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.

Pennant Races?

How long have you been a Christian?  Has it been just a short while, or many, many years?  From time-to-time I’ll hear young folks comparing the amount of time they’ve been “saved,” almost like it’s a contest or something…  It’s

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Smooth Sailing?

Think back for a moment.  When was the time you grew the most in your walk with the Lord?  Was it during a time when everything was going just fine, or was it at a tough time in your life? 

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Real Self-Esteem

If I asked you to list all of your good qualities on a piece of paper right now, what would you write?  Think about it for a minute or two–grab a piece of paper and give it a shot!  Now,

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Work, Work, Work!

As a minister, I sometimes get so busy working for the Lord, I can forget all about what the Lord would have me doing!  Maybe you, too, can empathize with what I’m saying.  It’s almost as if I’m working and

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Holiness

“He could bring about no change of mind, though he sought the blessing with tears.”  Hebrews 12:17b Humans are an interesting breed indeed.  I was listening to a man talk about God the other day and I honestly was amazed

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Backsliders Beware!

“Yea, Yea, I know all about being a Christian.  I became a Christian years ago, but now I just want to do things my own way for a while.”   Have you ever heard such words spoken?  Have you ever spoken

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Look At Me!

Any person who truly starts their walk as a Christian has the best intentions to finish strong.  That being the case, why do so many of us wind up crashing on the rocks of life?  Although there are probably a

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All Dressed Up!

“All dressed up and no where to go!”    I’ve heard that saying a few hundred times, and I’m not even sure what it means.  As I was reading through the Scriptures today it crossed my mind when I read Jesus’

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“I Swear It!”

When I hear someone “swear” something is true, I wonder if I’m the only one who begins to wonder if it REALLY IS TRUE!  For some people, it’s almost as if swearing to something becomes necessary because people inherently don’t

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Personification!

When describing abstract ideas, qualities, etc., it’s often easiest to give them meaning through “personification.”  Basically, you impose their qualities on a person.  For example, if you were trying to describe “evil,” you might use the “person” of Hitler to

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