Monthly Archives: February 2020

A Bonus Blog On A Bonus Day

“I wish I had more time…” We’ve all heard that said. Right? Maybe we’ve even said it ourselves! About a project. A deadline. Bible reading. Family activities. Or the workday. Well, today, your wish comes true! You have an extra day! Because it’s a leap year, there are 29 days in February.

I suppose we could treat this like any other day. Same routine. Same places to go. Same people we see. Same place for lunch. Nothing out of the ordinary. Nothing different. Just another day. Continue reading

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Weekly Recap: 2/24-2/28

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:  Brotherhood

In my view, there’s a little too much criticism of the brotherhood. And in the brotherhood. Here are some positive things for you to consider about our brotherhood.


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3 Lessons Learned from Leviticus

Did you skip reading the book of Leviticus?

If you’re following Mark Roberts’ 5 Day Bible reading program of the entire Bible, you’re nearing the end of 9 long days of reading Leviticus. Pretty exciting stuff, eh?

You’re getting detailed information about all kinds of sacrifices and offerings. Burnt offerings. Sin offerings. Meal offerings. Peace offerings. Trespass offerings.

You read about the special Jewish observances. Besides the familiar weekly Sabbath observance, there’s the Day of Atonement. The Passover. Pentecost. Feast of Tabernacles. Feast of Trumpets. The Sabbatical Year. And the Year of Jubilee. It’s filled with details about blood, guts and animal fat. Continue reading


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What Are You Craving?

This year I’ve been trying to improve my eating habits. Mainly reducing my sugar intake. And eliminating late-night junk food snacking.

I recently read that good nutrition is simple. To eat right, simply fill your plate with brightly colored foods. Greens. Reds. And Yellows.

Steve Shepherd, a Missouri preacher, said that’s what he tried. He just poured himself a bowl full of M&M’s. “It was delicious,” Steve said, “I never knew eating right could be so easy. Continue reading

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A Passage To Ponder: Hebrews 6

Terry Denis tells a story about a college professor, an atheist, who gave a lecture denying the existence of God. He cited book after book, scholar after scholar and a variety of “evidences” to prove there’s no God.

As the professor concluded, a man stood up eating an apple and asked: “This apple that I’m eating, tell me, is it sweet or is it sour?”

Incredulously the professor replied, “How should I know? I’ve not tasted that apple.” Continue reading


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The Eye of Discernment

Ron Thomas tells a story about an elderly woman who stood on a very busy street corner in rush hour traffic. She was fearful, confused, and hesitant to cross by herself.

Finally, a gentleman came up to her and asked if he could cross the street with her. Grateful and very relieved, she took his arm and stepped into the busy intersection. As they proceeded, she grew progressively alarmed as he zigzagged randomly across the street, to the blare of horns and screech of locked brakes. Continue reading


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Word of the Week: Brotherhood

Yesterday Norma Jean and I worshiped with the brethren at the Valrico church where I taught the Bible class and preached at the morning service.

It was wonderful to return to a church we’ve visited many times in the past and held meetings. I remember when the church began. My parents were a part of the original group when the church was planted. Several of those brethren are still there. Continue reading


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Weekly Recap: 2/17-2/21

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.

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Today I want to share a post from five years ago from a column we did for almost three years. There are over 160 other posts on this theme “It’s Friday. But Sunday’s Coming!” You can access them in the categories column. I hope this post speaks to you in some way that brings you closer to the cross.



It was 800 miles from the North African city of Cyrene in Lybia to Jerusalem.The journey was long and arduous. But the time, effort and expense would be worth it. No doubt this dark-skinned man, a Hellenistic Jew, named Simon, was eagerly anticipating the feast days. The Passover. The fellowship. The communion with other worshipers. An opportunity to honor the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

We don’t know if it was his first trip. Or his last. Or maybe he settled there. But we can know this. He never forgot it. And neither did his sons, Rufus and Alexander.

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7 Reasons Why Salvation’s So Great

“Great” is a simple but wonderfully expressive English word that may describe people, experiences, opportunities, material things, or ideas and ideals.

To speak of something being great we are saying it is remarkably outstanding. Highly significant. Especially notable. Extraordinarily wonderful. Exceedingly substantial. Great is enormous. Immense. Tremendous.

Our Bible reading today in Hebrews 2 calls our salvation “so great a salvation.” Why? Here’s 7 reasons salvation is so great. Continue reading


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