May 21, 2022 · 5:59 am
Good morning from Beverly Hills,
What a night! Thunder. Lightning. And pouring rain. Based on this week, I think our summer rainy season in Florida has begun. At least I’m saving money on watering my lawn.
Hope all is well with our readers and that you’ve enjoyed this week’s posts. Our Saturday post offers an opportunity for you to catch up in case you missed one. Also, it’s a good way to share ThePreachersWord via email or social media. In addition, there’s a bonus post from 2012 that most of you have never seen. Continue reading →
May 20, 2022 · 5:20 am
A good friend messaged me the other day to share some personal thoughts and mentioned he was rereading Dale Carnegie’s classic book “How To Win Friends and Influence People.”
I recalled it was one of the first books I read regarding relationships when I began preaching. Our exchange triggered the thought to share a few highlights from the book for today’s list. Published in 1936, “How To Win Friends and Influence People” has sold over 30 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling books of all time.
These simple, succinct suggestions, are still valid. And will make a difference in all of your interpersonal relationships. Continue reading →
May 19, 2022 · 6:49 am
According to a recent poll by Lifeway Research of 1,000 Protestant Pastors, 44% said their “people’s political views” were difficult to deal with.
Additionally, 48% of the respondents expressed concern regarding, “people’s strong opinions about nonessentials.”
“Congregations are filled with many opinions,” said Scott McConnell, executive director of Lifeway Research. Continue reading →
May 18, 2022 · 7:08 am
Josh McDowell, the author of several books on Christian evidences, once remarked that even if he could answer every question a skeptic could throw at him, he still may not believe.
Why? Continue reading →
May 17, 2022 · 7:13 am
Actually, evil strikes every day. But some days evil is so horrific that it’s headlined on the evening news.
This past weekend five shootings across the US made the news.
Three separate shootings occurred outside the Milwaukee Bucks arena following their loss to the Boston Celtics in game 6. Fortunately, no one died. But 29 were injured.
On Sunday afternoon a shooter killed one person and wounded five others at the Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, California. Continue reading →
May 16, 2022 · 6:15 am
In one of his devotional books, LeRoy Brownlow told a story about a man explaining ethics to his son.
“Ethic is vital to a workable and confident society,” he said. “For instance, a friend paid me back today a loan with a new hundred-dollar bill. Later I discovered there were two hundred-dollar bills stuck together. This immediately presented a question of ethics.” Pausing he said… Continue reading →
May 15, 2022 · 6:18 am
Today we gather in our churches around the US and all over the world for one central reason and for one special focus. To remember Jesus.
On the eve of the His crucifixion, during the Passover feast, Jesus instituted a memorial, later called by Paul, “The Lord’s Supper.” When partaking of it, Jesus instructed, “This do in remembrance of Me.”
Today we assemble because of who Jesus is. Because of what He did. And because of our relationship to Him.
For today’s seed thought, consider these great quotes about Jesus. Continue reading →
May 14, 2022 · 5:14 am
Good morning from Beverly Hills,
For those who think Florida is oppressively hot 24/7, 365, this current season is a very sweet time here. Low to mid-60s in the morning. Low to mid 80’s during the day. However, we know that 90+ degree temperatures are coming. But, it’s pleasant right now.
For the next three weeks, we’re home before we begin a pretty busy summer schedule. If you’re visiting or in the area of Crystal River, I’ll be preaching at the West Citrus Church on May 15, 22, and 29. Sunday Bible is @ 9:3o AM and Worship @ 10:30 AM. Come and join us. Continue reading →
May 13, 2022 · 6:24 am
Tuesday’s post addressed the importance of Dads in the home. As a follow-up, today’s list offers some specific suggestions for Dads.
21 Tips For Being a Great Dad Continue reading →
May 12, 2022 · 7:14 am
If you’re on facebook, you know they care about your memories. They say so. And then bring up pictures of past posts for you to think about. Or laugh at.
This morning facebook reminded me of a wonderful memory from the above picture posted on May 12, 2013, in Lee’s Summit, MO. It was Mother’s Day. And it was one of our best surprises. Ever. Well, until Miles was born.
We had moved from Temple Terrace the previous year, and it would be the first time in several years that Norma Jean wouldn’t get to be with our kids on Mother’s Day. So, I decided to surprise her by flying them to Kansas City. Continue reading →