The Foundation Being Set

Kris BurkeWord of the Week


Church, This must have been such an exciting time for the Jews who had invested so much to see the House of God rebuilt. After all of their work, they were seeing the building laid out and the foundation set. They were not excited only about the foundation but of how it was a sign of what was to come … Read More

You Deserve the Glory

Kris BurkeWord of the Week


Church, We as human beings like when we get the glory for things. We look at the structures that we have built or our own personal accomplishments and enjoy the recognition that comes with them. But God calls for us to have a different type of Glory. Paul prays that the Name of Jesus Christ would be glorified in you … Read More

Everlasting and Eternal Kingdom

Kris BurkeWord of the Week


Church, The Lord was reminding me of the time of the judges of Israel. The people knew who their King was and that all power was in His hands because He was the God over all creation. When a judge or a prophet came, it was taken very seriously because they knew that they were the representatives of the King … Read More

Rebirth and Renewal

Kris BurkeWord of the Week

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Church, This verse gives a clear picture of what it looks like to receive salvation. It says we were saved through 2 things. “The washing of rebirth” in which our old self dies. We are no longer subject to the ways of our past but are washed and made clean of our sin. “Renewal of the Holy Spirit” is when … Read More

The Lord of our Lives

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UFC, There are so many different attributes to who God is. We have seen His Faithfulness. We have seen His Love. We have seen His Power and His Might. God is an amazing God who is revealing Himself to us more every day. He is teaching us so that we may know that He is God over all of the … Read More

The Words of God

Kris BurkeWord of the Week


Church, In reading this week I was reminded how differently the world sounds when compared to the words of God. The world has their own way of thinking, system of justice and mindset of fairness. The people of God also have their own way of thinking. Their mindset is bred from the very Word of God. Our wisdom does not … Read More

Spiritual Realities with Spirit-Taught Words

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United Faith Church, In the reading this week this verse hit my heart. No matter how we phrase or try to deliver The Word it will never make sense to the world. Although foolishness to the world, to the perishing, it is a word of Life. We must be ones who speak by the Spirit. Speaking spiritual realities through the … Read More

God’s Miraculous Power Displayed

Kris BurkeWord of the Week

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Church, In this verse we can see that God had a plan from the beginning for the Jews deliverance. He could have just had them easily walk out but God designed a miraculous departure that would be spoken about for generations to come. Today, God is still doing these miraculous displays of His power. We do not see His power … Read More

God’s Word and God’s Breath

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Church, Isn’t it amazing to think that the breath that God breathed into Adam is still today keeping us together and whole. The word He spoke in the beginning is so powerful that it is still maintaining the form of all of the universe. It is by God’s word and Gods breath that we today live. In light of that, … Read More

Children of the Living God

Kris BurkeWord of the Week

children of the living God

Church, We have been grafted in to such an amazing inheritance. This is not something that we have qualified for or something that we worked to obtain. This inheritance was given to us by Gods grace and goodness. Realizing the amazing gift we have been given should cause a reaction inside of our hearts. It should cause thankfulness and rejoicing. … Read More

He is the Way

Kris BurkeWord of the Week


Church, Jesus Christ is the Way. He is the way to eternal life, He is the way to holiness and He is the way to heaven. The Disciples had come to know The Way. They said to Jesus, “Lord to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” They knew that there was no other way besides … Read More

The Faithfulness of our God

Kris BurkeWord of the Week

the faithfulness of our God

Church, God has been so faithful to us. At every turn we can see the faithful hand of God delivering on His many promises that He has given to us. I pray that we can mirror that same faithfulness back onto God. If our hearts are set on being faithful to God, He will keep us firm and steadfast till … Read More

Making a Way in the Wilderness

Kris BurkeWord of the Week


Church, The last few days of lifting and exalting the name of God have been amazing. To me it feels like there has been a shift in the heavenly realm over our surroundings. We are not just exalting God to the air. By calling out praise to our God we are giving Him the seat of authority over our church, … Read More

Enter into His Rest

Kris BurkeWord of the Week


Hebrews 4:1 Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. UFC, When God the Father created the world He worked 6 days and when His work was finished He rested on the seventh day. When Jesus Christ came to this world He … Read More

Risen into New Life

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Romans 6:3-4 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. Church, Last night, we learned … Read More

The Seed Taking Root

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1 Corinthians 15:37-38  When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or of something else. But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body. Church, As Pastor Janeth was speaking last night I kept thinking of the potential … Read More

The Final Answer to Sin

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United Faith Church, Yesterday, the Lord had me thinking about the flood and Sodom and Gomorrah. I began to think of the swift destruction that the Lord had to bring due to how deep the disease of sin had spread. Sin had taken such root in the hearts of men that the only way to stop it from spreading further … Read More

Follow His Commandments

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Deuteronomy 4:2 Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the Lord your God that I give you. Church, What is the Lord commanding you today? We must know what the Lord is commanding us from day to day. Throughout the Bible we can hear the authors telling us … Read More

His Covenant of Love

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Church, Pastor Janeth’s email regarding the reading this week got me thinking about this verse. Gods covenant with His people is fully based in love. By His love, He offers us a chance to enter into a covenant with Him. By His love, He gave us a set of commands to keep that will prosper us while underneath His covenant. … Read More

Light Will Break Forth

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Isaiah 58:8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard. Church, What a great new year this is! God is doing amazing things in our midst. He is doing a new thing with His people. … Read More

Delivered Through Your Cleanness

Kris BurkeWord of the Week

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Church, In this passage someone is trying to give Job advice on his situation. Although he misjudged the misfortune of Job, he still knew what it meant to know God. He speaks about how the Christians righteousness can bring about the salvation of those we come into contact with. The same is true today, by our relationship with God the … Read More

He Breaks Down the Gates

Kris BurkeWord of the Week


Psalm 107:15-16 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron. Church, As our Pastor was speaking last night I came to really understand the gates that try to stop the church. The enemy tries to stand secure behind … Read More

The Lord Answers Prayers

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Psalm 66:16-20 Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me. I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue. If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;  but God has surely listened and has heard my prayer.  Praise be … Read More

Overcome like Jesus Overcame

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Revelation 3:21 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. Church, Many people like to think of salvation like a “ticket to heaven”. But salvation has just as much to do with our current life as it does our after life. … Read More

Look! The Lamb of God!

Kris BurkeWord of the Week


John 1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! Church, I love the story of John the Baptist and how he was preparing the way for Jesus Christ. John was counter cultural, he went against the “Normal” ways of doing things. The Bible … Read More

We are United in Faith

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Colossians 3:16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. Church, Gathering together for service this week I was reminded of this verse. It reminded me of what the Church of God is … Read More

Jacob I loved

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As it is written, Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated. Romans 9:13 The Big Question Why had God judged Esau so harshly in comparison to his brother Jacob even from the womb where God declared that the older would serve the younger? The Name Adam An important key to answer this question is found in the beginning of the … Read More

The Latter Rains

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Today is the eighth day of Kislev the ninth month of the Jewish calendar.  It is the month that marks the beginning of the winter season or the latter rains.  The rainy season is welcomed in Israel for it waters the seed so that a great crop may come forth in the spring. This month is also about light triumphing … Read More