288 - The Gospel Centered Life

The PowerBreak Podcast

Program 288 – SHOW NOTES (2024 – 08)

Show date – February 27, 2024


  1. OPEN with Tease

(Bob) “This is the PowerBreak Podcast, number 288 titled:

The Gospel Centered Life

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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 Gospel Centered Life”


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

  1. Bob – POINT: We may hear the term, as a “step up” from just being a Christian and actually it’s really what should depict every Christian to be Gospel Centered… after all isn’t that what Jesus gave in the great commission?


Matthew 28:18–20 (ESV) — 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

  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 …

“The Gospel Centered Life ”


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

“The Gospel Centered Life”


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 – The Battle For The Mind–… & 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…




Why is the Gospel Centered Life concept important to even think about?

  1. Bob & JT discuss

First the Gospel is important to not only think about but to be part of our lives. After all it is the Gospel that brings us to the Lord Jesus Christ and quite frankly if you are a new Christian or have been a Christian for many years – you need the Gospel because the Gospel helps us to stay on track as to what is important and motivate us as to why we do what we do.

Secondly,  A Gospel Centered life is honoring to the Lord Jesus Christ. What better way of honoring Him than to be ready to share the Gospel and disciple another person in a Gospel Centered Life?

Thirdly, Since the Gospel Centered Life is the basis of unity in the church – it helps us connect with other people around what is important.

I suppose you might say, the Gospel Centered Life Concept is another way of keeping the main thing the main thing.

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


How can we mentally adapt to the concept of the Gospel Centered Life?

  1. Bob & JT discuss


Mentally, set your mind on the Gospel each day.

1 Corinthians 15:1–4 (ESV) — 1 Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, 2 and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. 3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,

Mentally, set your mind on praying for grace to keep the Gospel front and center in your mind – to make sure your thinking is right and to be ready to be a witness as to how the Gospel has changed your life.

1 Peter 3:15 (ESV) — 15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

It’s amazing what God can do with a person who is had their mind on ready.

  1. Third question … Turning to the Physical


What are your thoughts on plyometric training?


  1. Bob & JT discuss

Plyometric exercises are specialized, high intensity training techniques used to develop athletic power (strength and speed). Plyometric movements use strength and elasticity of muscle tissues to increase the speed or force of muscular contraction; therefore allowing someone to jump higher, move faster, throw harder, or to further improve performance in any particular sport.

A plyometric exercise consists of 2 different phases: the lengthening phase, and the stretch-shortening phase. During the lengthening phase your muscles are "loaded" (like stretching a rubber band) which is immediately followed by a shortening contraction. For example, when doing squats, going from start position to the squat position is considered the lengthening phase. The next phase, the stretch-shortening phase, is considered the plyometric contraction. This is the explosive movement of contracting your muscles. With the example of the squat, this would be considered the movement from the squat position back to the start position, in a brisk, explosive motion. The main purpose is for the muscle to generate a strong and lengthened contraction as quickly as possible.

There are thousands of plyometrics exercises for children ranging in intensity. Common activities such as hop-scotch, jumping rope, and even jumping jacks can be classified as plyometric exercise. Regular participation in a plyometric training program may help to strengthen bone and facilitate weight control. It’s worth checking out.

Any other thoughts JT?

Bob’s final comment – Plyometrics are a great consideration for some cross training to focus on movement and explosive power…. of course as with any exercise program, it’s good to know about it and the benefits but it takes discipline to just do it..

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 288.


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


  1. (((commercial by Bob))) --- The Battle For The Mind

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