• Nehemiah: A Godly Leader

    As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven.   Nehemiah 1:4                                                Sunday we will dive into the book of Nehemiah.  Nehemiah had an important (and pretty cushy) job as the cupbearer to the king (Persian King Artaxerxes).  Basically, it was the cupbearer’s duty to serve t…

  • When Beliefs and Behaviors Don’t Match

    I am the vine; you are the branches.  Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.   John 15:5                                                I think we would all agree that prayer is important.  We would say prayer is imperative for us individually and corporately (as a church).  However, when most churches have special times of prayer,…

  • Disciplines for 2020

    Discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness.  1 Timothy 4:7 (NASB)0          As we come to a new year, it is always a good time to evaluate your life (both spiritually and physically) to determine what areas you want to grow, change, or improve in.  Have you evaluated your life from a spiritual and physical perspective as we start 2020?  Paul (1 Timothy 4:7) encourages us to discipline, or tr…

  • High Expectations

    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.  Eph. 3:20          As we come to the end of 2019, I am looking forward to what God has in store for Burlington Baptist in 2020.  I’ve been working on my sermon for Jan. 5th about Jesus’ instructions to pray for laborers to work for the harvest (Luke 10:2).  I think that Jesus…

  • What A Savior!

    She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins. Matt. 1:21        This month we have talked about the coming of our Savior into the world.  Jesus Christ loved us so much that He would come to this earth and give His life for you and me.  Jesus gave His life for His bride, which is the church.  I am thankful to be apart of His church and speciall…

  • Thoughts About the Future

    The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.  Romans 13:12           This past Sunday evening, I was asked to share my thoughts about the state of the church in the Deacons meeting.  My priorities for my first six months have been to preach, pray, and be patient as I listen, learn and get to know the people and the church. …

  • Lottie Moon Offering

    Giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering           I love Christmas time and I really enjoyed the Hanging of Green service (even though I called them “Greens” on Sunday night).  I appreciate all who decorate the church for the Christmas season and make everything look so nice (thank you for all your time and efforts)!  I enjoyed the children singing and playing the bells for us.  Our choir and…

  • Blessed

    Blessed!   Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.  1Thess. 5:18        So, I wrote about “being thankful” last week, but I have been so blessed this week that I needed to write about thanksgiving again.  First, I appreciate several of you letting me know that you read/appreciate the weekly newsletter article (blog).  Sometimes I wonder if anybody rea…

  • So Thankful

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God.  Phil. 4:6        I am glad that we have a holiday that reminds us to be thankful.  The Bible instructs us to give thanks in every circumstance.  We give thanks and praise to God for His many blessings and we can even give thanks through the difficulties of life b…

  • KY Baptist

         This week I was able to attend the Kentucky Baptist Convention in Lexington.  There are lots of positive things to celebrate in our Kentucky Baptist churches and ministries.  Sunrise Children Services just celebrated their 500th child whom they were able to move from foster care to adoption (since 2006).  We are collecting for Sunrise Children Services throughout November realizing that there…