168 - The Sin Of Doing Nothing

October 19, 2021

The PowerBreak Podcast

Program 168 – SHOW NOTES


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(Bob) “This is the PowerBreak Podcast, number 168 titled:

The Sin Of Doing Nothing

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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 –  We are talking today about … The Sin Of Doing Nothing… In what area or areas of life  have you found people complaining about a situation but doing nothing to improve the situation?

JT answers and discussion


  1. Bob – POINT: We all get like that, especially when we get worked up by people complaining about any given situation, then it’s easy to get on the bandwagon and go about complaining. But… what can stop the complaining is ask the question to those who are voicing displeasure, including ourselves, “What are you doing to improve things?”

James 4:17 (ESV) —
17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.


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 Sin Of Doing Nothing

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


The Sin of Doing Nothing


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 – Basic Prayer Training –… & Sermon link on the website.

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  1. JT This is the PowerBreak Podcast, I’m JT along with Bob Brubaker and this is the  –– 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…




In what are of life do you think we lack the spiritual integrity or do we sin, if you  please, by not doing something we know we should be doing?


  1. Bob


Luke 9:23 (ESV) — 23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.


Matthew 5:23–24 (ESV) — 23 So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

Matthew 18:15–17 (ESV) — 15 “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.


Ephesians 4:15 (ESV) — 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,


  1. JT – Question Two… “FROM THE MENTAL ASPECT”


How would this principle of “sinning by doing nothing” apply to our facing a changing political scene and facing changes in our country? Complaining without doing anything is probably the most notable past time. What can we do?


  1. Bob

Threefold principle – PRAY UP / LIVE UP / SPEAK UP

First and foremost is to pray up…

2 Chronicles 7:14 (ESV) — 14 if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Second principle is to live up…

Genesis 18:32 (ESV) — 32 Then he said, “Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak again but this once. Suppose ten are found there.” He answered, “For the sake of ten I will not destroy it.”

Speak up…

Ephesians 4:15 (ESV) — 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,

Ezekiel 33:1–7 (ESV) — 1 The word of the Lord came to me: 2 “Son of man, speak to your people and say to them, If I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from among them, and make him their watchman, 3 and if he sees the sword coming upon the land and blows the trumpet and warns the people, 4 then if anyone who hears the sound of the trumpet does not take warning, and the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. 5 He heard the sound of the trumpet and did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But if he had taken warning, he would have saved his life. 6 But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any one of them, that person is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand. 7 “So you, son of man, I have made a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me.

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


Let’s talk about the concept of super sets. It seems like a good way to get more bang for your buck when you workout… What do you think?


  1. BB & JT discuss ---

What are supersets?

Put simply, a superset is when you perform one exercise and then immediately switch to another exercise without taking a break for rest in between. Research shows that supersets lead to better fitness gains with shorter exercise times. I love this idea, because while I enjoy exercise, I also like to get it out of the way so I can enjoy the rest of my life.

With traditional strength training techniques, you’ll typically rest for a minimum of 30 to 90 seconds between sets of an exercise (reminder: a set is the number of times a specific exercise is performed in a row). This gives you time to catch your breath and also gives your muscles an opportunity to recover. But most people spend more time resting between sets than actually performing exercises during strength training workouts.

Supersets shorten our exercise time significantly by cutting out this rest break. It works because while your muscles are recovering from one set, you’re performing another exercise for a different group of muscles rather than taking a break. You can switch back to the first exercise to perform another set and continue with this pattern until you need a break.

Studies also show that it’s a more effective training technique for your muscles, heart, and lungs than traditional techniques because it increases the intensity of exercise.

Strength training with supersets is simple. Both studies mentioned earlier use a specific type of supersets called reciprocal supersets, which switch back and forth multiple times between two different exercises that target different muscle groups on opposite sides of the body. For example, performing an exercise for the chest (like the flat chest press) followed immediately by an exercise for the back (like rows).


Bob’s final comment – It takes discipline ….


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

Closing statement Bob…. “check out today’s show notes at bobbrubaker.com and click on the PowerBreak podcast – today’s show is 168.


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