Monthly Archives: May 2020

Sunday Seed Thoughts: Who Loves You?

Dr. Karl Barth, the Swiss born theologian, has been called “one of the most brilliant and complex intellectuals of the 20th century.”

Barth was a prolific writer as he authored massive volumes on the meaning of life and faith. The story is told that he was once visiting America, speaking at a theological seminary. During a Q & A session one of the students asked Barth what he no doubt thought to be a very deep and probing question.

“Dr. Barth, what was the greatest thought that has ever crossed your mind? Continue reading

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Weekly Recap: May 24-30

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.

If you’re receiving ThePreachersWord by email, you can forward this email to others who you think might enjoy and profit from our posts.  Facebook users or Twitter followers can share this one link and give your friends access to the links for all of our posts this week. Continue reading

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When Good People Sin

in 1981, Harold Kushner, a prominent Jewish scholar, wrote “When Bad Things Happen to Good People.” It was a best seller, because we are both troubled and intrigued by that question.

Equally perplexing is “Why do good people sin?” Continue reading

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Challenging Quotes From Teddy Roosevelt

In the past week Norma Jean and I have traveled from the Smoky Mountains to North Dakota. We’re on the way to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. And then to Glacier National Park. There we will wait to see if and when the US-Canadian border opens.

We spent last night in Medora, just outside Theodore Roosevelt National Park. And plan to tour it today. Continue reading

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A Passage to Ponder: Psalm 34

Norma Jean and I recently watched the Alex Kendrick movie, “War Room.” It’s a faith-based movie about an aged widow, Miss Clara, who challenges her realtor, Elizabeth Jordan, regarding her lukewarm relationship with God and her anemic prayer-life

In the opening scenes Miss Clara says, “We fight for power. We fight for riches. We fight for rights. We fight for freedom. There always seems to be something to fight about. Continue reading

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My Model For Ministry

G. Campbell Morgan in his book entitled “Preaching,” tells a story about an eminent preacher who approached the great English actor William Charles Macready with a perplexing question.

“I wish you would explain to me something,” the preacher asked.

“Well, what is it? I don’t know that I can explain anything to a preacher,” replied the actor. Continue reading

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Memorial Day Memories 2020

Today is Memorial Day in the United States. It is a national holiday to honor the memory of fallen soldiers.

There is no clear record when or where this holiday began. Over two dozen cities and towns lay claim to the birth place of Memorial Day. There is evidence that women’s groups in the South began decorating the graves of Confederate Soldiers before the end of the Civil War. Continue reading

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Sunday Seed Thoughts: Memorial Day

“Memory is the way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose” wrote author Kevin Arnold.

On this memorial day week-end, many will visit cemeteries to place flowers on the graves of departed loved ones. It’s a way to remember them. Pay your respects. Reflect on their lives. Your relationships. And hold on to a precious memory.

I’m reminded at this time of year that every Sunday is memorial day for Christians. Continue reading

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Weekly Recap: May 17-23

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.

If you’re receiving ThePreachersWord by email, you can forward this email to others who you think might enjoy and profit from our posts.  Facebook users or Twitter followers can share this one link and give your friends access to the links for all of our posts this week.

 

 

Sunday Seed Thoughts:  When To Assemble Again

Word of the Week: Happiness

 

 

Let’s Don’t Go Back To Normal

 

 

 

A Passage To Ponder:  Philippians 4

 

 

The Power of a Vision

 

 

How To Deal with Grievous Sin

 

Thanks to our regular readers and the many new readers over the past two months who’ve favorably commented on our posts.  Encouraged us.  And shared these posts with others.  I appreciate very much your kindness and thoughtfulness.

I pray that you are all well.  And soon able to resume worship assemblies.

God bless.

Ken Weliever, The Preacherman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How To Deal With Grievous Sin

Kent and Barbara Hughes, in their book on ministry, tell of a gifted young preacher who had experienced a moral failure in his ministry.

He borrowed a pickup truck and wheeled in the church parking lot. Everyone watched as he backed across the church lawn to his study door. Refusing any assistance from the members and without any comments, he began emptying his office upon the truck bed. First, he emptied the content of his desk draws. Then His files. And finally his books. “He tossed them carelessly into a heap, many of them flopping askew like slain birds.” Continue reading

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