Two Forms of Patience: Human and Spiritual

By Kerry Skinner / January 10, 2024 / Comments Off on Two Forms of Patience: Human and Spiritual

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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Shaped by the Potter

By Kerry Skinner / July 24, 2023 / Comments Off on Shaped by the Potter

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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Obedience and Truth

By Kerry Skinner / July 10, 2023 / Comments Off on Obedience and Truth

How would you define truth? Is it a concept? Is truth a group of methods? Can you discover all truth 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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What Is My Problem?

By Kerry Skinner / April 27, 2023 / Comments Off on What Is My Problem?

“What is my problem? Why can’t I change to be better? I need help! If I could just find out what the issue is, then I would know how to get better!” Ever had these questions and thoughts? All of us need a refresher on this subject. In fact, this article is essential reading for…

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Standing In God’s Counsel

By Kerry Skinner / April 3, 2023 / Comments Off on Standing In God’s Counsel

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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God’s Promises Bring Hope!

By Kerry Skinner / March 10, 2022 / Comments Off on God’s Promises Bring Hope!

 God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? Behold, I have received a command to bless; He [GOD] has blessed, and I cannot reverse it. (Numbers 23:19-20)…

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Controlled by Christ

By Kerry Skinner / February 17, 2022 / Comments Off on Controlled by Christ

How is a person controlled by Christ? It really is rather simple, but not easy as a human being. Exalting Christ in your life means to surrender yourself to the ways of God. Many though, hinder the Spirit of Christ within by relying on self instead of relying on Christ. It is so easy to get out…

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Are Openness and Honesty The Same?

By Kerry Skinner / November 30, 2021 / Comments Off on Are Openness and Honesty The Same?

The Best Policy Which is best: openness or honesty? The answer may be determined by the situation and timing. Openness is not necessarily the same as honesty. Others believe that honesty is the best policy, but I think God would rather us be honest, not because it is the best policy, but because we are…

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Peace and Satisfaction In This World?

By Kerry Skinner / June 5, 2021 / Comments Off on Peace and Satisfaction In This World?

Why are Christians not in the least embarrassed over the absence of peace and rest in their lives? Jesus clearly tells us that it is His intention for us to move through this world peacefully and cheerfully, untroubled and unafraid as long as we look to Him to enable us. With such a resource readily…

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Basic Obedience: What’s the Issue?

By Kerry Skinner / May 10, 2021 / Comments Off on Basic Obedience: What’s the Issue?

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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