Monthly Archives: February 2023

When You Feel Forsaken

Have you ever felt like everyone was against you?

Your spouse was discontented. Distant.  And disengaged.   Your kids seemed sullen and angry.  Your boss was demanding.  Impossible to please.  A friend betrayed you.  Others turned on you.  No one listened.  Or understood.  Or seemed to care.  People who lauded and praised you a few days ago now turn on you with a spiteful venom.  Continue reading

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Growing in Conviction

Athanasius, of Alexandria, was a 3rd century theologian who fearlessly opposed the teachings of Arius, who declared that Christ was not the eternal Son of God, but a subordinate being.

After being hounded through five exiles, Athanasius was finally summoned before emperor Theodosius, who demanded he cease his opposition to Arius. The emperor reproved him and asked, “Do you not realize that all the world is against you?” To which Athanasius quickly replied….

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Weekly Recap: February 20-24

Good Morning from Sunny Florida

In case you’ve missed one of our posts, this week, we are sending out this post with a recap of each day’s post with its live links.  It’s not only a good way for you to catch up, but also to share ThePreachersWord with your friends via email or on social media.

Also there is a bonus post from 11 years ago today on Christians and Pop Culture.  I hope you will take 2 minutes to read it.  And even share it. Continue reading

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I Saw A Man Die

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“I saw a man die the other day,” began a post by my friend, preaching colleague and fellow blogger, Roger Shouse.

It quickly caught my attention. Roger’s description of this man’s death was sobering and thought provoking.

I urge you to read it slowly. Thoughtfully. And introspectively. Continue reading

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ONE BLOOD

It was on this date in 1868 that W. E. B. Du Bois was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

As a teenager Du Bois became aware of the “vast veil” separating him from his white classmates. As a result, “he devoted most of his life to studying the position of Black Americas from a sociological point of view.”

Du Bois was a sociologist, historian, civil rights activist and author, who helped found the NAACP in 1909. While he had impressive academic credentials, including a doctorate from Harvard University, he was unable to get a job at a major university. Continue reading

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Luke 18:9-14

There’s a story told about a businessman well known for his ruthlessness who once announced to writer Mark Twain, “Before I die I mean to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. I will climb Mount Sinai and read the 10 Commandments aloud at the top.”

“I have a better idea,” replied Twain. “You could stay in Boston and keep them.” Continue reading

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5 Benefits of Discernment

Discernment involves seeing life from the proper perspective. From a spiritual context. From God’s viewpoint.

It’s been said that when Goliath came threatening the Israelite army, the soldiers all thought “he’s so big we can never kill him.” David saw the same giant and thought, “He’s so big, I can’t miss him.”

In yesterday’s post, we introduced, defined and illustrated the concept of discernment. If you missed that post, read it first. Continue reading

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Developing Discernment

Spring has sprung. For baseball Spring training camps, that is. Here’s a great baseball story with a wonderful spiritual application.

Dave Bosewell, in How Life Imitates the World Series, tells a story about the late Earl Weaver, manager of the Baltimore Orioles, and how he handled his star player Reggie Jackson.

Weaver had a rule that no one could steal a base unless given the steal sign. This upset Jackson because he felt he knew the pitchers and catchers well enough to judge who he could and could not steal off of. So one game he decided to steal without a sign. Continue reading

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Weekly Recap: February 13-17

Good Morning from Beverly Hills, FL

It’s been a good week here in Citrus County. Wonderful, sunny weather reaching the 80’s. Some down time to relax at home.  And a reminder in many forms of the bounty of blessings we enjoy.

Tomorrow, I’m looking forward to  worshiping with and preaching for the Brooksville Church of Christ at their 11AM worship service.  Hope to see a number of our regular readers at that service. Continue reading

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Be a Truth-Teller

If you’re facebook friends with Wilson Adams, you know he posts some wonderful, insightful, and succinct thoughts.

Some time ago he posted this piece, “Be a truth-teller.” Continue reading

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