Podcast #148: “He Has Come For Us” by Meredith Andrews

Exploring Scriptures Displaying How Christ Has Come

We know that Jesus came to be WITH us, but to understand that He also came FOR us is cause for celebration! Meredith Andrews wrote a unique chorus to the traditional Christmas song, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” and has entitled it, “He Has Come For Us.” I was inspired by the chorus to explore Scriptures describing WHY Jesus came for us.

I barely scratch the surface, but will hopefully get you started as we discover what Scripture has to say about why Jesus came for us.

On this episode I discuss:

Podcast #145: “Join The Angels” by Matthew West

Examining God's Special Messengers in Luke 1 & 2

Christmastime is here! I love this season! I love the music, I love the traditions, I love the decorations, I love the food, and I love taking extra time examining the reason we celebrate this Holy Day. This week I am excited to use Matthew West’s new song, “Join the Angels,” to inspire us to pore over the Christmas story.

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The angels had a pretty important role in the story of Christ coming to earth as a human. Let’s delve into exactly what they had to say together!

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Podcast #42: Be Born in Me by Francesca Battistelli, Isaiah 7 & Luke 1

I am ruined! Now that I have spent so much time in God’s Word studying the details of the Christmas story, I cannot look at a nativity scene the same! However, I can choose to see all of the details that don’t line up with Scripture, or I can choose to use the nativity scene as a reminder of all I’ve learned through my own studies. And I can use songs like “Be Born in Me” by Francesca Battistelli to lead me back to those Scriptures and identify with this REAL girl, Mary.

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I hope this week’s episode and song inspire you to do the same.

On this week’s episode I discuss:

  • My choice to use the nativity as tool instead of getting aggravated
  • Reminding you the importance of context
  • My treasure hunting path in God’s Word this week
  • Matthew 1:20-23 where the angel tells Joseph the baby fulfills a prophecy
  • BibleHub.com as a study tool, especially for cross references
  • Isaiah 7:14 where the original prophecy about Immanuel being born to a virgin is recorded
  • Luke 1:26-38 where Mary encounters the angel Gabriel and then runs off to Elizabeth’s house
  • Elizabeth’s greeting after the filling of the Holy Spirit
  • WHY Mary is “blessed”
  • Offering our vacant hearts to God’s purposes

 

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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

Study Mary’s song in Luke 1. A fun experiment might be to use a tool like BibleHub.com and look at a verse and then look on the right to see where the cross references might lead you. If something catches your eye, go read those verses in context. It may have NOTHING to do with Mary in the end, but that’s okay! The goal is to have fun interacting with God’s Word!

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