Watching for Excellent Ones

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Andy Honeycutt in Article from The Messenger

As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones,
in whom is all my delight. (Psalm 16:3)

Sharon and I just celebrated our wedding anniversary. In honor of the occasion, we pulled out the wedding video and watched it with our children. We had [...]

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Encourage One Another

Posted on July 11, 2017 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

“Encourage one another and build each other up, just as you have been doing.” (1 Thes. 5:11)

     Have you ever felt like you need to help someone deepen in their faith but you don’t know how? This hesitancy to encourage someone toward a greater walk with God is similar to someone’s hesitancy with regard to [...]

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Choir Reunion 2017

Posted on July 5, 2017 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

     Sixty years ago this month Dr. J. Harvey Saunders offered a young man his first full-time job at FBC Kenova. It would require that the young man finish up his WVU degree from a distance and begin the ministry right away.  The young man accepted the position and moved to our little [...]

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Fear of the Lord

Posted on June 27, 2017 by Andy Honeycutt in Article from The Messenger

The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever. Psalm 19:9

 

     Before that verse there are praises for God’s word. It is perfect, sure, right, and pure. If you follow Torah, your soul, mind, and heart will be blessed. But then verse nine takes a different path: “The fear of the [...]

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Looking More Like Jesus

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

     Young or old, liberal or conservative, rich or poor, it really doesn’t matter, if you ask any Christian, “Would it be good for you to become more like Christ?” they will likely give you a resounding “YES!”

     Then, if you ask them, “Do you [...]

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Washington D.C. Mission Trip

Posted on June 13, 2017 by Jeremy Napier in Article from The Messenger

Our Garage Student Ministries is just a few days away from our Washington, D.C. mission trip, and our students are ready! We have endured a number of fundraisers, paperwork, vaccine shots, planning and prayer in preparation before our departure.  Here is how you can be praying for us…

We are partnering with a missions [...]

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The Who, What, When, Where, How and Why of Worship

Posted on June 6, 2017 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

I had a number of people share with me how blessed they were for being a part of the Sunday morning worship service.  The singing at the end was a direct result of the teaching time and the obedience of God’s people “singing from their throats.”  Seeing as worshipping the Lord is the [...]

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Guide for June 2017 Summer Ministries

Posted on May 31, 2017 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

The school year of 2016-17 was a great time for our Sunday evening ministries.  The Garage Student Ministries had its highest average attendance of the last decade.  Our Awana ministries are still going strong.  Celebrate Recovery has reached about as many people as any ministry in our church.  We’ve developed a young [...]

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Memorial Day Rose Ceremony

Posted on May 23, 2017 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

     One of the most bittersweet Sunday worship services of the calendar year is Memorial Day weekend.  If you are new to our church family, on the weekend of Memorial Day we invite members and friends of our congregation to come forward during the worship service, say the name of a deceased loved [...]

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Best for Your Body

Posted on May 16, 2017 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

You’re probably aware that over the last three years I’ve talked numerous times about the drug problem in our community.  I’ve talked about the importance of forgiveness.  Repeatedly I’ve warned of the dangers of malice, alcohol, lying, cheating, adultery … you name the sin, I’ve discussed it many times.  When I talk [...]

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