Podcast #70: “Shoulders” by For King & Country & Psalm 121

When such a short Psalm reveals so many inspiring characteristics of God, it’s worth our time to spend some time in it. This week’s song, “Shoulders” by For King & Country leads us right to Psalm 121. In fact, the song begins by quoting the opening verses of Psalm 121!

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We’re going to try something new this week to keep your Bible reading engaging! Let’s dive in!

On this episode I discuss:

  • Reading Scripture out loud
  • Using background music to keep it interesting
  • Ask questions…out loud! (And then write them down in your journal)
  • Psalm 121
  • The significance of the mountains to the Psalmist
  • Comparing and contrasting the characteristics of home with the characteristics of God
  • Reading individual verses in the parallel setting using BibleHub.com
  • This picture…Evernote Camera Roll 20150620 144904you’ll have to listen to understand!
  • The difference between the Hebrew word for sleep and slumber in Psalm 121:4
  • Making sense of the idea that the Lord keeps us from all harm
  • If our enemy is relentless, God’s mercy is more so

 

 

 

 

 

Podcast #48: “Proof of Your Love” by For King & Country and 1 Corinthians 13

There is so much to learn about how to love from Jesus. My prayer, and the prayer found in this week’s song “Proof of Your Love” by For King & Country, is that my life will be the proof that God’s perfect love is in me.

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Meditating on what His Word says about love is a great place to start!

On this week’s episode I discuss:

  • How this song inspired my 11-year-old daughter to pick up her Bible and read!
  • Love is sacrificial – John 15:12-13
  • We can’t lay down our lives for others when we think we’re better than others
  • How did Jesus view Himself? Philippians 2:6-8
  • Paul’s challenge to us – Philippians 2:3-5
  • The Bible interaction tool of placing yourself in the Scripture
  • 1 Corinthians 13 in the New Living Translation and The Message

 

 

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

 

Additional Resources

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This Week’s Challenge

Spend some time in 1 Corinthians 13 and read for yourself what it says. Try reading it in various versions. Utilize the tool of placing your name in the Scripture itself and see what God might want to reveal to you. Read it in context! At least one time this week read the chapters leading up to chapter 13 and following.

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Podcast #44: Baby Boy by For King & Country and Luke 1 & 2

When you strip everything away and focus intently on the baby Jesus of the Bible, you will see what For King & Country describes in their song, “Baby Boy” — you will see a king without a crown, a baby boy without a bed and unexpected majesty.

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Hopefully at the end of our study we will respond as the band does with a resounding, “Alleluia, what a King!”

On this week’s episode I discuss:

  • The epic crescendo of the arrival of baby Jesus
  • How God had this plan from the beginning
  • The fullness of time found in Galatians 4:4-5
  • God beginning with the end in mind even before He made the world in Ephesians 1:4-5
  • God’s plan is all about relationship
  • Jesus was not just a willing participant, but was in on the planning John 1:1-5, 14
  • Focusing on the details of Jesus revealed in Luke 1 & 2

 

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

 

Additional Resources

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This Week’s Challenge

Read Luke 1 & 2…again. This time focus on ANY reference to Jesus. Write down each mention in a list, either in your journal or a scratch piece of paper. Share below any “ah-ha” moments you uncover!

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