110 - The Test Of Peace

August 25, 2020

The PowerBreak Podcast

Program 110 – SHOW NOTES

THE Q&A FORMAT

 

  1. OPEN with Tease

(Bob) “This is the PowerBreak Podcast, number 110 titled:

The Test Of Peace”

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– 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&JT: Plea and thank you for ratings and review & for spreading the word via social media and word of mouth…

  • BB – As a police officer you are call upon to make some critical decisions and make them in a hurry… so how do you train yourself to do that and by what criteria do you decide afterwards whether it was the right decision?

 

JT answers

 

  • BB – Let’s talk about major decisions in life… by what criteria do you do when you’ve made those decisions? And how do you keep yourself from second guessing yourself?

 

JT answers

 

  • JT – How about you? Do you make major decisions and how do you keep from second guessing yourself?

 

BB answers

 

  1. Bob – POINT: Here’s the point: God promises us wisdom and peace… if we follow His ways, seek after Him first and foremost in our decision process… the result is peace and that will keep you from going down the road of second guessing…

 

Proverbs 3:5–6 (ESV) — 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

 

  1. JT ------ OK THEN 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,

The Test Of Peace

  1. Presentation and discussion of Bob’s published article,
  • Bob and JT discuss highlights of the PowerBreak blog

The Test Of Peace

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

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

 

  1. Bob - “The Multiple Blessings Of Easter” and –… & Sermon link on the website.

 

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  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 FROM THE SPIRITUAL SIDE OF LIFE….

 

You covered this going off of PEACE in the blog… let’s discuss how this spiritual activity works when we are making an important decision in life.

  1. Bob

 

Let’s start with the important fact that God is not in the business of hiding His will from us…

Proverbs 3:5–6 (ESV) — 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

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.

2 Timothy 1:7 (ESV) — 7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

James 3:17–18 (ESV) — 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

  1. JT – Question Two… “FROM THE MENTAL ASPECT” – Does this mean we avoid making decisions without going through a process?

 

  1. Bob
  2. 2 Timothy 1:7 (ESV) — 7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
  3. 1 Corinthians 2:15–16 (ESV) — 15 The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. 16 “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
  4. Colossians 3:15–16 (ESV) — 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
  5. 1 Corinthians 2:15–16 (ESV) — 15 The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. 16 “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

 

  1. (JT) Third Question …. Turning to the physical aspect of life…. Let’s talk about what to do if you crash on your bike…

 

  1. First have you ever crashed (explain)
  2. BB – to JT – have you ever crashed? (explain

 

  1. BB – Thoughts on what to do….

 

  • Don’t move quickly but do a check of your body and your helmet
  • Slowly stand up if you are able
  • Get out of the road
  • Call for help
  • Stay calm (others won’t be)
  • Take care of the wounds (road rash)
  • Give yourself some time

 

  1. Bob’s final comment – It takes discipline ….

 

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 110

 

  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))) --- Multiple Blessings Of Easter

 

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