Podcast #146: “God With Us” by We Are Messengers

Exploring Emmanuel - the Name Revealed at the Birth of Christ

“What’s in a name?” Shakespeare’s Juliet certainly thought that a name was an artificial and meaningless convention. However, we see significance in Scripture when it comes to names — especially the names of God. We Are Messengers, in their song “God With Us,” point us to the name “Emmanuel” spoken of in the Old Testament, but revealed in the Christmas story in Matthew 1. “Emmanuel” is “God with us.”

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Join me this week as we explore the significance of this name…God with us.

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Podcast #138: “Great Are You Lord” by One Sonic Society

Meditating on One Thought in Genesis 2

I have a daughter who lacks focus. The more I think about it, the more I think she gets it from me. I read multiple books at once, stop my project at work to read the email that just came in, and get distracted by social media with the rest of them. But what if I slowed down and really unpacked ONE thought from Scripture? This is what happened for me this week as I used “Great Are You Lord” as sung by One Sonic Society to seek truth from God’s Word.

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Hopefully I’ve raised a few questions this week to really get you thinking, too.

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Podcast #132: “Every Giant Will Fall” by Rend Collective

Gaining Perspective in Deuteronomy 1

We all need a good anthem to sing at the top of our lungs as we open the sun roof and crank the radio! Oh, wait — maybe that’s just me. “Every Giant Will Fall” by Rend Collective definitely fits the “great anthem” bill, all the while leading us to consider God’s ways and our response when faced with giants.

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Let’s consider how the Israelite people responded to the giants occupying their promised land.

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Podcast #128: “Eye of the Storm” by Ryan Stevenson feat. Gabe Real

Knowing Who God is in the Midst of Chaos in Psalm 46

The most compelling music in our lives often speaks to the deepest riddles of our soul. “Eye of the Storm” by Ryan Stevenson speaks of various storms that have impacted all of us at some point or another. However, I believe the song’s greatest impact lies in the comfort it brings to those of us in the middle of our own storms of life. The lyrics bring comfort by proclaiming the presence and provision of God.

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This song led me to the Psalms this week to seek confirmation of God’s character, promises, and presence in the middle of my own storms.

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Podcast #122: Being Careful Not to Forget the Lord

Where It All Started in Psalm 119

Over and over in Scripture God instructs His people to remember. He tells them set up markers so they remember. He institutes festivals so they remember. He gave us symbols and ceremonies even going so far as to say, “This do in remembrance of Me.” On this episode I take some time to recount where this whole podcast even began and to rejoice in impacted lives.

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Join me in following the pattern that God has set out for His people. Join me in remembering.

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