Author Archives: russellmckinney

Funding God’s Work

“Ezra” series: (post #6) Some of the heads of the fathers’ houses, when they came to the house of the Lord which is in Jerusalem, offered freely for the house of God, to erect it in its place: According to … Continue reading

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A Real Group Consisting of Real People

“Ezra” series: (post #5) The book of Ezra’s general list of the people who left Babylon and made the four-month-long trek (Ezra 7:9) to return to Judah is given in Ezra 2:1-61. Even though the list provides only a handful … Continue reading

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Godly Leadership

“Ezra” series: (post #4) It’s been said, “Everything rises or falls on leadership.” So, with this in mind, who was God’s man to lead the remnant of Jews out of Babylon and back to Judah for the purpose of building … Continue reading

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“What Do You Mean You’re Not Going With Us?”

“Ezra” series: (post #3) Here is the list of the Jewish exiles of the provinces who returned from their captivity. King Nebuchadnezzar had deported them to Babylon, but now they returned to Jerusalem and the other towns in Judah where … Continue reading

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When God Flips a Script

“Ezra” series: (post #2) Then the heads of the fathers’ houses of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests and the Levites, with all whose spirits God had moved, arose to go up and build the house of the Lord which … Continue reading

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When God Stirs You Up

“Ezra” series: (post #1) Then the heads of the fathers’ houses of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests and the Levites, with all whose spirits God had moved, arose to go up and build the house of the Lord which … Continue reading

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The Foolish Man & His Diamond (repost)

(I’m on vacation this week, which means that I won’t be doing any writing. Instead, each day (Monday through Friday) I’ll republish an old post. Since even I myself don’t remember writing half the things I find on the blog, … Continue reading

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What Is Your Opinion of God? (repost)

(I’m on vacation this week, which means that I won’t be doing any writing. Instead, each day (Monday through Friday) I’ll republish an old post. Since even I myself don’t remember writing half the things I find on the blog, … Continue reading

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The Landing Is Important (repost)

(I’m on vacation this week, which means that I won’t be doing any writing. Instead, each day (Monday through Friday) I’ll republish an old post. Since even I myself don’t remember writing half the things I find on the blog, … Continue reading

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Can a Person Truly Change? (repost)

(I’m on vacation this week, which means that I won’t be doing any writing. Instead, each day (Monday through Friday) I’ll republish an old post. Since even I myself don’t remember writing half the things I find on the blog, … Continue reading

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