S3EP36 - Friendship

Pastor Newms:

[0:10] Countdown 5 minutes dada.

 

Pastor Bill:

[0:15] Here we are.

 

Pastor Newms:

[0:18] No

 

Pastor Bill:

[0:19] We're not singing oh okay, and plus that wouldn't clash with the music that's on the countdown because I can't hear the count down from where I am but I know there's music on it because I made the kind of video.

 

Pastor Newms:

[0:39] And I don't a hundred percent know how much the countdown behaves how close how clear it is when we're talking over it I don't know.

 

Pastor Bill:

[0:53] I checked it that first time and it was the the music was a little low and I told you that but then I didn't follow up and check it again after that so I should probably do that after this episode.

 

Pastor Newms:

[1:07] Because I was just wondering just now was like wait a second what if it's actually coming across considering. We are breaking out the stream the the voices I thought about it after that.

 

Pastor Newms:

[1:58] I can we can completely here.

 

Pastor Newms:

[2:08] We're live.

 

[2:12] So people are talking and then hearing what we're talking about after we're talking about it no I don't mean in our live going out because I can see those levels. I mean in the actual podcast that goes out. I like the two we take the two tracks and we merged the two tracks together but the two tracks are just your voice in my voice I don't know about the that's what I'm wondering about but we can check it out.

 

[2:59] I mean yeah but that's not very riveting television it's even worse trip.

 

Pastor Bill:

[3:14] The intro video hello there's music on it. I pulled up the actual podcast podcast of last week.

 

Pastor Newms:

[3:27] Last time ah okay I thought you pulled up the one right now because I sent the same thing in the beginning I didn't realize intro video right as I was starting it.

 

Pastor Bill:

[3:37] Use an intro video at the beginning of last one yeah. But yeah it is I pulled up the actual podcast podcast of last week not not the video not the live video from YouTube but the actual podcast.

 

Pastor Newms:

[3:52] Because I don't ever listen to our actual podcast now I used.

 

Pastor Bill:

[3:59] Reactions then you had to talk about it but you born actually. So this is our 336th episode for the Berean Manifesto be me and.

 

[4:20] Is 336 episodes that's a lot of episodes, Zaidie on Twitch goes y'all do know we can hear you right tell me you haven't been on time to the live recording of a podcast for the last three weeks without telling me you haven't been on time to the live recording of the podcast for the last three weeks.

 

[4:51] There is something makes you feel old what makes you feel old lady on Twitch they don't reach.

 

[5:01] For what it's already been five minutes.

 

Pastor Newms:

[5:04] Yes because you were playing with things five seconds.

 

Pastor Bill:

[5:15] Hello and welcome to season 3 episode 36 of The Berean Manifesto: Faith, Hope, and Love for the Modern Christian I'm Pastor Bill, and I am joined as always by the ever magnanimous first Clerk of the FCA, I mean Pastor Newms, all the way from Tennessee.

 

Pastor Newms:

[5:38] I'm going to bed I'm going to bed.

 

Pastor Bill:

[5:39] Why you shaking your head you got somebody hats to wear.

 

Pastor Newms:

[5:43] I'm going to bed I'm going to bed.

 

Pastor Bill:

[5:45] Yeah so we were talking in the intro this is our 336 episode for the brand Manifesto, which is a lot of episode that's a lot of content that's a lot of time I mean magnanimous yes magnanimous, um that's a lot of content it really is and most of those are 10 minute episodes and then when we switch to this format they became one-hour episodes so, as we progress it's going to be even more content, an insane amount of content so how was your week Pastor Newms.

 

Pastor Newms:

[6:30] It's pretty good.

 

Pastor Bill:

[6:33] Yeah week two of the Ferengi Commerce Authority in Star Trek.

 

Pastor Newms:

[6:39] Yeah.

 

Pastor Bill:

[6:42] Week one of a new installment of the current story arc in our Star Trek game.

 

Pastor Newms:

[6:48] Another week with another story arc without Worf and, I have words to say that aren't appropriate for the podcast on it so that's I don't care about Riker he's a cool dude but,

don't care.

 

Pastor Bill:

[7:10] I really hope you know they dropped that William Riker character I really hope halfway through the month they're going to drop another update and change him to Thomas Riker, and be like how we tricked you guys since the character they dropped its anti Federation, that makes no sense for Will Riker to be anti Federation ability But it does make sense for Thomas wrecker to have an anti Federation ability. So we got HPuffPhoenix joining us on Twitch and Phoenix Zaidie don't know if Biggs will be with us didn't he just get back from his trip he's probably.

 

Pastor Newms:

[7:50] No he he I don't know I was at his house earlier today he got back on like Thursday, Wednesday I don't remember but no I was over there today and yesterday, so how was your week.

 

Pastor Bill:

[8:22] How was my week unfortunately, one day I went to Walmart and they didn't have those motorized carts, and I said you know what I don't have to get very many items I'll walk it, and then I couldn't walk the rest of the day could barely walk the next day could hobble along with a cane, and and now today I'm I can walk but I got to take it slow so that was a big mistake, thinking that I could walk the breadth and length of Walmart for 20 minutes and not have any repercussions.

 

Pastor Newms:

[9:09] And it's your hips and knees isn't it.

 

Pastor Bill:

[9:11] It's yeah it's my hips and knees but then it also ends up causing my back to hurt as well because my back tries to, compensate and then I try to hold myself up on the shopping cart so my shoulders get all you know tense, so it ends up causing a lot of problems but yeah it's mainly starts in my knees and my hips and then just kind of spreads up from there so.

 

[9:37] So yeah the knee thing I was I was born with a condition that it's a rare knee condition, called loose kneecap so basically my kneecaps kind of float instead of being solid and keeping the, solid my kneecap kind of floats so then when I bend my knees instead of being solid the two bones have the freedom to go like this on each other, this floating rubbing thing motion around in circles instead of just being a solid Bend and that has, that caught up with me when I was working at Gateway Church, and I was going up and down the stairs every day over and over and over again to clean the auditorium floors that's when it caught up with me, the doctors Rex's surprised I didn't show up in high school, and I was like well I didn't play any sports I mean I was on marching band but that's basically just walking and they were like oh well yeah if you weren't if you didn't do any sports at all and I guess it makes sense that you don't know that you have this condition.

 

[10:47] And then the insurance company tried not to pay for it because they were like, everyone who's ever been diagnosed with this gets diagnosed in high school it's so this is a pre-existing condition and I was like nope never seen a doctor for it they were like oh okay our apologies will go ahead and pay for that then, which was weird I expected a lot more pushback on that but they were just like okay, Biggs is here he got onto the wrong broadcast somehow on Twitch, did you get on one of ours at least but that was old.

 

Pastor Newms:

[11:24] Or now he was watching he was watching some other two fat dudes talking about stuff.

 

Pastor Bill:

[11:35] It was it was an older one but I was wearing this shirt so like two or three weeks ago.

 

Pastor Newms:

[11:37] Yeah you did wear that shirt like three weeks ago Father's Day you wore that shirt because you didn't want to be formal that day so you were just like, yeah.

 

Pastor Bill:

[11:54] Pride Biggs says Pride.

 

Pastor Newms:

[11:57] What about pride?

 

Pastor Bill:

[12:00] Haha same shirt my wife says.

 

Pastor Newms:

[12:03] Yeah so she's watching.

 

Pastor Bill:

[12:06] I don't know what Biggs is saying about Pride but.

 

Pastor Newms:

[12:12] I don't either all right.

 

Pastor Bill:

[12:17] Okay so now it's time for get to know the pastor. And you had something you wanted to do during this segment is that right.

 

Pastor Newms:

[12:32] No no I wanted you to get your cards out and to start.

 

Pastor Bill:

[12:36] Okay I'm getting my card out he was like Joey to tell you now or do you just want me to Blindside you when it's time and I was like. I don't know he's like it'll be it'll be better if I Blindside you and I was like okay we'll go that way then all right the card for today is.

 

Pastor Newms:

[12:54] No it's not so this little card right here is the card for today and it says if you could invent a pair of glasses that would allow you to see abstract things the motives behind someone's actions, what would you want to see most of all.

 

Pastor Bill:

[13:13] That is so in-depth read that again.

 

Pastor Newms:

[13:15] If you could invent a pair of glasses that would allow you to see abstract things and example, like the motives behind someone's actions or what they're thinking or you know something like that what would you want to see most of all.

 

Pastor Bill:

[13:35] Like like, what abstract thing would I want it to focus on or what would I hope or what would I hope.

 

Pastor Newms:

[13:48] Yeah what would you want to be able to see.

 

Pastor Bill:

[13:53] I saw most people was were driven by.

 

Pastor Newms:

[13:57] No what would you want it to focus on I know it's a weird one I don't like it too much.

 

[14:10] I think I would want to see.

 

[14:17] The person's greatest motivator. But you know every person has a this is my main motivation in life I would want to see that.

 

Pastor Bill:

[14:32] I would want to see trauma.

 

Pastor Newms:

[14:36] Their greatest trauma.

 

Pastor Bill:

[14:38] No I would want to see when they do something, was that inspired by some trauma how were they hurt what hurt you that made you respond that way.

 

Pastor Newms:

[14:51] Mmm.

 

Pastor Bill:

[14:52] Because then I could come around with compassion and actually put myself in their shoes.

 

Pastor Newms:

[14:58] I was going to say if you wanted to see their greatest trauma that's messed up like.

 

Pastor Bill:

[15:02] Not see it but see what when they do something see if that was trauma inspired trauma-based you know, was that because they really are, you know a total jerk or was that because I did something that triggered a trauma memory and they're reacting out of self-defense.

 

Pastor Newms:

[15:25] Nice that's the smart one so this is what happened yesterday we were out and about and, Tina and HPuffPhoenix saw these these it's this little chat pack thing.

 

Pastor Bill:

[15:46] Okay.

 

Pastor Newms:

[15:47] And they were like we got them for you and I was.

 

Pastor Bill:

[15:50] I love it.

 

Pastor Newms:

[15:51] Why, why did you get them for me and they were like for the for the stuff that for the for the you know, the segment where you guys questions now you guys have multiple things to pull from and I was like all right and I pulled the first one and it was pretty good and then that one was good but complex like it was.

 

Pastor Bill:

[16:16] Complex so they didn't get those for you they got those for me.

 

Pastor Newms:

[16:20] Yeah. Pretty much so what I thought we would do is trade off weeks.

 

Pastor Bill:

[16:29] All right so you get the even number episodes and I get the odd number of episodes. Is this 336 so you pull the card and then 337 I'll pull the card and so on and so forth.

 

Pastor Newms:

[16:42] Sure that is accurate yes.

 

Pastor Bill:

[16:47] Okay.

 

Pastor Newms:

[16:48] I was thinking we would just trade off weeks.

 

Pastor Bill:

[16:51] But this way we can actually keep track like whose leak was the last week well was I speaking even number so we're going on number episode.

 

Pastor Newms:

[17:00] I see your I see your meaning.

 

Pastor Bill:

[17:02] See because I can't even with you and you're at odds with most of the stuff that I tried.

 

Pastor Newms:

[17:08] I'm at odds with most of the world, but I can't even with you that is a.

 

Pastor Bill:

[17:25] What mr. groggy you're late but how could you have raided me.

 

Pastor Newms:

[17:32] So what he means.

 

Pastor Bill:

[17:33] In your in my alliance.

 

Pastor Newms:

[17:36] No what he means is Mister groggy actually streams.

 

Pastor Bill:

[17:41] How old is he.

 

Pastor Newms:

[17:42] And so what he means is he should have rated us by basically sending everyone who was watching him before he wrapped up his stream so he could come join us.

 

Pastor Bill:

[17:52] Oh is that what that means I've never heard that term.

 

Pastor Newms:

[17:56] I want you guys to all go here.

 

Pastor Bill:

[17:58] I see okay okay that.

 

Pastor Newms:

[18:01] And do it so yeah we're ending the stream but go see this person you know that kind of thing I don't know the.

 

Pastor Bill:

[18:11] Totally should have done that.

 

Pastor Newms:

[18:14] And I'm not sure why Zaidie said for the horde but okay, nope not today this is this is my whole mood right now no.

 

Pastor Bill:

[18:27] That's your home is enough nothing did you get that shirt yesterday.

 

Pastor Newms:

[18:30] I didn't I got it at some point in the last week's at Walmart because I've just been trying to.

 

[18:44] What are the news is still playing I'm not I'm not playing well right now no it's not for The Horde.

 

Pastor Bill:

[18:53] Newms doesn't like the horde.

 

Pastor Newms:

[18:55] I'm an Alliance player.

 

Pastor Bill:

[18:56] He doesn't like the Horde he likes the Alliance.

 

Pastor Newms:

[18:59] Sylvanas is a word person.

 

Pastor Bill:

[19:00] Hey it wasn't always Sylvanas though he's getting out here because you're still in the Star Trek game what.

 

Pastor Newms:

[19:09] Oh no oh yeah I'm still playing Star Trek don't get me wrong on that that's right here it's actually it's funny because so if I look over here, I'm actually looking at the broadcast information so I'm looking at the chat client I'm looking at what you guys see to make sure, all those types of things right all the things that are going on so over here is the actual, teams and the reason so I put the game actually directly over bills face so when I when I when in the in this it looks like I'm looking to talk to Bill, I'm not I'm talking to like hit the bottom of his elbow, I like some other stuff but I try to make sure I do it because then it looks like I'm looking at him because of how the stream works.

 

Pastor Bill:

[20:07] And my setup I put, you know I'm on my phone and so I put it to where you what I see of Newms is to the right of my camera and then I put our Discord chat to the left of my camera, and then down here I've got my laptop which just you know then streaming to my, monitor my second Monitor and I've got e-Sword up down here and I use it to type into the Discord and so that's.

 

[20:53] And then you got your camera an actual camera camera there in the.

 

Pastor Newms:

[20:55] Yeah it's dead center between the two monitors.

 

Pastor Bill:

[20:59] And then my I've got my microphone I got this pulled down for looks but I've got my actual microphone over here my my blue Mike.

 

Pastor Newms:

[21:08] So this right here is then my work computer this this set up with my work board up here so and that's Tina's desk over there.

 

Pastor Bill:

[21:23] Alright so this week we're talking about friendship, Phoenix you liked that did ya this is microphones just for looks so it doesn't look like I'm just wearing headphones this microphone works I just it's not connected to anything right now it's just pulled down hey it's not for anything special. It's not as awesome as the Blue mic.

 

Pastor Newms:

[21:52] Somehow the mic that I'm wearing right now is better than my Blue mic because my blue bike is actually the lower version of Blue also.

 

Pastor Bill:

[22:00] Yeah you gotta USB Blue mic, I got a studio-grade XLR that had needed to that I had to get a compressor to power which they didn't tell me when I ordered it, and I would need a separate compressor so then I had to order compressor.

 

Pastor Newms:

[22:20] In case in case everything everyone just saw because it got broadcast it out teams can't hear me when I mute to take a drink and so I muted myself a teams went I can't hear you thanks go away.

 

Pastor Bill:

[22:34] Thanks teams.

 

Pastor Newms:

[22:36] It's going to happen again.

 

Pastor Bill:

[22:37] Burping Roxanne on YouTube says she's sitting in front of her TV playing Fortnight with us, on her right hand side but she we can't see her so it doesn't matter although I could take my phone in there cuz she's just in the living room here in the same house as I am and then he would be able to see her what do you think about that sweetheart would you like me to bring this phone in there and show everybody, our kitchen in our living room and he's sitting there playing for it.

 

[23:07] So now my Phoenix has to be they do see.

 

Pastor Newms:

[23:14] I know, I know it's because we had to adjust slightly because of the jerking thing unfold screened you hoping that would work and, technically didn't but that change the ratio slightly so it makes it to where they can actually see that so every time I take a drink from that drink that that now is going to go out so.

 

Pastor Bill:

[23:38] So I was going to tell you now my team's is doing to your incoming video what your team's was doing to my incoming video earlier. So teams is doing some weird stuff with aspect ratios this evening changing the aspect just

just like this ever so often just take Tink Tink Tink Tink Tink the and it's like why what oh big is if you're in firing you stop drop and roll bro you know what I agree with the statements I've heard online, as much as we heard stop drop and roll growing up I assumed, catching on fire would be a lot bigger of a deal than it is like I've never caught on fire.

 

Pastor Newms:

[24:25] I have twice.

 

Pastor Bill:

[24:29] Yeah but twice out of how many years.

 

[24:36] Out of a long time right I'm 39 I've never caught on fire and I'm like I thought that I thought having this information would. Would go a long way.

 

Pastor Newms:

[24:49] So so I've caught on fire twice both times.

 

Pastor Bill:

[24:55] I said what's up you stop drop and roll.

 

Pastor Newms:

[24:58] While cooking no I I padded because it wasn't a full fire it was just like, it so I was in a Dallas Cowboys t-shirt is a great t-shirt and I was cooking Italian bake for someone and I leaned over to stir the sauce and leaned back,

and kept cooking the meat and I guess it was a gas stove in an.

 

[25:30] And when I leaned over there must have been a little bit of flame coming out of the pan like from the side of the pan and it caught, the bottom of my shirt right here when I was skinnier so it wasn't a fat thing it was it was during the internship the skinniest I've ever been and and and was like and so I leaned back, and I smelled burning, and I kind of did like this and then realized it was my torso of my shirt was rapidly you know whooshing,

and so I just hit myself a bunch and then spent the rest of the night, in a crop top because the girls cut it for me so that way I could keep my one of my favorite shirts but it didn't it it sits right here now, and so I have I have a crop top Dallas Cowboys shirt in my drawer that I will only wear as a joke because.

 

Pastor Bill:

[26:33] That's hilarious.

 

Pastor Newms:

[26:34] Nobody wants to see that.

 

Pastor Bill:

[26:37] Yeah I've never been on fire I've melted part of my belly before with bacon grease while trying to cook French toast using bacon grease and splashed it up onto my stomach and, but never caught on fire.

 

Pastor Newms:

[26:54] The other time was much more minor it was just like yeah and it was done.

 

Pastor Bill:

[27:01] Everybody wants to see your crop top Cowboys stir everybody onto a hunch on chat Roxanne on YouTube groggy on Twitter.

 

Pastor Newms:

[27:04] It's not happening it's not happening it is not it is in it is in if Tina brings it to me I will I will change shirts off camera.

 

Pastor Bill:

[27:15] Phoenix Phoenix says you need to wear to Pride.

 

Pastor Newms:

[27:19] I will know I got to wear my Free Hug shirt to the actual Franklin Pride on the 31st and then the Murfreesboro pride in September.

 

Pastor Bill:

[27:29] I might design a different shirt by then but if not then yeah you'll have to wear the Free Hug sure I don't have a free hug shirt anymore I made money into a canvas.

 

Pastor Newms:

[27:40] I thought you made one of the kids or something into a canvas that was yours.

 

Pastor Bill:

[27:45] No I retired mine that's mine.

 

Pastor Newms:

[27:48] Wow I did not sign up for the borough one yet I need to look into it and I know I'm supposed to.

 

Pastor Bill:

[27:55] I requested to get put on the waitlist for the occasion house.

 

Pastor Newms:

[28:02] For the net that's the Nashville one.

 

Pastor Bill:

[28:04] For the Nashville yeah that's right yes.

 

Pastor Newms:

[28:08] I think we'll just attend the Murfreesboro one.

 

[28:20] That's a tank top that's not a crop top.

 

Pastor Bill:

[28:22] All right.

 

Pastor Newms:

[28:25] Yeah I agree it looks a lot smaller than I thought it was the child's to I'm gonna say I didn't say it I'm glad he did.

 

Pastor Bill:

[28:39] Actually.

 

[28:46] See the artwork doesn't change size for the different size shirts yep the same size there as it is on all the other shirt.

 

Pastor Newms:

[28:55] Oh so just a lot of fabric behind it.

 

Pastor Bill:

[29:00] No I cut all that fabric off and there was a lot to cut off I'll give you that I will I'll give you that one yeah, all right so tonight we're talking about something that Newms doesn't know how to does know anything about we're talking about friendship, and friends really get each other's backs and defend them and they don't call them fat and talk about having to cut extra I'm playing, I'm playing friends.

 

Pastor Newms:

[29:30] I say this.

 

Pastor Bill:

[29:31] are there all the time.

 

Pastor Newms:

[29:33] I say this as the largest I have ever been let's be honest and I had a bowl of chips for dinner so I mean I can't really.

 

Pastor Bill:

[29:43] So I ran a little experiment recently okay all right so I'm not going to give you the actual numbers numbers but I'm going to tell you the results so, I weighed myself at my mother's house on a Wednesday and I took note of what my weight was and then I spent a week where I drank almost no dr. pepper whatsoever, okay almost no dr. pepper and I gained six pounds. So then I spent a week where I drank at least a liter of dr. pepper everyday a liter do you know how big a liter is.

 

Pastor Newms:

[30:22] Yes I see you drink them all day.

 

Pastor Bill:

[30:25] Let me show you this is a liter of dr. pepper. This I drink at least one of these a day for a week you want to guess what happened.

 

Pastor Newms:

[30:35] You lost weight.

 

Pastor Bill:

[30:37] I lost 8 pounds.

 

Pastor Newms:

[30:40] Do you want to know why I can tell you why it's.

 

Pastor Bill:

[30:43] Everybody's got an explanation.

 

Pastor Newms:

[30:45] No it's the it's the sugar content they did a they did a study in the 90s with rats right and if you give rats unlimited food, right and then diet sodas and regular sodas the rats on the diet sodas, eight more because they felt like they were not getting their bodies felt they were not getting enough sugar, so they because they were already addicted to the sugar because sugar is in the food so they would continue to eat more the rats on the doctor on the they use Coke but whatever on the coax ate less food, because they were getting their sugar elsewhere.

 

Pastor Bill:

[31:45] I see.

 

Pastor Newms:

[31:46] Me I need to cut out sugars for different reason than just weight loss though my sugars need to be cut out because when I don't I then sound like this.

 

Pastor Bill:

[32:13] My Knuckles can do that too but for a different reason and not not as intense as yours but the same the same thing about my kneecaps it is true about my fingers so.

 

Pastor Newms:

[32:27] Yeah that's a different pop definitely that's a that's a why are you playing with the dog in my office right now. Go on.

 

[32:42] The child drug the dog into the office playing with her with the Rope it's like.

 

Pastor Bill:

[32:48] You do know I'm live right there's like millions of people watching right now.

 

Pastor Newms:

[32:50] No but there's not Millions there's for but.

 

Pastor Bill:

[32:55] Excuse me sir excuse me I had to be on there I said balloons of people not millions of people. Don't roll your way out of the shot, you said your desk behind you was a mess they don't look like it is a mess.

 

Pastor Newms:

[33:15] That is yeah it is look I got I got I got chains on there from where I didn't put them away last night I've got I've got gloves I've got.

 

Pastor Bill:

[33:30] Wear gloves last night.

 

Pastor Newms:

[33:32] I got no I've got the stuff to hang my axe I've.

 

Pastor Bill:

[33:37] That's been there for two weeks.

 

Pastor Newms:

[33:38] I've got it's still a mess. And with my chairs in front of it you can't see I've got my to be read books that just keeps getting taller because I keep not doing it.

 

Pastor Bill:

[33:56] I've got to to read books up there, from the Time Lord Victorious series that came out last year, Biggs says he got new knees no more pain when my knee problems started and I went to see the Osteo orthopedist,

whatever he whatever have you use that whatever the term is, um he told me that there was no knee surgery that could fix what I was going through that they could do knee replacements.

 

Pastor Newms:

[34:35] That's what he's talking about is new.

 

Pastor Bill:

[34:38] But that he didn't think at my age that that was a good idea so.

 

Pastor Newms:

[34:48] It's cuz I keep moving around so my camera keeps zooming in and out I know.

 

Pastor Bill:

[34:54] My chiropractor has really helped me lately building up the strength in my calves and my thighs so that my knees won't causes much problems. Yeah so I've been doing some leg stretches and I'm working on my knees more to strengthen all that up but.

 

Pastor Newms:

[35:13] I have I have not.

 

Pastor Bill:

[35:14] Man that walked around Walmart for 20 minutes and then I can't walk for two days so.

 

Pastor Newms:

[35:19] Yeah I am, it not now your screens do in the auto adjusting thing on my side it just did it three times but maybe not so the aspect of, I just ever since I work from home and sit here it's just we went out yesterday to a block party for.

 

[35:47] It's artsplace I don't know what the Arts place is I don't even what city I was in but somewhere here it was their first Pride, event lady to block party and we went and, standing for the majority of the day, was non conducive I came home took a bath and went to bed Columbia was Columbia Tennessee yes thank you Mr.Groggy cuz, I don't remember where we were Mr.Groggy went with us so but we have Franklin Pride on the 31st of this month,

and it's kind of interesting the differences of cities, the the groups are much different from, Dallas Pride to the things that are starting here because like this was the first year for Columbia it was the first year for one of the other cities it's the you know only the such-and-such year for and it's like, Dallas Prides been going since the 80s so it's like it's like it's a much different community of friends.

 

[37:12] See what I did there guys I went back to the topic it's crazy.

 

Pastor Bill:

[37:13] Did that yeah nice Segway man.

 

[37:36] You could just stop shaving it.

 

Pastor Newms:

[37:39] Then you could still see the cabinet behind me just as easily, my hair is not as pretty and full as yours still is I don't have floppy curly hair no more I've got a look the walls behind me hair.

 

[38:15] Something stinging behind me.

 

Pastor Bill:

[38:19] Golden Girls theme song what is the Golden Girls theme song I don't remember this course we can't play it because.

 

Pastor Newms:

[38:32] It's fine we can look it up afterwards sir because if you start it on your computer it might pick up the sound and then we'll get a boot.

 

Pastor Bill:

[38:41] Thank you for being a friend traveled down the road and back again your heart is true you're a pal and a confidant and if you threw a party invited everyone you knew, you would see the biggest gift would be from me that's the words to The Golden Girls theme song Alright, this week we're talking about friendship, and it's interesting when you're talking about friendship I was doing you know it's a little bit of looking into, the ideas of when we talk about friendship and some of the concepts philosophically about friendship and Newms what are you doing on your phone.

 

Pastor Newms:

[39:29] You started reading you started reading Golden Girls so I went away.

 

Pastor Bill:

[39:37] Have you just been sitting there with your phone glowing at your face waiting for me to say something.

 

Pastor Newms:

[39:41] No

 

Pastor Bill:

[39:42] You could deliver that line.

 

Pastor Newms:

[39:44] I was I actually was wondering what the notification was that I got and then you gave me a reason to pick it up and check and then I started reading something so, and then I forgot we were live for a second and then you said something yeah.

 

Pastor Bill:

[40:02] As lookup in your home your phone your whole face is lit up.

 

Pastor Newms:

[40:05] Because I was like oh that's interesting to me go ahead and just get that real close and be able to read it right and she's just to finish it first.

 

Pastor Bill:

[40:12] All right so I was looking to Proverbs chapter 18 verse 24, um and I found this verse in and of itself has some interest interesting details I, in the csb it says one with many friends may be harmed but there is a friend who stays closer than a brother, but then in some other manuscripts some of the younger manuscripts it says. One with many friends see where does it say.

 

[40:57] But friends must be friendly I believe is what it says instead of may be harmed, but friends must be friendly.

 

[41:10] So it's an interesting interesting that it changed in, friends must be friendly and so this particular proverb Proverbs chapter 18 I was trying to figure out well who wrote, Proverbs chapter 18 and it's kind of like flipping a coin,

I found some results that said that it was in fact David I've had another results that said it was in fact Solomon, either way we're talking about a scripture that was probably written sometime between 715 to 686 BC, now wrap your head around that the the, younger number there are the lower number there is actually closer to us than the higher number because we're talking about BC, and then there's this kind of popular phrase that people use where.

 

[42:29] He who has many friends has none or a Twist on that is a friend to all is a friend to none, and I was trying to figure out where that phrase came from because for heard that a lot, a lot enough that I thought maybe it was in the Bible which it's not and so I was trying to figure out well where does that phrase come from and that's actually attributed to the teachings of Aristotle, and.

 

Pastor Newms:

[43:01] Mmm.

 

Pastor Bill:

[43:02] This is this is one of those things where this is why I'm interested in and like you know that we you and I had talked about that circular chronological timeline thing you know, and then we looked at it and we were like this is way more expensive than either one of us wants to invest in a.

 

Pastor Newms:

[43:17] Oh yes no I know what you're talking about now yes yeah bill you might want to you might want to tap your phone or something for a second, you've been frozen for a.

 

Pastor Bill:

[43:32] Now am I good now.

 

Pastor Newms:

[43:35] No now you're catching up.

 

Pastor Bill:

[43:38] You've Got a Friend in Me.

 

Pastor Newms:

[43:40] There now we're caught up yep.

 

Pastor Bill:

[43:42] Okay my phone caught up so Aristotle and Aristotle actually lived, I have a pull up here somewhere Aristotle lived between 384 BC, and 322 BC which means by the time Aristotle was teaching. The, concept had already been written by King David or King Solomon three to four maybe five hundred years previously. And then Jesus wouldn't be born for another 300 years after that. And then Jesus gives us the ever-popular what is it John 15:13,

no one has greater love than this to lay down his life for his.

 

Pastor Newms:

[45:10] Yes.

 

Pastor Bill:

[45:14] So we're talking about, friendship and that means a lot of different things to a lot of different people you know what is a friend and to me I've always been, um I've always been stingy with that title you know people will be like oh we're friends right and I'm like well, we're acquaintances what do you mean by that well, if you and I stopped working at the same place would we still be what you call friends, no I guess not Bolton we're not friends we're work we're work acquaintances we, this is a situational acquaintanceship, can you put these references in Facebook in the Facebook post so we can go back and reference yeah I'll put some links to Aristotle and to.

 

[46:22] To an article here that I'm doing some cording from and what verses we talked about I'll put those on in the Facebook post that is this video, as a comment so people would ask me you know we're friends right and I'm like well I have we ever done anything outside of work if we stop working together would we still be friends, yeah h / Phoenix says no I mean the Bible verses and yeah I'll put the bubble versus two, um big sissy who help you move and that's, always a great indicator because some people physically can't help other people moves and other people will just show up for the free pizza.

 

[47:12] But yeah there is a matters one of the concepts that. Matthew Henry was talking about in his assessment of, Proverbs 18:24 is it's not necessarily friendship as in, your relationship to your neighbor where you are a friendly but when you need something are they there to help are they there to support are they there to follow through, and you and I Newms we talk about friendship evangelism right, and you build a relationship with someone you build it to the point where they are a friend, and you open up those doors to where you can then impart the gospel to them you can then, you know take the next step of leading them towards Christ and I've seen you play this out in your industry. Excuse me you had that one friend from India and that was you know, that was friendship evangelism playing out you know right in front of her eyes.

 

[48:35] And HPuffPhoenix says like big life events are they still there or not or you know when you go through a, mind altering event where your perspective has changed and you need the support of a friend, do they support you I know, best Something Phoenix can relate to with what's been going on in her life who can she count on to support her, when she gets going through all these things about her perspective on life and that's her deal to give him more information on if she wants I wouldn't want to get in for more information on that, just because I'm a personal kind of person but and things like, if you move across the country.

 

[49:37] Are we still friends are we still going talk, are we still gonna you know what I mean and sometimes you can't I get that and with technology though nowadays it's a lot easier to maintain friendships from a distance, and I personally so let's get it let's put on our alternative Bible thinking hats on I personally believe, that David wrote Proverbs 18. And the reason I believe this is because I believe he is referencing here his Covenant relationship with,

the son of Saul whom the Bible says that David love Jonathan more than any woman he'd ever loved and Jonathan loved David more than any woman he'd ever loved and that they were, more than friends to each other it doesn't say what that is but there is that One Moment In the bible where, I swear if it was in a movie you would be like that's where these characters are about to kiss I swear they're about to kiss and then they don't or at least it doesn't record that they did and you're like oh I could have swore that was getting all romantic.

 

[51:04] You can do what you want to do with that but yeah I believe that's what he's talking about, there are relationships that you can have that you can choose these people who will be closer than blood family and that's awesome.

 

Pastor Newms:

[51:28] Yeah and it's definitely you have some you know it's kind of like there's always there's lots of statements about it, but it's like that whole you can't, you pick your friends you don't pick your family you know and then things like you know the, water friendship is stronger the water of the Covenant is stronger than the blood of, family where we get the blood is thicker than water statement from which is completely opposite of what the statement actually means but that's beside the point, but yeah.

 

Pastor Bill:

[52:14] I think blood is thicker than water is actually half of that statement.

 

[52:23] Aren't they the same statement just people cut off 1/2 H Plus Phoenix asks me what weapon I'm wielding right now because she's watching the live video, which goes out live every Sunday evening at 6:30 Central Standard Time and then also on Sundays at, seven the audio version come on Wednesdays at 7:00 the audio version comes out but what I'm wielding is a back scratcher, it has a scratcher itself is a skeleton claw, but yeah it's great it's nice little back scratcher it's just a back scratcher. Hi Mr.Groggy says you should always love your family no matter what and I think.

 

Pastor Newms:

[53:10] Oh sorry.

 

Pastor Bill:

[53:11] Define family in different ways. Blood doesn't necessarily mean they're family to me Newms is my family I have much I instruct my kids to call him their uncle and I instruct my kids to call his kids cousins.

 

Pastor Newms:

[53:29] So yeah it starts.

 

Pastor Bill:

[53:30] I mean you should love everybody Groggy.

 

Pastor Newms:

[53:32] The blood of the Covenant is thicker than the water of the womb that's what.

 

Pastor Bill:

[53:36] Water of the womb.

 

Pastor Newms:

[53:45] Cuz it's supposed to be the blood of the Covenant meaning that covenants you make are thicker than, relational kind of like the the Frankie you know you can profit off of your family at any time me and me.

 

Pastor Bill:

[54:03] Deal is a deal the deal.

 

Pastor Newms:

[54:04] Yeah so, yes you always should love your family I agree and we should always be supportive of family.

 

[54:22] But like Phoenix it said above you know sometimes we build our own Ohana but yeah you should always, love and support your family and you would hope that some of your closest friends come from your family even if they wait, even if it's you know 30 something years before you actually fully connect with them because you remember when they were 12 and annoying as opposed to, see ya cool individual they ended up growing up into you know not any real life examples for using right now.

 

Pastor Bill:

[54:59] So all on that same know we've talked not your note but what they're talking about on the chat we've talked about this in the past.

 

Pastor Newms:

[55:27] Oh yo Kelly on sorry.

 

Pastor Bill:

[55:35] All right Matthew 10:34 Jesus says, don't assume that I came to bring peace on Earth I did not come to bring peace but a sword for I came to turn a man against his father a daughter against her mother a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law and a Man's enemies, will be the members of his household, so you know we can be raised your family is more important than anybody and you should love your neighbor as yourself you know all these things but biblically, your family your blood family takes a back seat and what's in front of you is love and God, loving your neighbor and loving yourself and I guess some pushback sometimes on loving yourself but if you go read it how can you love your neighbor, as yourself if you don't love yourself it's just common sense that you have to love yourself in order to fulfill loving your neighbor, because if you hate yourself and then you go to love your neighbor as you love yourself when you get to the judgement Jesus is going to be like now you know that's not what I meant.

 

[56:52] Newms would go well you know you're the one who made me a wise ass so we're even.

 

Pastor Newms:

[56:55] Maybe you should have beaten the scholars to have them actually write it correctly and we would have been fine, but he doesn't Force his will upon.

 

Pastor Bill:

[57:08] Of Phoenix's because of the whole all Christians are brothers and sisters or is that religious bull hockey, um so the teaching about brothers and sisters in the faith, most likely comes from a combining of the teachings to the ancient Israelites, that they were all brothers and sisters and then, the scriptures in the New Testament that talk about us being Heirs of Christ and if airs than co-heirs with Christ and combining those two concepts to go well if we're all heirs with Christ, that means that we're all brothers and sisters right and in Legally speaking no, you can designate anyone in your will to be your heir and there are.

 

[58:08] Usually it's normal for there to be stipulations on that are Hood, um they must do this or because they did this or you know it's just not you don't just open a phone book and go there's a night that that person I'm going to make that person my are in my wheel, and so this is more of a, conglomerate of ideas that isn't necessarily wrong it's not necessarily bull but it's not point blank something that is taught in the scripture.

 

Pastor Newms:

[58:44] Go to Matthew 12 48 through 50 that might be part of the thought process also, as you were saying it's not going against what you said just that is a reference.

 

Pastor Bill:

[59:02] Yeah when Jesus family was waiting outside to speak to him and there were like you need to come out and speak to your family and he was like, who is my mother and who are my brothers, here are my mother and my brothers for whoever does the will of my Father in Heaven is my brother and sister and mother and that's more of a, familial otherwise we'd be calling her by mothers.

 

Pastor Newms:

[59:32] I call a lot of people mothers.

 

Pastor Bill:

[59:32] Lady says she never understood yeah never said how that worked for someone with types of depression and low self-esteem but have a servant's heart, do what you can't even in small ways to care for yourself the care for others more I don't matter what I don't matter what they need who they are matter more so the idea is.

 

[59:56] Jesus wouldn't condone you remaining in an unhealthy state, for the sake of caring for someone else does that make sense like.

 

[1:00:13] We talked about it well we've talked about in the past tithing is awesome you know I believe you should tie, I'm not going to say it's a law that you have to type well I believe you should tie but we've also had the discussion if you are on a fixed income and you were literally living off of your Social Security and it's not.

 

[1:00:36] You know over and above what you need, you shouldn't be tithing you should be taking care of yourself right should be taken care of yourself so that you're healthy because you can't serve the Lord, if you're not healthy now that doesn't mean you have to be perfect like you talked about depression and low self-esteem and all these things, you don't have to be perfect to serve but at the same time you shouldn't be, starving yourself in order to feed your neighbor you need to make just make sure that you're fed and then feed your neighbor with your Surplus James says if you have one coat, that's good if you have two coats give the extra you don't give up the one coat that you have to take care of your neighbor, um John when John was baptizing he starts talking to the people this it's in the Book of John I know it is hold on I'm all ready to work for the from June.

 

Pastor Newms:

[1:01:47] And I think, part of what date he's talking about also is the struggle me and you have always you know when you say I get a lot of slack for saying, love your I think that's partially what she's talking about also you can't those of us that have a hard time loving ourselves but we have no problem loving, others because I struggle like the worst part about my week is actually this, because I have to look at myself and I hate looking at myself but I have to because the video feed comes from my computer so I've got to make sure it looks okay I hate looking at myself, so because of that you know but that you know that's neither here nor there and we've had that conversation as you said before about, we still have to try to continue to love ourselves because God said so.

 

Pastor Bill:

[1:02:53] Yes that's it's a commandment just as sacred as the Commandments to love your neighbor and the Commandment to love God.

 

Pastor Newms:

[1:03:10] And I do agree with what Zaidie just said there are some people that are extremely hard to love I was actually discussing yesterday with someone you know protesters that are protesting, inaccuracies are very hard to love and but, I'm supposed to show them love and not beat them for not agreeing with me, mr. groggy is not difficult to love that's that self-hatred that we were just talking about.

 

Pastor Bill:

[1:03:47] Yeah they were just talking about.

 

Pastor Newms:

[1:03:48] So

 

Pastor Bill:

[1:03:51] Yeah I had somebody on, Tick-Tock responded to one of my posts one of my comments about you say I have to love my neighbor, as myself but do I have to love them on a Saturday morning, when they're mowing their lawn at seven a.m. and I had a late night, and I replied and I said that sounds like one of those it's a good thing Jesus loves you because I'm having a hard time right now situations where you just need to roll over and try to go back to sleep.

 

Pastor Newms:

[1:04:25] Yeah.

 

Pastor Bill:

[1:04:31] Sorry I had this specific thing popped into my head and I was like yes we should I should read that and then I couldn't find where it is so now I've got to go find where it is and I don't want dead space But Here We Are.

 

Pastor Newms:

[1:04:45] That's why I'm just talking about random things while we await that.

 

Pastor Bill:

[1:04:52] Random our city Zoroastrians.

 

Pastor Newms:

[1:05:00] We're not that's not we're not talking about Zoroastrians today.

 

Pastor Bill:

[1:05:02] No but it I'm looking through you know certain things and try to find where I am.

 

Pastor Newms:

[1:05:10] I know just messing with you do do do do do do, do do do do so I got to say a funny thing did I tell you or did I tell the stream the story about the Dragonite and the Charmander behind me or did I just tell you.

 

[1:05:33] So right here my Builders of that passage there's a there's.

 

Pastor Bill:

[1:05:37] He's like I did I told you.

 

Pastor Newms:

[1:05:38] Charmander and a charmeleon and their Build-A-Bears because I love Build-A-Bear and these two are two of the ones that are actually mine well my wife you need to use that printer that's under them,

and so she put them on the floor so they were on the floor for a couple days and then I was fixing to do something and, I wanted them back here so I I said Dragonite.

 

[1:06:06] Dragonite and Charmander why are you correcting me Phoenix anyway so I put them on the floor.

 

[1:06:17] And I picked up the Charmander it was fine the Dragon Knight had its Hood up, because it's got this little cute hood that came with it because it's supposed to be like a Christmas Version or something so it's sitting on the corner sitting down there on the floor and Kaiju the 55-pound black lab, decided that for some reason the Dragonite was actually going to attack me, and so as I got close to it oh, sorry I did not mean to say that thank you for correcting me that it is not a term million because it is not as Dragonite so I reach for the, she starts growling like cause she thinks as I'm reaching towards it it's going to bite me, and I'm like no baby look they're stuffed and and she still just stared at it like, no daddy that think that one's alive and you're like no baby and and then she realized, it was stuffed and and then asked if she could play with them which she was told of course no because she's a lab and,

can't are straight through a stuffed animal like that um so did you find your verse yay.

 

Pastor Bill:

[1:07:40] Okay so we're in Luke chapter 3 starting in verse 7 it's John the Baptist, speaking it says he then said to the crowds who came out to be baptized by him brood of vipers who warned you to flee from the coming Wrath,

therefore produce fruit consistent with repentance and don't start saying to yourselves we have Abraham as our father, for I tell you that God is able to raise up children for Abraham from these Stones the ax is already at the root of the trees therefore every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire, what then should we do the crowds were asking him he replied to them the one who has two shirts must share with someone who has none and the one who has food must do the same, and then he goes on to talk about tax collector should only collect what they've been authorized to collect which was a big problem at the time, soldiers shouldn't bribe and.

Frame people in order to take money from them they should be satisfied with their wages for their work. Right there you know even John.

 

[1:09:09] Has a different kind of ministry than Jesus does obviously Jesus would give you the shirt off his back he gave the skin off of it too soon too soon for those kind of jokes, it's been 2000 years it's it's not time yet but John's like if you've got two shirts you know and you only need one give you a shirt somebody who doesn't have any, if you've got more food than you can eat and it's gonna go bad give the fruit of this going to go bad to those who don't have any.

 

Pastor Newms:

[1:09:45] Yep.

 

Pastor Bill:

[1:09:47] It's the same concept if you're struggling with depression like I do Newms as so many people do. You can't give up working on yourself working on loving yourself, only focus on loving others and continue to stay hurting I'm not saying that, depression is curable, because obviously it's not I'm not saying that something's wrong with you cuz you're not trying hard enough you're not doing it right nothing else things I'm saying that everyone deserves to be loved, and chief amongst those people who should be trying to love you is you.

 

[1:10:39] And then you should love your neighbor if you are self sacrificing and then hurting and hating yourself, in order to love your neighbor better than yourself, then you're hurting yourself not loving yourself and then you're still not following the Commandment that Jesus made we have to be healthy not perfect, healthy is it Direction not on arrival. And that's what I have to say about that you have anything you want to add on Newms.

 

Pastor Newms:

[1:11:25] No

 

Pastor Bill:

[1:11:32] Chat Groggy, Phoenix, Zaidie, Biggs, Roxanne you guys have anything you want to add. Give it a couple seconds for them to even hear me ask the question, do do do do can't tell if anybody's type.

 

Pastor Newms:

[1:11:52] Now you.

 

Pastor Bill:

[1:11:54] Because they type on another platform and then they hit you know enter.

 

[1:12:02] HPuffPhoenix says peace be with you and I guess in my reply is and with you and May the odds be ever in your favor.

 

[1:12:15] Why are you doing the Vulcan greeting and then saying nanu nanu.

 

[1:12:27] All right so that's all we have for tonight, be sure to join us on Sunday evenings at 6:30 Central Standard Time piss at that's in the p.m. prime meridian, and live long and prosper and if you listen to our podcast the audio version obviously with a transcription that comes out on Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. And so you can you can listen that anywhere that you listen to podcasts, you can see us live as we record these episodes on Sunday nights on Facebook YouTube and twitch, and you can also be a part of the conversation via the chat interface like you've heard of this reference multiple times to this episode people who were joining the conversation through those platforms.

 

[1:13:15] So if you live in, India or Portugal or one of the other places where they passed a law for mandatory vaccinations, I recommend capitulation with the direction that your leaders have made law, also I recommend that when those people come to your door with those vaccinations to vaccinate you that you remember that those are people, going door to door and those countries not evil monsters I don't want to see any more of these videos of you guys taking swings and, having to be held down by groups of people in order for civil servants to carry out the law of the land, personally if they mandated the vaccine in the United States I would take the vaccine because they mandated it because, I believe the Bible tells me to follow the laws of the land and I'd rather die upholding my morals, um not saying you will die if you get a vaccine Newms has had the vaccine his wife instead the vaccine either perfectly healthy my mother's had that scene she's perfectly healthy well you know what I mean in the terms of.

 

Pastor Newms:

[1:14:43] The vaccine didn't cause any new issues.

 

Pastor Bill:

[1:14:47] Yes that's what I'm talking about I'm not trying to cause Zach scene hesitancy in any way just you know make a wise decision do what's right for you do what's right for your family if they mandate it, I'll get it I would rather die upholding my principles of yes I followed Romans 13 to my best understanding of it, then to live knowing that I had bought what I thought the Bible taught me was the right thing to do so all right, huh Mr.Groggy says he got a third arm when he got his vaccination so I'm gonna go ahead and put that in the category of misinformation, and we'll do it.

 

Pastor Newms:

[1:15:31] Funny thing is is Mister groggy actually works in the pharmaceutical industry, so it's even funnier with you know that cuz it's like oh dude mmm anyway.

 

Pastor Bill:

[1:15:47] So now we move on to our 30-second buffer because some of these platforms require it and actually last week, you said my catchphrase at the very end, and I was like dude why did you say my catchphrase why'd you say until next time after I said until next time and you said so it will be on there except then you didn't wait long enough to cut the stream and it dropped.

 

Pastor Newms:

[1:16:14] Just me being a butt.

 

Pastor Bill:

[1:16:18] 30 second buffer 30 second buffer 30 second buffer has it been 30 seconds yet of course not it's hot out I'm Works 30 second bomb,

30 second buffer 30 second buffer you guys have a great week.

 

Pastor Newms:

[1:16:33] Stay safe love you.

 

Pastor Bill:

[1:16:35] And until next time.

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