K. Edward's church

Castle Hills Christian Church
San Antonio, Texas 78213-2315

About K. Edward
  • Education: Ed graduated from Ozark Bible College in ’72 with a BSL degree. He received an MA from California Graduate School of Theology in ’83,and received a D Min from Vision International University in 2001.
  • Experience: Ed has been an ordained minister since ’72 (43 years), having served the following churches: Ridgecrest Christian Church, Albuquerque, NM (’72-’74), Arcadia Christian Church, Santa Fe, TX, (’74-’85), Castle Hills Christian Church, San Antonio, TX (’85 - '15). Ed is Vice chairman of the Trustees at Colegio Biblico, Eagle Pass, TX, President of Heart of Texas Evangelistic Assn. Ed has written three books: A Place at my Father's Table ( & Our Spiritual Inheritance (Vision Publishing Service), Our Spiritual Walk (Shipmate Press) All books available on
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Most of my sermons are textual or expository in nature because I believe that is the kind of preaching that helps baby Christians grow into maturity.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: I love to preach sermon series often choosing something I have never studied before or looking at a text in a new way. Right now we are preaching through "The Story"
  • One of my favorite illustrations: I generally try to include an illustration about something adorable my grandchildren did or said much to the amusement (or consternation) of the congregation.
  • Family: Ed and Susan Skidmore met at Ozark Bible College in Joplin, Mo. and were married in 1972, soon after graduation. They have 2 daughters, Kaysha Simpson and Kimberly Condit, and four grandchildren (Morgan, David, Caleb, and Lydia)
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My dad read the last book I wrote, "Our Spiritual Inheritance" and said it is the best book he had ever read. (He might be somewhat prejudiced)
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: My wife highly approves of my sermons because she edits them.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: My mother-in-law said "if you can’t strike oil in 20 minutes, stop boring!"
  • Books that have had an impact: I believe I have read almost everything ever written by Watchman Nee. I have also enjoyed books by Major Ian Thomas, Stuart Briscoe, and Jill Briscoe, My favorite commentary is the "Be" Series by Warren Wieresbe.
  • Hobbies: Ed is a left-handed finger-style guitarist (and banjo player), loves to golf (right handed), fish (left handed),and hunt (left handed). Also a blogger, his blog is at
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Hold on Tight! We’re gonna win!
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: One Sunday I arrived to see two buzzards perched on top of our church building. They stayed there most of the morning causing me to wonder if that was a sign from God about our church’s future.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Faithful unto death!
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  • Jesus And Giving

    Contributed on Nov 11, 2020

    Today we will turn to examine what Jesus had to say about giving. And we will ask what giving looked like to Jesus. The passage in Luke 14:15-33 is considered one of the "Hard Sayings of Jesus". And indeed, it takes a bit of explanation to make sense of it.

    Jesus and Giving Text: Luke 14:15-33 Luke 14:25-33 (NIV) 25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: 26 "If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters--yes, even his own life--he cannot be my more

  • The Burial Of Jesus

    Contributed on Feb 10, 2020

    John 19:31-42 deals with the transition from the cross to the tomb. Two groups are involved here: the Roman soldiers, and two friendly Jewish leaders who have come to believe in Jesus as the promised Messiah.

    The Burial of Jesus: John 19:31-42 Intro: Everything about the arrest, trials, beatings, death, and burial of Jesus was a continuous departure from proper protocols and basic fairness. The only reason this worked is that Jesus permitted all of it to happen to him because he willingly laid down his more

  • Jesus Before Pilate

    Contributed on Feb 1, 2020

    After Jesus' arrest he was taken to various Jewish and Roman courts. This message centers on Jesus standing before Pilate the Roman Procurator and deals with text from John 19:1-16.

    Jesus before Pilate John 19:1-16 Intro: On the night of Jesus' arrest he was taken back and forth from various Jewish courts to Roman courts and in between he was mocked by soldiers, and beaten within an inch of his life. All this was done before Jesus was taken to Golgotha to be crucified. more

  • God's Will For Us

    Contributed on Jan 6, 2020
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    We often think of God's will as something that will involve doing difficult or complicated things. Our text gives us three simple things we can do to be living in God's will every day.

    God’s Will for Us 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Preached at Church of God December 2019 INTRODUCTION: We all share a faith in the God who made us, and saved us, and who has a plan for each of us. Because of that we often ask ourselves how can I do God’s will? We ask, what is God’s will for my life? more

  • Whom Are You Seeking?

    Contributed on Jan 6, 2020
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    When the mob came to arrest Jesus, he asked them, "Whom are you seeking?" That is a question Jesus is still asking us today.

    Whom are you seeking? Text. John 18:1-4 Intro: The 18th chapter of John begins a transition from the events of the Last Supper recorded in John chapters 13-17, to the events concerning Jesus’ arrest and trials before his Crucifixion. At this point Jesus’ men are confused and perplexed. Having just more

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  • Invitation To Drink Poison

    Contributed on Oct 17, 2012

    INVITATION TO DRINK POISON David Timms said: "Skeptics, atheists, cynics, and unbelievers often cast Christianity as a legalistic burden, a lifestyle of bondage or a crutch for the weak to lean on. Well, perhaps it's time for those same voices to look around and see the fruit of more

  • What Happened To King Neb Was Unique --- ...

    Contributed on Oct 17, 2012

    What happened to King Neb was unique --- I’ve never heard of anything quite like it --- a King eating grass for 7 years like an animal. But on the other hand, the spiritual experience it represents is more common than we’d like to think. I remember a father of one of my youth group kids years more

  • Worship In The Thrill And The Agony

    Contributed on Sep 25, 2012

    WORSHIP IN THE THRILL AND THE AGONY The 2012 Olympics gave a great illustration of how Christians can trust God in the thrill of victory AND the agony of defeat. If you watched the Olympics, you probably saw Gabby Douglas's big smile. When she won the Individual Gold in gymnastics. She said, more

  • Ornamentals

    Contributed on May 5, 2012

    ORNAMENTALS Back in 1960, my family moved from Ohio to Arizona. The first time we went to the Phoenix Airport, I was impressed by the beautiful orange trees that lined the drive. It was the first time this Ohio boy had ever seen citrus trees. The oranges were big as grapefruits. They looked more

  • Garlands Of Heaven

    Contributed on Dec 29, 2011

    GARLANDS OF HEAVEN In India, whenever I preached I would get a garland made of carnations or roses or some other kind of flower. (This was done as a gesture of honor.) They smelled nice at first, but they were bulky and awkward (most of them would hang down almost to your knees), and after more