Word of the Week: Abstinence

If you google the word “abstinence” you will get 18 million hits.  While I didn’t check all of them, a quick perusal shows the word is most often used regarding chastity.  Especially dealing with teenagers refraining from sexual activity.

One link advertised a mug you could give you your teenagers with the word “abstinence.”  The back of the mug offered this definition Continue reading

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Weekly Recap: 2/9-2/14

In case you missed any posts from ThePreachersWord from the past week, here is a brief summary and the quick links to get you caught up.


Word of the Week:  Reconciliation

The post defines the meaning, names the means,  identifies the message and specifies the ministry of reconciliation.



Spiritual Awareness

Continuing our theme for the year of 20/20 Vision: Restoring Our Focus, this post identifies 4 things necessary to improve our spiriutal awareness.



A Passage To Ponder:  Ephesians 6:10-18

The important text to every Christian is succinctly examined as it considers the spiritual battle we fight every day.  Paul warns us about our adversary.  Reminds us to our Ally.  Offers valuable inspired advice.  And describes the spiritual armor needed for the battle.



Are You Ready For A Mayor Pete Presidency?

This post is not motivated by partisan politics or a hatred of homosexuals but discusses two very important moral and Biblical considerations that every Christian needs to read and heed.




5 Challenging Characteristics of Love

What does love mean?  The answers begin with a bit of humor and insight from 4-8 years olds and end with 5 important concepts from the great love chapter, 1 Corinthians 13.


Have a good day.  And a great weekend.

–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman


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5 Challenging Characteristics of Love

A few years ago The New Times, an online news source, published the results of this question: “What does love mean?”

It was posed by professionals in human behavior to a group of 4-8 year-olds. Here are some of their answers”

“When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.” Rebecca – age 8 Continue reading


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Are You Ready for a Mayor Pete Presidency?

We’re only two primaries into the 2020 Presidential race, but the field has already narrowed for the Democratic nominee. Elizabeth Warren is struggling. Joe Biden is fading. Bernie Sanders, to the chagrin of the party, is the current front runner. And Pete Buttigieg, the former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is surging.

Have you noticed how the liberal new media seems to be pushing Mayor Pete, often comparing him to President Barack Obama? Continue reading


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A Passage To Ponder: Ephesians 6:10-18

On October 9, 1934, King Alexander of Yugoslavia visited France for an official visit.

Before he left his warship, he dressed in the full uniform of a Navy admiral. However, the uniform’s tunic did not fit easily over his bulletproof vest, so he removed the vest. As he was riding through the streets of Marseille, a gunman jumped out of the crowd and fired a shot that pierced the King’s heart. And he died. Continue reading


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Spiritual Awareness

“Eyes that look are common. Eyes that see are rare,” wrote J. Oswald Sanders in is classic book Spiritual Leadership.

Sanders further illustrated his point with this Bible example. “The Pharisees looked at Peter and saw only a poor, unlettered fisherman, totally insignificant, not worthy of a second look. Jesus saw Peter and discovered the prophet and preacher, saint and leader of the unique band of men who turned the world upside down.” Continue reading


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Word of the Week: Reconciliation

When Elizabeth Barrett married the famous British poet and playwright Robert Browning in 1846 her wealthy parents who disapproved of her marriage were so upset they disowned and disinherited her.

The couple settled far from their homes in Florence, Italy. Elizabeth loved her mother and father and desperately desired to be reconciled with them. For 10 years she wrote eloquent, expressive and loving letters several times a month to her parents with no response. However, one day she received a package from them. Continue reading


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