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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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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