Immediate Obedience

By Kerry Skinner / February 24, 2022 /

When I was twenty years old, Elaine and I were making preparations to attend college to pursue God’s call into the ministry. My dad was a pastor, but I had not wanted to follow his example of being a minister. I didn’t dislike what he did I just wanted him to do it instead of…

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Controlled by Christ

By Kerry Skinner / February 17, 2022 /

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 You Asking The Right Questions?

By Kerry Skinner / February 9, 2022 /

Asking the right questions requires you to make sure you are not asking the wrong questions! Maybe you thought you needed the answer to a certain question, but you found out when you received the answer that it was not what you hoped the answer would be. You may have asked legitimate questions but those…

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The Law of Sin

By Kerry Skinner / January 25, 2022 /

But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. (Romans 7:23 NKJV) The Bible is the source of knowledge yet most people who are having so much trouble with sin don’t read the book…

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It Is Positive to Deal with the Negative

By Kerry Skinner / January 20, 2022 /

So why is it positive to deal with the negative? Consider the physician. As he diagnoses you, he has only one basic question: “What’s wrong?” This is certainly a “negative” approach! If 99% of your body is in good health, your doctor is interested in only the 1% of your body that is not. If…

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When God’s Strength Becomes Our Strength

By Kerry Skinner / January 16, 2022 /

God’s strength needs to become our strength. But, when do you need that to happen? One of the most common times of seeing your weakness is when you try to love somebody you do not like! It is hard to do. You can try. You can do good things for people you do not like. By…

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Are Openness and Honesty The Same?

By Kerry Skinner / November 30, 2021 /

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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Reactions to Correction

By Kerry Skinner / November 29, 2021 /

Reaction: Good or Bad Reactions to correction are obvious–good or bad, the reaction will come when corrected. What is your reaction when a person says, to you, “I’m going to be very frank with you.” It is doubtful that your response is to say, “Let me pull up a chair–I can’t wait to hear this!”…

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Spirit vs Sin Living

By Kerry Skinner / November 17, 2021 /

I have used this Spirit chart for years to stay up-to-date with God! Can It Really Help? For years God has used this simple chart to help believers use the truth of God’s Word to reveal the condition of their spirit. Thousands have used this in their daily walk with God to keep them on…

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Worldly vs. Godly Sorrow

By Kerry Skinner / November 10, 2021 /

Worldly sorrow is unmistakably different than godly sorrow. Is it possible for you to say, “I am sorry,” but not mean it? Yes. What kind of sorrow is that? It is worldly sorrow, not godly sorrow. This type of sorrow has no intention of producing change, it is simply sorry that a situation exists, or…

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