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Tuesday, March 29, 2005
It’s like tryin’ to tell a stranger about rock’n’roll.
A conversation I was involved with last week got me thinking. Do you have to believe in God in order to love? Listen to the podcast for my answers.
Romans 5:6?8 (NIV)
6You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. 8But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Bob Bennett “The Best”
Bob is a friend of mine, and I’ve been a fan since the late ’70s. This song is from his debut album, which is out of print. I’m blessed to have my original vinyl copy.
Verse of the day: Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Sunday, March 27, 2005
Have a blessed Resurrection Day.
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
You don’t really believe that stuff, do you?
Verse of the Day: Matt. 28:6 (NIV) ” He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.”
Back from last week’s illness! It’s good to have that behind me!
Today’s show is about the resurrection of Christ, and how the most reasonable conclusion is that it really happened!
Music: Keith Green’s “Easter Song” and “The Victor”
Also played the “Godcaster’s Music Trivia Test” that I produced for Adam Curry.
Matt. 28:1 through Matt. 28:16 (NIV)
1 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
5 The angel said to the women, ?Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ?He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee . There you will see him.? Now I have told you.?
8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them. ?Greetings,? he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, ?Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee ; there they will see me.?
11 While the women were on their way, some of the guards went into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened. 12 When the chief priests had met with the elders and devised a plan, they gave the soldiers a large sum of money, 13 telling them, ?You are to say, ?His disciples came during the night and stole him away while we were asleep.? 14 If this report gets to the governor, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.? 15 So the soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has been widely circulated among the Jews to this very day.
16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee , to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.
1 Cor. 15:17 (NIV)
17And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.
1 Cor. 15:6 through 1 Cor. 15:8 (NIV)
6After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. 7Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, 8and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
A sick host and a shorter podcast.
Sorry about the bad voice! I’ve been fighting this “creeping crud” since just after last week’s podcast. I had to cut the show short because I almost couldn’t talk any more after less than a half hour.
Announced the winner of last week’s Susan Gray CD giveaway: Wilker Altidor.
Talked about the importance of a name. We don’t put faith in someone who’s character we do not know. God’s character is revealed in His many names. We mentioned many of the names of God. There’s a great website that lists lots of those names.
Matthew 7:14 (NIV)
Jesus said, 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
Verse of the Day
Matthew 11:28 (NIV)
28 ?Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Wednesday, March 9, 2005
Added a cool new streaming player here on the ShowNotes page! Check it out and tell your friends! It’s right below the headline at the top of this page.
Tuesday, March 8, 2005
A Fresh Lifespring!
Susan Gray Song Title: Clean Again Get it here
Exploder Song Title: Santa Fe. This CD is not yet available. Email me for more info, and I’ll
forward it to the band
wahba Song Title: I Must Tell Jesus. Get it here
Jim Vilandre Song Title: Live For The Line. Get it here
One of my favorite artists, Anne Davis, has a new website. Check it out. Her lyrics and music are thoughtful and moving.
I talk about an example of how Jesus loves us, explaining some new perspectives on an account from the book of Mark…
Mark 8:22 through Mark 8:26 (NIV)
22They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. 23He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man?s eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, ?Do you see anything??
24He looked up and said, ?I see people; they look like trees walking around.?
25Once more Jesus put his hands on the man?s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. 26Jesus sent him home, saying, ?Don?t go into the village.?
I also explain why I talk about Jesus when it’s not really the P.C. thing to do…
Acts 4:12 (NIV)
12Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.?
Lastly, Lifespring! is giving away a free copy of Susan Gray’s CD, “Live Here”. You’ll have to listen for details!
Tuesday, March 1, 2005
New Lifespring! Podcast
Jimmie Bratcher Song Title: “Something Better” Get it at indieheaven.com
Donny Holland Song Title: “Beautiful Life” Get it at indieheaven.com
I talked about the Kindom of God. Here are the scriptures I used:
Matthew 25:31 through Matthew 25:34 (NIV)
31 ?When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
34 ?Then the King will say to those on his right, ?Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.
Luke 21:31 (NIV)
31 Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near.
Luke 22:17 through Luke 22:18 (NIV)
17 After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, ?Take this and divide it among you. 18 For I tell you I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.?
Tuesday, February 22. 2005
New Lifespring! Podcast
Well, because of some technical difficulties, the podcast was uploaded late. Sorry about that.
I finally talked about the conversation with the fellow at the Orange County Podcaster’s MeetUp.
A listener, Dave, emailed me earlier this past week about how to “hear” God. I addressed that question and spoke about the NY Times characterization about me having a “vision” to do this podcast.
Saturday, February 19. 2005
Lifespring! in the New York Times!
Exciting news! Lifespring! and Steve Webb were cited in the Saturday, February 19th edition of the New York Times! The story appeared on the front page of the national edition of the newspaper. While the reporter slightly mischaracterized the way in which I said I felt God’s calling to do the podcast, I feel that she did a fair job.
Listen to Monday’s podcast for more about the interview, and my comments on how I believe God “speaks” to us today…
Monday, February 14. 2005
Happy Valentine’s Day
A day early so that I can be home with Lovely Lady LeeAnn, my wife, this evening instead of recording!
1 Cor. 13:1 through 1 Cor. 13:13 (NIV)
1If I speak in the tongues? of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,? but have not love, I gain nothing.
4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Saturday, February 12. 2005
Here it is!
The new Lifespring! show notes page is finally here!
It’s taken longer than I had hoped, but “better late than never”.
Eventually I’ll bring all the archives over here, but for now, you can go to the old show notes page for information on older shows.
As always, I’ll be putting up a new show on Monday. It’s going to be a good one. It is, after all, Valentine’s Day.
I had a very interesting conversation with a fellow at the Orange County Podcaster’s MeetUp earlier this week, and I’ll be sharing some of that conversation with you.
And of course there will be some great music, too!
Please get on over to PodcastAlley.com and vote. It won’t take much to get the show into the Top 10. Let’s make it happen, people!
Monday, February 7. 2005
Lifespring! Archives from the old website
February 7, 2005
Music: Jimmie Bratcher. “Doctor, Doctor”. Fantastic blues! Click here for more info. Here’s his website.
Clemency. “Live”. Click here for more info. Here’s their website.
Look for this website to move to our new url: www.lifespringonline.com. Content will be moving over the next several days.
The Hall of Fame man: Abraham is in the list found in Hebrews chapter eleven. I read from Romans:
Romans 4:18 ? 5:8 (NIV)
18Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” 19Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead?since he was about a hundred years old?and that Sarah?s womb was also dead. 20Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. 22This is why “it was credited to him as righteousness.” 23The words “it was credited to him” were written not for him alone, 24but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness?for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. 25He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.
1Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. 3Not only so, but we? also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.6You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. 8But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Gmail invite giveaway: email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the url of the new Lifespring! website.
Email audio comments to: email@example.com
January 31, 2005
Music: Jerimae Yoder. “Not In Vain”. Click here for more info. Here’s his website.
Anne Davis. “Where The Roads Cross”. Click http://www.indieheaven.com/view_artist.idh?artist_id=84158 for more info. Here’s her website.
Emmisarius. “Open Our Eyes”. Click here for more info. Here’s their website.
All of these songs really touched me this week. Listen to them closely. Fantastic lyrics!
Though I don’t really like talking about myself, I did just that on this podcast. It occurred to me that you might want to know about this guy behind the microphone. I talk to you about some lifechanging info, and it might be helpful to know what makes me “tick”.
Still have a few gmail invitations, so I told you how you might get one from me.
Shared my favorite scripture passage with you:
Romans 8:38-39 (NIV)
38For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Next week I’ll talk about a man who made it to the Hall of Fame, and I’ll have some great news about this website!
I have a new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
January 24, 2005
Remembering Johnny Carson. I also talked a bit about the special aspects of salvation.
Music by abishai, “More Than You Know”. Also, music by Bryan Duncan, “Never Lied To You”.
Gmail invitation giveaway to the first few who email with the answer to the question, “Why did Rob at the Podcast 411 podcast refer to me as from the lunatic fringe?” You can learn the answer by downloading the podcast from Podcast 411 and listening. Email me with your answer.
January 17, 2005
Music: abishai, “More Than You Know”. More about them at indieheaven.com. A great group of guys with a real heart for God!
Clemency, “It’s Your Love”. You’ve heard them before on “Lifespring!”. This is one of my favorite groups.
Interviews: Two of my three sons! Steven (13 years) and Timothy (10 years) speak about their concept of God.
I discuss John 3:16-21.
I quoted from the New American Standard Bible today, and the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION?. NIV?. Copyright?1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.
January 10, 2005
Check out these new podcasts: The Whole Truth and RevTim Podcast. The Whole Truth is the entire New Testament in a year, and the RevTim Podcast is hosted by Rev. Tim Holm, a pastor in the Bay area.
Today I shared with you more about the loving relationship that God the Father wants with you through His Son, Jesus Christ.
I also got to share with you some of my favorite music. Bryan Duncan is a friend of mine, and one of Contemporary Christian Music’s pioneers. He is one of the members of the 1970’s Sweet Comfort Band, and he hasn’t missed a beat. He was awarded a Platinum Album this past summer for one million albums and CDs sold. These days, Bryan is involved in a ministry called RadioRehab.
Matthew 7:7-11 (KJV)
7Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. 9Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? 10Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
John 14:6 (KJV)
6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
January 3, 2005
Celebrating the New Year. Answering more about reasons to believe in Jesus Christ. Played lots of music and just generally had a great time! The podcast is just under 30 minutes.
Music from: Clemency. The song is “Hunger”.
Chronos. “Scream Louder”
Wahba. “No Rock”
Publications: Josh McDowell. “Evidence That Demands a Verdict”
“The Incomparable Christ”. Permission granted by Good News Publishers,
1300 Crescent St., Wheaton IL 60187″.http://www.gnpcb.org/product/663575723141
Info on New Zealand: http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/nz.html
Scriptures: 1 John 1:9; Philippians 2:9-10; Romans 10:9; John 1:12; Romans 8:14-17;
Luke 19:39-40; Matthew 5:6; John 7:37; John 4:14; John 14:27; John 6:35;
Matthew 11:28; John 10:10
Some comments on the terrible news of tsunamis and earthquakes in southeast Asia and surrounding areas. Also, response to an email from Sweden. A conversation with my good friend, Al Davis, who recently retired from southern California’s Chino State Prison for Men.
December 20, 2004
Interview with Major Steven L. O’Brien, wing chaplain of March Air Reserve Base, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” recorded by The Martins.
We’re number 22 on the PodcastAlley.com Top 50 list at the time of this podcast! Thank you!!! It’s good to have a program that talks about Jesus Christ and His love on the list.
Praise the Lord, too that my friend Craig Patchett’s The Living Word podcast is on the Top 50 as well, at the 44 spot.
Wishing you a blessed Christmas. Remember to thank Jesus for giving Himself to the world on that first Christmas morning.
Music: Wahba: “Tug On My Heart”
Brandon Reid Allen: “Another Day”
God is holding us up even in the hard times, even when it doesn’t feel like it.
Have you put up your Christmas lights? Don’t be a Krank!
A quick update on why you may not have been able to access the website earlier today and why I know we’re doing the right thing!
Produced a promo, before recording today’s show, for Adam Curry to play on his MEGA podcast, “The Daily Source Code”. Let’s see if he plays it!
Music played: Donny Holland’s “Beautiful Life”. www.donnyholland.com
STORM’s “Poser” www.stormmusic.us
Scripture reference: John 4:4-15.
Talked about how the “Lifespring!” name came to be, here at Calvary Temple.
Check out icmraw.com for news on independent Christian music and news.
Podcast directories: ipodder.org; potkast.com; podfeeder.com; podfly.com; podcastalley.com (this is where to go to vote for Lifespring!); newtimeradio.com
News sources: ChristianExaminer.com; First Fox News story; Second Fox News story
Bob Bennett’s website: www.bob-bennett.com
November 23, 2004 podcast
Bob Bennett’s website: www.bob-bennett.com
Debut test podcast November 13, 2004