What is the Difference Between the Indwelling of the Spirit and Being Filled by the Spirit?

By Kerry Skinner / June 15, 2021 /

Truly it is impossible to live the Christian life in your own human strength. The Christian life depends upon the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer. With that in mind, what is the difference between the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and being filled with the Spirit? What Does Indwelling…

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Obedience and Morality

By Kerry Skinner / May 31, 2021 /

What is the relationship between obedience and morality? Which is best to have? …and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled (2 Corinthians 10:6 NKJV). Many people wonder how they stop disobeying God? Let me share a secret with you–do not try to stop disobeying–rather, work on obeying! Yet they would…

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The Bible Guides The Believer

By Kerry Skinner / May 25, 2021 /

The Bible guides the believer as God’s representative to others to reveal the truth of God. You may not consider yourself a biblical counselor as a career path but all believers are biblical counselors in daily life. Your specialty is a comprehensive knowledge of the Bible and absolute confidence that it is God’s sure guide…

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Basic Obedience: What’s the Issue?

By Kerry Skinner / May 10, 2021 /

Basic obedience is at the heartbeat of basic Christianity. Matthew 7:21 (Skinner paraphrase: “Not everyone that calls Jesus Lord really means it. Only those who do what Jesus says really mean it.”) Did you know that spiritually, as a Christian, you are created to obey? Spiritually, you are built to obey–not command. Humanly, how are you…

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Who Do I Love?

By Kerry Skinner / May 4, 2021 /

To be in love with somebody is a wonderful experience. I remember the dating experience with  Elaine. I dreamed about that girl! I used to talk about her all the time, and carried her picture in my wallet, and at odd moments, I’d take it out and look at that simple image of her. I…

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Deceit Can Affect Your Health

By Kerry Skinner / April 23, 2021 /

Deceit can affect your health. Deceit is the deliberate attempt to mislead someone. Hypocrisy is the pretended possession of those qualities that would make others believe in one’s sincerity, goodness, and devotion. One of the clearest illustrations of deceit was told to me by my friend and mentor Dr. Henry Brandt. I remember him telling…

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Who Should Correct?

By Kerry Skinner / April 5, 2021 /

If correction is needed, what kind of person would you prefer to deliver the message? Would you rather it be a humble or arrogant person? Of course we want the humble person, don’t we? It is very difficult to respond positively to an arrogant person. A humble person is a much better choice for delivering…

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False or Real Hope

By Kerry Skinner / March 22, 2021 /

Many are offering false hope to save our society. To the drunk, the world says it is not his fault; it is a disease or an addiction. He cannot control himself. Society must save him! Society says, “We want to help you. We have groups to support you. We will help you manage this problem.”…

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What’s Down In The Well Comes Up In The Bucket!

By Kerry Skinner / March 17, 2021 /

I remember my grandmother saying, “What’s down in the well comes up in the bucket! If the well has muddy water, then that is what you get, if it is clean spring water, then that is what comes up in the bucket.” What’s down in your inner self is what comes out when you are…

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Pretending Happiness

By Kerry Skinner / March 8, 2021 /

Pretending happiness is a tough way to live. It takes a lot of energy to keep up this acting lifestyle. George wanted to clear up the gnawing sense of anxiety and growing unhappiness that plagued him, and hoped to do so before anyone else found out about his condition. So he quietly sought professional counseling.…

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