Posts by Pastor Burns

Changing My Song: From Worry to Worship

The provision of God is declared again and again in the Bible. In Matthew 6, Jesus reminds His disciples that He would provide for them as they journeyed to do His will. In Philippians 4:19, Paul tells the church at Philippi that God’s supply would not run dry as they continue to sacrifice for the Lord’s work.  Everywhere I look in the Bible, I see different Christians’ needs being meet and individuals tasting and seeing that God truly is good…

OUR RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS

Dear Kitchener Baptist Church,  God has been so good to us, and I am thankful that He is always in control! I also believe that prayer truly makes a difference in needy times like these. Even though there are multiple opinions concerning COVID-19, any virus should be taken seriously. The health of our congregation is of utmost importance, and we want to do our part to minimize the effects of this disease.  I wanted to give a few updates regarding…
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New Marriage Series

Pastor Burns begins a new series on a Biblical marriage and how we can thrive in our relationships in a mixed up world. Learn and grow with us Sunday evenings beginning on March 1, 2020. We’re going to be looking at the following topics: The purpose of marriage How to build a strong marriage The pitfalls in marriage in 2020 The definition of marriage The idea of marriage and so much more . . . . Join us for this…

God Remembered Noah

“And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged” Genesis 8:1 When Joseph was sitting in a prison cell all alone, he must of known that the butler had forgotten all about him (Genesis 40:23). Days had passed, until God’s perfect timing was revealed when the butler remembered Joseph’s name before Pharaoh. Sometimes we can feel like Joseph.…

5 Bible Verses For When You Feel Alone

We all have had moments when we feel or are alone. These moments can be challenging to process and can cause us to make decisions based on what we see and not faith. There are times in our life when we may even feel as if God has forsaken us (Psalm 22:1), and that we must live the Christian life alone. In those moments, it’s necessary to look to God’s Word for confidence and assurance. To help our faith to…

What Does it Mean to Be a Christian?

It’s a statement that’s overused and misunderstood. It would seem that everyone is a Christian these days, but not in the way that’s presented in the Bible. Being a Christian is not just a title that we attach to our life, but a transformation that has happened in our heart. Being a “Christian”, and knowing for sure that you’ll go to Heaven when this life is over is the most important question you’re going to answer in your lifetime. You…

Forgiveness and the Family

I recently preached a sermon on forgiveness and the family. We know that our homes are under attack today and that we need to do everything that we can to protect our home and heart. My message was simple. Don’t give Satan an advantage in your life (2 Corinthians 2:11). How does Satan get that advantage? This advantage takes place when you allow bitterness to fester and root in your life.The best example of protecting the heart is Joesph.I. Joseph…

Wonderful Piano Hymns

Ephesians 5:19-20 “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;  Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” I am thankful for a church that still sings the old hymns of the faith. These hymns are not just traditional, but they are stuffed packed with wonderful truths and testimonies from godly men and woman over the years.  My…

Faith in God

In April 1988 the evening news reported on a photographer who was a skydiver. He had jumped from a plane along with numerous other skydivers and filmed the group as they fell and opened their parachutes. On the film shown on the telecast, as the final skydiver opened his chute, the picture went berserk. The announcer reported that the cameraman had fallen to his death, having jumped out of the plane without his parachute. It wasn’t until he reached for…