054 - It's Just A Small Thing

October 1, 2019

The PowerBreak Podcast

Program 054 – SHOW NOTES




  1. OPEN with Tease

(Bob) “This is the PowerBreak Podcast, number 054, titled:

It's Just A Small Thing

– I’m Bob Brubaker along with JT as we hope you will stay tuned as we seek to give you a little power in this break to help you succeed in the race of life.”


  1. (JT) This is the – PowerBreak Podcast – with a focus on the spiritual, the mental, and the physical aspects – all to help you succeed in the race of life. For show notes from today’s podcast go to bobbrubaker.com and follow the link for the PowerBreak podcast.


  1. Welcome – Bob and JT – chit chat about life, walk with God, training, etc.


  • BB – Do you as an officer of the law have any small and seemingly meaningless task you have to do?
    • JT - (((answer)))
  • BB – How do you handle getting those things done?
    • JT (((answer)))
  • JT – I’d say you deal with some what appears to be small things too as a minister… how do you deal with them?
    • BB (((answer)))


  1. Bob – POINT: We all have what seems to be small and maybe unimportant tasks in life BUT WAIT… don’t blow them off – they are part of building character and momentum in life and are really part of the test….


Luke 16:10–11 (ESV) — 10 “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. 11 If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?


So whether large or small – important or seemingly not so important – it all matters in life and we’ll be better off to treat everything with that attitude…


  1. JT --- LET’S TALK SOME MORE ABOUT THAT as we bring up… WHAT’S NEW –  as we open Bob’s recent blog from bobbrubaker.com …

Bob, tell us what you wrote in your blog, It's Just A Small Thing


  1. Presentation and discussion of Bob’s published article,

It's Just A Small Thing

  • Bob and JT discuss highlights of the PowerBreak blog


  • Bob concludes with “The PowerBreak blog is found at bobbrubaker.com”

((((:03 PAUSE))))


  1. JT – What’s happening Bob? Any news we need to know about this week?”…


  1. Bob (((BOOK PITCH FOR “God’s Powerline of prayer”))))

–… & Sermon link on the website.

(((:03 PAUSE)))


  1. JT – “So here we go… in our time for WHAT ABOUT THIS…  –– time for some questions and answers. Feel free to submit your questions by EMAIL TO JT@bobbrubaker.com and we’ll get to the answer on an upcoming PowerBreak. Podcast…


  1. JTQuestion ONE


What are some small things that are really important things that we tend to blow off?


  1. Bob


  • Daily habits
  • Commitments
  • Faithful participation in the church
  • Faithfulness to one church
  • Job
  • Positions
  • integrity


Matthew 25:23 (ESV) His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.'


CONCLUSION – when we are faithful in the little things we’ll be faithful in the bigger things…


Luke 16:10–11 (ESV) — 10 “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. 11 If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?


It begins with the small things….


  1. (JT) The next question is from a mental standpoint…


How can we discern what is a small thing and an unimportant thing?


  1. (Bob)


Good question! We need to set boundaries and sort things out… so we need wisdom


James 1:5–8 (ESV) — 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.


  • Just because a job or duty or habit is not “appealing” doesn’t mean it’s not important…


Luke 17:7–10 (ESV) — 7 “Will any one of you who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and recline at table’? 8 Will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, and dress properly, and serve me while I eat and drink, and afterward you will eat and drink’? 9 Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded? 10 So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.’ ”




Romans 12:1–2 (ESV) — 1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.


  1. (JT) Turning to the physical aspect of life….

What are some of the small things in physical training that we often neglect?


  1. Bob
  • Stretching
  • Hydration
  • Warm up
  • Cool down


What think you, JT?


Point: DISCIPLINE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE --- in all aspects of life


  1. Closing statement Bob…. “check out today’s show notes at bobbrubaker.com and click on the PowerBreak podcast – today’s show is 054


  1. JT – Submit your questions by EMAIL to JT@bobbrubaker.com and listen for Bob’s answer on an upcoming PowerBreak Podcast


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  1. (((commercial by Bob))) --- One Breath From Death


(((pause for music transition)))


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