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August 28, 2021 12:20 pm

Snake Bit

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August 28, 2021 12:20 pm

Robby is joined by Butch Vernon and Andrea Miller from Simply the Story to discuss "snake bites" that happen in our lives.

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If you go near the lake, keep your eyes wide open and look for sneaky snakes. Welcome to the Christian Car Guy Radio Show. I say this calls for action and now nip it in the bud. Nip it in the bud.

You got to nip it in the bud. Oh, I can tell you about being snake bit. If you've ever like headed off on some adventure that you'd like taking your wife to college, you probably understand the idea of being snake bit. Like, oh my goodness, I got a story for you. We're going to get to that in a minute, but we got to tell you that we got all kinds of neat guests on the show today.

I have Andrea Miller as well as Butch Vernon with simply the story. And they got some really cool stuff. And my good friend, Jerry, my Christian body shop guy, long, long, long time friend. We got all sorts of stuff coming your way. And as always, you know, just like Sesame Street, our show is always brought to you by Hebrew Letter. And today's Hebrew Letter is the letter Hey. And I don't know if you've heard of that Hebrew Letter before, but it's kind of neat in that in the name of it is a description of what it is. So when you look out and you go, Hey, the letter Hey in Hebrew means expression. And so what an amazing thing that God expressed himself to us through his word. Like God took the time to make sure that we knew the story, so to speak. And so simply the story is the letter Hey.

It all kind of comes together. And I could spend a lot of time on that, but I won't because you need to know, Oh my goodness, who in the world was that that was singing Sneaky Snake? That was Tom T. Hall. And he probably never heard that before. So you might guess there's a snake involved in today's show. And then once bitten twice shy, who could forget that song by Great White? Never thought you'd heard that on a Christian radio program. But I'm here to expand your horizons anyway.

And then you're a grand old flag by McMillan McGraw. And of course, all those things will come together. And I'd say, as always, I love my intro just to perplex you.

Like, Robbie, how does all this fit together in today's show? Well, let me just begin with a little bit of my story. My daughter has got to go back to Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. And for those of you who don't know, I live in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. And so Sunday night when she's supposed to leave on Monday morning, and we got to go through Atlanta to get there. So anybody that knows about this trip, like you do not want to be in Atlanta, Georgia at five o'clock in the afternoon.

So whatever your mission may be, you don't want to be downtown Atlanta at five o'clock. Right, Sean? Have you ever done it? You don't want that? No, I've never done that.

But it doesn't sound fun. I'm from DC. So I know rush hour traffic pretty bad. And so I get this call from my daughter about, might have been six o'clock Sunday night saying, you know, we've got to take a bed to Birmingham. And it'll fit in the car, right? That is a Toyota Camry.

No, it's not gonna fit in the car. So I decide, wow, I better get a U-Haul. And I actually was able to accomplish getting the U-Haul. And I knew I had a bumper, a trailer hitch on the Camry.

And I was like, okay, this will be fine. Well, about three o'clock in the morning, Jerry, I woke up to my horror of, oh no, this thing is not wired for a trailer hitch. I put the hitch on it just so I could move my sailboat from one place to the other around the marina. And so that started the adventure of how am I going to wire this car for a trailer? And even though you may be the Christian car guy does not mean you have certain skills, okay?

I'm just saying. But I share you all the details of how I wired this car. But let me just say, when the U-Haul guy said you're good to go, I was breathing a sigh of relief by the time we got the bed loaded into the U-Haul. You may have guessed that it was 11 o'clock in the morning, which meant that you're going to end up downtown Atlanta at exactly five o'clock. Now, as this Toyota Camry has 200,000 miles on it, and I'm concerned all the way that it's going to overheat because it wasn't designed to pull a trailer.

It's a four cylinder. And so I'm watching the temperature gauge and I'm watching the gauge on the dash on how hot it is outside. And as we pull into, you know, what is Death Valley into downtown Atlanta, I'm seeing that the temperature outside is 103 degrees. At this point in time, the traffic comes to a dead stop, right? And I'm watching the heat gauge in the Toyota and all of a sudden there she blows. And now I've got to go over three lanes against people that were not very friendly, Sean. They didn't want me coming over three lanes, but my wife, she said, I think they didn't anticipate running into a NASCAR driver at this point. But anyway, I got the car over and there I was with the trailer behind it. And like any good Christian car guy, I didn't know what to do in this situation.

You might be shocked. So I Googled it. I'm right there on the side of the road in downtown Atlanta.

What do I do? The car's overheating. I'm downtown Atlanta. And it was genius. It was genius.

I hope you've experienced this five. This is one thing I wanted to share with my listeners today in case you're ever in this situation. I was snakebit, but God came through for me through Google. It said, do you know what to do, Jerry? I'm curious what it said to do, which four way blinkers on and wait for the BOT truck to come by and give you a hand. I'm just stabbing in the dark.

No. Well, now that would have been the best thing. Call Ray's body shop and record service would have had a record six hours and you would have probably been toasted on the side of the road. Toasted would be a good word. So what it said to do was turn off the air conditioner, turn the heat on full blast, right? Because when the air conditioner is putting more heat on the car by turn on the heat, you use the radiator.

I mean, the heater core is an additional radiator. Get the heat off the car. So I sat there for half an hour while the thing cooled off. When it finally, the gauge came down to where I could see it was safe. The traffic was somewhat, I flipped the heater on full blast. Now my wife was thrilled about this as it's 103 degrees. Okay. Without the heater. So the point is like, wow, you can get snakebit out there.

And when you do, you're going to need a bronze serpent or something along those lines. So here's a little bit of the setup, what we're really doing today. I wanted to share that, but these folks with Simply the Story want to do a radio show and I'm so excited.

I met them at the NRB. And so we thought it would be fun to kind of pilot this idea, but we need you, the listeners to be a big part of it. Like you're calling in today is critical to the equation. Okay.

So get ready to call us at 866-348-7884. They're going to share a Bible story, but your mission is to help in the discussion of it. So with that, I'm going to turn it over to Andrea to share Simply the Story. Thank you, Robbie.

I'm super excited to be here. And this story is an amazing story. It starts about 39 years after God has rescued the Israelites from Egypt, where they were in harsh slavery under the Egyptians. And those, when they first came out of Egypt, God was going to take them into the promised land that he wanted for them. But that generation refused to go in. And so God said that those 20 years old and older would die in the wilderness. So it's been about 39 years and most of them are almost gone, including Moses, their leader's sister, Miriam, and his brother Aaron.

So these, there's about 2 million people. Moses knows he's not going in. They've been wandering the desert now almost 40 years. And God's been providing food. He's been providing manna or bread. He's provided water. He's been with them 24 hours a day, seven days a week through a cloud during the day and a fire at night. So he's always before the Israelites.

And just before this story takes place, the Edomites, which are distant relatives, have told the Israelites they cannot pass through their land, which would have been a lot quicker. And this is where the story begins. Now this would probably be a good place to pray because I think it's a great place. Yeah. All right. Would you like to pray?

Sure. Hey, Lord, we just thank you so much for the opportunity we have to come into people's homes and cars and be able to share. And I just pray, Lord, that you would speak to each one of us today through your word. Just guide us, direct us, encourage us and convict us.

Just do what only you can do. And we just thank you for the opportunity. In Christ's name we pray. Amen. So we come back.

We have Cheryl is in Port Orchard, Washington. She has a poem to share. We're going to look forward to that. But we need your call afterward. We share this story. We're going to talk about it. Get ready to call us. 866-348-7884. 866-34-TRUTH. When we come back, we're going to share the story. Snakebit is all here.

You're listening to the Truth Network and truthnetwork.com. Boys and girls take warning if you go near the lake. Keep your eyes wide open and look for sneaky snake.

We're talking about it today, a snakebit situation on the Christian Car Guys show. We've got the folks from Simply This Story going to continue on the story of the Israelites in the desert. But before we do that, we've got Cheryl is in Port Orchard, Washington. She wants to share a poem with us. So we're so grateful you called in, Cheryl.

What you got for us? Hello. Good morning. This is Sarah Linda. Oh, it's Sarah Linda, not Cheryl.

That's okay. We have a new caller screener that does not know of Sarah Linda, but that's cool. Hello, Sarah Linda. Hello. This is from last week. Okay. Who was it?

Okay. And it fits this week, too. Who was it beyond compare in the last 200 years? Who blessed you with their life, with their careers? Whose life would you like to share? My daughter said grandpa Lee, and I said great grandpa Bob. They met together at their job.

They worked in the mines, you see. We were at John's parents' home. John and I were newlywed. I leaned on every word John's grandpa said of how he liked to roam. He had left his family at the age of 12, did he?

Adventure called on tall ships on the sea. Each word meant so much to me. They were tales my dad would tell, tales that made my heart to swell. Words from the scripture grandpa also told. Each word helped me be bold.

Words give strength, love's power to be. My John's where, my John's where it's heavenly. He's with all of those who are resting now.

I'm resting, but more somehow. God's Word says it won't be long. Yes, we will be with God, full of song. We will be on our way, going up. So light your lamps, light them up. Each trim their lamp, trim it up. Keep your light bright, lighten up. Praise God, we're all going up, going up.

Oh, yes, going up. Ta-da, ta-da, ta-da, ta-da. That's so beautiful, Sarah Linda.

And I can see completely how that... I'm so glad you listened last week. I was hoping you'd call in. Yeah, I was over at the heat up here, and we're not so used to it. So I was over with my oldest daughter.

Her house was cooler, so I couldn't get the radio there. I understand. Well, thank you so much for calling in and sharing that beautiful poem today. As always, you're very gifted. God bless. God bless you. Thank you. Bye-bye.

All right, so getting back to our snake bit story. We're so grateful for Sarah Linda, as always. For those of you who don't know, Sarah Linda is in her 90s and just a real treasure that we've had call in many, many, many times. It's hard to follow a poem like that.

She's amazing. Wow. Well, this is an amazing story. The Israelites, they traveled from Mount Hor along the Red Sea, and they went around the land of Edom, and they became very discouraged because of having to go that way. So they spoke against the Lord, and they spoke against Moses, and they said, did you bring us up out of Egypt to kill us? We have no food.

We have no water, and we hate this worthless bread. So the Lord sent poisonous snakes among the Israelites, and they bit the people, and many of the Israelites died. So they went back to Moses and said, we have sinned because we've spoken against the Lord and against you.

Pray to God that he would take away the snakes. And so Moses prayed for the people, and the Lord said, make a poisonous snake, put it on a pole, and it'll happen that if anyone is bitten and they look at the snake, they will live. So Moses did that. He made a bronze serpent. He put it up on a pole, and it happened that any of the Israelites that were bitten, if they looked at the snake, they lived. And that's the Bible story. It's a pretty amazing Bible story, huh? Oh, it is.

One of my favorites. Really? I should ask why.

I think because, in my case, John chapter 3, Jesus references it and gives us a picture of what he was going to do. Yeah, that's true. And I think as we dig into this story a little bit, we're going to find out, we might get some indications of what that picture really looks like, you know? I just want to say, you know, they're traveling. They've been 39 years in the desert, or approximately 39 years. They've been eating the same food over and over. Can you just imagine how the Israelites might be feeling? What do you think they might be feeling? Overheated. Like the car. And they're letting off steam.

Is that it? Well, you know, because I can relate to this right this minute. I'm going, yeah. Like, when you're, the desert's hot, man. And you're hot, and you're tired, and you're frustrated. And, you know, you're ready to go off.

And so, unfortunately, who are you going to go off on? I mean, you know, this was his idea. Yeah. And so, man, yeah. Yeah.

Go ahead. Yeah, I kind of see him being, you know, they're on a, basically, a death march, waiting for those people who refuse to go in to pass away before they can go into the Promised Land. And I can only imagine what it was like every time you walk by someplace. Oh, Uncle Ben died there. Aunt Sally died there. You know, just that morbidity that settled in. Yeah, it's hitting close to home. Even with Moses, his sister and his brother have passed away now, and he knows he's not going in.

And they're traveling from Mount Hoar along the Red Sea, and they went around the land of Edom, and they're discouraged. So, yeah, we want to encourage you, if you're listening, like, how about you? Have you been discouraged? Have you felt snakebit?

Like, before the snakes came into the scene, before, you know, you just overheated, you're hungry, you've been eating the same food, you know, however that works out. Share with us. We would love to hear from you. 866-348-7884, 86634-TRUTH.

When we come back, we're going to have a lot more of this story. Snakebit today. You're listening to The Truth Network and truthnetwork.com. Boys and girls take warning if you go near the lake.

Keep your eyes wide open and look for a sneaky snake. We're talking about it today. We sure are on the Christian Cargai show. Snakebit today. We're talking with the folks at Simply The Story, and I should tell you there, if you go to christiancargai.com, you know, they do these stories wonderfully around the world and share this information. It's a discipling tool.

It's unbelievable. And they've got all kinds of workshops coming up and ways that you can link with them all there at christiancargai.com. And I also need to tell you that today coming up at one o'clock is The Cure with Amy Cabo, and she's going to have a whole segment on saving our children, human sex trafficking with Kat Rosenblatt. So, you know, we do that all the time with Land and Rescue, but this is an opportunity for you to call in and share with her today at one o'clock on The Cure with Boris and Amy. How fun is that? So getting back when we left our heroes, they were in the desert. Their shoes hadn't worn out, as I recall.

However, at this point in time, they could have used some snake chaps, just saying. But anyway, the questions that we were pondering, like, put yourself in this position, and how do you feel? And we want you to call in and share, you know, just think about this. How would you feel?

866-348-7884, 866-342. So as you hear these questions that Andrea Butch are going to share, the idea is for you to engage, like, in this story, maybe in a way you never have before, and think about what she's talking about, and then call us and share. Yeah, I'd love to hear some of your thoughts on these questions. You know, the people did speak against the Lord and against Moses, saying, did you bring us up out of Egypt to kill us in the desert? And I'm just thinking, what might they have been able to do differently besides speak against God and against Moses? Has God not been providing for them? You know, it almost seems, just the way they phrased that question, that they're looking back at Egypt as something they missed out on, right? And so you've got to kind of wonder, where would they have gotten that information, right? Who is giving them this grand idea of Egypt, and not reminding them of God's, you'd said earlier, daily blessing, right?

The bread, and he's provided water, and his presence is there every day. So I just find that interesting. Yeah, you make a great point.

They were snake bit before they got snake bit. Right? Yeah. I mean, that was part of the stinking thinking that was going on there, is they were listening to lies, and they had swallowed them, so to speak, right?

Oh, yeah. And they're even saying, we have no bread, we have no water, and we hate this worthless bread. But wait a second, they have no bread and water, and they hate this bread?

I'm wondering if that bread has sustained them for a while. Yeah, we're talking about stuff, manna, right? This is the stuff that they would put in the Ark of the Testimony, and man, they would wish they had it later, believe me. Who sitting here wouldn't love to taste it?

Oh, yeah. And yet, what might we learn about the Israelites from the way they're talking to God and to Moses? Anything? What might we learn about them? Come on, somebody's got to call us, 866-348-7884. You can be courageous and call, because you could really make an impact with what your thoughts are on this. And I can just tell you, from my perspective, they're a lot like me.

I'll raise my hand to that, too. They're a lot like you. No, they're a lot like me, too. That was uncalled for, but well played. They are. Jerry? You know, we're telling the story and thinking about it. Robby, you're right.

I mean, it is. What has changed? I mean, one thing that has changed very little over the course of time is human nature. And we all will sort of drift back into, okay, we forget how bad something was in our life, but it's something that's changed. And I think that's what we need to know, that something was in our life, but it's something we were familiar with. So sometimes it's safer in your mind to go back to what you're familiar with, because really what they were doing now was continuing on on a promise.

And so very little has changed, because very little from changed with me as far as that goes. And when I read the Bible, it's just amazing when scripture you read a story in the Bible or how God is speaking through through Moses or in the Old Testament or on the New Testament, the gospel and stuff, and you you can read it. And when you read it from the perspective of just reading that historical event, you're thinking how, you know, how foolish were they? How narrow minded were they?

How did they not understand the grace of Jesus Christ? Yeah. But then all of a sudden, when we read it and we kind of put ourselves in there, that those words are directed to to me today, then it just changes that whole narrative. I would never speak against my pastor, would you, John? None of us have, have we? Okay.

Hands down, everybody, hands down. That's the thing. I mean, right now, I mean, it's a perfect example of what we're going through in in our society right now with the with all the masks, masks, the mask and the vaccinations and the church. This church is feels comfortable open in this other church, doesn't feel comfortable. And we see that Satan's using that to pull the church apart.

And it's the same thing. I mean, that the Israelites were doing because really, Satan wanted to see them at odds against each other and against the leadership, because leadership is making decisions best they could to the guy. You know, God was guiding them through that. But then the people were just hearing it from their ears.

And they were processing it and allowing Satan to get in there. And I think that's really what we're in so many ways. That's what we're living through right now.

And it isn't just a Coronavirus. It's also the social issues that we're living in. And, you know, it's kind of frightening. But when we put ourselves in the scripture that that scripture, you know, it's a living Bible, it's it's speaking to us directly today.

When we inject it and read it that way, it changes the scripture for me. I mean, completely. Yeah, yeah, for sure. Well, thank you for sharing that.

It's it's so easy to complain. But All right. We got lots of people calling in all sorts of courageous folks. So we got Trey is in Winston-Salem.

Trey, you're on the Christian Car Guys show. Good morning. Good morning, Robby. How you doing?

I'm excited that you called in today. So what do you think? Well, my fault is I want to tell people, you know, the snake bites usually come in my personal experience because I've been bit many times. It comes from non-regenerated people in the faith to very weak Christians. Usually you'll find that mature, spiritually mature people, you know, they won't get on that level to do that. And you also find that those that usually snake bite are very vocal, very kind of dominant in their conversations or try to be. And usually I feel like it's, I don't know, the psychological term for it.

But to me, it seems like they're kind of ignorant. So they use their voice of loudness to try to cover up their ignorance in some ways, you know, but I wanted to encourage people today, you know, if you get snake bit, because, you know, we are in the times to do that, you know, to look past the people, look through people and see God, you know, to stay focused and keep your head on your shoulders and just keep on moving, just shake your dust off your feet and just keep going. There you go. And that's what we got to do. That is awesome, Trey. God bless you. I appreciate you calling. That was courageous. Thank you, man. Talk to you soon. All right. Yes.

All right. We got Fall. Oh, one of my favorites. Fall is in Greensboro.

Not that Trey isn't one of my favorites. He is, but Fall. Good morning. No, it's Fail. No wonder. See, it's Sherylinda and Fail. I can't read.

See, I'm getting the old fail. I'm so sorry. It's okay. Yes, you did.

It's okay. I was thinking about in the story when they were complaining against God, and the Bible always tell us that out of the mouth speak is what's in the heart. And they would just be who they are, people. And we all do it. And sometimes we hide what we say, what we're thinking. But eventually, but eventually it comes out of the mouth.

No, man. But it also shows that we are so ungrateful. So ungrateful. We always say, okay, God, you gave me this, but, but, and that's what the Israelites were. They were being fed. They had sandals on their feet, but they were still ungrateful.

Fail. And God gave us food. He gave us food. Well, that's it. Oh, it's awesome. Well, Fail, I am so grateful again that you called in. I haven't talked to you in a while, so I'm really glad you called in today.

But we will talk soon. When we come back, we got Monica, we got Linda, we got all sorts of folks, so stay tuned. A snake bit today on the Christian Car Guys show is we're talking about the story of Moses in the desert.

Your thoughts are welcome and actually greatly appreciated if you would call with your thoughts on the story of the Israelites in the desert as they were speaking against Moses and against God. And the next thing you know, in came the poison of snakes. And we've got Monica and Linda still that we haven't got to. So we're going to go with Linda is in Hennet.

I've never heard of Hennet, but where's Hennet? Linda? Hi. Hi, Andrea. Hi, Butch. How are you? Hey, Linda. You're doing great. Thanks for calling. What's on your mind?

I wouldn't miss it. I have a couple of observations. One is that all of those who from 20 years old and up were going to die, so that means the ones that are left over are 60 years old, between 40 and 60, who have any memory of that.

And so I just like little facts like that. But the other thing is that the Israelites wanted Moses and God to take the snakes away. But God didn't do that. He did something different. And the snakes are still there. So why does that strike you?

Because I was, well, I was going into application and maybe you're not ready for that. So, but sometimes when we can ask God to do something, but he does it, but he does it in a totally different way. It's true. It's true. Thank you for sharing, Linda. We appreciate that. That is awesome.

I appreciate it. But I still got to know where's Hennet? It's in the boondocks. Of what state? California. Oh, Hennet, California.

Oh, Hennet, California. That's awesome. Well, we were so grateful you called in today. God bless. Thanks.

Thank you. Bye-bye. And then we have, oh, and I just, believe it or not, cut off Monica rather than Linda, but that's okay.

Not unlike me to do that. Hit the wrong button. So maybe Monica, I'm sure she'll call back. Yeah, we hope to hear from Monica again. So moving on, we need your calls.

866-348-7884, 866-34-TRUTH. You know, it's interesting, something that Linda brought up, the Israelites asked for Moses to pray to God to take the snakes away and God didn't. I mean, do you think, I mean, they said we've sinned against, we've sinned against God and against you, prayed that God would take away the snakes. I mean, what would you expect God to do in this situation?

I mean... Yeah, you would expect, you know, like, okay, good. No snakes. Like, who wants snakes? We've prayed. You've prayed. God, take the snakes away. I mean, does this happen in today's life where people are praying? I've been praying they take a snake away for a long time and that snake is still there and very capable of biting.

So not only does he not take away the snake, he doesn't take away its ability to inflict its punishment. Hmm. Right? Wonder, wonder what God might be teaching the Israelites through all this.

Have any ideas? This is where I call on Jerry. Jerry had some great input before. You know, wow, put on a spot, but yeah, I think, I think it's just teaching. I mean, that's it. Just teach it. As you said earlier, sometimes we pray and God doesn't answer that prayer the way we see fit or the way we think is the best way.

But God does answer our prayers and it may be something that we never even see on this side of heaven, but God does answer prayers and what he teaches us is to completely trust him and trust his direction. And, you know, on this life journey, there's going to be pitfalls. There's going to be plenty of snakes. Good play. Yeah. Right. That was well done.

I got something for you as I was thinking about this. Okay. God is like the master artist and he's painting a picture the whole time, right? He isn't just allowing shenanigans for no good reason. He, he wants to paint us a picture of something that is way bigger in my opinion than what's going on here that would be available for us, for, you know, the rest of eternity to think back to what really he's capable of when we fall in that pitfall.

Yeah. And also, you know, with, with God, every stroke has a purpose, just like with a painter. I mean, every stroke has a purpose. I can stroke. I mean, I can take a canvas.

I can stroke him. Hey, there's no purpose. Right. But there, there's definitely some, some, some purpose in what he's doing here.

Cause he's painting something clearly Jesus uses later and, and, and it's a very precious insight for me. Oh yeah. And we're definitely going to get into that.

I believe in the next hour for sure. We have, it's just an amazing thing. I've always wondered, you know, God could have wiped the Israel outs, the Israelites out immediately for their complaining. I mean, they've had how much experience with the Lord 39 years at least. Yeah. And he doesn't, he sends these poisonous snakes. And I'm just curious by sending poisonous snakes.

Do you find that maybe merciful, mean? How do you, how do you see that right now? We have James is in Greenville, South Carolina. So James, maybe you got an answer for us, James, what you think? It's actually Joan. I'm sorry.

It's just my day, whether it's fall or it's Joan. Okay. Right. I failed again, but it's okay.

Go ahead. He hit the nail on the head. It's unthankfulness. When we're thankful, we can't be complaining. When we're truly thankful, we cannot complain in the same breath.

They got, they took their focus off of thanking God for what they had and concentrated on what they didn't have. That's really good. I've heard you can't kill a grateful heart. That's a good one. A good friend of mine, Danny, he's how are these sayings, you know, and he uses that one and it's a very, it's, it's very poignant right there.

So absolutely Joan. And as a side note, when we're thankful for the pain that we go through in life, God knows that we trust him for everything. You had to throw that in there, didn't you? I have done that in my life and it is so amazing how he works when we can just, you don't have to understand what, why you're being thankful. We just told to be thankful and everything and everything, including thank bites and pain. That's such wisdom, really to be thankful for the pain. I have learned it. It took me a while to learn that, but it has worked in my life. I have, anytime I've had pain, I've just thought to be, and thank God for it, not knowing why I'm thanking him for it. Maybe not even feeling that thankful at the time, but it puts everything in perspective.

Oh yes, it does. Are you listening to his radio down there in Greenville? Well, thank you, Joan, so much for calling in. Very courageous. And I will get your name right the next time.

I hope. Thanks, Joan. God bless.

All right. Well, for those of you who are listening on The Truth Network, we're going to continue this discussion on the kingdom pursuits as we are simply storying. But also, I want to mention to you, as always, you can go to christiancarguy.com. There you can find out more about the Jesus labor love car repair labor for single moms, widows, and families in crisis. And my newest podcast series, which is Hidden Treasures, the 119th Psalm continues.

Oh, so much fun. And you know, I just want to thank you. What you're listening means so much to me. Your calls today means so much to me, even though we've struggled with the names a little bit, but so thank you for listening. And thank you, Jerry. It's always great.

And for Butch and Andrea was simply the story. It's all there. You're listening to The Truth Network and truthnetwork.com. This is The Truth Network.
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