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#44-Upside Down Blessings


blessings copyThis week, we go back to the world of spiritual ideas to talk about “blessings.”  Each week, I end this podcast with an exhortation to “share you blessings with someone else.”  The question is, “What are our blessings?”  Are they the things we have?  The people we know?  The life we lead?  Jesus tells us about blessings and this lesson from my home church talks about those definitions in the context of Jesus’ birth.

Scriptures referenced in this lesson are:

The Roman’s Quest Interview – part 1


Anne Baxter-CampbellRomans Quest cover 1DSCF1381-WEBThis week, I interviewed Anne Baxter Campbell and Trish Horner about the latest Narration by George Audio Book release, The Roman’s Quest.  Anne is the author of this very fine novel.  Trish was the narrator for the female characters and the female point-of-view narratives.  We talked about the novel and about the faith in God that is evident throughout and central to the book.  You’ll hear examples of everything mentioned.  There is so much to hear that this is only the first part of the interview.  Next week, for part two, Anne interviews Trish and me.

Here are the links mentioned in the program:

Helping Hands Press web-site

Narration by George web-site

The Roman’s Quest – samples  to hear and click to buy

#34-What is the Gospel’s response to sexual immorality


FAQ #5-Sexual immoralityThis week, we examine the fifth and final Frequently Asked Question – questions that people ask about God by looking at the Gospel’s response to sexual immorality.  This answer may surprise you!  But, you’ll never know without listening!


The scriptures and links referred to in this podcast are listed below:

John 1:1, 14

John 4:23

Leviticus 18:4

Leviticus 18:6, 8-18

Leviticus 18:20; 20:10

Leviticus 18:21

Leviticus 18:22; 20:18

Leviticus 18:23

Leviticus 18:24-25

1 Corinthians 6:16-20

John 8:2-6

John 8:6-8

Romans 3:23

Romans 6:23

1 Corinthians 6:9-10; 11

John 8:9-10

John 8:11

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Narration by George on Twitter

#33-FAQ: How can I be certain that my decisions reflect God’s will for my life?


FAQ #4-God's willWe continue looking at the five tough questions people ask about God.  This week is a more internal question than the others: How can I be certain that my decisions reflect God’s will for my life?  Again, I feature the teaching of Joey Davis from the Clear Creek Church of Christ on this topic.  Your comments are always welcome.

Here are links to the scriptures referred to in this lesson:

1 Timothy 2:3-4

Ephesians 5:15-17

Micah 6:1-4; 6-8

Numbers 13

James 4:8

And other links mentioned in the podcast:

Narration by George on Facebook

Narration by George on Twitter

Narration by George e-Mail

#32-FAQ: What about people who’ve never heard the gospel?


FAQ #3-Going to HellThis week features question number three of the five tough questions that people ask about God.  We look at the question of people who have never had the chance to hear the gospel.  Are they condemned to hell?  This podcast, like the others, features the teaching of Joey Davis of the Clear Creek Church of Christ.  Your comments are always welcome to me.

The scriptures and links referenced in this podcast are below:

Matthew 10:28

Matthew 8:12

Matthew 13:42

Matthew 13:50

Matthew 22:13

Matthew 24:51

Matthew 25:30

Ezekiel 33:11

2 Peter 3:9

Romans 7:18-20; 24-25

John 14:6

1 Peter 3:18

John 3:16-17

Romans 3:23

Romans 6:23

Romans 2:15; Acts 17:26-27

Hebrews 1:1-2

Acts 1:6-7

Romans 1:16

The Romans Quest (new audiobook)

Narration by George on Facebook

Narration by George on Twitter

#31-FAQ: On God and Suffering


FAQ #2-Just GodWe continue our look at five tough questions which are asked about God when Christians begin to share their faith outside of the church building’s walls.  This week’s question: If God is loving and just, why does he allow suffering and injustice?  Listen for some answers.

Scriptures referenced in this podcast are:

2 Peter 3:9

1 Peter 1:6-9

Daniel 3:24-25

Isaiah 43:1-3

Matthew 27:46

Psalm 22

2 Corinthians 5:21

1 Peter 1:3-5

1 Corinthians 15:54-57

#30-FAQ: How Can I Know that God Exists?


FAQ #1-God ExistLast week’s  podcast challenged us to be a BLESS-ing by sharing how Jesus’ intersects our story.  When we rise to that challenge, we’ll hear questions.  Some easy.  Some hard.  Beginning with this episode, we examine five hard questions that people may ask you about God.  How should you answer?  Listen for some help with this question.

Scriptures referenced in this podcast are:

Romans 1:20-21

Colossians 1:15

Romans 3:23

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#28-Surviving Perilous Times


jesus-teaching-in-templeMost of the time we read passages like Luke 21 in light of an end-of-times narrative.  However, I think that Jesus’ hearers – his disciples and apostles – would have heard this narrative in a different way.  Jesus was preparing his disciples with instructions for survival in perilous times.  In their day, Jerusalem was going to be destroyed, the church was to be scattered through persecution, and disciples would be killed.  How would they get through those times?

In many ways, our times are not so different.  There is persecution for believers in Jesus – some that leads to death.  Churches are in trouble for various reasons.  And times seem to be getting more difficult.  How to God’s children cope?

In this podcast, I go back to Jesus’ instructions for His first followers from Luke 21:5-36.  Let’s hear Jesus’ words as they might have heard them, not as an end-of-times narrative.  What do we learn of coping in perilous times?

#26-God Weeps

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Did you know that God cries?  There are two specific incidents in the scriptures which have startling similarities.  I talk about those incidents and what they mean for you and especially for me as a Narrator of Audio Books!  Join me for a short journey into the scriptures for a unique insight.

Links to the Scriptures used in this podcast:

Luke 19:41-44

Jeremiah 2:9-11

John 12:36-43

#21-41 Audiobooks in 41 Days #3


11011774_453277944844098_2831709382067220832_nIt’s week #3 for taking a look at a short synopsis and hearing a new sample from each of the audiobooks that I’ve recorded over the last couple of years.  This week, we review a devotional book, a police mystery, some poetry, an action adventure series, and some historical fiction.

I also share some thoughts about the murderous rampage which took place last week in Chattanooga, my adopted home town.

Here are he links for this week’s book selections:

God, Me, & a Cup of Tea, by Michele Huey

Grave Obsessions-Volume 1: Chiseled Heart, by Patti J. Smith

Here Among the Ruins, by Regina Puckett

Knighthawke, by Jerry Mincew

Knighthawke: Vanishing Shadows, by Jerry Minchew

Let Freedom Ring-Volume 1: The Sutler of Petersburg, by Joy Ross Davis