When Abraham Lincoln was facing the crisis of a divided nation during the civil war, he was faced with many tough decisions. Often he was second guessed. Criticized. And even mocked.
It’s no wonder he admitted, “I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me seemed insufficient for the day.”
During this current crisis, we may wonder where to go. Literally there’s no place to go. Everyone is told to stay home. At times, the advice of the experts seems contradictory and confusing. We ponder what the future holds. Will life ever be the same again? Continue reading
Jayde Powell, is a University of Nevada honors student whose idea to help others during the coronavirus crisis has sparked a movement that’s spread into all 50 states and around the world.
Powell, a Pre-Med student, started “Shopping Angels,” an organization that provides “free shopping services to those populations at higher risk of contracting the novel COVID-19 virus, to include individuals over the age of 60 or those with impaired immune systems,” as stated on their facebook page. Continue reading
In the Old Testament, when Israel conquered, divided and possessed the land of Canaan, God designated six special cities called the “Cities of Refuge.”
These cities were a place of safety for the man who accidentally killed another person. It was a place where he could flee and find protection from “the avenger of blood.” Continue reading
By now we’ve all received the message loud and clear from our President, Vice-President as well as Dr. Fauci and Dr. Brix to practice “social distancing.” Stay home. And if you do go out for a walk, to the grocery, or to a carry out restaurant, stay 6 feet apart from others.
These mitigation efforts have forced almost all churches to temporarily suspend public assemblies. No Sunday morning or Wednesday Bible classes. No Sunday worship. No ladies classes. No gospel meetings. No potlucks. All of this social distancing can leave us feeling disconnected, detached and even disjointed spiritually. Continue reading
For those of you who may have missed one of our posts this past week, here are the quick links to get you caught up. Each of these posts will help you in navigating your feelings and fears during this current crisis. Please feel free to share them on social media, email them or in some way share them with others. Also is a special, free edition from Pressing On magazine compliments of Mark Roberts.
Sunday Seed Thoughts: Today is a Special Day
Word of the Week: Calm
How Christians Can Cope With the Coronavirus?
A Passage To Ponder: Joshua 1:6-9
How To See Through the Darkness
What Sinners Can Teach Saints
In addition here are three past posts that you will find helpful and encouraging.
Sunday Seed Thoughts: Home Bound Worship
When Adversity Strikes
10 Bible Admonitions to Encourage Us.
Thanks for reading ThePreachersWord. May God continue to bless, comfort and protect you during these difficult times. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Tim. 1:7)
Ken Weliever, The Preacherman
Today’s Bible reading contains a parable of Jesus that is puzzling, perplexing and paradoxical.
It’s a story that presents a cast of characters that were all rascals. Yet Jesus uses it to teach a lesson to the righteous.
Take a minute to read Luke 16:1-13. Continue reading
Norma Jean and I are blessed to be “sheltering in place” in the Smoky Mountains. Since my April meetings have been postponed and my current preaching appointments cancelled we’re going to remain here for the month of April.
As I write in the early morning darkness I look out my balcony window and it’s pitch black. There’s a beautiful mountain view, but I can’t see it. Yesterday we awoke to rain. The clouds and fog covered the mountains, so we could hardly see. Continue reading