Student Ministries Update

Posted on May 10, 2017 by Jeremy Napier in Article from The Messenger

One thing that drew me to work for FBCK was the congregation’s love for the youth.  Your support of the teens has been evident in your support of our spaghetti dinners and your donations for our garage sale.  All of our fundraising events were a great success! I know I speak for every student in [...]

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FBC Ashland Update

Posted on May 3, 2017 by Adam Smith in Article from The Messenger

It’s hard to believe that it was only four months ago that I joined the staff here at FBC Kenova to serve as the campus Pastor for FBC Ashland. My family and I have been overwhelmed by the way you all have embraced us in such a way that we feel like we [...]

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Worship the Lord with...

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

It happened again. And on Easter Sunday, no less!  We’ve talked about it all year but I’ve failed to mention it since March.  Old habits die hard, I guess.

This past Sunday the choir delivered some of the most inspiring worship I’ve been a part of. You could see it on their faces, you saw it [...]

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What Is Christ Doing in Your Life?

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

Answering this question is one of the best ways of sharing your faith with those around you.  People may argue your politics, religious beliefs, etc., but they cannot argue with your experience.  How is Christ changing you?

Notice I didn’t ask, “How has Christ changed you?”  That almost sounds like He’s finished changing you.  The fact [...]

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Bearing to Heal

Posted on April 4, 2017 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

“When you share a painful memory
it begins to lose its power over you.”

I don’t know who first made this quote, it’s not in the Bible, but I believe the principle is there.  Hidden sins only dry up the bones.  David writes,

When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away
Through my groaning [...]

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Spring Beginnings

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

Spring has sprung. The birds are chirping. The grass is growing.  The trees are budding. It’s a new year with new beginnings.

Sometimes we all need new beginnings. We get stuck in a rut and caught up going through the motions.  It’s not any different with our church family.  We can get used to coming on [...]

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One of Those God Things

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

More than 25 years ago, Dee’s younger sister was 14-years old and loving her youth group.  Before their new youth pastor came to town she was only slightly involved with Simpson Creek Baptist Church but under the leadership of this new guy, the youth group was vibrant again.  Jennifer (Dee’s sister) would share with me [...]

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Movie Review: The Shack

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

I’m not Roger Ebert, but a lot of people have asked me my opinion on the recently released movie entitled, The Shack.  I hadn’t really planned to see the show, but due to its religious nature, and because there is sooooo much theology being taught by the movie, I figure it’s probably wise for me to

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Every Click Matters

Posted on March 8, 2017 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

Were you aware that internet advertising is driven by how many views a web page receives? It’s almost hard to believe, but every website can track how many people view its content on a daily, even a minute-by-minute, basis.  For example, just on our church website alone, we can see how many people are watching [...]

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What We Can Learn

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

I think one of the best things this church has done for itself has been to send me on a mission trip every year.  There are few things that train a pastor better than immersing himself in a culture unlike his own and seeing how other churches around the world live out the Great Commission.  [...]

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