Podcast #147: “O Come All Ye Faithful” by Lauren Daigle

Beholding the Details of the Christmas Story

Have you ever read something in Scripture you have read before, but suddenly something new jumps out at you? This happened for me this week when a word from a familiar Christmas hymn sent me on a scavenger hunt through the Christmas story. This week, I use Lauren Daigle’s version of “O Come All Ye Faithful” to inspire to discover what the word “behold” calls us to pay attention to.

Come, let us behold Him, Christ, the Lord.

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Podcast #112: “Trust in You” by Lauren Daigle

Soaking in Psalm 37

Trust is a key foundation to our relationship with God the Father, Son AND Holy Spirit. When we allow our circumstances to define the character of God rather than His Word, we can easily be led to fear and doubt instead of trust. “Trust in You” by Lauren Daigle is a profound proclamation in song of our trust in God despite our circumstances.

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We will once again use the gift of a song to lead us to an even deeper impact on our souls, and that is hiding the truth of Scripture deep inside.

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Podcast #102: “Come Alive (Dry Bones)” by Lauren Daigle

Getting Swept into the Valley with Ezekiel in Chapter 37

Why is easier to trust God for some things than for others? Do we believe He is all powerful or not? Do we trust His authority over our circumstances or not? God sweeps Ezekiel into a valley to show him the most amazing resurrection scene. This week’s song, “Come Alive (Dry Bones)” by Lauren Daigle sweeps us into Ezekiel chapter 37 to encounter God’s sovereignty as well.

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I can’t wait for you to ponder this scene and discover the ultimate power of God.

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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 #63: “First” by Lauren Daigle & Matthew 6

Why is it that as soon as I decide I am going to commit to a new discipline, that commitment is immediately tested? I don’t think that it’s a coincidence that as soon as I chose Lauren Daigle’s song, “First” as this week’s jumping off point, I immediately began struggling with seeking God FIRST!

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I have a feeling we all share in this struggle. I can’t wait to dive into God’s Word with you this week!

On this episode I discuss:

  • Teaching my kids to “put first things first”
  • Putting my list first, but not putting God at the top of my list
  • The importance of “first” to God in Scripture
  • Cain as an example of “some” and Abel as example of “first” – Genesis 4:3-7
  • Jesus’ detailed teaching to His disciples – Matthew 5-7
  • What happens when we place our questions, worries and concerns first
  • I want to be more concerned with who God is than what He can do for me
  • I want to seek God’s face before I seek His hand
  • A new Bible study resource I am using – Unpack Your Heart by Melissa D’Aunoy
  • Sitting at the feet of Jesus FIRST

 

Podcast #43: Light of the World by Lauren Daigle & Luke 2

I love how this week’s song leads us to the Christmas story AND deep into God’s Word searching out details about the Light of the World, Jesus Christ.  Lauren Daigle’s “Light of the World”, includes lyrics we can relate to and that point us back to God’s Word.

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If you feel like you are walking in darkness, please know that the sunrise has visited us from on high to give you light and guide your feet into the way of peace.

On this week’s episode I discuss:

  • Our desire for the “next thing”
  • Giving yourself the margin to allow truth to sink in
  • Luke 2:13-14 where the multitude of angels appeared to the shepherds
  • Zachariah’s prophecy over John that includes details about Jesus in Luke 1:76-79
  • Matthew 4:16 describing the Light that has dawned (cross reference in Isaiah 9:2)
  • Jesus referring to Himself as the Light of the World in John 8:12

 

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

 

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This Week’s Challenge

Read Luke 1 & 2…again. This time focus on the areas we talked about today — Zechariah’s prophecy, the angels and the shepherds, or any other part you find yourself skipping over. Want to go deeper? Do a search in BibleHub.com or BibleGateway.com for “light of the world”. Read the verses you find in context and chase down some cross references.

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Podcast #32: How Can It Be by Lauren Daigle, John 8 and 1 John 2

If we truly take the time to process our own sinful nature and then pair that with a time of meditation on all that Christ is and has done for us, we too will proclaim, “How Can It Be?” like Lauren Daigle in this week’s song.

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However, the conviction of our guilt should not lead us to a place of shame, but to repentance.

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

Additional Resources

Download the single or the entire album from Amazon – click below

This Week’s Challenge

Read John 8 for yourself and then pull out your journal or a notepad and list the characters in the story. Underline key words or phrases in the text itself in your Bible. List out the challenges given by Christ to the various characters in this story. List out the challenges the Holy Spirit may be giving you.

 

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