Today is Sunday.
If you’re home bound, and worship services at your local church have cancelled during the current crisis, the days can run together. It can seem just like a another day. And you can overlook how special today is.
Whatever your faith and conscience calls for you to do today, never forget the importance of this day. Continue reading
This week has been one of the busiest weeks in terms of visitors and hits in our 8+ year history. Thank you for reading. Signing up to follow. And for so many who’ve offered comments, suggestions, observations and asked questions. Thank you. Hopefully, this little blog is serving even a greater purpose for so many who are “shut in” during these unusual and unprecedented times.
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.
Sunday Seed Thoughts: 10 Suggestions for Home Bound Christians
Word of the Week:Prudence
Is it Wrong for Churches to Cancel Services?
A Passage To Ponder: Luke 9:23-24
How To Feel Peace When Plagued with Problems?
Is it Wrong To Observe the Lord’s Supper at Home?
May God bless, protect and give you strength, courage and peace as we all rely on Him during this “present distress.”
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman
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. Continue reading
During these chaotic, uncertain and unprecedented times many people are feeling distressed, disquieted, and disturbed.
However, the absence of a peaceful, calm and tranquil spirit is not all due to the current crisis of the coronavirus. For many this predicament only added more pressure to many other pressing problems.
If people of faith who’ve enjoyed a relatively good life are experiencing some feelings of anxiety, apprehension or even alarm, what do you think people who were already dealing with financial problems, relationship conflicts, or depression are feeling? What about those whose faith is weak? Or who have no faith? Or no support system Continue reading
The 16th century German theologian, Martin Luther is credited with saying “A religion that gives nothing, costs nothing and suffers nothing, is worth nothing.”
We understand the value of anything is determined by its investment, either in time, money, or personal sacrifice. When Jesus says, “follow me,” he is calling us, not just to hang out with him, or tag along, but to a devout, different, and dedicated, life. Continue reading
This question raised today reminds me of the old joke about the politician who was asked by a reporter his position on a particular issue.
“Well, there are two ways to look at it,” he responded. Then launched into a lengthy explanation of both views, giving both the pros and cons of the respective positions. He concluded by saying he had friends on both sides of the question.
“But what’s your position?” the reporter pressed. Continue reading
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When George H.W. Bush was President, comedian Dana Carvey made a living by imitating Bush on Saturday Night Live. As he spoofed the President, Carvey made popular the phrase: “Wouldn’t be prudent!”
While the President could have become irritated and resentful of Carvey, Bush demonstrated prudence by inviting Carvey and his wife to the White House. Apparently the two became good friends and dispelled any rumors that Bush held a grudge against Carvey. Continue reading