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#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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#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

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#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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#29-On Being a BLESS-ing


BLESSThis podcast stays in the realm of Bible teaching this week – or rather faith sharing. If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, how easy is it for you to share with others your faith in Him? For many, I would say that it is probably difficult. My home congregation is trying to make it easy for everyone to share the story of their faith. So, I am pleased to share the first of several messages about sharing. Today, we learn how being a BLESS-ing can help you share your faith in Christ. BLESS is an acronym to help you remember some basic steps in sharing.  Take a listen for more details!


The scriptures used today and some notes are below:

Matthew 28:16-20

Begin with prayer (Acts 4:23-24, 29-31)

  • God, how you want me to bless the people and the places that you’ve sent me?

Listen (James 1:19)

  • Don’t talk, but listen to people – their struggles, their pains in the places that God has sent you

Eat (Acts 2:46-47)

  • Eat. Having a meal with people builds relationships.

Serve (Matthew 20:25-28)

  • Serve

Story (1 Peter 3:15)

  • When the time is right, jump in.

Matth 5:16

#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

#19-41 Audiobooks in 41 Days


Get Caught ListeningThis week we are celebrating the privilege that I’ve had to voice 41 audiobooks in the last couple of years. If you’ve followed my Facebook or Twitter feeds, you’ll have seen a title: 41 Audiobooks in 41 Days. Each day of the week, I’m featuring a different audiobook – presented largely in alphabetical order. (There are variations for books that are part of a series or a holiday happening. )

In this podcast, I play excerpts from the books which have been featured in the past few days. This is something we’ll do until the 41 Audiobooks in 41 Days ends sometime in August.  I hope you find something that will tickle your ears!!! Enjoy!

#8-The Merger of Audio Books & Spiritual Ideas: Devotionals

A Mended Heart

A Mended Heart

God Me & A Cup of Tea cover

God Me & A Cup of Tea

I’ve said that this podcast is dedicated to “audiobooks, spiritual ideas, and other items of interest.”  Today, I start a series of three (I think) podcasts which will highlight the merger of audiobooks and spiritual ideas.  I have recorded two devotional books, A Mended Heart by Patti J. Smith and God, Me and a Cup of Tea by Michele Huey.  In this podcast, I talk about both books and play excerpts from them.