Author Archives: russellmckinney

Far Better

For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell. For I am hard-pressed between … Continue reading

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Your Mind Is Like a Hotel

One writer has compared our minds to a hotel. The hotel manager cannot keep a problem person from entering the lobby, but he can keep that person from getting a room and staying there. Similarly, you cannot cannot keep a … Continue reading

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How Jesus Speaks to His Followers Today

Here’s a companion post to my previous one about the indwelling Holy Spirit. This time let’s focus upon the relationship that Jesus had with the chosen twelve during His earthly life. As you know, those twelve men had the privilege of … Continue reading

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Christian, Do You Truly Understand Who Lives Inside You?

Of all of the topics the apostle Paul addressed in his writings to Christians, the topic of the indwelling Holy Spirit was one of his most prevalent. Consider the following verse, which he wrote to the Christians of the city … Continue reading

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“Christian Verses” Podcast: Matthew 28:17

Christian, it’s okay to admit that you sometimes struggle with doubt. Trust me, that makes you normal. Some of the best Christians who’ve ever lived have wrestled with the problem. As a matter of fact, even some of Christ’s followers … Continue reading

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Look What I Saw

And you should follow my example, just as I follow Christ’s. (1 Corinthians 11:1, N.L.T.) I feel led of the Lord to use this post to share something that I didn’t write. The piece I’ll borrow is primarily aimed at … Continue reading

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No, We Don’t Preach “Easy Believism”

Baptists frequently get labeled with the accusation that we preach “easy believism.”  People say, “C’mon, there must be more to getting saved than praying a simple prayer in which you ask Jesus to be your Savior.” My response to that … Continue reading

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