Podcast #179: “There Is Power” by Lincoln Brewster

Praying in the Name of Jesus in John 14-16

“That’s the way we’ve always done it” has often caused the hair on the back of my neck to stand up. Not that tradition is bad, but understanding WHY we do things should be our motivating factor, not custom. I pray in Jesus’ name, but there is a Scriptural reason why. Lincoln Brewster’s song “There Is Power” reminds us of the power found in the name of Jesus.

Explore God’s Word with me as we discover the power truly found in Jesus’ name.

On this episode I discuss:

Podcast #73: “Holy Spirit” by Francesca Battistelli & John 14+

This week’s song, “Holy Spirit” as performed by Francesca Battistelli, gets me so excited! I can’t wait to talk about one of my most precious relationships…my relationship with the Holy Spirit. I have personally only begun to scratch the surface of Who He is and so I cherish every chance I get to dig in deeper.

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The Holy Spirit is mysterious and powerful, yet revealing and intimate. Don’t you want to learn more about Him, too? Along with the podcast I’ve created a resource to help you dig into Scripture in a fresh way.

On this episode I discuss:

  • A sweet memory that comes to mind when I hear this song
  • Welcoming the Holy Spirit here (cue thumb pointing to your own chest)
  • Why I don’t consider this a worship song
  • A discussion about confession (as it relates to the ACTS pattern for prayer…see Episode 17 for more details)
  • The difference between inviting the Holy Spirit over and declaring Him welcome
  • Francis Chan’s book, “Forgotten God – Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit”
  • Defining Who the Holy Spirit is
  • Considering just a few aspects of the Holy Spirit in our lives
    • We are born again through the Holy Spirit – John 3:5-8
    • The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin – John 16:7-8
    • The Holy Spirit sets us free from the sins we cannot get rid of on our own – Romans 8:1-2
    • Through the power of the Holy Spirit we can overflow with confident hope – Romans 15:13
    • Through the Holy Spirit we are empowered with inner strength – Ephesians 3:16-17
    • The Holy Spirit prays for us – even pleads for us – in harmony with God’s own will – Romans 8:26-27
    • The Holy Spirit gives us power to be God’s witnesses – Acts 1:8
    • The Holy Spirit helps us speak and defend at just the right time – Luke 12:11-12

 

Podcast Episode #11: God’s Not Dead and John 14:19

The fact that Jesus is alive and His Spirit lives within us cannot be taken for granted. The Newsboy’s anthem, “God’s Not Dead” sets us up for a wonderful discussion of Christ’s resurrection and what that means for believers today.

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You will not regret spending time in the gospel of John this week as you ponder the “red letters” of His last words to His disciples and to us.

On this episode I discuss:

  • How the question of God’s death even came about
  • The time when the angel sat on the stone and announced that Jesus was alive
  • The importance of Jesus appearing to His disciples after His resurrection
  • What it means to have Christ and the Holy Spirit within us
  • Where in Scripture God is described as “roaring like a lion”
  • Challenge to spending time in the Gospel of John this week

 

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

Additional Resources

Download “God’s Not Dead” by Newsboys on iTunes

Lyrics

Official Music Video

Behind the Song – New Release Tuesday

Cover of Time Magazine – April 8, 1966

Additional verses referenced in this episode:

This Week’s Challenge

At least read and meditate on John chapter 14. Better yet, start in chapter 13 and read through chapter 20.

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