18 Feb

Bumper Stickers (SIGNS) on CARS

whale of a Bumper StickerChristian Bumper stickers; some are thought provoking some are hilarious, (to me anyway), people love signs and have been asking for them since the Pharisees in Jesus time. On today’s show I would love for you to call in and tell me your favorite 866-348-7884 10am ET February 18, 2017… Here are a few to chew on:

‘Do whatever He tells you to do’ – Mary
A house is not a home without me — God.
About that ‘love thy neighbor’ thing? I meant it — God.
America needs a Faith Lift!
Another dopeless hope fiend!
Atheists are Beyond Belief
Before Sunday football why not come to my house — God.
C’mon over and bring the kids — God.
CAUTION! Non-exposure to the Son will cause burning.
CAUTION! God At Work! Person In Progress!
Christians aren’t perfect… just forgiven.


Don’t think God has a sense of humor? Look at the platypus.
Don’t worry about tomorrow, God is already there!
Enlighten Up!
Even Darwin KNOWS God created earth (now).
Everyone has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
Exercise daily – walk with God.
Experience Life At No Cost! Call 1-800-MEET-God
For all you do, His blood’s for you!
Forbidden Fruits create many Jams!
Friends don’t let friends miss out on Heaven!

Go to church don’t wait for the Hearse to take you.
Go to church. Avoid the Christmas rush.
God’s been patient… So Far!
God doesn’t support Road Rage!
God gives and forgives, Man gets and forgets!
God is. Any questions?
God loves you! And I’m really trying.
God makes miracles but, He doesn’t clean cars.
God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.
Going to church does not make you a Christian anymore than going to McDonalds makes you a hamburger.
Have God, will travel!
Have you read my #1 best seller? There’ll be a test — God
He who kneels before God can stand before anyone.
Heading in the wrong direction? God allows U-turns.
Heaven is outa this world!
His pain, our Gain!
Laughter is God’s Sunshine!
Next time you think you’re perfect … try walking on water!
That was Zen. This is Tao!

The sign of Jonah itself is a wonderful thing to ponder, above is William Gurnall’s take on it the disciples sure thought during those three days before the resurrection the Big Fish Had them, but the dry ground they were spit out on was more real than Jonah’s in my view…. Have you experienced it? Pray today.

11 Feb

Think & Grow Rich 2

Think Grow Rich 2Last weeks show ‘Think and Grow Rich’ we discussed, Andrew Carnegie’s secret to riches as explained in Napoleon Hill’s Book ‘Think and Grow Rich’, you can read about that in last weeks post . Before I go on to this weeks ideas I want to extend last weeks for a moment. Since I believe that Andrew Carnegie’s secret was unity and the reversal of the curse of the tower of Babel, this morning my mind finally opened up to what I believe is part of what Jesus was teaching His disciples to pray in what we know as the Lords Prayer.

The shear immensity of what it means to pray “give US this day our daily bread.” Yes, everyone, feed the whole planet, Lord, or even more mind blowing, “forgive US our sins as we forgive WE forgive those who sin against US.”  Yes, I mean that everyone in the world would forgive and get forgiven. Yes, Hilary Clinton would forgive Donald Trump and Donald Trump would forgive the 9th Circuit Court. That the President of Iran (Hassan Rouhani ) would be forgiven and that Benjamin Netanyahu would forgive Hezbolla after he himself accepted Christ and was forgiven.  Even closer to home that your brother would accept Christ and forgive your mother and your Boss would seek forgiveness from Jesus and forgive the production guy he is getting ready to blast on Monday.  What a prayer, and now, “lead US not into temptation but deliver US from evil”. It’s like Paul said in Ephesians 6: “Our Battle is not against flesh and blood but spiritual forces in high places”.  We are all under attack by the one who has come to steal, kill and destroy and here is our chance to ask God to come save, His Bride… Like it ends “For Thine is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory Forever, AMEN”… May it be True.

The ‘Think And Grow Rich Two’ aspect I am processing today is ‘Your inheritance’, and as A.W. Tozer points out in his book, ‘The Pursuit of God’ which by the way can be had on Kindle for 99 cents, the Levites and Priests got an amazing inheritance if they only understood. They did not get the land or the stuff, the got the prize, they got God. If you have ever tasted God and experienced a moment with Him, how much more would you want your family to inherit That from you rather than a 1966 Iso Grifo.Grifo Before and AfterPlease, take a good long look, it’s junk it rusts it needs brakes. We let our stuff take that place in our heart and we inherit pain, loss, destruction. As, Tozer pointed out so beautifully, the shear love God had for Abraham that he would pull, Issac, however brutally from the patriarch’s heart’s throne so that, God would be Abraham’s inheritance and boy oh boy have, we to this day benefited from father Abraham’s inheritance passed down to me.

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It has been my experience that with God’s love comes  a fierce jealousy, (that’s a good thing believe me), and as William Gurnall pointed out in the, concept above, God will pull whatever is on the throne of our hearts besides Himself in an all out effort to provide us with, Abraham’s inheritance. Think about it, when did God do that in your life. Call us today on the Christian Car Guy Show February 11, 2017 10:05am ET- 10:58am ET and share your Story of when God took your rusting treasure.  Once again, His Kingdom Come.

04 Feb

Think And Grow Rich

Think and Grow Rich

Napoleon Hill’s masterpiece ‘Think and Grow Rich’ in my view is the worst pick for a title in the history of literature, yet in a way it was part of his genius to attract what the world values; wealth. With that title I am sure many read it with that in mind, but what Hill outlined in that book for me was the secret he cleverly hid in every chapter as he told you of in the introduction. Every chapter of the book mentions the money-making secret that made fortunes for more than 500 wealthy people. Hill describes the first time that Andrew Carnegie told him about the secret of riches. “If you are ready for the secret, you already possess one half of it,therefore, you will readily recognize the other half the moment it reaches your mind.”

The “secret” after reading the book time and time and time again until apparently I was ready, in my view was best illustrated by Charles Schwab’s visit to an under performing Steel Factory. He walked in before the shift change early in the morning and asked how many pourings, (meaning how many times they had done there job working together to get the molten Iron turned to steel ready to go into molds) that shift had accomplished. He took that number which as I recall was 6 and took a piece of chalk and wrote it on the floor. The next shift came in naturally hearing that the big boss wrote that 6 on the floor was an extremely clear way to encourage a better result and as you might guess, they got 7 done that day and crossed out the 6 and wrote 7 and next next shift got 8 and so it went on until that plant was the number one producer of Carnegie’s plants.

The curse of the Tower of Babel reversed. When we work together we can accomplish anything. God said it himself in Genesis 11: 5 “But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. 6 And the Lord said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. 7 Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.”

Fast Forward to the Book of Acts Chapter 2: When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.” Yes they were all in one Honda…Or can you see Ezekiel 11:19 coming to pass, “Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh,”

Unity, one heart the Body of Christ, together we can change the world… Getting us all in that Honda is where you have to call on Dad and Jesus and The Holy Spirit…..

28 Jan

Old Red Turns 400,000 with It’s Feet Fitted With The Gospel

Old Reds Turns 400,000

Oh what peace we often forfeit.  At 399,830 miles Old Red started to wobble and wobble badly. Immediately, I started to worry even fret thinking, “400k Miles the front end has to be worn out, I’ll bet it needs a tie rod end, or a ball joint, could this be the end of Old Red?” It got so bad within the day that I didn’t want to drive it, would I never reach the 400,000 I had been waiting for for a couple years?

I went over to 109-U-Pull it and asked Terry if he could find me some good used tires, hoping a really praying that was all it was as the tires I had were used and already about 4 years old, maybe 5.  As I waited honestly I worried and fretted, last Saturday while I was on the air I got a text from Bob at 109. “We have new shoes for Old red”. Monday I got them mounted and balanced and got Old red aligned and guess what? Smoooooth as silk, “Oh, what peace we often forfeit, Oh, what needless pain we bear,”

Are you wobbling, car wise, is your vehicle fitted and running in peace, like it has good news? Here are a few tips to find peace.

  • What a friend we have in Jesus (pray) don’t forfeit your peace
  • Yes tires separate it could be a bad tire even if it has tread.
  • Bald tires
  • Out of balance
  • If you wobble when braking it’s warped brake rotors
  • Out of alignment either camber or caster

Not surprisingly Monday morning when I went into my quiet time and ask Jesus what we needed to look at he sent me back to William Gurnall’s ” The Christian in Complete Armor” and it just so happened to be the chapter on the feet fitted with the gospel of peace. A Long time favorite peace of armor…just saying … I had lost my peace and wobbling like Old Red, this fits all together with these passages. What do people see when I am running, am I at peace?

There are  strange happenings around the two messengers who brought the news to David about the final battle with Absalom in 2 Samuel 18:27 “So the watchman said, “I think the running of the first is like the running of Ahimaaz the son of Zadok.” And the king said, “He is a good man, and comes with good news.”

Further study of the passage even shows how undaunted Ahimaaz was to deliver the message and how he even out ran the other runner. 19 Then Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said, “Let me run now and take the news to the king, how the LORD has avenged him of his enemies.” 20 And Joab said to him, “You shall not take the news this day, for you shall take the news another day. But today you shall take no news, because the king’s son is dead.” 21 Then Joab said to the Cushite, “Go, tell the king what you have seen.” So the Cushite bowed himself to Joab and ran. 22 And Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said again to Joab, “But whatever happens, please let me also run after the Cushite.” So Joab said, “Why will you run, my son, since you have no news ready?” 23 “But whatever happens,” he said, “let me run.” So he said to him, “Run.” Then Ahimaaz ran by way of the plain, and outran the Cushite.”

It would appear from the passage that Ahimaaz was the good news messenger, while the Cushite was, at best, the not so good news messenger.

With all this in mind let’s have another look at all those good looking feet passages.

Isaiah 52:7 (New King James Version)

7 How beautiful upon the mountains
      Are the feet of him who brings good news,
      Who proclaims peace,
      Who brings glad tidings of good things,
      Who proclaims salvation,
      Who says to Zion,

      “ Your God reigns!”

Nahum 1:15 (New King James Version)

15 Behold, on the mountains
      The feet of him who brings good tidings,
      Who proclaims peace!
      O Judah, keep your appointed feasts,
      Perform your vows.
      For the wicked one shall no more pass through you;
      He is utterly cut off.

Romans 10:15 (New King James Version)

15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written:
      “ How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace,[a]
      Who bring glad tidings of good things!”[b]

Ephesians 6:14-15 (New King James Version)

14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

Getting back to the basics, “What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!

25 Jan

Devotional Humor and Inspiring Stories for January 26, 2017

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Clean Blond Joke

Two blonde friends were going on a trip to Florida. A neighbor told them that they’d be fine as long as they paid attention to the road signs along the way. But they’d driven just 30 miles when they saw one that read, “Clean Restrooms Ahead.”

Two months later they arrived in Florida exhausted, having used up 86 bottles of Windex, 267 rolls of paper towels, and three cases of toilet-bowl cleaner. Total restrooms cleaned: 450.

 

The Drunk and the Fire Engine
As a drunk guy staggers out of the bar one Friday evening, a fire engine races past, siren wailing and lights flashing.

Immediately, the drunk starts chasing the engine, running as fast as he can until eventually he collapses, gasping for breath.

In a last act of desperation he shouts after the fire engine, “If that’s the way you want it, you can keep your blasted ice creams!”

 

Monkees Obsession
When my girlfriend said she was leaving because of my obsession with the Monkees, I thought she was joking. And then I saw her face……

 

Wait for it, wait for it…. Are you saying it???

 

“Now I’m a believer”

 

 

Q: Why shouldn’t you throw plastic bags into the swamps in Louisiana?

A: Because the plastic bags are not bayou degradable.

Q: How Do Crazy People Go Through The Forest?

A: They Take The Psycho Path.

 

 

Q: Why did the ox lose his job on the farm?

A: Because he couldn’t take a yoke.

 

 

Q: Who does the ocean date?

A: It goes out with the tide.

Q: Why did the cross-eyed teacher lose his job?

A: Because he couldn’t control his pupils.

 

 

Q: What do politicians and diapers have in common?

A: Both should be changed regularly, and both for the same reason

 

 

Get Out of This House
A wife was screaming at her husband: “Leave! Get out of this house!” she ordered.

As he was walking out the door she yelled, “I hope you die a slow and painful death!”

So he turned around and replied, “So now you want me to stay?”

 

 

Q: The first thing Queen Elizabeth II did upon ascending the throne was to … 
 A: Sit down.

 

Q: On what grounds was Aaron Burr tried for treason? 
 A: New York

 

Q: Name two plays by Shakespeare. 
 A: Romeo and Juliet

 

Q: Use the word doldrums in a sentence. 
 A: I cannot play the doldrums.

 

 

His Favorite Green Rubber Boots

I loved the slick inside of the boot, and wiggling my toes around all the space in the toe.

Nothing screamed freedom for me as a kid like green rubber boots. Each winter meant new boots for my little brother and me. Sometimes they were Christmas presents, but more often they were simply necessities for two boys who took their job of getting dirty very seriously and whose feet grew like they were steeped in fertilizer each night.

Sometimes we would go with our folks to pick them right off the shelf at the store. The boots generally stood straight and proud on metal shelves with a little forward lean, giving them an air of bowing soldiers ready for service. They came shackled together with a length of thin white cord or plastic thread.

Depending on the model, they might sport long yellow laces all the way up the front and a strip of yellow rubber around the top. Sometimes we got the plain slip-on kind, but I liked the lace-up version better.

I loved threading those laces in and out and in and out and then cinching them down tight at the top to lock the legs of my overalls or jeans in place and make the denim puff out at the knee.

You couldn’t maintain the billowy effect with the slip-on kind, so you couldn’t look like a British soldier for very long with those.

The only drawback to the laces was that over time the plastic tip would wear off and the laces would fray. Then threading them through the eyes got to be a chore—especially when cockleburs and beggar’s lice would grab hold of the ends and make a spiky wad.

Getting boots at the store was nice, but nothing was better than getting boots in a wrapped-up box. Rubber boot boxes are big. They are wide. They can double as a lap desk. The best ones have a hinged lid and open like a treasure chest.

I still remember several Christmases, putting a wonderfully wide box in my lap—with the faint scent of vulcanized rubber seeping through the bright wrapping paper—and awaiting the command for my brother and me to open our boxes together.

 

 

Of course we knew what was inside. We knew the weight distribution of heavy on both ends but light on the sides meant new boots hiding in a cardboard treasure chest. Sometimes a big sticker with a picture of the boots greeted us from under the shredded paper. But every time, raising the lid released a sweet smell of rubbery goodness. We folded back that sheet of paper and pulled out the cardboard inserts before trying them on.

I loved the slick inside of the boot, and wiggling my toes around all the space in the toe. There was always plenty of space for growing feet. You just had to wear more socks. Then came the requisite walk around the room and up and down the hall, booming along on the hardwood floor.

Best of all was the bang of the back door, the clumping down steps, and the heavy, thunderous thunk, thunk across the yard to the nearest hole of Mississippi mud and freedom.

23 Jan

Union Grove Tours The Truth

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January 23, 2017: Union Grove Christian School arrives to tour of the Truth Network. 9:30am Fifty students  and a handful of teachers arrive on the Union Grove Church Bus.

Students were broken into 5 teams and each had about 10 minutes at the 5 stations arranged. The Broadcasting Studio tour hosted by Robby Dilmore, The Christian Car Guy, The Production Studio was hosted by Program Manager Joey Roberson, The Engineering section our chief engineer, Mandel Owens, Administrative offices, Michael Carbone our Chief Operating Officer and Sales and Marketing was hosted by our fearless leader, Stu Epperson.

A great time was had by all. To arrange a tour for your group contact Michael Carbone C.O.O. 336-759-0363

21 Jan

Sliding Through The Snow: My 5 Tips

Sliding Through The Snow

 
One minute you are driving along thinking it’s not too bad, in a flash everything changes the car swerves, your first reaction to hit the brakes made it worse and you slide into the ditch hopefully without crashing into something. None the less your whole world now goes into to crisis mode, or does it? If you had a small child in the back seat perhaps they said, “That was fun mommy, can we do it again.” One thing is for sure whether your a child or have a child’s heart sliding through the snow can be a fun experience or tragic. Where is the fine line between adventure and tragedy?

  1. Triple yes triple your following distance, and the point at which you begin to break; on ice even more than that. I feel so strongly about this that if someone is any way tailgating me I will pull over and let them go on past me.
  2. Slow down yes, but keep up enough momentum and speed to go up hills, not by powering up the hill but by approaching the hill with enough speed to keep even on the accelerator going up it. The cars creeping at 10mph get stuck going up the hill. Finding the right speed is critical, often it’s around 25-30mph when it’s really coming down.
  3. Don’t hit your brakes when you see that ice patch, do swerve to miss it either. Straight and easy, no sudden moves.
  4. Never Ever Use Cruise Control.
  5. Don’t stop if you can avoid it, especially on a hill, try to anticipate light changes and adjust your speed so you never have to come to a complete stop.

Don’t get on the roads unless you, ‘have to’ is the conventional wisdom, but where is the adventure in that. I’m not saying get yourself into something you can’t get out of but, maybe there is some fun to be had and education for that time you do have to. Not a half mile from my house is Regan High School’s Parking lot and closer than that is the First Christian Church’s. How about carefully making your way over there and have an adventure and learn something about how driving in the snow feels. Slam on going slow slam on the brakes to feel what its like to slide and how to correct a skid. Carefully start off fast to feel what that’s like. Maybe even do a donut. From a standing start turn the wheel all the way and step on it a bit, (CAUTION!!! In a very clear area with lots of room and not too fast.) Experience is a master teacher and confidence builder and some day you made need those skills.

On the other side of adventure is tragedy. Wrecker drivers will tell you that there are more 4Wheel drive SUV’s to be towed in bad weather than any other vehicle. That’s because 4Wheel drive has no more stopping or handling ability than any other car in many cases less handling. Snowy icy driving has much to do with experience and understanding momentum.

Always bring along some emergency supplies Here’s a good list I did a couple years a go. http://christiancarguy.com/are-you-ready/. Knowing a few things about your car in bad weather is also helpful, what are it’s strengths and weaknesses. Here’s my take on those.

Typical 4×4 SUV, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Blazer, Explorer: have Fairly good traction their weakness: Handling and Stopping.

Front Wheel Drive car or van: OK traction, fairly good if it has traction control. Handling is fairly good, weakness is stopping.

Rear Wheel Drives, Especially Pickups: Poor traction, Poor handling, Poor stopping.

In every case ‘chains’ really help especially in the stopping category, snow tires are also helpful in many places as not only are they more tread worthy, they have softer rubber to get better traction.

13 Jan

Live From The Men’s Summit

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The 2017 Men’s Summit, hosted by the Triad Area Wide Christian Men’s Ministry, will be on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 9:30-3:30 at First Christian Church in Kernersville, NC. The cost is $15.00 and lunch is included!!

Bob Tebow, Tim Tebow’s father, will be speaking this year, as well former professional baseball players and entreprenuers, David and Jason Benham. We are honored to have Dr. Tejado Hanchell and (Ret.) Gen. Jerry Boykin return this year. Comedian Rich Jones will entertain us with his “110% clean AND hilarious routine,” and Dr. Robert J. Evans will be sharing about men’s health and his Christian faith. Heath Williams will be leading us in worship with his very unique style and ministry. Please purchase your tickets now to reserve your spot at this year’s Summit — and buy one for a friend, too!

Our ministry is devoted to breaking down the walls of race and denomination so that men, who are disciples of Christ, may come together to worship as one body. It is our prayer, that by following Christ and leading by example, we may grow closer to our Lord and Savior, grow closer to each other, and model a seamless fellowship to the world. We want to demonstrate the love of Christ in our fellowship. If we fail to come together as the “Body of Christ,” then how will the world ever be able to do it?

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Sat, January 14, 2017

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM EST

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31 Dec

What Has You Fired Up For 2017

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Jesus warned in Matthew 24:12″ And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.” So with that in mind; What has you fired up for 2017?

God has been chasing me with fire all week it seems, I can’t stop seeing it. Moses and the “Burning Bush”, Abraham’s,  “Burning Torch”. The Golden Lamp Stand, The Alter of “Burning” sacrifice, At Pentecost, “Tongues of Fire” . The sun for goodness sake is a ball of fire, every light bulb is a miniature fire, every car runs on fire, we read and see things are illuminated by fire, “God’s Love is a consuming fire” Hebrew’s 12:29…. Are you seeing what I’m seeing, if you are seeing at all it’s most likely illuminated by fire of some sort.

So what are you burning to do in 2017, what has you fired up so to speak? The other thing that has me intrigued this week has been Brother Lawrence and his story from the 1600’s related in the book,  “The Practice of the Presence of God the Best Rule of a Holy Life” Start reading it for free: http://amzn.to/2hE4MVH.  Here’s a sample of the way brother Lawrence Burned  his complete eighth letter in the book…See if you see the connection to burning for 2017.

“EIGHTH LETTER. (Concerning wandering thoughts in Prayer.) You tell me nothing new; you are not the only one that is troubled with wandering thoughts. Our mind is extremely roving; but, as the will is mistress of all our faculties, she must recall them, and carry them to GOD as their last end. When the mind, for want of being sufficiently reduced by recollection at our first engaging in devotion, has contracted certain bad habits of wandering and dissipation, they are difficult to overcome, and commonly draw us, even against our wills, to the things of the earth. I believe one remedy for this is to confess our faults, and to humble ourselves before GOD. I do not advise you to use multiplicity of words in prayer: many words and long discourses being often the occasions of wandering. Hold yourself in prayer before GOD, like a dumb or paralytic beggar at a rich man’s gate. Let it be your business to keep your mind in the presence of the LORD. If it sometimes wander and withdraw itself from Him, do not much disquiet yourself for that: trouble and disquiet serve rather to distract the mind than to re-collect it: the will must bring it back in tranquility. If you persevere in this manner, GOD will have pity on you. One way to re-collect the mind easily in the time of prayer, and preserve it more in tranquility, is not to let it wander too far at other times: you should keep it strictly in the presence of GOD; and being accustomed to think of Him often, you will find it easy to keep your mind calm in the time of prayer, or at least to recall it from its wanderings. I have told you already at large, in my former letters, of the advantages we may draw from this practice of the presence of GOD: let us set about it seriously, and pray for one another. Yours, &c.”

Consuming; how can I be consumed with love like described is the question I am pondering. Being a Car Guy I so easily see the connection to an engine, the hotter it can run the more efficient it becomes.