Podcast #142: “Home” by Chris Tomlin

Learning More About Our Future Home in 2 Corinthians 5

What do you think about when you think of home? For some it conjures up happy memories, warm feelings, and/or thoughts of family…for others, not so much. Some of you live in a state or town where your heart considers “home” and others are “far from home.” As Christians we know we are not yet “home” in the eternal sense. Chris Tomlin’s song “Home” speaks of our heavenly home and it leads us to an area of Scripture that can both encourage us and challenge us as we continue to walk out our lives here on earth.

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Let’s talk about heaven today and explore Scripture together.

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Podcast #118: “I Will Follow” by Chris Tomlin

Following the Lyrics to the Book of Ruth

Do we have an intellectual devotion to God or a heart-wrenching allegiance to Him? Follow me to the Book of Ruth this week as we explore big themes using “I Will Follow” by Chris Tomlin as inspiration.

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Ruth’s total devotion and life of submission have challenged me this week. I hope her story impacts you as well.

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Podcast #96: “Noel” by Chris Tomlin ft. Lauren Daigle

Delving into the Symbols of Christmas

When you drive up to a traffic circle and encounter a red triangular sign, it triggers a behavior to yield to traffic in the circle. If you’re married and gaze upon your wedding band, it may trigger memories of your wedding day or perhaps just bring your spouse’s face to mind. There are signs and symbols everywhere that prick our memories or guide our behaviors — especially at Christmas. This week, we will use “Noel” as sung by Lauren Daigle on Chris Tomlin’s new Christmas album to point us to the symbols of Christmas and Scriptural truth we can take with us all year long.

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Invest in some time learning Scripture references that the symbols of Christmas can spark in your mind for years to come.

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Podcast #90: “Good Good Father” by Chris Tomlin

Learning More About God Through Psalm 18

Think about the person you love the deepest. Are you picturing that person in your mind? Now think of the top 3 qualities you love about that person. What a great exercise to put into words why our feelings are so strong. A better exercise is to turn around and tell that person the top 3 qualities you thought of! This week’s song, “Good Good Father” by Chris Tomlin led me to consider why I think of God as my good, good Father.

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This song also leads us to Scripture to add more qualities to our own mental lists.

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Podcast #59: “Jesus Messiah” by Chris Tomlin & 2 Corinthians 5

I uncovered a special assignment given by God this week just by reading the context of a verse quoted in this week’s song by Chris Tomlin. “Jesus Messiah” is full of Scripture and leads us straight to God’s Word and to the heart of His task for us. Then the song leads us back to a heart of worship.

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It’s going to be an adventure this week!

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On this episode I discuss:

  • The first lyric of the song comes straight from Scripture! – 2 Corinthians 5:21
  • Rhythm and rhyme tuck Scripture deep into the recesses of your mind
  • How we get distracted from the tasks at hand
  • God’s task for us found in 2 Corinthians 5:15, 18-21
  • The Greek word for reconciliation
  • We are God’s ambassadors
  • Article discussing the meaning of the statement “He BECAME sin” found in our song and verses this week
  • Resource I created to assist in studying the Scriptures referenced by this week’s song (Click Here)
  • Messiah means Anointed One

 

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

Additional Resources

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This Week’s Challenge

Use the resource I created to meditate on the Scriptures that relate to each lyric in this week’s song. It will really make the song come alive, and in turn, the Scripture will come alive to you as you pair the two. Bonus points will be awarded if while you’re meditating on a verse it inspires you to read it in context!

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Podcast #23: Indescribable by Chris Tomlin

In its purest form the song, “Indescribable” by Chris Tomlin acknowledges the greatness of God and then responds in worship.

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I want my life to follow that pattern, don’t you?

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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 entire album from Amazon – click below

    •  Purchase the unabridged presentation by Louie Giglio

 

This Week’s Challenge

Spend some time in Isaiah 40 this week. Contemplate how indescribable God really is. Then respond in worship. Consider using Job 38 as a resource of characteristics of God.

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Podcast Episode #16: Waterfall by Chris Tomlin & 2 Chronicles 15:2

In Chris Tomlin’s song, “Waterfall” he begins the song with a declaration that he is seeking God. In this week’s episode, I take you to 2 Chronicles and into the story of King Asa to look further at what it means to seek God. square-2-Chronicles-15-2 Because when we seek Him, He will be found by us, and His love truly will rain down on us like a wild and free waterfall. On this episode I discuss:

 

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If you have never heard this song before, you can hear the official audio on YouTube below.

Additional Resources

    • Download the single from Amazon – click below

This Week’s Challenge

Read all of 2 Chronicles 14-16 and see the entire King Asa story in context. Read Psalm 42 and unpack the Scripture yourself to see how God’s love is like a waterfall.

This Week’s Question

Do you agree with some of the commentaries that when the Psalmist says “deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me” that he is referring to his sorrow? Or do you think (like Chris Tomlin obviously does) that the waterfall is referring to God’s love?

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