Podcast #103: “You Are Loved” by Stars Go Dim

Looking up to Our Savior in John 3

This week’s song, “You Are Loved” by Stars Go Dim, has a simple but profound lyric that leads us to a conversation that Jesus had with Nicodemus in John chapter 3. We don’t stop there because Jesus uses an analogy that sends us scurrying to Numbers 21 and then back to John 3 to deepen our understanding of love and salvation.

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I was thrilled at the depth this week’s study added to this song. It’s so much richer every time I hear it now.

On this episode I discuss:

  • I know that God loves me because He tells me so in John 3:16 (and all through His Word)
  • Tim Tebow and his influence on Google searches for John 3:16
  • Taking B.I.T.E.s out of Scripture – Bible Interaction Tool Exercises this week…
    • Reading in context
    • Chasing down cross references
  • Nicodemus – who he was and how he saw Jesus
  • John Piper quote – “What happens in new birth is not merely affirming the supernatural in Jesus, but experiencing the supernatural in yourself.” – Sermon
  • Jesus comparing Himself to the serpent Moses lifted up in the desert
  • Following the cross reference to Numbers 21:4-9
  • Just look up and believe…He did not come to condemn you, but to save you – John 3:16-18

 

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If you have never heard this song before, you can watch a lyric video on YouTube below.

Additional Resources

Download the single or the album by clicking the link below.

This Week’s Challenge

I challenge you to become so familiar with John 3:1-21 that you can tell it by heart to others. Read this entire encounter with Nicodemus in context. Track down the cross references I mentioned and look up because you ARE loved.

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  • Missy Funderburk

    I really liked the teaching about the snake being lifted up. The Old Testament is so hard to understand sometimes, and it really helps being able to connect it through foreshadowings of Christ. Great episode!

    • Thanks, Missy! It was fun to research and has changed the way I listen to the song, now. I often hear the Holy Spirit say to me, “Just look up, I’ve made the way.”