Author Archives: russellmckinney

When God Tells You to Do Something You Don’t Want to Do

“Jonah” series: (post #1) Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me.” (Jonah 1:1-2, … Continue reading

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“Christian Verses” Podcast: Matthew 5:45

Is the Coronavirus Covid 19 God’s specific judgment upon the world at large including America? Some folks believe it is. Then again, there are others who view the virus simply as being another nuisance — like every other sickness and … Continue reading

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When a Nightmare Becomes a Reality

6’10, 235 pound Darrall Imhoff was a great basketball player. He was a two-time All American at the University of California, was a starter on that school’s 1959 team that won the NCAA championship, won a gold medal as a … Continue reading

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Five Keys For Happiness

I ran across a little piece from Ord L. Morrow the other day and thought I’d share it. It’s entitled “Five Keys For Happiness.” Those five keys, along with the proof-text scriptures Morrow suggested, are as follows: (scriptures from the … Continue reading

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It’s a Really Good Time to Pray For Your Leaders

After a young seminary student had preached a particularly fiery sermon, one church-goer said to him, “You are a model preacher.” This filled the young student with pride until he took the time to look up the definition of the … Continue reading

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“Christian Verses” Podcast: James 1:5

Not one of us has ever had to live through a pandemic. Therefore, there’s no playbook for how to do it. This means that we are all kind of “flying by the seat of our pants” regarding what used to … Continue reading

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Not My Typical Week

I spent this past week gathering as much information as I could about the Coronavirus in an effort to figure out how to conduct church services in a reasonably safe way. I also met with our church deacons Tuesday night … Continue reading

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