249 - Freedom From Fear

May 23, 2023

The PowerBreak Podcast

Program 249 – SHOW NOTES (2023 – 19)

Show date – May 23, 2023


  1. OPEN with Tease

(Bob) “This is the PowerBreak Podcast, number 249 titled:

Freedom From Fear

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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 … Freedom From Fear

So JT What does that title bring up to your mind?

  1. Bob – POINT: Fear is present in everyone’s life… so how do we overcome it?


Hebrews 2:14–15 (ESV) — 14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.

  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 …

Freedom From Fear

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

Freedom From Fear

Bob concludes with “The PowerBreak blog is found at bobbrubaker.com”             ((((:03 PAUSE))))


  1. JT – What’s happening Bob? What would you like our listeners to know about this week?


  1. Bob – Power In The Valley –… & 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…




Isn’t it a little simplistic to just say, trust Jesus and you’ll overcome all your fears?


  1. Bob & JT discuss


2 Corinthians 11:3 (KJV 1900) — 3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

2 Peter 1:3–4 (ESV) — 3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.

Hebrews 2:14–17 (ESV) — 14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. 16 For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham. 17 Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.

Psalm 23 (KJV 1900) — A Psalm of David. 1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: And I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Romans 8:31 (KJV 1900) — 31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?



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


How do we get over the mental blocks of things that cause us to fear?

  1. Bob & JT discuss


Is anything too hard for the Lord?

Is any enemy too much for Him?

Revelation 1:17–18 (ESV) — 17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, 18 and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.

  1. (JT) Third Question …. From the physical side of life…


I know you’ve done a few marathons … are they any tips for those listeners who are thinking about a marathon or half marathon this year?


  1. Bob and JT discuss…


Marathon season has officially launched in the northern hemisphere. This year is projected to be the busiest ever with record numbers of marathons and half marathon toeing the line.

Tip 1: Obey the 10% Rule
During your mileage ramp-up don’t increase your weekly distance by more than 10 percent. Like many “rules” this is more a general guideline. But I’ve found it to be prudent advice for avoiding overuse injuries.

Tip 2: Cross Train
For me, cross training has become an essential component of my marathon preparations. As I’ve, well, matured I’ve found that cross training helps develop my cardiovascular system without the impact of traditional running.

Tip 3: Recovery Matters
I used to pooh-pooh recovery as something reserved for the weak. After running myself ragged and suffering from acute lethargy and chronic exhaustion, I now embrace recovery. And my performance and overall health and happiness have improved as a result. Hammer Nutrition Recoverite has become an indispensable tool.

Tip 4: Sleep Matters Too
As with recovery, I used to discount the importance of sleep. I wish that I knew what I know now when I was younger. Sleep matters. Though after a hard day of training or racing, sleep doesn’t always come easy. Again I turn to Hammer Nutrition for some assistance. REM Caps help me get solid sleep without leaving me groggy or in a brain fog the next morning.

Tip 5: Try New Things
I’ve been a longtime user of Hammer Nutrition Endurolytes, HEED and Perpetuem, but only more recently discovered Race Caps Supreme and Anti-Fatigue Caps. If you always do the same thing it’s likely you’ll always get the same predicable results, so experiment during your training to find new things that can enhance your performance.

The last bit of practical counsel I’ll offer comes from personal experience. While I love dried figs, they’re not the best choice for snacking the day before a race. Let’s just say there were several unintended pit stops along the way (hey, the best lessons in life are not always pleasant). Still crossed the finish line, just a bit slower than anticipated.

Anything thoughts on this JT?


Bob’s final comment –It doesn’t take all that much but if you are disciplined to exercise regularly you will benefit - of course be disciplined enough to talk to your doctor before you begin any exercise program BUT it pays to add this discipline to your life….


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 249.


  1. JT – Submit your questions by EMAIL to JT@bobbrubaker.com and listen for OUR answer on an upcoming PowerBreak Podcast (((:03 pause)))


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