Article from The Messenger

  • Dirty Hands

    Thank you Pastor Steve for the opportunity to share God’s Word.  It is so incredible to see the power behind His Word! Here he is, King David, ruler over all of Israel.  He had been hunted down by his predecessor, King Saul, for years yet held no contempt for him. He knew that Saul was […]

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    This Is Janna

    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

    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 […]

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    Your Part in a Student’s Life

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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!

    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 […]

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