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9/22/2022

Time on Our Hands

Season 11, Ep. 243
James 5:20 says "consider this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and cover over a multitude of sins." For most of us who live here in America, in the evening of the day, whether it be at 5pm or midnight, recreational opportunities are plentiful- dining out, an exercise workout at the gym, power walking in the neighborhood, going to a sport event, or family gatherings, to name a few. Most of us live for the evening of the day. I have a question for you - What Do You Do When You Have Nothing You Must Do? Out of all the recreational time in the evening of your day, how much of it is spent in dedicated talking to others about Jesus? This episode encourages us to give some serious thought to intentionally dedicating some of our evening hours within the parameters of our week to being a witness for Jesus. Ecclesiastes 11:6 "Other Things with... " YouTube ChannelCut & 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 HELPSDONATE You can help support this podcast by clicking our 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 page  Transform This City  Transform This City Facebook gwot.rocks@transformthiscity.org Thank 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.
9/19/2022

What About The Conscience?

Season 11, Ep. 242
Acts 24:16 says “I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.” It is sad today that many, perhaps most people have no understanding of what the conscience is nor do they care to know. Samuel Ward gives us explosive insight into the origin, power, and purpose of the conscience. This episode is brief in minutes, but robust in depth of content. You will want to listen through once, then go back and listen to it line by line, and meditate on this deep truth, so that your soul and spirit fully absorbs it. Talk about advancing peace in your life...this one, short, episode, can do more for your peace of mind and heart, than anything else you will hear today!Samuel WardWhat is the Conscience?Buy Voices From The PastAll readings in this mini-series from "Voices From The Past" (copyrighted material) are used with permission from the publisher.“Voices From The Past: Puritan Devotional Readings,” edited by Richard Rushing. The Banner of Truth Trust. Copyright 2009 Richard Rushing. ISBN 9781848710481. Binding: Cloth-bound, Cloth-bound & ePub, Cloth-bound & Kindle, ePub, Kindle (.mobi). Page-count 428. Banner Publishing Date Dec 1, 2009.Matthew 5:44-46"Other Things with... " YouTube ChannelCut & 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 HELPSDONATE You can help support this podcast by clicking our 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 page  Transform This City  Transform This City Facebook gwot.rocks@transformthiscity.org Thank you for listening! Please tell your friends about us! Listen, share, rate, subscribe!  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.
9/15/2022

Now You See It - Now You Don't!

Season 11, Ep. 241
In the midst of these turbulent times, God is still doing a new thing! If you have been personally impacted by some loss during these past three years, I encourage you to look to God, focus on Him, rest in Him, wait in him, wait ON HIM, and He will birth a new thing in you and through you. This is the epitome of the reason this podcast is named gwot.rocks...I move from a disappearing church building, to a 90's Christian rap tune, to the recent decision by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, to fall out from the pandemic, back to hope for a future, in spite of all the mess! Listen to the podcast to understand the Google Map points! Isaiah 43:16-21 210 S. 10th St.999 Fatherland StIsaiah 43 New ThingNu Thang LyricsChurch SoldSupreme Court Circuit Assignments"Other Things with... " YouTube ChannelCut & 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 HELPSDONATE You can help support this podcast by clicking our 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 page  Transform This City  Transform This City Facebook gwot.rocks@transformthiscity.org Thank you for listening! Please tell your friends about us! Listen, share, rate, subscribe!  Christian Standard Bible® and CSB® is a federally registered trademark of Holman Bible Publishers and used by permission.
9/12/2022

God Gave Ozzie Osbourne His Riches!?

Season 11, Ep. 240
This is Reading # 3 in our special 20 part series on "Voices From The Past, Volume 1" (May3rd, pg.124),a 365 daily devotions from Puritan authors. Focus of this episode: Provision. In the model prayer Jesus teaches us to pray “Give us this day our daily bread” (Matthew 6:11.) Pay close attention to what Thomas Manton has to say about the peculiar destination of God’s providence, how His providence extends to all men, the difference between His common bounty and His covenant blessings, and the two-fold war in man.Matthew 5https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_MantonBuy Voices From The PastAll readings in this mini-series from "Voices From The Past" (copyrighted material) are used with permission from the publisher.“Voices From The Past: Puritan Devotional Readings,” edited by Richard Rushing. The Banner of Truth Trust. Copyright 2009 Richard Rushing. ISBN 9781848710481. Binding: Cloth-bound, Cloth-bound & ePub, Cloth-bound & Kindle, ePub, Kindle (.mobi). Page-count 428. Banner Publishing Date Dec 1, 2009.Matthew 5:44-46"Other Things with... " YouTube ChannelCut & 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 HELPSDONATE You can help support this podcast by clicking our 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 page  Transform This City  Transform This City Facebook gwot.rocks@transformthiscity.org Thank 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.
9/8/2022

Little Things Mean A Lot!

Season 11, Ep. 239
Do you recognize the miracle moments God has worked in your life, those tiny events, and each moment of time that is a miracle of creation? Miracles in the mundane. Those little things mean a lot, if we will just begin to believe what we see. God is not hiding…miracles are what He does every day.2 Kings 6/The Floating Iron Ax HeadQuote from the fictional book, "Joshua"-Chapter 18, page 236, middle paragraph. “Joshua” © Info"Other Things with... " YouTube ChannelCut & 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 HELPSDONATE You can help support this podcast by clicking our 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 page  Transform This City  Transform This City Facebook gwot.rocks@transformthiscity.org Thank 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.
9/5/2022

When an Enlarged Heart is a Great Thing!

Season 11, Ep. 238
In puritan Thomas Manton's day, the idea of seeking a private room in which to pray was referred to as "going into your closet" to pray (Matt. 6:6). What a great concept...talking to God from a place that is out of the ordinary flow of life traffic, hidden away so as not to be easily disturbed; even going to a place where people would not normally think to find you! As Manton says, private prayer is a necessary duty if we are to live the vital life of the grace of God EVERY DAY! As we “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17), God will enlarge our hearts (expand our compassion) and make us the successful ambassadors of salvation and the peace of Christ that God wants us to be. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_MantonBuy Voices From The PastAll readings in this mini-series from "Voices From The Past" (copyrighted material) are used with permission from the publisher.“Voices From The Past: Puritan Devotional Readings,” edited by Richard Rushing. The Banner of Truth Trust. Copyright 2009 Richard Rushing. ISBN 9781848710481. Binding: Cloth-bound, Cloth-bound & ePub, Cloth-bound & Kindle, ePub, Kindle (.mobi). Page-count 428. Banner Publishing Date Dec 1, 2009."Other Things with... " YouTube ChannelCut & 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 HELPSDONATE You can help support this podcast by clicking our 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 page  Transform This City  Transform This City Facebook gwot.rocks@transformthiscity.org Thank 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.
9/1/2022

A Life of Pleasure NOW!

Season 11, Ep. 237
This is the first episode, or reading, in our new twenty part mini-series, "Voices From The Past." My goal is to share with you a sample of the well-done book by the same name, and to advance the peace of God in your life in the midst of this agitated world by featuring five devotional readings on each on the four topics: the providence of God, prayer, God’s provision in our lives, and personal purification. "Voices From The Past" Reading #1, April 23, Page 114."For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure" (Phil. 2:13)Divine Providence Buy Voices From The PastJohn Flavel BioAll readings in this mini-series from "Voices From The Past" (copyrighted material) are used with permission from the publisher.“Voices From The Past: Puritan Devotional Readings,” edited by Richard Rushing. The Banner of Truth Trust. Copyright 2009 Richard Rushing. ISBN 9781848710481. Binding: Cloth-bound, Cloth-bound & ePub, Cloth-bound & Kindle, ePub, Kindle (.mobi). Page-count 428. Banner Publishing Date Dec 1, 2009."Other Things with... " YouTube ChannelCut & 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 HELPSDONATE You can help support this podcast by clicking our 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 page  Transform This City  Transform This City Facebook gwot.rocks@transformthiscity.org Thank 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.
8/29/2022

Exciting News!

Season 11, Ep. 236
I’m happy to announce that I’ve been given permission by the publisher of the daily devotional book, “Voices from the Past, Volume 1,” to record twenty chosen daily readings. Special thanks to the General Manager of The Banner of Truth, John Rawlinson, for his response to my email outreach and helping make this happen. The twenty devotions will make up the mini-series, “Voices From The Past.” This episode gives you an overview on what to expect. My goal in recording this mini-series is to share with you a sample of this well-done book, and to advance the peace of God in your life in the midst of this agitated world by featuring five readings each on the four topics: the providence of God, prayer, God’s provision in our lives, and personal purification. https://banneroftruth.org/us/store/devotional-books/voices-from-the-past/“Voices From The Past: Puritan Devotional Readings,” edited by Richard Rushing. The Banner of Truth Trust. Copyright 2009 Richard Rushing. ISBN 9781848710481. Binding: Cloth-bound, Cloth-bound & ePub, Cloth-bound & Kindle, ePub, Kindle (.mobi). Page-count 428. Banner Publishing Date Dec 1, 2009."Other Things with... " YouTube ChannelCut & 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 HELPSDONATE You can help support this podcast by clicking our 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 page  Transform This City  Transform This City Facebook gwot.rocks@transformthiscity.org Thank 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.
8/25/2022

Self-Awareness vs. Christ-Awareness

Season 11, Ep. 235
The famous devotional series by Oswald Chambers, "My Utmost for His Highest", as it says at the top of each day's of devotion is truly the most beloved devotion of all time. There is a reason for that- Chambers had gifted insight into God and His word. The devotions for August 19 & 20 think about self-awareness versus Christ-awareness. As best as I can tell the material is copyright protected, so I feature one paragraph quote at the end. The podcast talks about some of the key bullet points that I feel address the primary cause of the massive increase in anxiety among the people of our nation and what can be done to bring relief to the hurting masses. After listening to the podcast, I encourage you to click on the YouTube link of David Dunn's official music video on his fantastic song "I Wanna Go Back". It really captures what I feel God wants me to say through this episode! Jesus says in Matthew 11:28 "Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I WILL GIVE YOU REST!"David Dunn "I Wanna Go Back""Other Things with... " YouTube ChannelCut & 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 HELPSDONATE You can help support this podcast by clicking our 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 page  Transform This City  Transform This City Facebook gwot.rocks@transformthiscity.org Thank 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.