“I think those of us who follow Jesus Christ would do well to find ways to soberly reflect on the original intent of Memorial Day,” suggested Kentucky preacher Bob Russell.
While Memorial Day is not a religious holy day, it is an American holiday with deep significance honoring those who sacrificed their lives serving and defending our country. Continue reading
“Do not let Sunday be taken from you. If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan,” once opined the German theologian, philosopher, and physician Albert Schweitzer.
Since I’ve been unable to find the source and context of this quote attributed to Schweitzer, I suppose it might be subject to various interpretations. However, consider it from a simple New Testament perspective. Continue reading
Good morning from Beverly Hills,
Hope all of you are off to a great start with your Memorial Day Weekend.
Our blog post today is a recap of the past week’s posts. We send this out as a way to help our readers catch in case they missed a post. It’s also a good way for you to share ThePreachersWord either by email or on social media.
The most popular post of the week was “Is Your Church a Red Door Church? If you missed it, It was followed by “What America Needs.” If you missed either one, I encourage you to read them. And also to share with others. Based on reader reaction, both touched a nerve that was beneficial. Continue reading
Today’s list is taken from one of LeRoy Brownlow’s best-selling devotional books, Today is Mine.
Like each is his one-page devotionals, it’s not only short and succinct, but this one is a list of 10 points about how to achieve success.
Formula for Success Continue reading
During the past couple of days, I’ve been listening to politicians, political pundits, and experts from various fields discuss the “why” of the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas that snuffed out the lives of 19 innocent little children.
This occurred just 10 days after a gunman went on a shooting rampage at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo, New York where 10 people were shot and killed whose only crime was going grocery shopping.
Why are there so many of these mass shootings in America? Continue reading
When do you most feel the Lord’s presence in your life?
We might think it’s when we’re gathered with fellow Christians in worship on Sunday. Or when we’re surveying the beauty of God’s creation from a mountain top. Or relaxing by the seashore enraptured with the kaleidoscope of colors of a majestic sunset. Or maybe when we look into the precious face of our newborn child or grandchild. Continue reading
Nancy Kennedy, religious writer for our local Citrus County Chronicle recently wrote a column entitled “Red Door Churches” that caught my eye.
Kennedy relates touring a new meeting house of a church that had red doors. She learned that traditionally and historically, dating back to the medieval day that churches had red doors.
While the red door was symbolic of Jesus’ blood shed on the cross, thus reminding us of salvation in Christ, it also had a cultural significance. Continue reading
“People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy,” once quipped the 18th-century Anglo-Irish essayist, playwright, and poet Oliver Goldsmith.
In an age of extreme individualism that sets oneself as the standard, that parrots such expressions as “I must live for myself,” or “I must be true to myself,” and “I can only know what is right and wrong for me,” Goldsmith’s observation finds modern-day application. Continue reading
As Christians meet for worship today around the world, local churches will meet at different times. Culture and customs may impact the order, style and length of worship.
Some churches will meet in modern facilities with large crowds attending. Others will assemble in simple, nondescript buildings. Some may meet in rented storefronts. And others may gather in a small group in a family home.
Furthermore, I wonder how many different languages and dialects will lift their voices in praise and prayer to God today? Continue reading