Come to Terms

By Kerry Skinner / September 7, 2020 /

Come to terms with others! When you have a disagreement with another believer and refuse to make it right, there will be a major roadblock to the rest of your prayer life. The sin that stands in the way of walking in the Spirit will stop your prayers. God said through the prophet Isaiah, Behold,…

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Grace Illustrated

By Kerry Skinner / August 31, 2020 /

The Need for Grace Do you need grace? Have there been times when you needed others to share grace with you? Grace is a gift from someone who give us something we don’t deserve. Mercy withholds from us what we really do deserve. A local newspaper carried an article called “Road Rage” that demonstrated a…

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Two Forms of Patience: Human and Spiritual

By Kerry Skinner / August 17, 2020 /

Two forms of patience reside in the believer–human and spiritual. The spiritual patience residing in every believer is the power of the God Himself! If that is so, then as long as you are in right relationship with God, the spirit of patience will control you. The question is not whether or not patience is…

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What Are the Worst Sins?

By Kerry Skinner / August 10, 2020 /

Just what are the worst sins a Christian can commit? Would you say it would be to call someone a liar? Maybe it is for a married person to commit adultery. Or, what about deceiving others? Could it be that the worst of all is to murder someone? We know that all sin is an…

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Obedience and Truth

By Kerry Skinner / May 26, 2020 /

How would you define truth? Is it a concept? Is truth a group of methods? Can all truth be discovered in the world’s greatest library? And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.  John 8:32 Focus on Christ Knowing truth does not set you free. Knowledge does not set you…

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Desires of Your Heart

By Kerry Skinner / December 17, 2019 /

And you have done worse than your fathers, for behold, each one follows the dictates of his own evil heart, so that no one listens to Me. Jeremiah 16:12 Focus on Christ Though we can do what we want, our ways are not hidden from the Lord! What does it mean to follow the dictates…

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Shaped by the Potter

By Kerry Skinner / December 9, 2019 /

And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make.  Jeremiah 18:4 Focus on Christ Can you be still long enough for God to shape you? Do you believe God has a…

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Standing In God’s Counsel

By Kerry Skinner / November 25, 2019 /

Burning Thought #2 Focus on Christ But if they had stood in My counsel, and had caused My people to hear My words, then they would have turned them from their evil way and from the evil of their doings.  Jeremiah 23:22 Can you imagine standing in God’s counseling room and having God as your…

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My Word is Like a Fire

By Kerry Skinner / November 22, 2019 /

Burning Thought #1 But His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, and I could not. Jeremiah 20:9 God told Jeremiah that His Word was like a fire. Fire was used to heat up a rock in order to release its…

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Salvation from Fire!

By Kerry Skinner / November 12, 2019 /

As I wake up I hear my mom screaming and think to myself, “Why is my mom screaming?” I know I must get up and check on her. As I round the corner of the hall, I cannot believe what I am seeing. Flames–large engulfing flames–are taking residence in my living room. The living room…

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