Podcast #294: “Dead Man Walking” by Jeremy Camp

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I’m Michelle Nezat and I hope to inspire you to discover and meditate on God’s Word through the songs you’re listening to on the radio.

I’m inspired by the music that is inspired by the Word. This week’s song by Jeremy Camp, “Dead Man Walking,” is no exception. Where does Jeremy Camp get the idea that he was a dead man walking until he was a man walking with Christ? That is what we’ll explore together.

Scripture actually has a lot to say about this topic. Let’s explore it together.

On this episode I discuss:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
    • Explore a topic
    • Compare and Contrast
    • Make a list
    • Read in a variety of translations
  • Dead men walking…walking around in the flesh, but spiritually dead – Ephesians 2:1-10
  • Exploring Ephesians 2 some more by review Episode 278
  • Spending a lifetime interacting with God’s Word and always discovering something new
  • Making a list of what we were like when we were dead in our trespasses and sins according to Ephesians 2:1-10
  • What we are when we are made alive together Christ by God according to Ephesians 2:1-10
  • Exploring another of Paul’s letters that discusses being dead in our trespasses – Colossians 2:6-15
  • What it looks like when we are walking with Christ – Colossians 2:6-15
  • Looking closely at exactly WHO makes us alive {spoiler alert…it has NOTHING to do with you}
  • Jesus’ own explanation around new birth/regeneration – John 3:3-8
  • Additional verse references around our new birth
    • John 1:9-13
    • 1 Peter 1:3
    • Ezekiel 36:26-27
    • John 6:65
  • A reminder of what it’s like before our new birth – 1 Corinthians 2:14

Check out the official music video on YouTube below.

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Additional Resources

  • Lyrics
  • The topic of Regeneration from Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem – MP3
  • The outline of the topic of Regeneration from Wayne Grudem’s presentation – PDF

This Week’s Challenge

Explore Ephesians and Colossians with an eye out for evidence that we were dead men walking before God stepped in and gave us new life. Really ponder this idea that it is GOD that makes us alive in Christ. Then lift your head, your hands, and your heart in worship to our merciful God Who rescued you from the ways of this world that you may walk in newness of life.

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