Victory!

By Kerry Skinner / September 15, 2022 /

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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God’s Promises Bring Hope!

By Kerry Skinner / March 10, 2022 /

 God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? Behold, I have received a command to bless; He [GOD] has blessed, and I cannot reverse it. (Numbers 23:19-20)…

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Hindrances To Self-Discovery

By Kerry Skinner / March 1, 2022 /

Self-discovery can be a wonderful process to personal peace if you have the right perspective. Two simple steps will begin the process: 1. The first step toward peace is to discover yourself and 2. The second is to square up with the truth you find. You will get fleeting glimpses of your true self (and…

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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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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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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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