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1/26/2023

Enjoying Mental Comfort in 2023!

Season 13, Ep. 279
This podcast episode is an adaption of the writings of puritan author Richard Stibbes, from his open source/public domain material, “Works, Volume Three. Today’s podcast starts on page 213, “A Breathing After God.” I’ll have the link to the open-source reference in the show notes. I remind you that the website archive.org is a book hounds dream, they have thousands of volumes scanned of open source/public domain books. As you compare this podcast to his writings, you will similarities, but the Lord is using material like this to inspire me, encourage me, and to expand these writings and take them to a new level for our edification today! In Psalm 27:1-2 David expresses his comfort- “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom should I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—whom should I dread? 2 When evildoers came against me to devour my flesh, my foes and my enemies stumbled and fell.” Through his limited, human words and expressions, David sought to draw acute attention to the comfort He found solely in the Lord, whom he sees as the spring of comfort, and as Paul said in 2 Cor.1:4, that the Lord is “the Father of all comfort.” We can live 2023 in the mental comfort that comes from God, as He gives us power to speak to our human souls, and patience to trust God to bamboozle our enemies. "One Thing Have I Desired" by the Marantha Singers.Richard Stibbes Volume 3 "A Breathing after God" starting on page 213."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.
1/23/2023

“Jane, stop this crazy thing!!!”

Season 13, Ep. 278
Rock guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck died on January 10, 2023, in East Sussex, United Kingdom at the age of 78 from bacterial meningitis. David Crosby, famous tenor voice, song writer, and member of the rock group, “Crosby, Stills, and Nash” and once in a while Young, suddenly died on January 18, 2023,at the age of 81. This is a reflection on what their passing. Even if you don't know who these people were, it will be a good challenge for you to reflect on your life and the opportunities before you in 2023. Rockers We Lost in 2022 | https://loudwire.comRick Beato's YouTube show “Jeff Beck 1944-2023 R.I.P.” Variety article on David Crosby's death. “The Unshakeable Kingdom and the Unchanging Person. “ by E. Stanley Jones on Abingdon Press, C 1972. pages 31 & 36."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.
1/19/2023

A Hodge-Podge of Encouragement for 2023!

Season 13, Ep. 277
Empowering Encouragement Now segments are based in part on C.H. Spurgeon's Morning & Evening Devotions. This episode is an amalgamation of several days of devotions, with snippets that really speak to my heart extricated and reworked and mashed together into this one train of thought- a blanket of encouragement to guide your 2023. My prayer is that, as we come together in increased manifestations of God's grace, faith, hope, love, fellowship, service, soul winning, humility, prayer, gladness, and joy- that it will result in souls saved and lives transformed, and CITIES TRANSFORMED, all for the Glory of Christ Jesus!"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.
1/16/2023

Rockin' It Old School!

Season 13, Ep. 276
Some have worked hard to disrupt the use of the sinner’s prayer in leading people to salvation in Jesus by leveling charges against its use, claim it’s not in the Bible, and it can become formulaic, manipulative and man centered. Some of these charges are outright lies, and others are excuses given that lets them off of the hook to diligently share the simple truth of the Gospel and trust God for the results. It is such arrogance and lack of faith in God to think that we can do anything at all to trip up someone to the point that the person is denied access to heaven and instead goes to hell because of us, and or because of a lack of some communication skillset on our part. If we want to see our cities become vibrant and filled with happy people who live caring, productive lives, it starts with us opening our mouths and talking to them about Jesus, in honest, simple ways. “A New Song” by Jan Karon. Copyright Jan Karen 1999, published by the Penguin Group, Penguin Books Limited. Snippets referenced from pgs. 392-395."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.
1/12/2023

The Synchromesh Transmission

Season 13, Ep. 275
We take for granted that all things mesh and work fluidly together…they don’t. With the grace of God absent, to borrow a line from the song “Midnight Blue” by Melissa Manchester, “even the simple things become rough.” The solution is simple, we must return to God. It’s an option that is still possible, but looking less probable every day. This episode shares a message of hope as to how we can get back to where we once belonged, and see our nation and our word flourish as God in Heaven intended!Ephesians 1  “Do the Tighten Up Ya’ll” Season 12 Episode 245 Data credits: Ephesian material from Bible Works, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (ISBE), Ephesians, Epistle to, VII Teaching, 2nd Paragraph. The Synchromesh Transmission - Main references Minor Reference "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.
1/9/2023

The Trinity of Purification

Season 13, Ep. 274
Philippians 3:14, “I press on toward the goal.” As we enter this new year, puritan author Thomas Watson challenges us to build Holy lives on the truths of knowing Jesus Christ & the certainty of our heaven, rather than retreat into carnal pleasures and unholy living.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. Today's reading is from August 21, pg. 234."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.
1/5/2023

How to Flourish In 2023!

Season 13, Ep. 273
1 Kings 17 Luke 4:16-28 The Lesson of the Inexhaustible Jar. This podcast is adapted from the public domain sermon by Rev. Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Inexhaustible Barrel, which he delivered on Sunday morning, December 18th, 1859, at Exeter Hall, Strand, England. It’s core thought is built on 1 Kings 17:16, which reads in the King James version, the Bible translation from which he preached: “And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord, which he spoke by Elijah.” Friend, you can count on this: come what may-God’s people are safe. In the midst of these historically turbulent times we will not allow agitation to distress us. As we stand upon his promises and rest in his faithfulness, we can stand against the blackest future, for there is nothing in it dreadful or terrible for us. This podcast tells you how all of these things are true and work toward us flourishing in 2023!qwdaqwdcqadwqvqaewfew (my 7 year old granddaughter is here in my office and wanted to type here while I'm wrapping up the show notes!) Life is good because God is good and meets our needs fresh each morning! Enjoy! https://www.usgs.gov/A Wadi is a stream that is quickly appearing and disappearing torrents, associated with rain.  "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.
1/2/2023

God-The Best Father!

Season 13, Ep. 272
Matthew 7:11 Puritan author John Bradford points us to the scripture, self evaluation, and a powerful prayer in order to recalibrate our brains on the truth that our Heavenly Father gives us an immense amount of earthly blessings which are but a taste of our heavenly blessings to come! A great reflection as we launch a new year! To God be the Glory!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. Today's reading is from June 26, pg. 178"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.
12/29/2022

Thursdays in December: Guardians of the Universe Phase 5

Season 13, Ep. 271
Wise Men Visit the King-Matthew 2:1-12  This is the final episode of the Christmas mini-series "Thursdays in December: Guardians of the Universe." If you have not listened to the first four episodes they are episode 263, 265, 267, and 269.The birth of our Lord was announced in a supernatural manner not only to Jews by the angelic message to shepherds, but also to Gentiles. Zoroastrian Priests living in Persia possessed the Hebrew scriptures, could read the language, and understood the message. When the Bible prophecies they knew came to pass, they immediately went in to action. At the same time, Jesus came to his own, and they received Him not. This it the story of true WISE MEN and how they were the final phase of the Guardians of the Universe, safe guarding the birth and beginning of the life of the Christ child.How Many Herods Are There?Who Were the Magi?"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.