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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This Is Janna

Posted on January 24, 2017 by Janna Salyers in Article from The Messenger

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 [...]

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Picking a Fight with the Wrong Guy

Posted on January 17, 2017 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger
Categories: Family, Fighting, Wisdom

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 [...]

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Your Part in a Student’s Life

Posted on January 11, 2017 by Jeremy Napier in Article from The Messenger
Categories: Parents, Sports, Students

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 [...]

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Every Single Day

Posted on December 27, 2016 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger
Categories: Bible, Devotional, Family

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 [...]

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Come and Worship at Christmas

Posted on December 21, 2016 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

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 [...]

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Serving with Great Joy

Posted on December 14, 2016 by Tony Cicenas in Article from The Messenger

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 [...]

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Lights, Brightness, and Glory

Posted on December 7, 2016 by Andy Honeycutt in Article from The Messenger

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 [...]

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Uncle Sam, Jesus, and the Refugees Among Us

Posted on November 30, 2016 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger
Categories: Gospel, Missions, Politics, Refugees

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 [...]

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You Turkey!

Posted on November 16, 2016 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

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 [...]

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