December 31, 2020 · 4:31 am
“This has been the best year ever,” exclaimed my 6-year-old grandson, Miles, last Sunday after worship.
I doubt that many would echo his sentiment. However, I think little Miles was excited about his bounty of Christmas gifts this year. His narrow view of the world doesn’t extend too much beyond the immediate. His family. His school. And life in old Homosassa.
2020 has been unprecedented by the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic. It has impacted our nation and world. And it has directly affected communities, businesses, families, and churches. Many believe it even influenced the outcome of our Presidential election. I’m sure most folks can’t wait for 2020 to be over. Continue reading →
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December 30, 2020 · 5:19 am
Today, we conclude our top 10 posts of 2020. The challenge addressed continues to be an issue. Who knew? Hopefully, these thoughts will help guide you to a spiritually-minded conclusion. Additionally, there are a number of good comments to the original post you may find insightful. You are welcome to add your own thoughts–pro or con.
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.
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December 29, 2020 · 6:04 am
This post back during the Presidental primaries received one of the greatest number of ‘hits” during 2020. While Mayor Pete didn’t receive the nomination, the 2 major points are still valid and remind us of our need to be faithful regardless of the political or moral climate in which we live.
We’re only two primaries into the 2020 Presidential race, but the field has already narrowed for the Democratic nominee. Elizabeth Warren is struggling. Joe Biden is fading. Bernie Sanders, to the chagrin of the party, is the current front runner. And Pete Buttigieg, the former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is surging.
Have you noticed how the liberal new media seems to be pushing Mayor Pete, often comparing him to President Barack Obama?
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December 28, 2020 · 5:33 am
Among the top 10 posts for 2020 was the June post addressing the racial tension and civil unrest in our country. It offers 6 specific things we can do to shine our light in a sin-darkened world.
“Close call.” Posted my friend and former college classmate Nancy (Clendening) Reaves.
Saturday evening, Nancy and her husband, Brownie, a preaching colleague of mine, were driving through Atlanta. Suddenly, Nancy, recounted, “A young black man ran out onto Hwy 85 intending to harm whoever was in the next car. It. Was. Me. He threw a big rock at my car window. Brownie was driving. It hit the door rim and was two inches from hitting me.”
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December 27, 2020 · 5:58 am
ThePreachersWord is taking an end of the year blogging break and reposting the top 10 posts of 2020 based on reader views. Unfortunately, this March post continues to be a reality for some Christians during this COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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December 26, 2020 · 5:23 am
We are taking a holiday blogging break and reposting the top 10 posts of the year based on reader views, This February post which ranked #5 continues to be relevant and is a good reminder with the Super Bowl just a few weeks away.
“Highly sexualized.” “Trashy.” “Sexual exploitation.” “Soft-core porn.” “A horrible embarrassment.”
These are just a few of the descriptions I read on social media regarding the Super Bowl halftime show featuring Latin pop artists Shakira and Jennifer Lopez.
I didn’t realize how raunchy the performance was until the next morning when I read so many accounts of people disgusted by the skimpy costumes, seductive gyrating and sexy choreography.
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December 24, 2020 · 7:08 am
The March tornadoes in Middle Tennessee not only left destruction and death in their wake but also help and hope as the post points out. Based on reader views it was our 6th most read post of 20220
We awoke Tuesday morning to the news of the devastating tornadoes that swept through Middle Tennessee very early that morning and left incredible destruction in its wake. And sadly the loss of many lives.
At least 25 people were killed. And dozens are still missing. Many are displaced because their homes were destroyed. Particularly heart breaking was the news of a young couple, Josh and Erin Kimberlin and their little boy Sawyer who died as a result
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December 23, 2020 · 6:26 am
As we continue our countdown of the top 10 posts during our holiday blogging break, this January post came in at #7
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
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December 22, 2020 · 5:58 am
We’re taking a holiday blogging break and reposting the top 10 posts of 2020 based on reader views. This one, which continues to be relevant came in at # 8
Charles Dickens’s depiction of 19th century Europe in his classic “Tale of Two Cities,” seems in some ways to describe the incredible times in which we live.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness…”
Our country enjoys unequaled prosperity, incredible opportunities, and according to a recent Gallup Poll, 90% of Americans are satisfied with their personal life. Yet, it seems more than ever, we are polarized politically socially, religiously, and morally.
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December 21, 2020 · 5:23 am