Monthly Archives: March 2020

How Christians  Can Cope With Coronavirus Concerns

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, my friend and preaching colleague, Mark Roberts, who’s the editor of Pressing On, has dedicated the April issue to many of the concerns Christians have during this unprecedented time in our history.

Today’s blog post offers you a link to receive this issue free, compliments of Mark. In it you will find scriptural and timely articles that will help you navigate the maze of questions and challenges you may be dealing with Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Calm

Yesterday in the Rose Garden, President Trump announced the government is extending the social distancing guidelines until April 30th. In essence the country continues to be closed.

The President’s health experts warned that no area of the country is going to be spared from the effects of COVID-19. If the predictions are accurate the outbreak of the virus and those dying as a result will not peak for another two weeks.

All of this raises questions in the minds of many Continue reading

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Sunday Seed Thoughts: Today is a Special Day

Today is Sunday.

If you’re home bound, and worship services at your local church have cancelled during the current crisis, the days can run together. It can seem just like a another day. And you can overlook how special today is.

Whatever your faith and conscience calls for you to do today, never forget the importance of this day. Continue reading

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Weekly Recap: March 22-28

This week has been one of the busiest weeks in terms of visitors and hits in our 8+ year history.  Thank you for reading.  Signing up to follow.  And for so many who’ve offered comments, suggestions, observations and asked questions.  Thank you.  Hopefully, this little blog is serving even a greater purpose for so many who are “shut in” during these unusual and unprecedented times.

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.

Sunday Seed Thoughts:  10 Suggestions for Home Bound Christians

 

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Is it Wrong to Observe the Lord’s Supper at Home?

Earlier this week, we asked the question, “Is it wrong for churches to cancel worship services?” I appreciate the many positive comments regarding the post.

However, as one of our readers responded, “This brings up another question. Is it scriptural to partake of the Lord’s Supper individually at home?”

Others have asked and commented on this issue as well. Here are a few thoughts for your serious and prayerful consideration. Continue reading

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How To Feel Peace When Plagued with Problems?

During these chaotic, uncertain and unprecedented times many people are feeling distressed, disquieted, and disturbed.

However, the absence of a peaceful, calm and tranquil spirit is not all due to the current crisis of the coronavirus. For many this predicament only added more pressure to many other pressing problems.

If people of faith who’ve enjoyed a relatively good life are experiencing some feelings of anxiety, apprehension or even alarm, what do you think people who were already dealing with financial problems, relationship conflicts, or depression are feeling? What about those whose faith is weak? Or who have no faith? Or no support system Continue reading

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A Passage To Ponder: Luke 9:23-24

The 16th century German theologian, Martin Luther is credited with saying “A religion that gives nothing, costs nothing and suffers nothing, is worth nothing.”

We understand the value of anything is determined by its investment, either in time, money, or personal sacrifice. When Jesus says, “follow me,” he is calling us, not just to hang out with him, or tag along, but to a devout, different, and dedicated, life. Continue reading

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Is it Wrong for Churches to Cancel Services?

This question raised today reminds me of the old joke about the politician who was asked by a reporter his position on a particular issue.

“Well, there are two ways to look at it,” he responded. Then launched into a lengthy explanation of both views, giving both the pros and cons of the respective positions. He concluded by saying he had friends on both sides of the question.

“But what’s your position?” the reporter pressed. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Prudence

When George H.W. Bush was President, comedian Dana Carvey made a living by imitating Bush on Saturday Night Live. As he spoofed the President, Carvey made popular the phrase: “Wouldn’t be prudent!”

While the President could have become irritated and resentful of Carvey, Bush demonstrated prudence by inviting Carvey and his wife to the White House. Apparently the two became good friends and dispelled any rumors that Bush held a grudge against Carvey. Continue reading

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Sunday Seed Thoughts: 10 Suggestions For Home Bound Christians

Today is an odd and abnormal day for many Christians in the United States and around the world.

Because of health concerns caused by the global pandemic of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) many churches have cancelled their Bible classes and Sunday worship services.

This post is not about the decision of churches and shepherds to cancel public gatherings. It’s about the reality.

So, what is a Christian to do today? Here are 10 suggestions. Continue reading

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