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Advancing Equilibrium in the Midst of An Agitated World

Welcome to gwot.rocks, a podcast about God, the World,and Other Things! We're all about advancing equilibrium in the midst of an agitated world. In a time where hate, tension, and stress seem to be at an all time high in
Latest Episode7/1/2022

Living the Separated Life.

Season 10, Ep. 218
The world despises the non-conformity of nonconformity, or the dissidence of dissent; it would have us be more charitable and not carry matters with too severe a hand. Death to the world, and burial with Christ, are experiences which carnal, fleshly minds treat with ridicule and contempt. Instead, the way and wisdom of the world recommends the path of compromise, and talks of "moderation." If we would follow the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, we must go right away into the wilderness of separation, and leave the carnal world behind us. We must leave its principles , its pleasures, and its religion too, and go far away to the place where the Lord calls his sanctified ones.How is it possible to come out and be “separate” while living in such a filthy culture as the United States of America? The Apostle Paul gives us the road map in the form of five rhetorical questions found in 2 Corinthians 6:14-16.Got Questions: What Does It Mean To Come Out From Among Them?Cut & Paste Personal Invitation to invite your friends to check out “gwot.rocks” podcast:I invite you to check out the podcast, “gwot.rocks: God, the World, and Other Things!” It is available on podcast players everywhere! Here is the link to the show’s home base for all its episodes:http://podcast.gwot.rocks/(Ctrl+click to follow the link)LIFE HELPSDONATEYou can help support this podcast by clickingour secure PayPal account. For donation by check, make payable to Transform This City, P.O. Box 1013, Spring Hill, Tennessee, 37174. “gwot.rocks” is a ministry of Transform This City.gwot.rocks home pageTransform This CityTransform This City Facebookgwot.rocks@transformthiscity.orgThank you for listening! Please tell your friends about us! Listen, share, rate, subscribe!*Empowering Encouragement Now segments are based in part on C.H. Spurgeon's Morning & Evening Devotions (public domain.)Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Christian StandardBible®, Copyright © 2016 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. ChristianStandard Bible® and CSB® is a federally registered trademark of Holman Bible Publishers.
7/1/2022

Living the Separated Life.

Season 10, Ep. 218
The world despises the non-conformity of nonconformity, or the dissidence of dissent; it would have us be more charitable and not carry matters with too severe a hand. Death to the world, and burial with Christ, are experiences which carnal, fleshly minds treat with ridicule and contempt. Instead, the way and wisdom of the world recommends the path of compromise, and talks of "moderation." If we would follow the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, we must go right away into the wilderness of separation, and leave the carnal world behind us. We must leave its principles , its pleasures, and its religion too, and go far away to the place where the Lord calls his sanctified ones.How is it possible to come out and be “separate” while living in such a filthy culture as the United States of America? The Apostle Paul gives us the road map in the form of five rhetorical questions found in 2 Corinthians 6:14-16.Got Questions: What Does It Mean To Come Out From Among Them?Cut & Paste Personal Invitation to invite your friends to check out “gwot.rocks” podcast:I invite you to check out the podcast, “gwot.rocks: God, the World, and Other Things!” It is available on podcast players everywhere! Here is the link to the show’s home base for all its episodes:http://podcast.gwot.rocks/(Ctrl+click to follow the link)LIFE HELPSDONATEYou can help support this podcast by clickingour secure PayPal account. For donation by check, make payable to Transform This City, P.O. Box 1013, Spring Hill, Tennessee, 37174. “gwot.rocks” is a ministry of Transform This City.gwot.rocks home pageTransform This CityTransform This City Facebookgwot.rocks@transformthiscity.orgThank you for listening! Please tell your friends about us! Listen, share, rate, subscribe!*Empowering Encouragement Now segments are based in part on C.H. Spurgeon's Morning & Evening Devotions (public domain.)Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Christian StandardBible®, Copyright © 2016 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. ChristianStandard Bible® and CSB® is a federally registered trademark of Holman Bible Publishers.
6/27/2022

Hear What the Supreme Court Said…

Season 10, Ep. 217
The Supreme Court Decision TextAbove is the link to the Supreme Court ruling which returns the question of abortion to the states. The podcast covers the ruling with the court cases cited as support for all the statements removed. I have some commentary along the way to define legal terms used etc...Cut & Paste Personal Invitation to invite your friends to check out “gwot.rocks” podcast:I invite you to check out the podcast, “gwot.rocks: God, the World, and Other Things!” It is available on podcast players everywhere! Here is the link to the show’s home base for all its episodes:http://podcast.gwot.rocks/(Ctrl+click to follow the link)LIFE HELPSDONATEYou can help support this podcast by clickingour secure PayPal account. For donation by check, make payable to Transform This City, P.O. Box 1013, Spring Hill, Tennessee, 37174. “gwot.rocks” is a ministry of Transform This City.gwot.rocks home pageTransform This CityTransform This City Facebookgwot.rocks@transformthiscity.orgThank you for listening! Please tell your friends about us! Listen, share, rate, subscribe!Empowering Encouragement Now segments are based in part on C.H. Spurgeon's Morning & Evening Devotions (public domain.)Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Christian StandardBible®, Copyright © 2016 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. ChristianStandard Bible® and CSB® is a federally registered trademark of Holman Bible Publishers.
6/23/2022

“Francois, is it Safe to Go On?”

Season 10, Ep. 216
St. Athanasius, in his book, On the Incarnation, writes “The Self-revealing of the Word is in every dimension - above, in creation; below, in the Incarnation; in the depth, in Hades; in the breadth, throughout the world. All things have been filled with the knowledge of God.”When the knowledge of God is present through the Living Word, Jesus Christ, everything bears his mark. Even down to the animal kingdom where you live.This episode is an update on this adventure ride through God’s animal kingdom!St. Athanasius QuoteLaSalle’s River Adventure background material/quote sourceOther Things with Mindi ObenhausOther Things with Mark Maxwellxmasclock.comCut & Paste Personal Invitation to invite your friends to check out “gwot.rocks” podcast:I invite you to check out the podcast, “gwot.rocks: God, the World, and Other Things!” It is available on podcast players everywhere! Here is the link to the show’s home base for all its episodes:http://podcast.gwot.rocks/(Ctrl+click to follow the link)LIFE HELPSDONATEYou can help support this podcast by clickingour secure PayPal account. For donation by check, make payable to Transform This City, P.O. Box 1013, Spring Hill, Tennessee, 37174. “gwot.rocks” is a ministry of Transform This City.gwot.rocks home pageTransform This CityTransform This City Facebookgwot.rocks@transformthiscity.orgThank you for listening! Please tell your friends about us! Listen, share, rate, subscribe!Empowering Encouragement Now segments are based in part on C.H. Spurgeon's Morning & Evening Devotions (public domain.)Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Christian StandardBible®, Copyright © 2016 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. ChristianStandard Bible® and CSB® is a federally registered trademark of Holman Bible Publishers.
6/20/2022

The Unnoticed Need...

Season 10, Ep. 215
The rich young ruler bowed his knees before Jesus as he repetitively questioned him, but he would not bow his heart to him.The unnoticed need that the rich young ruler had was the one roadblock to himgaining eternal life. Jesus’s response was spoken in love but painfully received by the man.The fulfillment of the lack is impossible with man, but Jesus leaves us with the encouraging words "All things are possible with God!" What a different world it would be if we would go all in with Jesus!Mark 10:17-22The Rich Young Ruler in the synoptic Gospels: Matthew 19:16-30; Mark 10:17-31; Luke 18:18-30.The Synoptic GospelsCut & Paste Personal Invitation to invite your friends to check out “gwot.rocks” podcast:I invite you to check out the podcast, “gwot.rocks: God, the World, and Other Things!” It is available on podcast players everywhere! Here is the link to the show’s home base for all its episodes:http://podcast.gwot.rocks/(Ctrl+click to follow the link)LIFE HELPSDONATEYou can help support this podcast by clickingour secure PayPal account. For donation by check, make payable to Transform This City, P.O. Box 1013, Spring Hill, Tennessee, 37174. “gwot.rocks” is a ministry of Transform This City.gwot.rocks home pageTransform This CityTransform This City Facebookgwot.rocks@transformthiscity.orgThank you for listening! Please tell your friends about us! Listen, share, rate, subscribe!Empowering Encouragement Now segments are based in part on C.H. Spurgeon's Morning & Evening Devotions (public domain.)Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Christian StandardBible®, Copyright © 2016 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. ChristianStandard Bible® and CSB® is a federally registered trademark of Holman Bible Publishers.
6/16/2022

Happy! Happy! Happy!

Season 10, Ep. 214
The thought of delight in religion is so strange to most people, that no two words in their language stand further apart than "holiness" and "delight." But, believers who know Christ understand that delight and faith are so beautifully united. Those of us who love God with all our hearts, find that his ways are ways of pleasantness, and all his paths are peace.Psalm 37:4 says to “Take delight in the Lord.“ Theinstruction of these words to some must seem very surprising and odd, but to us who are sincere believers it is only the reinforcement of a recognized truth. The life of the believer is described as a delight in God because it is a wonderful fact that true religion overflows with happiness and joy. Can you look back over your life and testify that your life has been a delight in the Lord?Psalm 37 is 40 verses long and an extremely powerful encouragement to us on how and why we should find delight in the Lord in the midst of these trying times.To be clear, in the podcast I talk about a people group I had the privilege to serve who were polytheistic in their religion. The Christian Bible is clear in its teaching that there is only ONE God. Polytheism is the construct of fallen man.Psalm 37Cut & Paste Personal Invitation to invite your friends to check out “gwot.rocks” podcast:I invite you to check out the podcast, “gwot.rocks: God, the World, and Other Things!” It is available on podcast players everywhere! Here is the link to the show’s home base for all its episodes:http://podcast.gwot.rocks/(Ctrl+click to follow the link)LIFE HELPSDONATEYou can help support this podcast by clickingour secure PayPal account. For donation by check, make payable to Transform This City, P.O. Box 1013, Spring Hill, Tennessee, 37174. “gwot.rocks” is a ministry of Transform This City.gwot.rocks home pageTransform This CityTransform This City Facebookgwot.rocks@transformthiscity.orgThank you for listening! Please tell your friends about us! Listen, share, rate, subscribe!Empowering Encouragement Now segments are based in part on C.H. Spurgeon's Morning & Evening Devotions (public domain.)Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Christian StandardBible®, Copyright © 2016 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. ChristianStandard Bible® and CSB® is a federally registered trademark of Holman Bible Publishers.
6/13/2022

The Peace of a Good Conscience!

Season 10, Ep. 213
The absence of concern or debate about the human conscience does not minimize its reality and serious, base, fundamental component of being human.As we give some focused thoughts about “conscience”, my hope is that we can help steer people we love and care about toward a greater awareness of their need to give attention to their conscience, and to not ignore it or take it for granted.God’s grace, mercy, and love has equipped each of us as humans with a conscience, and the wonderful greatness andsovereignty of it as the image bearer of God should provoke us to know ourselves, and in this sense, love, respect, and reverence ourselves more than all other creatures, friends, and acquaintances. We are to love our neighbor as ourselves. If a person’s conscience knew its power and authority, it would not allow itself to be silenced, abused, restrained, and kept under, being under God, the lord-controller of the soul, and supervisor of life.Acts 24:16, Hebrews 13:18NIH article on conscience.Google Dictionary Definitions fromOxford LanguagesCut & Paste Personal Invitation to invite your friends to check out “gwot.rocks” podcast:I invite you to check out the podcast, “gwot.rocks: God, the World, and Other Things!” It is available on podcast players everywhere! Here is the link to the show’s home base for all its episodes:http://podcast.gwot.rocks/(Ctrl+click to follow the link)LIFE HELPSDONATEYou can help support this podcast by clickingour secure PayPal account. For donation by check, make payable to Transform This City, P.O. Box 1013, Spring Hill, Tennessee, 37174. “gwot.rocks” is a ministry of Transform This City.gwot.rocks home pageTransform This CityTransform This City Facebookgwot.rocks@transformthiscity.orgThank you for listening! Please tell your friends about us! Listen, share, rate, subscribe!Empowering Encouragement Now segments are based in part on C.H. Spurgeon's Morning & Evening Devotions (public domain.)Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Christian StandardBible®, Copyright © 2016 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. ChristianStandard Bible® and CSB® is a federally registered trademark of Holman Bible Publishers.
6/10/2022

Get on Board the Zeal Train!

Season 10, Ep. 212
How is the present world crisis in the 21st century related to a 7th century B.C. prophecy and an 18th century English oratorio? Listen to this podcast to hear the answer! I am as excited about this podcast as I am of any of the 212 I have written and recorded! It is super exciting and encouraging. Listen closely and share it with a friend.Isaiah 59Hallelujah Chorus lyricsHandel's MessiahGoogle Dictionary, Definitions fromOxford LanguagesOther Things with Mindy Obenhaus YouTubeOther Things with Mark Maxwell YouTubeThe Anything's Possible Podcast featuring Mark Maxwell Cut & Paste Personal Invitation to invite your friends to check out “gwot.rocks” podcast:I invite you to check out the podcast, “gwot.rocks: God, the World, and Other Things!” It is available on podcast players everywhere! Here is the link to the show’s home base for all its episodes:http://podcast.gwot.rocks/(Ctrl+click to follow the link)LIFE HELPSDONATEYou can help support this podcast by clickingour secure PayPal account. For donation by check, make payable to Transform This City, P.O. Box 1013, Spring Hill, Tennessee, 37174. “gwot.rocks” is a ministry of Transform This City.gwot.rocks home pageTransform This CityTransform This City Facebookgwot.rocks@transformthiscity.orgThank you for listening! Please tell your friends about us! Listen, share, rate, subscribe!Empowering Encouragement Now segments are based in part on C.H. Spurgeon's Morning & Evening Devotions (public domain.)Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Christian StandardBible®, Copyright © 2016 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. ChristianStandard Bible® and CSB® is a federally registered trademark of Holman Bible Publishers.