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.

The Grass is Always Greener…

Isaiah is one of my favorite books of the Bible.  There is so much incredible prophecy — such God-given insight into coming events that it’s truly shocking.  Most of this prophecy comes later in this lengthy book.  Today, I want

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Thy Word…

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.”  Psalm 119:105 Many years ago that I was sitting in a church and got the rug pulled-out from under me.  Like most folks, I don’t mind

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Dead?

I think it’s neat that many times in the New Testament what we would call “death” was referred to as “sleep” by Christ and others.  And in contrast, being unsaved or “lost” was often called “dead.”  It doesn’t take much

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Control?

It’s impossible to live for the Lord and still exercise control over your life.  Many try, but the truth is that doing so negates the whole concept of “giving your life to the Lord.”  Consider for a moment who really

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Burn Out?

There were quite a few amazing prophets of God in the Old Testament, but in my estimation the most colorful of all of them was Elijah.  The way God used Him makes any serious reader of the Scriptures laugh, then

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Dead or Alive?

Many world religions, some with literally billions of followers, believe people come back to life after they die.  Christians also believe in life after death.  Where we differ with these other religions is that we know from the Scriptures we

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Love Deeply?

You may have been too young to remember, but at some point in your development you were probably in love with the people who cared for you. For many, that was mom or dad, or both. Some aren’t so fortunate,

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Two Lies?

When I was a young Christian I thought I could separate my Christian life from the life I had lived for so many years. Around my Christian friends, I would speak of Jesus, and around my other friends I’d speak

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Irrelevant?

The vast majority of people in the world today believe the Holy Bible is either irrelevant, or at a minimum, terribly outdated.  The only time either is true is when WE fail to align our lives and our thinking with

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“Seek His Face!”

I’ve done some crazy stuff in my life.  Most of the stuff I did in my pre-Christian days I find difficult to even talk about. My testimony, no doubt a work of the Lord, is still difficult for me to

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