WEEKLY RECAP

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.

Sunday Seed Thoughts:  What is Faith?

A few thoughts based on Hebrews 11:1.  “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”

 

Word of the Week:  Absolutes

Joe Heschmeyer says the “no absolute” assertion is self-refuting,  Why?  How? And on what basis?

 

 

The Vision of Faith.

This post shares 5 ways that faith’s vision will help you in your Christian walk..

 

A Passage To Ponder: Psalm 107

Psalm 107, repeatedly reminds us not to forget God. Five times he urges, “give thanks unto the Lord. Four times he uses this same phrase: “Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men!” (vs. 8, 15, 21, 31)

 

 

Help My Unbelief

The theologian Paul Tillich opined, “Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith.”  Can that really be so?  This post based on Mark 9 explains this paradox.

 

 

What Comes Between You and God?

“Money often comes between men and God,” wrote A. W. Tozer.  But that’s not all. This post challenges us to consider anything that may hinder our relationship with the Lord.

 

 

Also, here’s an earlier post from January 6th explaining our theme for the year

2020 Vision:  Restoring our Focus

 

 

Have a great day.  And a wonderful weekend.

–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman

 

 

 

 

 

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What Comes Between You and God?

“Money often comes between men and God,” wrote A. W. Tozer.

“Someone has said that you can take two small ten-cent pieces, just two dimes,” Tozer observed, “and shut out the view of a panoramic landscape. Go to the mountains and just hold two coins closely in front of your eyes–the mountains are still there, but you cannot see them at all because there is a dime shutting off the vision in each eye.” Continue reading

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Help My Unbelief

Dr. Doolittle, the classic children’s book, tells the story about the British veterinarian who had an array of exotic animals. And how he learned to speak to them in their own animal language.

Included in his menagerie was a Pushmi-pullyu ((pronounced “push-me—pull-you”) with two heads, one on each end of its body. It was a cross between a gazelle and a unicorn, although in the movie it’s pictured as a llama. The two heads had a mind of their own. And sometimes they opposed each other, which resulted in a tug of war. Continue reading

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A Passage To Ponder: Psalm 107

Joel Gregory tells a funny story about a family seated around their table one Thanksgiving Day looking at the annual holiday bird.

From the oldest to the youngest, they were to express their praise. When they came to the 5-year-old in the family, he began by looking at the turkey and expressing his thanks to the turkey, saying although he had not tasted it he knew it would be good. Continue reading

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The Vision of Faith

In 1959 Walt Disney began looking for land to build a second resort to complement his Anaheim, California, park. Supposedly he was not happy with the many businesses that sprung up around Disneyland and wanted enough land to control the development around his next park.

It wasn’t until 1963 that Disney flew over the Orlando, Florida, area and finally decided on this location. The process of acquiring the land and building the park took 9 years. Disney died in 1966 before The Magic Kingdom opened in 1971. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Absolutes

Several years ago I was studying with a young lady who was a student at the University of South Florida. She was not a Christian, but attending our services and expressing interest.

I always begin Bible Studies with non-Christians by establishing Bible authority, so I asked: “Have you ever taken a philosophy class at USF?”

“Yes,” she nodded.

“Did the professor ever say, ‘There are no absolutes’? inquired. Continue reading

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Sunday Seed Thoughts: What is Faith?

This is too good not to share. In studying for my sermon this morning I came across this quote by the 19th-century Scottish minister, Alexander Maclaren.

“Faith is the sight of the inward eye.”

It fits with my text in Hebrews 11:1.  “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Continue reading

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