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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Christ’s Help in a Self-Help World

By Kerry Skinner / April 23, 2018 /

Christ’s help for us is different than the assistance available from a “self-help” world. No matter what the world tells you, Jesus has a clear, concise, simple promise for His disciples: Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your…

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Maintaining Good Marital Communication

By Kerry Skinner / February 12, 2018 /

The secret of good marital 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…

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Spiritual Inventory #3—The Struggle with Self

By Kerry Skinner / January 15, 2018 /

Do you struggle with self? The answer for us all? Yes! Over the past years God has spoken strongly to me about a matter in which everyone (including me!) has a struggle at some time(s) in their life. Some struggle more than others in this area of life. What is it? SELFISH AMBITION! While reading…

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Spiritual Inventory #2—Temptations Trials

By Kerry Skinner / January 8, 2018 /

Temptation is one of the great trials of life. Taking spiritual inventory of this issue is absolutely imperative! Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by…

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It’s Time for A Spiritual Inventory! (part 1)

By Kerry Skinner / January 1, 2018 /

A new year calls for a spiritual inventory! When was the last time you had a spiritual checkup? Maybe this week, or has it been a month or more? A spiritual checkup allows you opportunity to check your relationship with God. Need improvements? There is no better time to begin the process than right now.…

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The Counselor’s Preparation

By Kerry Skinner / September 4, 2017 /

Whether you consider yourself a counselor or not, you still function as a counselor with your friends. Christians can be used by God to share His Word with anyone who is hurting. But, just how do you prepare yourself when someone needs your personal help? Since you do not know when God will bring a…

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Can I Be A Biblical Counselor?

By Kerry Skinner / August 28, 2017 /

Many ask the question, “Can I be a biblical counselor?” Why do we need more biblical counselors in our day? The need is great for people to hear the positive message through biblical counseling that can change lives, restore families, and build relationships. Whether you are in your twenties or in your senior years, there…

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