The Fear and Knowledge of God

By Kerry Skinner / March 6, 2023 /

What would you do in order to find a hidden treasure? Suppose someone gave you a map with a general location of a treasure but told you that it was twenty feet deep. Would you put in the effort to dig for it? It would be hard, tedious, and long workout, but anything worth finding…

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Hesitation Delays Growth

By Kerry Skinner / February 27, 2023 /

Hesitation delays growth, immediate obedience promotes growth. Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed Him (Matthew 4:19-20). Spiritually you are built to obey–not disobey. When you walk in the Spirit, everything within you desires to follow your Lord. When you hesitate…

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Encouragement for the Discouraged

By Kerry Skinner / February 20, 2023 /

Is there anyone who doesn’t need encouragement? Encouragement helps to bring the discouraged out of despair. The Scripture states, My soul melts from heaviness; strengthen me according to Your word. Psalm 119:28 One writer said, “Flatter me and I may not believe you. Criticize me and I may not like you. Ignore me and I may…

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A Gentle Spirit

By Kerry Skinner / February 13, 2023 /

A gentle spirit is not often observed in our day. Many have harsh spirits displayed openly to all. Do you have a long or a short fuse? It is rare that a person remains gentle every hour of every day. When a believer is harsh and disgruntled it is not because the fruit of the…

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Attractive Testimonies

By Kerry Skinner / February 6, 2023 /

What do attractive testimonies look like to godly people? …for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men. Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace…

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The Powerful Impact of God’s Word

By Kerry Skinner / January 30, 2023 /

our God whom we serve is able…and He will deliver us…  Daniel 3:17 NKJV When God does His mighty work in the midst of His people, several truths must be recognized: God has always desired to work through His people, but they have not always recognized His initiative in their lives, or His activity around…

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Is Your Life Lined Up?

By Kerry Skinner / January 23, 2023 /

Is everything in your life lined up just the way you want it? It is good for us to set goals for ourselves and have things in order. The Lord Jesus said, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Matthew 6:33). It makes…

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Love and Patience

By Kerry Skinner / January 16, 2023 /

Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ. 2 Thessalonians 3:5 …knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. James 1:3 Focus on Christ Why would anyone desire patience? Why would patience be worth many trials? What is the value of patience? These are…

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Share Christ’s Wisdom

By Kerry Skinner / January 9, 2023 /

Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops. And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:27-28 Focus on…

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Love that Grows

By Kerry Skinner / January 2, 2023 /

And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment… Philippians 1:9 Focus on Christ  Have you seen an artesian well? It is a spring of water that flows under natural pressure without a need for pumping. There is an artesian well in Texarkana, Arkansas. De Soto…

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