The Holy Land

Posted on September 19, 2017 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

One trip to the Holy Land is more valuable than a semester at seminary. After visiting more than 35 countries, countless mission trips, and spending 17 semesters as a fulltime seminary student, I can confidently say that my trips to the Holy Land have deepened my ability to teach and understand the Scriptures more [...]

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Singing Is for You (and others)

Posted on September 12, 2017 by Andy Honeycutt in Article from The Messenger

Just for fun, I recently looked for “old funny country songs” on Google. See if you recognize any of these…and if you would admit it:

“Bubba Shot the Jukebox”
“I Got Friends in Low Places”
“She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)”
“Here’s a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)”
“She Never Cried [...]

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Why Sunday and Wednesday Evenings Matter

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

For many of us, life is busy.  The never-ending demands of extra-curricular activities, homework, personal exercise, career, and most importantly time with the Lord, can make it difficult to find time to invest an evening or two with your church family.  In fact, our shepherds guard against having any other weekly ministries at the church [...]

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Questions for Discipleship

Posted on August 29, 2017 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

Here are some questions to ask your Barnabas and your Timothy.  Remember to focus on the heart (the root) versus the behaviors (the fruit).  The first set of questions will give you an opportunity to affirm their (hopefully) positive attitudes and behaviors.  The second set drill down on motivations of the heart that can [...]

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Seeing Faith within Eclipse

Posted on August 22, 2017 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

There are two kinds of people. One agrees with Psalms 19:1: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the works of His hands.” The other sees the solar eclipse phenomenon as a one-in-a-gazillion chance.

From NASA: “The Moon's size and distance contribute to a wonderful coincidence for those of [...]

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What Are You Doing?

Posted on August 15, 2017 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

When I was in Morgantown, it was easy to preach against the problems of inner city Pittsburgh. Pitt stinks!!! Today, sitting in Marshall's backyard, it's easy for me to address the drunken behavior of WVU as the #1 party school. If I need some easy cheers and applause, just a little shot at [...]

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Hello FBCK!

Posted on August 8, 2017 by Mackey Gaskin in Article from The Messenger

Hello FBC Kenova!

I grew up in South Central Kentucky and for as long as I can remember I have always been a die-hard Kentucky sports fan. But I also enjoy pulling for the Thundering Herd. I became a Christian during my first year of college at Eastern Kentucky University through the ministry of [...]

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Choir Reunion Recap

Posted on August 1, 2017 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

What a weekend it was! (And maybe the best part is I got to sit back and just watch it happen!)

In case you were on a different planet, this past weekend our church hosted a 60-year choir reunion featuring Dan Ferguson’s Choir and New Generation Singers throughout the years. We were joined by [...]

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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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