Resources by Michael Kelley

Michael Kelley, a Regular Contributor to For The Church, is a husband and father of three who lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where he serves as the Director of Groups Ministry for LifeWay Christian Resources. He is also the author of Wednesdays Were Pretty Normal: A Boy, Cancer, and God and Boring: Finding an Extraordinary God in an Ordinary Life. Follow him on Twitter at @_michaelkelley or read more content like this at

Jan 26, 2016

3 Occasions for Rebellious Singing by Michael Kelley

We are the rebellion against the rebellion. But this rebellion is fueled by love, grace, forgiveness, compassion and service. But there is another weapon we have at our disposal. It’s an unlikely one, something that we wouldn’t typically think of as being powerful.

Nov 8, 2017

3 Obstacles to Weeping with Those Who Weep by Michael Kelley

If we are going to weep with those who weep, it means we have to make the intentional effort to involve ourselves deeply with those who weep.

Aug 30, 2018

3 Key Beliefs That Fuel Contentment by Michael Kelley

Contentment is not a feeling you drift in and out of. Rather, contentment is fueled by belief.

Nov 22, 2017

3 Challenges to Creating a Gospel Culture in your Family by Michael Kelley

Can we ingrain the gospel so much in the way that we talk, think, discipline our children, or converse around the dinner table, that it’s part of our very fabric of living, and not just an occasional topic of conversation?

Apr 3, 2018

3 Attributes of the Truly Victorious Christian Life by Michael Kelley

Victory in Jesus is not equivalent to an exemption from trouble. Nor does it mean that you look like a champion in the eyes of the world.

Oct 3, 2017

2 Words That Do More Harm Than Good by Michael Kelley

When others need comfort, there are two words, easy to say and very well-intentioned, that can actually do more harm than good.

Mar 16, 2017

2 Good Reasons to Say "Amen" Today by Michael Kelley

There are only two options with Scripture: either we say amen to its entirety, or we entirely reject it.

Dec 15, 2015

2 Active Ways to Grow in Our Desire for the Kingdom by Michael Kelley

I wish that I longed for the kingdom of God to come so much that its coming is a heartfelt and genuine request from the deepest recesses of my soul. But I don’t.