Everyday Truth with Kurt Skelly
God’s been at work longer than you have!

God’s been at work longer than you have!

June 24, 2019

Go ahead and take a look in your rear-view mirror. You know what you’ll find? That God has been directing the play long before you stepped on stage to fulfill your role. Your story predates your birthday, and it postdates your death!

What if?

What if?

June 21, 2019

What if you were to commit three solid weeks of your life to God? Three weeks of seeking His Word in quality and quantity? Three weeks of painfully looking inward and dealing with the issues God’s Word exposed? Three weeks of total God-focus? What would happen? What if?

“The joy of the Lord is my strength “

“The joy of the Lord is my strength “

June 20, 2019

If this statement be true, I know a lot of weak Christians! Joy is not a feeling to be sought, or even an attitude to be put on; it is a by-product of one’s relationship with a communicative God! Its reality is greater than the negative circumstances you face or the people who stand against you.

The importance of small groups

The importance of small groups

June 19, 2019

Call them whatever you want: life groups, adult Bible fellowships, small groups, or Sunday School. The fact is that small groups provide the necessary structure by which the Word of God can be explained and understood. More people teaching, more people learning, and more results happening… Good stuff!

Stand up! Speak up! Lift up!

Stand up! Speak up! Lift up!

June 18, 2019

One simply cannot overestimate the value of the Word of God. Its importance necessitates a front-and-center spot in our lives. It should be declared faithfully, respected sincerely, and received worshipfully. And you might be surprised by what worship looks like! Listen in.

Building lives

Building lives

June 17, 2019

The important work—the long-game work—of ministry is the building of lives. Although the work is strenuous, wall-building is relatively straightforward. People-building? Not so much. But when the Word of God is laid stone by stone, and the mortar of a willing spirit is applied, lives can become strong!

What is this wall for?

What is this wall for?

June 14, 2019

For Nehemiah, it was never about the wall. The wall was only significant in that it provided safe environs for what would happen inside of it. How many churches have become sidetracked with the inanimate—buildings, programs, websites, etc.—and have lost the central purpose? Let’s worship God and love/serve/protect the people He has given us!

Success is one of your loudest defenders

Success is one of your loudest defenders

June 13, 2019

Nehemiah learned this! Let them talk. Let them criticize. Let them spread the deception. But 52 days after beginning the project, the wall was completed! But don’t assume the criticism ended. It didn’t. But success turned criticism’s volume way down!

Dirty religious politics

Dirty religious politics

June 12, 2019

Shady politicians have an endgame: power and popularity. And they have a method: control and deception. Adding religion to the game doesn’t change it; it simply raises the stakes. Learn how Nehemiah sees right through the political “man of God.”

Social media assassination

Social media assassination

June 11, 2019

Long before Facebook or Twitter, Sanballat figured out how to go “public” with inaccurate information. “If I can’t get Nehemiah to bend, I’ll use media to pervert public opinion.” And it worked! Kind of…