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4/12/2021

Did You FALL for It?

Season 5, Ep. 98
This episode is meant to be a little light hearted interlude in the special series, "Plain Revelation." Though the Revelation episodes about the seven churches in Asia Minor end with an encouraging word, they have been heavy listening. So, with a little tongue in cheek, I make a serious point about our need to PAY ATTENTION in life - not everything is as it appears! Enjoy!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/US>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>All of the links below have been updated and are valid. Upon checking, I discovered that a few of the addresses had changed! Enjoy!(Ctrl+click to follow the link)DONATEYou 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.orgDigital Tools>>>>>>>>>>YouVersion The Bible AppMultifaceted Bible with audio capabilities!Bible.Is Audio BibleThe Bible ProjectThe Bible Project ResourcesPlan of SalvationJESUS Film: This free full-length movie tells the story of Jesus and God's plan to redeem mankind to himself. The film is based on the Gospel of Luke and available in over 1,800 other languages.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.
4/7/2021

Climbing Out of the Hole of Half-Heartedness

Season 5, Ep. 97
Next in the podcast series, Plain Revelation!, "The Church at Laodicea - The Half-Hearted Church. Overcoming Debilitating Mediocrity."Revelation 3: 14-22.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/US>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>All of the links below have been updated and are valid. Upon checking, I discovered that a few of the addresses had changed! Enjoy!(Ctrl+click to follow the link)DONATEYou 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.orgDigital Tools>>>>>>>>>>YouVersion The Bible AppMultifaceted Bible with audio capabilities!Bible.Is Audio BibleThe Bible ProjectThe Bible Project ResourcesPlan of SalvationJESUS Film: This free full-length movie tells the story of Jesus and God's plan to redeem mankind to himself. The film is based on the Gospel of Luke and available in over 1,800 other languages.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.
4/5/2021

Easter 2021 and The Battle of Spring Hill

Season 5, Ep. 96
An unusual mashup of thoughts provoked by a hike up the American Civil War battlefield of The Battle of Spring Hill!Check out last years Easter Podcasts:http://podcast.gwot.rocks/episodes/easter-2020The Story of Easter Video for ChildrenThe Story of Easter: The Beginner's BibleCut & 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/US>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>All of the links below have been updated and are valid. Upon checking, I discovered that a few of the addresses had changed! Enjoy!(Ctrl+click to follow the link)DONATEYou 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.orgDigital Tools>>>>>>>>>>YouVersion The Bible AppMultifaceted Bible with audio capabilities!Bible.Is Audio BibleThe Bible ProjectThe Bible Project ResourcesPlan of SalvationJESUS Film: This free full-length movie tells the story of Jesus and God's plan to redeem mankind to himself. The film is based on the Gospel of Luke and available in over 1,800 other languages.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.
4/1/2021

Philadelphia: The Faithful Church!

Season 5, Ep. 95
FINALLY!!! A faithful church found in Asia Minor! The Pastor and People of the Church in Philadelphia got it right! As we listen to what Jesus says about this church and the faithfulness they showed in the midst of an onslaught of evil, we will gain hope and insight for living faithful, overt, tenacious lives of worship and commitment to the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! As we stay devoted to Him, He shows us His love, protection, provision, and permanent dwelling with Him in Heaven! Sometimes it may not look or feel like it, but we ARE super conquerors in Him! Revelation 3:7-13Cut & 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/US>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>All of the links below have been updated and are valid. Upon checking, I discovered that a few of the addresses had changed! Enjoy!(Ctrl+click to follow the link)DONATEYou 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.orgDigital Tools>>>>>>>>>>YouVersion The Bible AppMultifaceted Bible with audio capabilities!Bible.Is Audio BibleThe Bible ProjectThe Bible Project ResourcesPlan of SalvationJESUS Film: This free full-length movie tells the story of Jesus and God's plan to redeem mankind to himself. The film is based on the Gospel of Luke and available in over 1,800 other languages.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.
3/29/2021

Sardis: The Dirty Church

Season 5, Ep. 94
This episode is a continuation of the our special series on Plain Revelation. Today we look at Revelation 3:1-6. Sardis was one of the two churches in Asia in the greatest spiritual crisis. These are hard words to read and hear, but keep in mind as we listen to these words, Christ intends them as words of encouragement. As we listen to what he says, it will make sense and we will see through to the words of blessing, hope, and promise!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/US>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>All of the links below have been updated and are valid. Upon checking, I discovered that a few of the addresses had changed! Enjoy!(Ctrl+click to follow the link)DONATEYou 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.orgDigital Tools>>>>>>>>>>YouVersion The Bible AppMultifaceted Bible with audio capabilities!Bible.Is Audio BibleThe Bible ProjectThe Bible Project ResourcesPlan of SalvationJESUS Film: This free full-length movie tells the story of Jesus and God's plan to redeem mankind to himself. The film is based on the Gospel of Luke and available in over 1,800 other languages.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.
3/24/2021

Great Helps are in the Show Notes!

Just a helpful reminder that gwot.rocks show notes are a veritable plethora of great tools to help you live the life of Peace in Christ; a treasure trove of goodness. ( Yes, I did use the words veritable, plethora, treasure, and trove all in this brief promo! HA! ; )Here is the standard cornucopia of helps included at the end of each episode of gwot.rocks! (Yep, I used the word cornucopia too!)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/US>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>All of the links below have been updated and are valid. Upon checking, I discovered that a few of the addresses had changed! Enjoy!(Ctrl+click to follow the link)DONATEYou 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.orgDigital Tools>>>>>>>>>>YouVersion The Bible AppMultifaceted Bible with audio capabilities!Bible.Is Audio BibleThe Bible ProjectThe Bible Project ResourcesPlan of SalvationJESUS Film: This free full-length movie tells the story of Jesus and God's plan to redeem mankind to himself. The film is based on the Gospel of Luke and available in over 1,800 other languages.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.
3/24/2021

Minimalism Revisited.

Season 5, Ep. 93
How much does it take for you to be really happy? I started on a journey of self-evaluation of my relationship to material possessions in 2016. I am still in the middle of that self-evaluation. I think the evaluation will be a continual life process. There were two key events in my life that started me down this path. In todays podcast I talk about those two key events and give an update where I am in 2021. My prayer for each of us, is that we will live life with shallow tent pegs and decide to be free, to think and live independently, and to soar above the masses, and follow our King Jesus as champions who live lives of excellence, both in this life and the life to come!As I was preparing the show notes today, I noticed that The Minimalists have a new documentary on Netflix, "The Minimalists: Less is Now." The link to the YouTube promo is here. I have not watched it yet, so I can't make any assessment about it or its content. 2 Corinthians 5:1-10Swindoll Devotional “Principles” The ending quote, “Getting started is as simple as asking yourself one question: How might your life be better if you owned fewer material possessions?” is here.The Minimalists WebsiteThe Minimalists YouTube ChannelDave Ramsey Financial Peace University – help to get out of debt to live the life of freedom God intended for you to enjoy. This program works! Its common sense, straight forward help. Check it out!(In the opening intro of this episode, Kenny mentions theFrothy Monkey Coffee Housein beautiful downtown Franklin, Tennessee. Frothy Monkey has been a staple in the Nashville community since 2004. They were one of the first coffeehouses in Nashville and one of the cornerstone businesses to open in the transformed 12th South Nashville neighborhood.There are several locations in the greater Nashville area. If you are ever in the area stop by and enjoy! This is not a paid endorsement, we don't do that ! The place is just really good and cool!)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/US>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>All of the links below have been updated and are valid. Upon checking, I discovered that a few of the addresses had changed! Enjoy!(Ctrl+click to follow the link)DONATEYou 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.orgDigital Tools>>>>>>>>>>YouVersion The Bible AppMultifaceted Bible with audio capabilities!Bible.Is Audio BibleThe Bible ProjectThe Bible Project ResourcesPlan of SalvationJESUS Film: This free full-length movie tells the story of Jesus and God's plan to redeem mankind to himself. The film is based on the Gospel of Luke and available in over 1,800 other languages.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.
3/22/2021

Mean Ol' Jezebel- Edited!

Season 5, Ep. 92
Well, friend, a really weird, unexplainable thing happened with this episode. The raw, unedited recording of this episode was uploaded initially. Fortunately, a regular listener made me aware of the debacle! The final recording and the rendered version for upload are missing from my computer. Really weird. Anyway, here is the RE-EDITED episode 92! If you made it through the rough cut, please listen again to the edited version-it will make more sense and be easier to follow! It’s is clear, due to the fact that sexual immorality and idolatry is the key problem in 2 out of the seven churches-these two devastating destructive sins are perched at the doorsteps of us all. We all must hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches. We must guard our hearts in the areas of doctrine, relationships, and worship of God. To deviate into heresy can overwhelm us and ultimately result in paying the ultimate price for our sin and disobedience, by God striking us dead. In the letter to the pastor and church at Thyatira, Jesus calls out the false prophetess Jezebel and her adulterous partners in heretical teaching of supposed deeper things (which Christ highlights as doctrines from Satan) which by deceit lead the people into sexual immorality and idolatry. Jesus makes it very clear, that unless the people in bed with the adulterous and idolatrous false teacher repent, that their children will be killed dead. It is assumed here that the reference of the children has to do with those who are birthed into this heresy. The point is, to adhere to the spirit of Jezebel brings dire consequences to the child of God. The podcast finishes up with the evaporation of the thoughts into the core of the "so what" of this podcast. As you get to that portion at the end, you will notice a difference in recording quality. In an effort to capture the thoughts as they were bursting through my mind, I grabbed my IPhone and recorded. The background noise is a fan running in the background. May God bless you and encourage you as we discuss this difficult but very timely subject.Here are the four key take aways from today's podcast:Immorality & idolatry is not that far from each of us. It is one deceitful false teaching away. Each should take heed lest he fall.Cancel culture has been with us since the church began, and the leniency and excuses made by the church on behalf of the deadly false teacher and false spokesperson for God results in the ultimate punishment on earth, death, being executed by Jesus himself. Tolerance of the bold, arrogant, strong personality who is a perpetrator of Satan’s carries with it the death penalty. The existence of a Jezebel is an intolerable situation and the consequences for the toleration are devastating.We are fearful to point fingers, yet there comes a time to speak and stand. Great blessing of true strength, power, and fellowship with Jesus are promised to the ones who stays pure, doesn’t engage in the heresy, and does the hard thing now, and stays the course of right actions- the one who conquers and keeps Jesus’s work.Repentance is possible. We must ring the bell of warning with boldness to guard our own hearts against deceit and decline and rescue others from the impending disaster.Revelation 2:18-29Wiki/JezebelJezebel -gotquestions.orgUS News Article on Jezebel example of the celebration and defense of one of the most wicked people in the Bible.Biblical Archaeology Article on Jezebel another example of a cultural realignment of JezebelBoth of these Bible dictionaries have a rather liberal view of Jezebel…Anchor Bible Dictionary and the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia…and we wonder why the church of Jesus Christ is in such moral failure and culturally absent today, while evil is bursting forth in almost every conceivable way in our nation and our world.(In the opening intro of this episode, Kenny mentions theFrothy Monkey Coffee Housein beautiful downtown Franklin, Tennessee. Frothy Monkey has been a staple in the Nashville community since 2004. They were one of the first coffeehouses in Nashville and one of the cornerstone businesses to open in the transformed 12th South Nashville neighborhood.There are several locations in the greater Nashville area. If you are ever in the area stop by and enjoy! This is not a paid endorsement, we don't do that ! The place is just really good and cool!)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/US>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>(Ctrl+click to follow the link)DONATEYou 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.orgDigital Tools>>>>>>>>>>YouVersion The Bible AppMultifaceted Bible with audio capabilities!Bible.Is Audio BibleThe Bible ProjectThe Bible Project ResourcesPlan of SalvationJESUS Film: This free full-length movie tells the story of Jesus and God's plan to redeem mankind to himself. The film is based on the Gospel of Luke and available in over 1,800 other languages.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.