The Fear and Knowledge of God

By Kerry Skinner / April 20, 2020 /

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 buried twenty feet deep. Would you put in the effort to dig for it? It would be hard, tedious, and long work. But, anything worth…

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Learning Through Suffering

By Kerry Skinner / April 9, 2020 /

Have you ever been in misery, anguish, distress, grief, or even agony? Strong cries toward God and tears to Him is appropriate when thinking of the One who was able to save us from death and provide so great a salvation. Tears are not disgraceful or shameful when they come from a heart of love…

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Fear and Comfort in Troubled Times

By Kerry Skinner / March 23, 2020 /

Are you at peace when your life is in danger? If someone is chasing you for the purpose of harming you, are you at rest? Does fear cause peace? Certainly this kind of fear does not. Proper fear and comfort is needed. Then the churches throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and were…

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Enjoying the Spirit of Life in Christ

By Kerry Skinner / March 16, 2020 /

Enjoying the Spirit of life in Christ is a wonderful experience of Christian living. Romans 8:2 states an incredible truth about the freedom we as believers can enjoy in Christ: For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2). The…

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Victory in Christ!

By Kerry Skinner / March 9, 2020 /

Victory comes in many forms. Some people simple want to win a battle so they can be known as the victor. Others want victory that relieves the tensions of life. But, the real key to victory is for God to be known to others through what He does in your life. Are you slow to…

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Biblical Standards for Practical Living

By Kerry Skinner / March 2, 2020 /

Can you live up to biblical standards? Of course in our own human strength we fall far short. But, think about the standards you hold and find out if they are your own personal standards or biblical standards. Here are some standard questions that biblical counselors ask people who come to see them. • Do you…

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Feelings Can Hurt!

By Kerry Skinner / February 24, 2020 /

Feelings can really hurt! I hear that statement often. But just what does that really mean? Autonomic Nervous System There are certain emotional centers in the brain that are linked to the entire body through the autonomic nervous system. This system can be compared to the wires that carry electricity from a main power source…

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Patience, Active and Inactive

By Kerry Skinner / February 3, 2020 /

There are two basic kinds of patience, active and inactive patience. Inactive Patience Inactive patience simply waits on things to happen. Inactive patience thinks, “Well I hope it all works out.” It is like a prisoner waiting out time in a jail cell. “I’m not going to try to escape. I’m not going to try…

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Who Knows the Truth?

By Kerry Skinner / January 27, 2020 /

Who knows the truth anyway? How can one determine truth based on information that comes from many different sources? This is a valid question to ask, particularly in 2017! If sin is the problem then proper knowledge of it and how to deal with it is absolutely critical. In 1973, Dr. Carl Menninger wrote a…

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God Works Through His Word and His People

By Kerry Skinner / January 21, 2020 /

People in the churches of our day seem to be at a crossroads. Many truly desire God’s presence and activity and are praying for a great touch from God, while others seem somewhat afraid to release their lives to God. When God does His mighty work in the midst of His people, several truths must…

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