• 40 Days of Prayer

    Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Matt.9:37-38           I want to invite you to join us (Burlington Baptist) for 40 Days of Prayer as we kick off an initiative to get the gospel to every home in our community.  We are joining with lots of Kentucky Baptist ch…

  • Ponderings of Passion Week

    Yet it was the will of the LORD to crush Him; He has put Him to grief.  Isaiah 53:10                                    I hope you have been able to take a little extra time this week to consider the events of “Passion Week” or “Holy Week.”  I like the designation “Passion Week” because Jesus’ passion for us was displayed in an indescribable way as He went to the cross to suffer on our behalf (as…

  • Looking Forward to Easter

    Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble. Psalm 107:2        The last several weeks we have been making plans for our Easter services on April 4th.  We are going to have three services this year: 8:00AM, 9:30AM, and 11:00AM in order to ensure we have plenty of space for all who want to come.  We would especially like to ask our church members to try to come to on…

  • Rejoicing and Weeping

    Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Romans 12:15                                    Ecclesiastes 3 says that there is a time for everything under the sun (including a time to be born, and a time to die, a time to weep and a time to laugh, and a time to mourn and a time to dance).  As a church family, we get to experience many of these times and emotions on a regular basis.  F…

  • Standing Firm

    And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served… But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15          Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a controversial bill (H.R. 5), titled the “Equality Act.”  If passed by the Senate, this bill would be a serious threat to religious liberties….

  • Church Membership

    For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Romans 12:4-5          Sometimes people ask me about church membership and how important is it to be a “member” of a particular church.   First, the word church comes from the Greek word “ekklesia” which literally means to…

  • Sin and Deception

    Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.  1 Corinthians 10:12           Ravi Zacharias was known as one of the best Christian apologist for the past 40 years.  Ravi was born in India but was very popular throughout North America in his ability to defend the Christian faith.  He founded the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) and has spoken all over the worl…

  • Gospel People

    For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.  1 Corinthians 15:3-4          As we talk about getting the Gospel to every home, it is important that we understand what the gospel is.  I know that sounds like a funny s…

  • Thoughts About Revival

    Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever.    Ephesians 3:20-21          I started reading “Why Revival Tarries” by Leonard Ravenhill this week.  I think I read this book years ago but it has been especially penetrating this…

  • The Gospel to Every Home

    Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.  Matt.28:19-20          I mentioned Sunday that I have noticed an unusual receptivity amongst people to talk about the things of God.  I think now is a perfect time to put forth our energies into getting the gospel t…