Monthly Archives: January 2020

Am I in the Place of God?

Our Bible reading today records the death of the Patriarch Jacob and the procession from Egypt to Canaan for his burial. (Gen 49-50)

After Joseph and his brothers return to Egypt, they were fearful, now that their father was dead, Joseph would exact revenge on them for selling him into slavery. So they sent a messenger to Joseph to remind him of their father’s wishes for Joseph to forgive them for their terrible wrong toward him. In fact, his brothers literally fell down on their faces and begged, “Behold we are your servants.” Continue reading


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Joseph–A Great Example of Forgiveness

“To err is human, to forgive is divine,” penned the famed British poet, Alexander Pope.

Other than Jesus’ forgiveness of his enemies as He hung on the cross, there is perhaps no greater Bible example of divine forgiveness than the Genesis narrative when Joseph forgives his brothers.

In yesterday’s post, we discussed how Joseph recognized God’s providence in life. His father’s favoritism that resulted in his brothers envy and ultimately being sold as a slave all worked out for good in the end. Continue reading


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A Passage To Ponder: Genesis 45:5-7

The 1950’s movie, Quo Vadis, was set in 1st century Rome describing the time when Christianity was spreading across the Empire and Nero was persecuting Christians.

Actress Deborah Kerr played the female lead as a committed Christian. Finally, because of her faith, she was fed to the lions. Later a reporter asked Kerr, “Weren’t you afraid when you knew that you were going to be thrown to the lions?” Continue reading


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How To Never Lose Sight of Heaven

Donald S. Whitney in his book, “Spiritual Disciplines For The Christian Life,” wrote: “Discipline without direction is drudgery.”

Then he gives an example of Kevin, a six-year-old boy whose parents enrolled him in music lessons. His friends are outside playing ball, having a good time. For Kevin the lessons are drudgery.

Suppose an angel appears and transports Kevin to Carnegie Hall where a guitar virtuoso is giving a concert. Kevin is amazed at how the musician plays with such skill. Kevin is excited and enthralled by the concert Continue reading


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Word of the Week: Life

I just caught a brief glimpse of the message that came across my iPhone yesterday afternoon and thought I’d misread it: “Kobe Bryant Dies in Helicopter Crash.”

Soon I realized it was true. The 41-year-old retired N.B.A. superstar of the Los Angels Lakers had died in a tragic accident. Compounding the tragedy, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, along with 7 other people also perished in the crash. Continue reading


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Weekly Recap 1-19/1-25


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: Character

This post on  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day featured several quotes regarding character from the slain civil rights leader



The Vision of Hope

Our theme this year is 20/20 Vision.  This post points out how Biblical vision connects with our hope.  And features 5 ways Hope’s vision helps the Christian in his daily walk.


A Passage To Ponder: Mark 13:32-37

This text relates Jesus warning to “watch.”   How?  Why?  And when?


Some Good Advice From The Chief Justice

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts, issues some counsel to the participants during the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump that ought to serve is a Biblial warning to each of us.


Bearing the Cross. Leaving a Legacy.

What legacy are you leaving to your children?  Grandchildren?  Friends and family?  “The great use of life,” wrote William James, “is to spend it for something that will outlast it.”


Bonus post

This week was the anniversary of Roe v Wade.  It was observed Friday with the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. with President Trump speaking–the first time a sitting President has attended the March.  Here’s a past post written on the 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade you might find helpful and insightful in standing against the terrible slaughter of innocent children.

It’s a Child. Not a Choice.


Have a great day.  And a wonderful weekend.

–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman


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Bearing the Cross. Leaving a Legacy.

Paul J. Meyer, in his book “Unlocking Your Legacy,” tells about the time in 1969 his mother was found after having fallen in her home. She died a few days later in the hospital.

Meyer writes, “In the apron she was wearing the day she fell, I found a note that read: ’S.S. HOPE: 7 miles, 7 cents.’”

“I cried uncontrollably, realizing that she had raised seven cents after walking seven miles for S.S. HOPE, a hospital ship that provided medical care to people in developing nations. Those seven miles might have even been what killed her.” Continue reading


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Some Good Advice From The Chief Justice

In the wee hours of Wednesday morning as the Senate Impeachment trial of President Trump was concluding its first day, news media outlets reported a “contentious exchange on the Senate floor.”

CNN called it an “extraordinary moment” and “acrimonious” when the “advocates for both sides” failed “to maintain decorum during a highly partisan affair.”

At this point Supreme Court Chief Justice, John Roberts, who’s presiding, stepped in to offer this reproof Continue reading


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A Passage To Ponder: Mark 13:32-37

There’s an old fable that tells about three apprentice devils who were sent to earth by Satan to finish their apprenticeship. The Devil asked them about their plans to tempt people and lead them astray.

The first demon said, “I will tell them there is no God.”

Satan said, “That will not delude many, for they know there’s a God.” Continue reading

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The Vision of Hope

Investor and philanthropist Eugene Lang, who died in 2017 at the age of 98 gave away $150 million and assisted 16,000 students to attend college over the course of his lifetime.

Once Lang was speaking to a class of 59 sixth graders in East Harlem. He wanted to inspire these predominantly black and Puerto Rican kids to get a good education. But the children seem disconnected and disinterested Continue reading


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