Cherishing the Presence of our God

Kris BurkeWord of the Week

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Church, It is amazing to see the heart of Mary, who took her greatest possession and laid it at the feet of God. After Judas complains, Jesus stated that she had been keeping this jar for the day that Jesus … Read More

Our Right in the Gospel

Kris BurkeWord of the Week

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Church, Paul here was speaking about the different rights that should be afforded to a preacher of the Gospel. Paul said he had the right to collect a salary, he has a right to eat, he has the right to … Read More

David’s praise of experience

Kris BurkeWord of the Week

Church, This was a praise to God from David right near the end of his life. These praises weren’t just something he thought of, they were praises of who he knew God to be after a lifetime of experience. Who … Read More

Training for Game Day

Kris BurkeWord of the Week

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1 Corinthians 9:24 NIV Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Church, For those of you who have done … Read More

Go out and Multiply

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Genesis 1:28 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living … Read More

Praise from Experience

Kris BurkeWord of the Week

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Church, We as Gods people must never forget all that He has redeemed us from. Our praise must come from our experience. When we call Him our healer, we call Him that because we remember we were once sick but … Read More

We praise you wherever we are

Kris BurkeWord of the Week

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Church, Sometimes in the business of our week we can forget that God is with us wherever we go. We get so focused on what we are immediately engaged in that we forget that we serve a God who fills … Read More

Our Day of Atonement

Kris BurkeWord of the Week

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Church, Today is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the most significant and holy day in Judaism. It is the day that the priest would go in and make atonement via the blood of animals for the people’s sin for … Read More

Praise in the land of the living

Kris BurkeWord of the Week

Praise in the Land of the Living

Church, The heavens are filled with angels giving glory to God every minute of every day. But what about here on earth? It is our job to extol the Lord our God. To give Him praise for all that He … Read More

Fully Persuaded of the Promise

Kris BurkeWord of the Week

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Church, So often we see the circumstances of our situations bearing over us and making us lose focus on God. For Abraham, the circumstances of his age and the example of his whole adult life all told him that it … Read More

Intimacy with God

Kris BurkeWord of the Week

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Church, In reading these you cant help but feel the intimacy between David and God. It was an intimacy that was forged from long days spent in the fields talking to God about the tribulations that God helped him overcome. … Read More

Walking with the Spirit of God

Kris BurkeWord of the Week

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Church, Just as a soldier would never go into the field unprepared, so the Christian is supposed to walk in this world prepared for what they may face. God calls us to walk by the Spirit, outfitted with our heavenly … Read More

I Will Sing of Your Strength

Kris BurkeWord of the Week

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Church, The psalmist spoke about the many troubles that he was enduring at that time. However difficult they may have been, he knew that they could not overcome him. He knew that the God of heaven stood beside him and … Read More

The Superiority of God

Kris BurkeWord of the Week

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Church, Let us proclaim the superiority of the God we serve today! Our God is the one who created all of the universe. Everything that can be seen is held together by His very Word. He is above all nations … Read More

Your Word is Life

Kris BurkeWord of the Week

Your word is life

UFC, While reading this verse I immediately thought of the contrast between this verse and the sons of Eli from our reading this week. The sons of Eli led a short life because they did not observe the commands of … Read More

A New Lineage – Abraham’s Seed

Kris BurkeWord of the Week

A new lineage

UFC, This may seem like a simple statement but the truth of this verse means a great deal for the Christian. The Jews have always coveted their firm position as God’s select people. But by belonging to Christ, we as … Read More

The Spirit of…

Kris BurkeWord of the Week

Church, What is a Christian supposed to look like? To answer that question we have to ask, what did Christ look like? Jesus Christ walked this earth as a man with the Spirit of God leading Him and moving Him. … Read More

Good Friday Sacrifice

Kris BurkeWord of the Week

Good-Friday

John 17:1-3 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life … Read More

Shouts of Worship and Praise

Kris BurkeWord of the Week

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Church, I read this passage and thought of how Jesus knew what was going to happen. As much as the crowd was shouting praises to Jesus, He knew that in a few days they would be calling for his death. … Read More

Our banner of Victory

Kris BurkeWord of the Week

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UFC, When reading this I am immediately reminded of the mighty victory that Jesus Christ had on the cross. He was a king that entered into the realm of the enemy. In the enemy’s own house He claimed victory and … Read More

Seated in the Heavenly Realms

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Seated in the heavenly realms

Church, This verse is used pretty regularly in the church. It speaks about raising us up with Christ and seating us in the heavenly realms with Him. But what was the purpose of doing this? We like to think that … Read More

The God who calms the storm

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The God who Calms the Storm

Church, Jesus Christ is the one who comes in and calms the storm. So many of us know what it is like to live in the middle of a storm. Things may seem chaotic and out of control and we … Read More

Building in Vain

Kris BurkeWord of the Week

Building in Vain

UFC, So often we look to accomplish things with the might of our own hands. We can do this in our homes, our jobs, even with our children. But this verse makes it very clear. If it is not God … Read More

The Word and The Spirit

Kris BurkeWord of the Week

The word and the spirit

Church, The Word & the Spirit of God always work together to enlighten a heart concerning Jesus Christ. The Word prepares the heart and the Spirit enlightens and transforms. We can see how the Spirit of God setup the perfect … Read More

The Uncertainty of the World

Kris BurkeWord of the Week

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Church, We live in very uncertain times. Tomorrow the stock market could crash or we could be brought to war, there is very little security in what tomorrow will bring. But the blameless can rest in the shadow of the … Read More

Persevering through the trials

Kris BurkeWord of the Week

Perservering through the trials

Church, Perseverance is a concept that is widely spoken about throughout this world. The media is full of stories of perseverance. People flock to the movies to watch an inspiring film about someone persevering through a trial. Music is filled … Read More