’re way deep into it, I’m sure.    Are you done with the shopping?  Do you have some anxiety about the gifts you don’t have purchased yet?  And what about the shipping?  You still have some …

Pursuit Of Holiness Begins In The Mind

by Dane Massey    (Dane Massey is the former Pastor of Mulvane Christian Church. He is now in ministry in Houston, Texas.)      To worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness is the hungry heart cry of every true believer. But how to arrive there is the pursuit of a lifetime.     As I …

What A Blessing To Be A Child Of God

by Kevin Burton    In my moments of despair, my wife will remind me that I am a child of God.  But what does that mean?    Let’s look at it in two ways today, first by peeling the phrase apart, second by taking it as a whole.    What does it mean to be …

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 …

The Bible Is What’s Happening Now

by Kevin Burton    The late comedian Flip Wilson had an ongoing gag featuring a hip, fast-talking preacher who strayed for comedic effect, far from a right interpretation of the Bible.    His Flip Wilson Show aired Thursday nights on NBC from 1970 to 1974.  The recurring preacher segment came from what he called “The …