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 #85: “Grace Wins” by Matthew West

Researching stories of GRACE in God's Word as mentioned in the lyrics

Right or wrong, I look at the world around me as if everyone sees it just as I do. I assume people know what I know. I expect people to react like I react…even God. This week’s song, “Grace Wins” by Matthew West directly touches on how we assign character to God that does not belong to Him. The song also points us back to Scripture where we can see for ourselves the true characteristics of God.

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I am constantly needing a reminder from God’s Word of Who He really is, lest I begin to paint pictures of my Father that distort His true character.

On this episode I discuss:

Podcast #61: “Come As You Are” by Crowder & Luke 15

As a culture we are not good at reality. We are good at hiding it, faking it, denying and escaping it, but good ole’ reality…we’re not so good at. This week’s song, “Come As You Are” by Crowder forced me to evaluate my own reality and reminded me of a lesson I learned recently.

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Of course, it also sent me searching through Scripture where we meet a hopeless fellow often referred to as “The Prodigal Son”.

On this episode I discuss:

  • A story about an artist and a beggar
  • It’s okay NOT to be okay
  • Necessary Endings” by Dr. Henry Cloud
  • Awareness of hopelessness is what finally causes people to wake up, realize that an ending must occur and finally feel energized to do it
  • The Lost Son and how he had to get to the place of hopelessness in order to make a change and return to his father – Luke 15:11-32