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 …

Christian, Are You Swimming Or Floating?

by Kevin Burton    Yesterday on Page 7 we tried to keep up with the apostle Peter as he exhorted believers to grow in their Christian character.    We looked at 2 Peter 1: 5-7, which in the New King James version reads, “But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith …

Peter’s Formula For Christian Growth

by Kevin Burton    There is a passage in 2 Peter that forces me to slow down to get the depth of meaning. It’s just too much to take in all at once.    In fact, it’s too much for one post.  We’ll finish the subject tomorrow.    I’m talking about Peter’s exhortation to believers …