Lot’s Wife – Episode 207

This week I was unable to get an interview lined up for the month and decided to do what I am calling Unscripted, where I just talk about something that has recently been on my mind.

This week I mention talk about Lot’s wife and one possibility for her looking back to the cities of Sodom and Gomorah as they were being destroyed. I don’t think I am the first to think of the possiblity that I bring up but I had never before heard any one else mention it.

The story of Sodom and Gomorah is the first time in the Bible where we are even given any indication that Lot was married. There is no mention of family when Lot seperates from Abram and heads towards Sodom and Gomorah, or even when Abram rescues Lot when Sodom and Gomorah were captured, at least twelve years before their destruction.

So there is a possibility that Lot didn’t meet his wife until he settled in Sodom and Gomorah to where by the time the angels came he could of had daughters old enough to be considered for marriage and not yet married. So what if the possibility of Lot’s wife looking back was becasue all she knew was about to be completely destroyed?

This concept sort of mirrors the idea Jesus presents of hating mother, father, family, and friends in order to follow Him. There are times in our lives when God tells us we need to cut ties with friends and family becasue not to do so would bring us down and lead us away from God. That is not to say that we aren’t to pray for them, but we also need to realize it might not be for us to lead them to salvation either.

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The Church and Her Holiness – Episode 206

This week/month I look at 1 Peter and discuss about what it has to say about the concept of holiness, and how Peter appears to define it as the outward expression of our hope within.

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Charles Spurgeon the Ministry Years – Episode 205

This week I continue from last month in talking about Charles Spurgeon and his years of ministry up until his death.

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February Kick Off – Episode 204

For those in the St. Petersburg area I talk about the next Becoming God’s Man men’s conference, “Be Transformed – Not Conformed,” which is coming up on Saturday, February 17. To register you can go to www.becominggodsman.com

The Becoming God’s Man YouTube channel is found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEoFzy5H2bi7YrPkpuhYlfw

Stay tuned as next week I will look at the ministry and death of Charles Spurgeon. Then for the Bible study, I will talk about the church and her holiness.  Finally, I will hopefully get an interview done for the month and won’t have a skipped week. So it is a great looking month coming up.

Holiness as Thanksgiving – Episode 203

The first of the Bible Study episodes. I look at Romans 12 and talk about how it expresses that our holiness is a way to express our thanks towards God for His grace.

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Charles Spurgeon the Early Years – Episode 202

This is the start of a three-part series on Charles Spurgeon for the God at Work History episodes. This month I talk about his childhood and school years.

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Sources:

John Piper, “Charles Spurgeon: Preaching Through Adversity,” Founders Journal 23 (1996), http://www.founders.org/journal/fj23/article1.html

Y. Fullerton, Charles Haddon Spurgeon: A Biography (Chicago: Moody Press, 1966), http://www.spurgeon.org/misc/biopref.htm

Henry Davenport Northrop, Life and Works of Rev. Charles H. Spurgeon (Chicago: Monarch Book Company, 1890), http://www.whatsaiththescripture.com/Voice/Life.and.Works.of.Spurgeon/Life.and.Works.1.html

Russell H. Conwell, The Life of Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Episode 29 – Joy to the World

This episode I look at the story behind the Christmas Carol “Joy to the World”

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Sources:

http://staugustine.com/living/2015-12-17

https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/history-of-hymns-joy-to-the-world

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_to_the_World

https://www.forestbaptistchurch.org/the-story-behind-the-carol-joy-to-the-world/

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/joy-to-the-world-a-classic-christmas-hymn-reconsidered/

https://www.ligonier.org/blog/christmas-carols-joy-world/

https://www.crossway.org/articles/a-brief-history-of-joy-to-the-world/

Episode 28 – Silent Night

Well, I decided to do a special holiday episode for December and to hold everyone over until the first of the year when I start with season 2.

In this episode, I take a look at the story of the Christmas Carol “Silent Night” and finish off with a reading of the English translation of the original text as well as a reading of what is traditionally sung in regards to the carol.

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Sources:

Silent Night Society http://www.stillenacht.at/en/index.asp. This is where I got most of my material as well as the English translation of the full six verses.

“Stille Nacht” https://www.german-way.com/history-and-culture/german-language/german-christmas-carols/stille-nacht/

Silent Night https://www.german-way.com/history-and-culture/german-language/german-christmas-carols/silent-night/

Episode 27 – Season 1 Wrap Up

On this episode, I talk about what all I have learned with my first attempt at a podcast, as well as talk about the future of God At Work and what I plan for season 2. Please stay tuned as I will return with more stories after the new year.

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