Posted on January 24, 2017 Article from The Messengerin
I may be a stranger to you but FBCK is not a stranger to me. My name is Janna Salyers. Even though most of you don’t know me, I am thankful for you. I joined Kenova as a member in the fall of 2013 to work as an intern in the Wednesday night kid’s ministry [...]
Just after Saul’s death, the people of Judah, David’s family tribe, immediately recognized him as king. But the rest of Israel didn’t take to David right away. The other eleven tribes supported Saul’s son, Ish-Bosheth. So for seven years, Israel actually had two kings.
Both kings had their own 5-star generals. Ish-Bosheth’s army was led by [...]
There is a great reminder of our role as parents in 1 Samuel 1. In this Bible story we read that Hannah was barren. She prayed to God and vowed to give her child to the Lord if she would conceive. God granted her request and Hannah gave birth to Samuel. She made good on [...]
Four months ago we had a dream that we would get at least 100 other churches to join our congregation in daily walking through the Word of God for the next two years. As I shared that vision with a few other pastors, the word began to spread, devotions were written and now a book [...]
Posted on December 21, 2016 Article from The Messengerin
I’m excited about this Christmas weekend. A number of local churches are closing their doors, encouraging their people to enjoy time with their families. I’m all for family time at Christmas but frankly I can’t think of a better family time/memory than coming to church together on Christmas Eve for a candlelight service and/or celebrating [...]
Posted on December 14, 2016 Article from The Messengerin
Watching the Christmas cantata this past Sunday I found myself filled with joy. The music was great. The singing was great. The lighting and graphics were great. The preaching was great. Everything about Sunday was great. With sharing that, this was not what got my attention. Sitting in the balcony (stage right) I had the [...]
Posted on December 7, 2016 Article from The Messengerin
I prefer the blinking kind of lights on a Christmas tree. Sharon likes the always-on kind. I want lights that are different colors and Sharon likes white lights with just a few colors. We compromise and put both! After the lights are wrapped around the tree, I turn all the house lights off and sit [...]
Most of you know me as someone passionate for overseas missions. Some of you have even supported my travels to more than 30 countries for the sake of sharing the gospel and training leaders to do ministry in their local context. On one of my excursions, I spent some time with a former member of [...]
Posted on November 16, 2016 Article from The Messengerin
Did you know that Ben Franklin wasn’t in favor of the eagle being our national symbol? The Smithsonian Institute gives this excerpt from this founding father as to why he thought a turkey is more emblematic of the values our nation holds dear.
“For my own part I wish the Bald Eagle had not been [...]
Posted on November 8, 2016 Article from The Messengerin
It’s 7am on Tuesday morning. By the time you read this, we will likely know who will be leading the government for the next four years. Whether you think the election went well, poorly, or somewhere in between, remember these five things about human government.
1. Every government is established by God
Jesus answered [Pilate], [...]