Author Archives: russellmckinney

Till Friday and Even Beyond

Famed pastor J.H. Jowett was once faced with a perplexing problem that demanded action on his part. Being unsure of what action to take, he consulted fellow pastor Charles Berry and asked him, “What would you do if you were … Continue reading

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“Christian Verses” Podcast: Proverbs 4:26

In the new SoundCloud podcast, Malcolm Woody and I use Proverbs 4:26 as a launching point to say a few things about pondering the path you are currently walking. With the shine not being off this new year yet, it’s … Continue reading

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Moved By the Holy Spirit

for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. (2 Peter 1:21, N.K.J.V.) The Greek word translated as “moved” in this verse is phero. The word … Continue reading

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Where Did Cain Get His Wife?

Twice in the past few weeks I’ve been asked, “Where did Cain get his wife?” The reason for the question is obvious to anyone who has read Genesis chapter 4. Genesis 4:1-15 speaks of a time when Adam and Eve … Continue reading

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How George Muller Used His Bible

Preachers have been using stories from the life of Rev. George Muller as sermon illustrations for a long time now. Muller was an evangelist and a missionary, but he is most famous for founding and overseeing multiple orphanages and Christian … Continue reading

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The Snowstorm That Helped Charles Spurgeon Get Saved

This past Saturday night we got a little skiff of snow that created some slick roads and icy parking lots early Sunday morning. Consequently, like some other churches in our area, we cancelled Sunday School and 11:00 p.m. worship service … Continue reading

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Pet Verses

Why are there so many different denominations, groups, cliques, and movements, with each one claiming the title “Christian”? It is because they all have “pet verses” to which they give favored preference over other verses from scripture. Allow me to … Continue reading

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