The Beginning of Marriage

By Kerry Skinner / February 18, 2019 /

Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Philippians 2:3 “I want to be a better partner.” You say this, thinking back over a multitude of incidents that make up the history of your family. Some of them were funny when they happened;…

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Four Counseling Factors

By Kerry Skinner / January 21, 2019 /

The four counseling factors are essential when helping others. Dealing with individuals and their needs is more a matter of getting across a message than following a single established method. Each person will follow his own distinctive way and use his own choice of words. Many times it is like kneading dough. It takes effort…

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Scholarship Fund for Students in Training

By Kerry Skinner / November 30, 2018 /

Consider Giving to a Student Scholarship Fund Make Your Tax-Deductible Gift to: Hampton, First Baptist Church Attention: Lisa Hardin 85 McDonough Street Hampton, GA 30228 **Make Notation on Check For Think LifeChange Students Need Support for Training in Biblical Counseling Many believers, from members of a church to trained pastors and counselors, seek a way in…

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Protect Yourself!

By Kerry Skinner / November 19, 2018 /

Protect yourself today with God’s power to carry you through a negative experience! My wife, Elaine, had a negative event become a positive affirmation of God’s power to protect her life. I pray as you read Elaine’s Testimony (Taken from the book, The Joy of Repentance), that you will be encouraged and strengthened in your faith. Elaine’s Testimony: I…

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Encouragement for the Discouraged

By Kerry Skinner / November 12, 2018 /

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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Maintaining Good Communication in Marriage

By Kerry Skinner / November 5, 2018 /

The secret of good communication in marriage lies in two people applying the principle embodied in this verse: And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise. Luke 6:31 Here is a workable formula. And amazingly, it is easier to carry out than to try to figure out…

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Marriage–Inevitable Changes

By Kerry Skinner / August 6, 2018 /

Marriage is full of inevitable changes! Many couples have in mind how things should go and are not prepared to face a change of direction. Maybe you have expected a certain outcome and then something happens that totally changes what you had expected? In this suspense-filled world of ours with its dramatic changes, one fact is…

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Repentance and Memory Lane

By Kerry Skinner / July 16, 2018 /

A spirit of repentance will encourage you to remember where you have come from in your spiritual life. While our memory is not always accurate, when you want to change from where you are to where God wants you to be, He will enable your memory to remember “from where you have fallen” (Rev. 2:5). Do you…

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Is Competency Unacceptable?

By Kerry Skinner / July 2, 2018 /

Competency is unacceptable to incompetent people. Have you ever noticed that people in the workplace do not always give their best effort and perform their job the way it was intended? Of course you have! Seems to be a ridiculous question but when you think of all the implications of this idea, several truths need…

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The Joy of Repentance Brings Peace!

By Kerry Skinner / June 11, 2018 /

Peace Doesn’t Come from Places or People Shortly after completing my university education, I began my first experience serving as a full-time associate pastor. Little did I know that I would need to experience the joy of repentance that brings peace in my first assignment. Excitement permeated my life as God had allowed me to serve…

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