Author: James Kilby
James “Jim” Kilby is the Founder and President of Harvest Youth Ministries, and the Harvest Youth Ministry Network, both non-denominational Christian youth outreach organizations. He is also the founding Pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Dayton, Ohio. He is 58 years old, with ten children and 11 grandchildren.

Why Did You Do That?

How is it that things “just happen?”  Far too many times I’ve heard people who’ve been strong Christians at one point in their lives and are now caught in sin make such statements.  “It just happened,” seems like such a

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Mediator?

When I was a young teen I borrowed my mother’s car one day, only to wreck it minutes later.  The accident wasn’t my fault, but her car was just as totaled no matter whose fault it was.  When the police

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Silence?

The old adage, “suffering in silence,” seems long lost in these days of quick comebacks and an “I’ll get you mentality.”  It seems as if everyone is poised to rip you apart with their words if you even accidentally cross

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Real Thanksgiving

As Americans celebrated the Thanksgiving Holiday, I’m supposing most Christians took a moment to reflect and to thank God for the blessings He’s lavished on our lives.  I know God appreciates a thankful heart, and my family and I certainly

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Thanksgiving

Many people wonder through life the entire length of their days wondering what God’s will is for them. If you’ve ever been there, or are there now, let this Thanksgiving be the day you learned the truth. God’s will for

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That Hilarious

Have you ever been laughed at because of your faith in the Lord?  I have, and I guess I don’t think it’s very funny.  It’s happened quite a few times now that I think of it, and I guess it’s

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Oh, I’m Against That!

Think about this for a minute… Are you known more for what you’re against, or for what you’re for?  Unfortunately for the state of Christianity in the world today, I think we’re often much more widely known for what we’re

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That’s Destructive!

As a father, as a minister, and I guess as a person in general, nothing is harder than watching folks destroy themselves.  What is it about mankind that keeps us chasing after things that will harm us?  If you’re a

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Laughing at Hell?

I don’t think most people believe in hell.  There are even plenty of so-called Christian denominations who don’t believe there is a hell, some of them quite vocal about it.  The fact of the matter is, I don’t believe any

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Don’t Trip ‘Em!

Long before I decided to live for Christ, I first decided to live for myself.  At some level, the decision to live for “self” was prideful arrogance, but at another level it was almost vengeance against Christians.  I had seen

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