A solo episode that gets a little help from the Retrobots.
In the Meet the Host segment, the Retrobots prove how funny they are… or think they are… as we talk about exercising. I’ll just say that they have better writers than I do. There isn’t much else to say, other than to explain where the topic for the day came from, A sermon from about a year ago where the audio got munched. Fortunately, , being heavy on scripture, and light on commentary, Keith gives it a read through from his original notes. But first, the Retrobots want to share a song from the days of old time radio. Phil Harris wasn’t known for being a Christian performer, but like many did in the early 20th century, he recorded spiritual songs. Not that this one is particularly spiritual, but oddly enough, it seems to fit the topic.
Grab your bibles and read along to these passages. If you find yourself in the same kind of need, say the prayers right along.
Psalm 51. Repentance, Confession, and Forgiveness. David had a horrible sin in his life. We may not have the same ones, but examining sin in our life should. Cause us to see it how God does. When we do we should have the same shame, and desire to get rid of it, and be restored as he did.
Acts 4:27-31. Encouragement. Knowing the immediate context of the events leading to this moment will intensify the courage it took for Peter to pray this short prayer. He. Had just seen the Messiah be cruelly and unjustly killed. He denied him, then was restored with the command to, “Feed my lambs.” Despite witnessing the spirit move, and healing taking place, Peter now faced the same accusers and powers that killed Jesus.
1 Kings 3:5-15. Wisdom. Imagine that you received a clear word from God, and he would grant your one wish, the deepest thing you might ask for to guide your life, Solomon faced that decision. He was young, inexperienced, had a tough act to follow and live up to after his father David’s righteous reputation. He was humble, understood the weight of his office, and asked only for wisdom. Always a good default thing to ask for, God will give it, and include things we never asked for.
2 Chronicles 20:5-12. Deliverance. Jehoshaphat was one of the good kings. He faced a time where enemies threatened to over run and destroy Judah. He called on the historical promises of God. That the land was theirs, that the nations who threatened them had no right to do so, and that all oppressed who call on God will be heard. Bottom line, Jehoshaphat didn’t know how he could survive the armies that outnumbered him. All he could do was trust God to move in a big way.
Matthew 6:9-13. Lord’s Prayer. A model prayer that’s easy to remember, and say anytime, or plug in your personalization in praise and worship. We close the show with a musical version of this well known prayer.
Music in the show include
- Phil Harris – Deck of Cards
- Dylan Langan – Lord’s Prayer (as found on Internet Archive)