The Un-Named Church Podcast
The Website is http://unnamedchurch.org.
Last week, I began the implementation of a new podcast called The Un-Named Church Podcast to satisfy my need to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the people of God that have been following me on the Urban Shooter Podcast or may discover the show on their own.
My intention is to use the skills I have gained in producing the Urban Shooter into making a online ministry. This is my third attempt at it. In 1999, I created In the Wilderness Ministries. In 2000, I created The Forgive Riders motorcycle ministries. With the invention and use of smartphones and streaming media I want to make a virtual congregation, calling it, the UnNamed Church.
I have chosen to call this ministry the Un-Named Church after the biblical story of the Apostle Paul in Athens, in Acts 17:16-32 when he highlighted the acknowledgement of a space the Greeks had reserved for an unnamed god they didn’t want to insult by not having him among the known. Paul took that opportunity to tell them about his God, the Great “I Am.” This is my God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. This is the God that buildings and denominations cannot contain. This helps me help those seeking to personally worship again and those hurt by experiences, personalities and ignorance.
It just was approved officially on iTunes. I am not seeking high numbers to subscribe to it, I am going to keep it simple, and raw, so that I am not esteemed over the One I serve. I’m ready for whatever the Lord has it store for it. It is dedicated to Him.
New shows will vary in length from biblical study, prayers, sermons, and miscellaneous things that help. I will try to keep them all manageable in length and seek feedback and commentary often to make sure we are going in the right direction.
Those that know the words of prayer, please pray for our success.
New International Version (NIV)
16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols.
17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with both Jews and God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those who happened to be there.
18 A group of Epicurean and Stoic philosophers began to debate with him. Some of them asked, “What is this babbler trying to say?” Others remarked, “He seems to be advocating foreign gods.” They said this because Paul was preaching the good news about Jesus and the resurrection.
19 Then they took him and brought him to a meeting of the Areopagus, where they said to him, “May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? 20 You are bringing some strange ideas to our ears, and we would like to know what they mean.”
21 (All the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there spent their time doing nothing but talking about and listening to the latest ideas.)
22 Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious.
23 For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship—and this is what I am going to proclaim to you.
24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands.
25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.
26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.
27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.
28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’[a] As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’
29 “Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone—an image made by human design and skill.
30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. 31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.”
32 When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, “We want to hear you again on this subject.”