“STRESS OR DISTRESS” By: Kenny Burtch (2 PETER 1:3-4) (2 CORINTHIANS 4:8-12)

We have all experienced days of “Stress.” Most likely not to the extent that the Apostles experienced, but we have had those days, and times, WHEN NOTHING GOES RIGHT! I love (2 Peter 1:3-4)! You see, I believe the Bible when it says there is a reward waiting for the faithful Christian in Heaven. I believe that! I believe in the fact that we will UNDERSTAND IT ALL BY AND BY! I believe that!

“THE GOOD BOOK” (James 1:16-18) Kenny Burtch

Have you ever wondered why the Bible is referred to as “A Good Book?” Millions are the volumes of books written down through the ages. Listen to what James says in our text: “Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. In the exercise of His will he brought us forth by the Word of Truth, so that we might be, as it were the first fruits of His creatures.Millions of people simply do not want the Bible to be true.


What is the value of a simple “Thank You?” How much “Power” does it have? I’m not sure I know the answer to that question, but for some reason Jesus upholds this Samaritan in the eyes of the Jews, because he took the time to say, “Thank You,” for what he had received. OUR OWN HISTORY RECORDS FOR US another great example of what a “Simple” Thank you can do. When John F. Kennedy was running for the Senate in 1952, his workers collected 262,324 nominating signatures from all over Massachusetts.


Critical Theory and the Christian's Response

Just a few years ago, the term Critical Theory was a term known by only a few. Today, Critical Theory is ever present in the headlines and in our lives, and I thought it would be a worthy endeavor to try and explain it in a way that helps us, as Christians, to know the way it impacts our culture and what our proper response to it should be.