Pastor Bill:

[0:20] Hello and welcome to The Berean Manifesto Season 3 episode 44; Faith, Hope, and Love for the Modern Christian. We are recording this live on Sunday the September 12th, at 1:30 p.m. Central Standard time, and if you wanted you could join us on Sundays. We broadcast this live to Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube. And you can find out which channels on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook by going to ekk.house h-o-u-s-e .house. And then you can join us and you can see our lovely faces. Not that our faces matter like Newms keeps saying. Newms would rather we not even do a video version of this but you know - that's neither here nor there and you can.

 

Pastor Newms:

[1:20] Don't you like my face.

 

Pastor Bill:

[1:22] And you can be a part of the conversation in the chat and yeah so then it becomes less of you're just listening to what we're saying and more you can actually input if you wanted to, if you didn't want to input you wouldn't have to that'd be fine too, but we would like to have as many people as possible join us live so that we get actual you know conversations going and it's not just us, you know speaking out to you but you're a part of what's going on so.

 

Pastor Newms:

[1:55] Yes more of a discussion which is what we've always tried to focus on not.

 

Pastor Bill:

[2:01] Yeah so how was your week pastor Newms?

 

Pastor Newms:

[2:04] What works pretty good it's been very busy, trying to wrap up one position and move towards the next in my professional life so it's been very very busy so, yeah that's um that's always fun and then started playing a game that I played a long time ago and, k

 

Pastor Bill:

[2:35] Wasn't that the week before last when we start playing like it now that was this week was.

 

Pastor Newms:

[2:38] It was this week and then we actually did our first Gaming With The Pastor's stream, and that was fun. It lasted about four hours till some time in the morning that is way past both our bed times because we roll.

 

Pastor Bill:

[2:59] Way back and then I stayed up another hour.

 

Pastor Newms:

[3:03] You told me 30 minutes.

 

Pastor Bill:

[3:06] Hmm it was 3 a.m. didn't we didn't reach off the game at two oh so 30 minutes then another 30 minutes.

 

Pastor Newms:

[3:10] No it was 2:30 I was like hmm how late did you really stay up.

 

Pastor Bill:

[3:17] No no I did I turned it off at three and then I was I was in bed by 3:15 which is still for me at my age just way too late yeah.

 

Pastor Newms:

[3:41] Or she switched one of the other.

 

Pastor Bill:

[3:44] Or she switched over from one to the other she says she's at a subway and I asked her to bring me a meatball sub because if you don't know that, Roxanne on Facebook and Bat-Brains on YouTube that's my wife and she's out with the girls and the Finnick today they were looking at Halloween costumes and doing some Halloween shopping because it's a big it's a big holiday for us you know. And we celebrate it as much as we can and then Biggs asked if she would bring him a meatball sub too. She said she'd meet him halfway which he's saying is Little Rock, Arkansas.

 

Pastor Newms:

[4:21] Huh it is that is the halfway point between our two places.

 

Pastor Bill:

[4:25] And I honestly hope she's joking because I don't think we can afford the gas right now to drive to little rocking.

 

Pastor Newms:

[4:33] If you're going to drive to Little Rock and she comes halfway to where we live without you, can you imagine how salty you would be when you realized she was halfway to my house and you didn't get to go the rest of the way you know I think you'd be pretty salty.

 

Pastor Bill:

[4:52] Biggs can you imagine the Uber Eats bill to drive a meatball sub from the Metroplex to Little Rock, Arkansas?

 

Pastor Newms:

[5:01] And it's not like we don't have Subway it's the funniest thing for him to request.

 

Pastor Bill:

[5:08] Hmm yeah this funny you get me a meatball sub and drive it to Nashville or halfways fine I'll meet you halfway you know.

 

Pastor Newms:

[5:19] Biggs on the upside he actually the chip issues they were having with the braking systems Nissan is over at the moment so he actually gets to return back to work tomorrow which is.

 

Pastor Bill:

[5:33] I assumed it was since I got my computer.

 

Pastor Newms:

[5:36] Well so the shortage is not over.

 

Pastor Bill:

[5:43] But better.

 

Pastor Newms:

[5:44] But better and we'll see where it ends up because at first it was the chips for the onboard computers, which caused the issue and that also caused her issue and then it was, because of a different part for the braking systems which was different and now like he's mentioning they are day to day at the Nissan here and up in Smyrna Tennessee and we will continue to pray they get all the parts they need and, no other natural disaster or pandemic, people are saying it's moved from a pandemic to a whatever the next stage is.

 

Pastor Bill:

[6:28] There's a stage after pandemic.

 

Pastor Newms:

[6:29] A pandemic is like a sudden onset and you know it's it's and then it should go away and then you have.

 

Pastor Bill:

[6:38] So they're calling it a plague now.

 

Pastor Newms:

[6:40] No no a plague is technically a type of pandemic but it's like an endemic or something like it's like what the flu is where it just never goes away it's just different all the time. I read something that I'm trying to change that to stop referring to it as a pandemic because it's not going anywhere. Which of course is frustrating to read anywhere and your video is frozen but your audio is coming through great so I'm not sure.

 

Pastor Bill:

[7:14] Yeah your your video is Frozen as well and what I'm receiving on my phone, I'm pretty sure I'm on the correct Wi-Fi.

 

Pastor Newms:

[7:24] Well you can check because we won't know though yeah an updated right as you check that's always fun.

 

Pastor Bill:

[7:29] I can't get it to there ago yeah I'm on the cellular instead of the so should be on the right thing.

 

Pastor Newms:

[7:34] Well you know yeah it's real bad quality but luckily we'll fix that.

 

Pastor Bill:

[7:40] Anyway we can't fix video and.

 

Pastor Newms:

[7:45] No but the podcast the voices will be great in even if it hiccups because of how we're doing it now technically we're not dealing with any for the podcast it's just the video isn't always perfect which happens.

 

Pastor Bill:

[7:59] Yeah the videos the only thing we're actually broadcasting right now, because or rather recording we're broadcasting the voice to the live video but then by the time the podcast comes out I record my audio now to my computer that I have leveling named Bertha, this is Big Bertha down here.

 

Pastor Newms:

[8:20] Please please please explain what Big Bertha is because when you first told me I was like that is so insensitive and then you explain to me what Big Bertha actually is not just a big lady named Bertha.

 

Pastor Bill:

[8:36] Growing up I was a fan of Super Mario Brothers and in Super Mario Brothers you find a bunch of different bad guys and one of the hostels the bad guys the species is called cheap cheap and then of these fish, and one of the fishes is named Big Bertha and she's just giant Cheep Cheep that when you're running through the level she comes up to the surface and she goes back and forth across the bottom of the screen waiting for you to fall into the water so she can then attack you. And that's Big Bertha and she's just giant fish beautiful giant fish I love her she's like my favorite hostile in all of Super Mario Brothers fandom, and so yeah so Big Bertha is this giant fish that is very difficult to, take down to defeat and you don't have to defeat her you can just jump past her and sometimes I like to just stand on a platform and watch her swim back and forth underneath me. Now on a side note they did come out with a Super Mario Brothers movie and they did cast someone as a Big Bertha.

 

[9:52] And it was a large black woman but that's not the point nor is it what I've named my computer after I made my computer after the video game, character Big Bertha not the Mario movie character Big Bertha.

 

[10:12] Anyway now you're looking it up why are you looking it up.

 

Pastor Newms:

[10:15] Cuz I did not remember a big oh, the bouncer at the Boom Boom bar.

 

Pastor Bill:

[10:22] The bouncer at the Boom Boom bar is Big Bertha.

 

Pastor Newms:

[10:25] That explains why I looked up one of the stickers of the cheap cheap that you were looking at has her and it because I was like who is this person sitting next to this fish in this thing that I looked up the Super Mario Brothers from 1993 is a very interesting piece of cinematic.

 

Pastor Bill:

[10:50] You pretty much have to be a fan of Super Mario Brothers to enjoy it but then also if you're a fan of Super Mario Brothers you're going to hate it so it's that whole you know the whole love-hate relationship thing.

 

Pastor Newms:

[11:04] Yeah it's a real interesting the movie, the sway is what gets me in that movie.

 

Pastor Bill:

[11:13] Of the Goombas.

 

[11:21] And then it's fun that they D-evolved King Koopa from a human form and he just becomes a T-Rex, that's so much fun they're like straight-up were like yeah King Koopa was a T-Rex just that's what it is that's why they got those little arms and that's why so angry he just he's a T-Rex.

 

Pastor Newms:

[11:39] But they didn't have shells and he has a show.

 

Pastor Bill:

[11:43] I know I know.

 

Pastor Newms:

[11:46] It was it was too I'm like I'm not going to complain about.

 

Pastor Bill:

[11:50] Is Japanese artistic license.

 

[11:56] Right they give him a shell because it's artistic license he can have a shell anyway that's neither here nor there how was my week well now equals.

 

Pastor Newms:

[12:03] Oh no no no wait wait wait I want to be clear I'm not mad that King Koopa has a shell.

 

Pastor Bill:

[12:12] Oh you're mad that in the movie he didn't okay okay.

 

Pastor Newms:

[12:16] I'm not I'm not like dinosaurs have to be accurate in every way they're portrayed but don't portray a thing with a shell who, you know, breathes fire and all this other stuff oh it's just a T-Rex and he's not just a t-rex t-rexes are cool not insulting T-Rexes but, he's not a T-Rex he's a Koopa that's the point.

 

Pastor Bill:

[12:47] Coopa is the king of the Koopas and then they.

 

Pastor Newms:

[12:52] And the daddy of a whole bunch of them.

 

Pastor Bill:

[12:54] In that movie they pushed real hard about the mushrooms stuff the Mushroom Kingdom and the Mushroom Kingdom.

 

Pastor Newms:

[13:00] Yeah.

 

Pastor Bill:

[13:01] The fungus part of the king that was the fungus growing everywhere yeah it was a.

 

Pastor Newms:

[13:08] He was special.

 

Pastor Bill:

[13:12] All right so how was your week Pastor Bill my week was great this is the second week in a row of has to ask myself how my week was because you didn't ask me.

 

Pastor Newms:

[13:24] I was getting a drink I'm sorry.

 

Pastor Bill:

[13:27] So my new computer came in my Big Bertha, which I've ordered it that sticker Newms found me a sticker of a Big Bertha and see I couldn't find it because I was typing in Big Bertha and I couldn't find it and it was like but you know people are stupid so he typed in Super Mario Brothers fish and it came right up.

 

Pastor Newms:

[13:50] Okay now to be clear that is not what I said what I said was, you were like I'm looking for a Big Bertha sticker I was like what the world is Big Bertha and you're like it's the fish from Super Mario Brothers you know you know I was like no I don't.

 

Pastor Bill:

[14:05] Yeah you know the fish.

 

Pastor Newms:

[14:07] Because I didn't know those things had even had names and so I Googled.

 

Pastor Bill:

[14:12] Every bad guy.

 

Pastor Newms:

[14:14] Mario enter nothing and I was like well I didn't know it was called Big Bertha Mario fish enter is it this where did you find that.

 

Pastor Bill:

[14:26] Fire that and then it was just kind of cheap cheap and I was like well that's the species but that's not what the name of that character is yeah but all of them have names every character in the Mario games has a name everyone of.

 

Pastor Newms:

[14:40] And in almost every character in almost every video game has the developers given names to which is like with a lot of movies you know extras certain of the extras have names you know that's Jon you're like why is it John because John doesn't have a single word.

 

Pastor Bill:

[15:00] So this this is a little different at the end of Super Mario Brothers 3 when you beat the game, it starts playing music "dad dad dad dad dad did" the right did it end it end the bad guys come out one by one and it gives you their name, it actually tells you what their names are and so it's not just something.

 

Pastor Newms:

[15:20] Which is kind of a cool thing.

 

Pastor Bill:

[15:22] Yeah it's not just some of the developers thought up it's something the developers were like yes we're officially in game going to tell you who these characters are.

 

Pastor Newms:

[15:31] Everything back then nowadays games are different because a lot of bad guys just it just says I'm ball put up above their head but even back then, everything was named you just didn't always know it like you were talking you were talking about your favorite Zelda, bad guy and I'm like I played the game like I didn't know the bad guy had a name who's the dinosaur bad guy like I don't know and you're like it's my favorite bad guy from this is this and I'm like, huh who from what I calm down dude anyway.

 

Pastor Bill:

[16:14] Yeah so my computer came in and I order sticker to put right here on the side of.

 

Pastor Newms:

[16:19] Yes.

 

Pastor Bill:

[16:21] So we'll take a look down and see my Big Bertha with a sticker of Big Bertha on it I'm very excited.

 

Pastor Newms:

[16:27] I understand that you are.

 

Pastor Bill:

[16:30] Yeah and so yeah so my week has been full of and first off let me say I did not know that just trying to open the box of my computer was going to be a physical workout, literally just trying to get the Box open. Was a physical workout and made my muscles sore so crazy, is it operational yes my computer's operational we use it when we streamed yesterday the day before yesterday and, yeah I've got it running over here it's recording my voice my microphones running into it and then my phone is doing my video and then I'm typing on my laptop, typing on Discord on my laptop so I've got two computers running and a phone to run my setup right now fun fun.

 

Pastor Newms:

[17:32] Yes.

 

Pastor Bill:

[17:34] So my week has been setting up a computer and downloading programs and.

 

Pastor Newms:

[17:39] What you haven't done in many years.

 

Pastor Bill:

[17:44] Yeah and running cables and falling asleep under my desk and, you didn't see that post on Facebook I went down underneath my desk to plug in some cable, and then probably 20 or 30 minutes later Roxanne found me asleep using the subwoofer down there as a pillow, um I was just asleep down there fell asleep plugging in a cable.

 

Pastor Newms:

[18:13] I typically don't use Facebook as much as I should quote unquote, because my friends are always like why I put it on Facebook and I'm like I check Facebook for like 15 minutes like Monday through Friday in the morning while I'm eating breakfast so when did you post it sorry must have got lost in all the other stuff like I'm like I don't know what's going on.

 

Pastor Bill:

[18:42] And then my shoulder was all kinds of sore from laying on the you know fall asleep on the floor. It's just a piece of plywood.

 

Pastor Newms:

[18:56] That's why I'm saying I was around when you replaced it.

 

Pastor Bill:

[19:04] I think yeah that was how my week was so now it's time for getting to know the pastors Pastor Newms it's your week to pull out a card from your deck that you say is infinitely better than my deck so.

 

Pastor Newms:

[19:19] I'll say infinitely I say better I can't prove infinite putting words in my mouth.

 

Pastor Bill:

[19:53] Any object.

 

[20:02] One who would run the rides.

 

Pastor Newms:

[20:04] You you're the you get it to yourself so if it's a thing that has to be operated those people would be there but they would not get to enjoy the park they'd be just standing around picking their nose to you get there like an.

 

Pastor Bill:

[20:16] So I'm the only one that gets to enjoy it but but they'll be people are working.

 

Pastor Newms:

[20:19] Right and it says to yourself well it doesn't specify you can't invite someone it just says to yourself.

 

Pastor Bill:

[20:28] Hmm yeah it says object or place what Fang what I want or place what I want all to myself for one day.

 

Pastor Newms:

[20:49] That's a rough one because the only thing I can think of is my own house, because I don't get to be by myself a lot because I, so Biggs on Twitch says he would like a Lamborghini for a day, Phoenix says Disney World for a day, a tank so I just like drive around a tank for a day, I don't know I wouldn't want a sports car something I'd end up wrecking and killing myself or something I don't I don't know.

 

Pastor Bill:

[21:56] I can't think of anything.

 

Pastor Newms:

[21:58] And see the problem is it says in the world if it didn't say in the world I'd say something like the TARDIS. Because a day Define 24-hour you know what I mean like once you've stolen the Tardis you guys are tired and like I haven't gotten back yet.

 

Pastor Bill:

[22:17] You've got it the day is.

 

[22:27] That's yeah that's funny.

 

Pastor Newms:

[22:32] Or the DeLorean same thing the DeLorean is more fun because that Mythos allows for time paradoxes whereas the doctor often doesn't, the Tardis doesn't so you could you know go back to, in time actually get Lotto numbers and change your your life as opposed to the Tardis somehow the doctor would show up and beat you for for it, Bill still trying to think we broke him this card broke him guys.

 

Pastor Bill:

[23:10] I have no idea honestly I don't know.

 

Pastor Newms:

[23:20] No I just thought of something that could actually be a thing and I would like The King The King Spa.

 

Pastor Bill:

[23:30] I've ever been.

 

Pastor Newms:

[23:31] I know but I love that place the thing I hate the most about it is there's so many people there, but just to be able to enjoy all those different saunas and the pool and the everything without people I think I would thoroughly enjoy that, how's it going I think I could get behind that yeah Final Answer yeah, that's my final answer and you still don't know.

 

Pastor Bill:

[23:57] I still just I have no idea man. That's funny.

 

Pastor Newms:

[24:13] What does that even mean.

 

Pastor Bill:

[24:15] Rayne GFG.

 

[24:19] Are you mean emo amusement park I think it would be like a Nightmare Before Christmas themed with nothing but My Chemical Romance playing over the speakers all day long.

 

Pastor Newms:

[24:31] I was going to say like like the black parade plus Tim Burton movies plus you know that could be cool I could be.

 

Pastor Bill:

[24:40] Are not just the not the whole thing is the number for Christmas but they like like Disneyland does There's a Nightmare Before Christmas.

 

Pastor Newms:

[24:46] Yeah.

 

Pastor Bill:

[24:47] Neighborhood and there's a Edward Scissorhands neighborhood and there's like a Adams Family neighborhood you know.

 

[25:07] I think there's a lot of us that would enjoy to go there.

 

Pastor Newms:

[25:10] I honestly think that there is some marketing potential there but it would be really, hard to pull off all the licensing and getting all of it in one place but I really think I could completely see in the paint the paint would be terrible painting everything black and keeping it black would be just awful but.

 

Pastor Bill:

[25:34] We don't spend everything black you painted all you know how that universe is now that that world is so like in Edward Scissorhands everything is really bright except for his house, everything else in the world is really bright you know.

 

Pastor Newms:

[25:51] Yeah that is true that's true.

 

Pastor Bill:

[25:55] Anyway I don't I don't have an answer to the question so.

 

Pastor Newms:

[26:01] It just sounds like you to design an amusement park now and that's where you'd want to be for the day.

 

Pastor Bill:

[26:20] Oh you're so funny.

 

Pastor Newms:

[26:23] I know.

 

Pastor Bill:

[26:24] I've got a I got enough on my plate already I'm good okay so I think we're sufficiently warmed up.

 

Pastor Newms:

[26:30] Yep we're at the 30-minute mark.

 

Pastor Bill:

[26:32] So tonight we are talking about something that we've talked about it I don't want to say recently but we've talked about it since we started doing the, the podcast in this format where we record it live being content finding contentment and living in peace and I don't know I mean like, we didn't know what we were talking about tonight until probably four o'clock.

 

Pastor Newms:

[27:07] Yeah we were we were struggling to figure it out definitely there wasn't.

 

Pastor Bill:

[27:12] And I don't I don't ever want to force an idea you know if we have to have just a hangout and then we'll have a hangout night I'm not gonna Force you know.

 

[27:24] And so I just was listening and waiting on the Lord and listen to the Holy Spirit, which is a super abstract thing to do until I felt like I came across a subject that the Lord wanted us to talk about, and so here we are contentment and peace so the scripture that I used for the art comes from Philippians, chapter 4 and it's in verse 11, and summary 11 and then we'll go back and we'll talk about what Paul the situation Paul is talking about but this is one of those where, he was talking about specific things but then we can use that concept, to apply to different areas in our life right so in verse 11 he says and we're going to skip that first sentence it's Philippians chapter 4 verse 11 part B.

 

[28:35] For I've learned to be content in whatever circumstances I find myself, okay so that's what we're talking about being content in whatever circumstances and Paul specifically we're going to jump back to verse 10 and read down through 14.

 

[28:57] Once again Philippians chapter 4 starting in verse 10, I rejoiced in the Lord greatly because once again you renewed your care for me you were in fact concerned about me but lacked the opportunity to show it, don't say the set of Need for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I find myself, I know both how to make do with little and I know how to make do with a lot, in any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content, whether well fed or hungry whether in abundance or in need I am able to do all things through him who strengthens me, still you did well by partnering with me in my hardship all right.

 

[29:53] So basically he's saying you know you were once a financial supporter you help support my Ministry and then for a while there you couldn't something happened we don't know some happened where they couldn't support his ministry financially anymore, and it then they were again and he's basically you know making note thanking them for their financial support, um and he's going to this whole thing about you know I'm not thankful necessarily because I need it because I'm content whether I have stuff or not but I am thankful.

 

[30:31] For your partnering with, you know because it's not about a dollar it's not about a thousand dollars it's not about the amount and it's not about what you can get with the support it's about having that support creating that synergy, so that's what Paul is talking about but we're taking that concept, and thinking about how can we apply that to our lives today how can we be content in all of our circumstances because there's a lot of circumstances to not be content about right now right, corn teens and pandemics or in endemics or whatever you want to call them now, vaccinations Force vaccinations masks forced masks, poor Australia with what they're going through I mean that's that's taken things to a whole new level, I mean even if you either side of the way you see things about mandates and pro-vaccine or anti-vaccine, what's going on in Australia is is a whole new level of of interesting I have to say.

 

Pastor Newms:

[31:51] I actually don't know what you're talking about so I have to look this up later.

 

Pastor Bill:

[31:56] Okay so the government basically said you need to get the vaccine, or not leave your you not leave a certain amount of distance from your home, okay great well I still didn't curtail the spread so then they said okay well now you just need to stay in your home if you're not vaccinated okay so that's fine and then they said okay well now we're going to release a phone app, and the phone app you we want you to voluntarily take a picture of yourself, on this timetable schedule and the phone app will be able to tell us if you're infected or not.

 

Pastor Newms:

[32:33] How okay.

 

Pastor Bill:

[32:35] I don't know and now they are required to take a photo every 24 hours showing they are in their home and if they miss a check-in,

then they will be issued a warrant for their arrest.

 

Pastor Newms:

[32:56] Okay that is a little interesting.

 

Pastor Bill:

[33:00] So I guess it is interesting it's a whole new level of something so.

 

[33:08] Content being content right, and it's not a concept that's easily done it's not comes up that's easily grasped it's not something that I can say well I figured this out and I want you to, send me $29.95 and I'll send you my book on how to figure out how to be content no this is a this is a real life you know this is real life, I'm working on issues Pastor Newms is working on issues we are constantly growing and learning and figuring things out and, um I'm not going to sit here and go well everything's perfect I figured it all out, I know one thing that struck my mother from our podcast is when I said you know I'm not afraid of clowns anymore and my anxiety is one away and she's like you got to tell me how you did that, got tell me how what did you do to figure that out and I was just like I don't know I don't have some Universal answer, I just just made peace with I'm going to live until I don't need more and all of that just kind of went away, so it you know and it's just, I don't know something I'm going through I don't know how to tell you to how to do it for you.

 

Pastor Newms:

[34:32] Right.

 

Pastor Bill:

[34:39] Yes now last week we looked at second Timothy 1:7 right God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love power and a sound mind,

so if I was going to give advice in this area about being content and about having peace.

 

Pastor Newms:

[35:02] Mmm.

 

Pastor Bill:

[35:02] It would be that it would be this we talked about that word sound mind goes back to being disciplined, is disciplining your mind and so my advice would be to to, obtain this this state of contentment to grasp this idea of peace and to work towards that, you need to be mentally disciplined, I know there's a pandemic what am I gonna do while most it here are my run through all the scenarios of how that's going to ruin my no no I'm not, I'm gonna go into my mind and I'm going to think about how am I going to love my family, how am I going to love the Lord and keep my mind disciplined instead of letting it run rampant off into left field right, and that's.

 

[36:01] My advice and my suggestion on how to work on being content in whatever scenario you find yourself in, there's a lot of fear on social media right now about we're going to go into a time of food shortages and toilet paper shortage is again and it's going to be gas shortages and, it's really easy with what's going on in the world right now to have an undisciplined mind and just let it run wild.

 

[36:34] We have to contain that, and take control of our thought life and have some discipline in that area and not you know go crazy.

 

Pastor Newms:

[37:01] Because that is definitely one of my biggest struggles is anxieties and I mean being being at peace and being content in the situation is very very hard for me, my anxieties I am constantly having to rain, it all in because if I blink wrong, my mind goes you know to 10,000 places and it's just like okay no no no and, the.

 

[37:39] Yes Biggs just said you know he tells us not to worry and to turn it over to him because at a certain point it's like okay I can't worry about this we had some situations this week financially that you know, it's going to be your heart until we get, bounced back in in between you know there's always that unknown of in between a job and you know something hit that we weren't expecting and it's going to be interesting to figure it out but I can't, worry about it because we have everything we need we have everything, you know it's just okay this week's weird you know and so that's it is definitely something that I've definitely struggled with this week, especially more than normal.

 

Pastor Bill:

[38:41] Yeah and we're going about it's not going to make it better, it's not going to fix it like all you're doing is is literally torturing yourself by worrying about it it's not, I mean there is there is literally no situation where worry solves the problem.

 

[39:10] Right, you can make plans you can analyze situations and you can move forward but sitting here going well I just I just don't know what's gonna happen in this could happen in that could happen and so it's just going to overtake us, that's worried but you could do the same thing as sitting that you could sit down and logically go well this could happen and if it does then this or this could happen and if it does then this, and there's that too there's two to two different things you know there's worry where you're just a victim you're the victim of the circumstances, and then there's the other where no I'm not a victim I'm preparing I recognize bad things can happen, and I'm preparing do you think that's any in any way related to the to the pessimistic and optimistic thing, the heck glass-is-half-full Russ is half empty.

 

Pastor Newms:

[40:20] I don't know so you know no I think that's just, two outlooks now if you're really stressed out, because the glass is half empty or half full I would say yes but the the thought process of is it I don't think it is.

 

Pastor Bill:

[40:45] Okay but you you've heard what I'm talking about right like now I mean obviously you have but so basically The Optimist,

half you know full and the pessimist says well know that glass of lemonade is half empty, and then the realist walks up and goes guys,

I don't think that's a lemonade.

 

[41:23] Hahaha.

 

[41:28] The realist.

 

[41:35] I don't think that's lemonade guys.

 

Pastor Newms:

[41:37] Yeah that's um he's a something.

 

Pastor Bill:

[41:43] That's an analogy for life that's the analogy for life.

 

Pastor Newms:

[41:46] All right anyway.

 

Pastor Bill:

[41:51] I'm done I don't have anything else to say I was hoping you'd carry us for the next 12 minutes.

 

[42:02] I went there big says he went there I did I went there I edited the jokes lightly.

 

Pastor Newms:

[42:10] You did.

 

Pastor Bill:

[42:11] That the word was implied.

 

Pastor Newms:

[42:13] You did you did I did not I was like don't do it, normally I'm you can ask Pastor Bill or anyone who knows me really well I'm the king of bleeping the wrong word when trying to censor something when you relapse.

 

Pastor Bill:

[42:43] Absolutely are.

 

Pastor Newms:

[42:44] And I'll be like I'll bleep the word in front of it or behind it and just let the middle flow and your like I did that wrong it's not what I meant to say.

 

Pastor Bill:

[42:58] What did you just bleep the word "the?" What was wrong with the worthy that you thought you had to bleep.

 

Pastor Newms:

[43:10] Did you really not say mother why did you pleat mother you love your mother why would you bleep that.

 

Pastor Bill:

[43:16] You want your brother.

 

Pastor Newms:

[43:19] Anyway.

 

Pastor Bill:

[43:22] Anyway.

 

Pastor Newms:

[43:23] First board meeting of the church just saying.

 

[43:35] You want to know.

 

Pastor Bill:

[43:39] Practice contentment and peace.

 

Pastor Newms:

[43:41] You want to do another card and see if it's about contentment and peace.

 

Pastor Bill:

[43:44] Sure let's do another card that'll be a good closer.

 

Pastor Newms:

[43:45] All right you've been given the chance to travel into the future and see how the world will change in the next 50 years what change in particular are you interested in the most.

 

[44:02] Now my question is is so follow-up question do we get to return. Cuz if we're just traveling and then we're stuck there I'm just going to care about Prosthetics I'm going to care about you know, things to increase and lower my pain levels.

 

Pastor Bill:

[44:38] Zadie the question was if you could travel 50 years in the future what change would you be most interested to know about.

 

Pastor Newms:

[44:50] And when I say the stock market I don't mean I'm interested in the stock market because if you then put money into the stock market you might change the outcomes but like interested in like, who's the next Google you know where do you want to position yourself in your business where do you want to position you know things like that, how to properly position yourself for the next 50 years not necessarily well I just want to make money because money is fun but money isn't everything and if you're miserable you're miserable.

That's why I was reading something somewhere it's like if everyone was given a hundred thousand dollars overnight, in two weeks we'd still have, a lot of rich people in a lot of poor people and you're like it's not necessarily inaccurate.

 

Pastor Bill:

[45:45] If everyone woke up with a hundred a hundred thousand dollars richer that's what that would trigger what you call installation suddenly a loaf of bread would cost a hundred dollars. Just overnight.

 

Pastor Newms:

[46:01] Yeah and people would, people that have certain mindsets would continue to and the outcome at the end would be very interesting and like you said it would be a situation like in some countries where the dollar means nothing.

 

Pastor Bill:

[46:22] Just it's worthless. Yeah hundred thousand dollars which yesterday was worth $100,000 today it's worth $10.

 

Pastor Newms:

[46:35] It's like when you're looking for a job I have a friend who works in Tech and he was looking for jobs and he'd get offers from foreign companies to, work as an outsourcer for that foreign company that then outsources to America.

 

Pastor Bill:

[47:03] A hundred thousand what.

 

Pastor Newms:

[47:05] I did it's like wait it's like and it was like oh it's 15,000 a year and you're like oh okay no.

 

Pastor Bill:

[47:17] Yeah I can't survive off of.

 

Pastor Newms:

[47:19] I can't pay my rent on that.

 

Pastor Bill:

[47:24] But in India you'd be a rich man.

 

Pastor Newms:

[47:28] It's not that bad, it's like a third that's like 1/10, yeah anyway and I guess that also would depend on the part of India for talking about the tech sector in Mumbai that's a lot different than, you know other parts of India as well.

 

Pastor Bill:

[47:54] But I haven't been to Mumbai I've only been to Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh, so

 

Pastor Newms:

[48:05] Yes.

 

Pastor Bill:

[48:09] But I like India maybe maybe if I could have India all to myself.

 

Pastor Newms:

[48:13] I would II India is definitely on my bucket list because of our friend there, I definitely want to go to India and get asked several times a year on when I'm coming to India, and I really do want to to travel to India it's probably the only country at the moment where I'm like let's go because I don't like international travel, that's a lie I don't like travel was like I don't like international travel I don't like National travel either.

 

Pastor Bill:

[48:51] If you do go you need to have your friend buy your tickets, not you buy your tickets because if you buy your tickets it's going to be infinitely more expensive than if he buys the tickets.

 

[49:19] I loved my month in India I really did it's the only missions trip I ever went on, that like the last two weeks of the trip I was trying to figure out how I could get switched to a two-month trip from my one month and not go home at the end of the month because that's how much I loved India.

 

Pastor Newms:

[49:39] Yeah.

 

Pastor Bill:

[49:40] I couldn't figure it out.

 

Pastor Newms:

[49:42] Yeah it's definitely it's um, it is a place I would love to see I've got you know friends from a couple different of the areas of India and the way they talk about you know ones from more of like the fishing, area and you know the way he talks about the, the being able to go to a cafe that's literally on the water and you know, blah blah blah it's just there's some very interesting you can get a lot of each of the areas are very very different.

 

Pastor Bill:

[50:23] And being a pale Caucasian as long as you don't go too far north you'll be just fine.

 

[50:34] Anything anything north of the state of Andhra Pradesh you don't want to go there as a pale Caucasian that's.

 

Pastor Newms:

[50:43] And and there certain areas the up north you don't want to go as a Christian either because they are.

 

Pastor Bill:

[50:51] Well that's that's why you don't want to go as a pale Caucasian because they, you're a Christian and the Muslims there are quite aggressive and, there have been lots and lots and lots of incidents over the years. Which let's be honest, colonizers we're paying we're paying for decades and decades and centuries of aggressive colonization, and theft of land and denigration of local populations, and yes white people did that, and I know it wasn't exclusively white people there are other races that were involved in colnization but why people led the charge, and yeah I fully understand some of the aggressive stances that are happening in the world and you know that still happen in the world I under get it I get it.

 

Pastor Newms:

[52:07] There was a time in with England where the sun didn't set on the kingdom you know because they had expanded so much you know so, yeah.

 

Pastor Bill:

[52:28] Well if you're listening to this and you enjoy, this podcast then I'm glad to hear that I hope that we're speaking into your life and, making you a better modern Christian and that you are learning how to have a deeper faith, how to embrace hope and how to love more and like I said if you want to join us on Sunday evenings at 6:30 Central Standard Time we'd love to see you in chat, and this podcast comes out every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Central Standard Time wherever you get your podcasts, and now we're going to do a little thing we call the 32nd buffer song because some of the platforms were on require a 30 second buffer.

 

Pastor Newms:

[53:20] And a side note if you want to see our face outside of the Berean Manifesto you can randomly at Pastor Newms on Twitch just saying.

 

Pastor Bill:

[53:35] Gaming With The Pastors.

 

Pastor Newms:

[53:37] Shameless plug.

 

Pastor Bill:

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Pastor Newms:

[53:42] We're going to be playing DCU online and enjoying it and trying to meet new people and build relationships which is fun.

 

Pastor Bill:

[53:53] Pretty soon we're going to have to get satisfactory because I want to play satisfactory.

 

[54:03] I think it's going to be next on the list because I really want to play it okay.

 

Pastor Newms:

[54:06] We could do that okay.

 

Pastor Bill:

[54:08] 30 second buffer 30 second buffer 30 second buffer has it been 30 seconds yet, no of course not that's not how time works 30 second buffer 30 second buffer 30 second buffer you guys have a great week.

 

Pastor Newms:

[54:27] Be safe out there we love you.

 

Pastor Bill:

[54:30] Until next time.

 

Pastor Newms:

[54:34] Press the button now bye.

 

Pastor Bill:

[54:41] I'm doing where's my button I don't know that there it is.

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