Podcast #235: “What a Friend” by Matt Maher

Finding Friendship with Christ in John 15

Picture the best friend you’ve ever had. Friendship with Jesus is nothing like that. It’s deeper, richer, more meaningful, and more life-giving than the best friendship you’ve ever had. The effects of being Christ’s friend will make you a better person and more useful to the Kingdom of God than you could ever imagine. Matt Maher’s song, “What a Friend,” inspired me to explore what Scripture has to say about being friends with Jesus.

I learned something new this week. I can’t wait to share it with you!

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Podcast #123: “Abide With Me” by Matt Maher

Visiting a Vineyard in John 15

I have always loved the word abide. So many times English words don’t give enough umph as compared to their Greek or Hebrew counterparts, but abide is a good one. I wish it was as easy to accomplish as it is to understand the definition. “Abide With Me” by Matt Maher leads us to a conversation Jesus had with his disciples in a vineyard.


It is with this metaphor that we learn some significant lessons about abiding. It is here we also learn what kind of impact it could have on our lives if we can get it right.

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Podcast #91: “Deliverer” by Matt Maher

Exploring Another Epic Song of Deliverance in Exodus

Music and lyric have always played an important role in helping us to remember. Sometimes I remember where I was in 1980-something just by hearing a tune waft through the air in the grocery store. That’s powerful! The Israelites used a song in Exodus 15 declaring the wondrous acts and mighty power of their Deliverer to help them remember the details of that experience. We can use Matt Maher’s song, “Deliverer” to direct us to study that same place in God’s Word and then allow it to help us remember what we’ve learned!


There are some powerful lessons in the song and this area of Scripture. Dive in today!

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Podcast Episode #18: All the People Said Amen by Matt Maher & 1 Chronicles 16:36

Have you ever judged something too soon? Well, I did with this week’s song. However, what first turned me off to Matt Maher’s song, “All the People Said Amen”, now leads me to a section of Scripture I have long overlooked. That Scripture now makes this song one of my new favorites.


Will this week’s song and podcast episode inspire YOU to seek out the Truth of Scripture for yourself this week?

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This Week’s Challenge

Read 1 Chronicles 10-16 and/or focus in on chapter 16 and David’s song of praise that the people all said “amen” to. Read and meditate on the Beatitudes in Matthew chapter 5.

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