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More Than a Song - Discovering the Truth of Scripture Hidden in Today's Popular Christian Music

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More Than a Song is a weekly podcast dedicated to helping you discover the truth of Scripture hidden in today's popular Christian music. Each episode teaches you to connect portions of God's Word with the songs you are singing along with on the radio; to help you meditate on Truths that will transform your way of thinking and ultimately your life.

More Than a Song is a weekly podcast dedicated to helping you discover the truth of Scripture hidden in today's popular Christian music. Each episode teaches you to connect portions of God's Word with the songs you are singing along with on the radio; to help you meditate on Truths that will transform your way of thinking and ultimately your life.
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More Than a Song is a weekly podcast dedicated to helping you discover the truth of Scripture hidden in today's popular Christian music. Each episode teaches you to connect portions of God's Word with the songs you are singing along with on the radio; to help you meditate on Truths that will transform your way of thinking and ultimately your life.

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#273: "Well Done" by The Afters

5/20/2019
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We live in a world where we want the results, but are often unwilling to put in the work. I agree with The Afters when they sing about wanting to hear the words "well done" in the end. Jesus makes it clear in his parables the characteristics of those inheriting the kingdom of God. Let's make some discoveries and ACT on what we find. On this episode I discuss: iTunes Episode Link Additional Resources Lyrics and Chords - Praise ChartsYouTube Video This Week's...

Duration:00:21:36

#272: "Scars" by I Am They

5/13/2019
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It's the hardest experiences that often shape us the most. While they may be excruciating in the moment, when we persevere, these trials lead to greater character and hope. "Scars" by I Am They sings of this very phenomenon. May we be strengthened by our scars, not broken by them. There is a man deeply scarred that you may have missed in the Old Testament. Let's read about him together! On this episode I discuss: here's a good one I found online John Kitto Additional...

Duration:00:23:04

#271: "Build My Life" by Pat Barrett

5/6/2019
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We're building a life. With every choice we make, every word we say, every thought, and every act we are building a life. That leads to the question, "What foundation are we building our lives on?" Pat Barrett's song "Build My Life" is a declaration of building a life on a firm foundation. That foundation is revealed in Scripture. Join me as we see what Jesus has to say about our building practices in Matthew 7. YouTube Video "The Method and Message of Jesus' Teaching" by Robert...

Duration:00:22:31

#270: "God Only Knows" by For King & Country

4/29/2019
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Trauma and tragedy can leave us feeling lonely and unseen. For King & Country's song "God Only Knows" reminds us that God holds a deep love and understanding of you and your circumstances (past or present). Many of the psalms of David poetically reflect our own heart's cry. Let's take a deep look at one of those psalms this week. Online Article Additional Resources Lyrics - KLove.comYouTube Video This Week's Challenge Read Psalm 25 repeatedly this week. Then take the...

Duration:00:24:01

#269: "Just Want You" by Sarah Reeves

4/22/2019
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There's a level of devotion that I see in a young Moabite woman in the Old Testament that I want to emulate. Sarah Reeves' song "Just Want You" led me to the book of Ruth this week where I was moved by the characteristics of allegiance that I long to see in my own life toward my Savior. You can't emulate what you don't understand, so let's dive in together. On this episode I discuss: Jenney MuseumBibleHub.comGotQuestions.org Additional Resources Lyrics and music -...

Duration:00:19:30

#268: "Have Mercy on Me" by The Porter's Gate Worship Project (feat. David Gungor)

4/15/2019
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Mercy is one of those things that I want freely bestowed upon me, and yet I tend to be pretty stingy with mercy for others. God's Word has wrecked me over the past few weeks as it relates to mercy. The Porter's Gate Worship Project has a haunting ballad that has complimented my study as I worship with their song, "Have Mercy on Me." As we look intently into the mercy of God, may we better reflect it in our own lives. On this episode I discuss: this excerptEpisode #266Episode...

Duration:00:24:06

#267: "Best News Ever" by MercyMe

3/31/2019
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Did you know that you could actually hear the best news ever, and it is for you, and you could miss it? It happens all the time. MercyMe sings of the "Best News Ever" and inspired me to head into Scripture to see what we can do to make sure we don't miss out. image credit: YouVersion It's a simple call from the mouth of Jesus. Have you responded? On this episode I discuss: BibleHub.com Additional Resources Lyrics - KLoveYouTube Video This Week's Challenge Read...

Duration:00:23:28

#266: "Defender" by Francesca Battistelli

3/25/2019
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God is our Defender. It is important to remember that the next time you feel the need to defend yourself. Psalm 18 says God's gift of salvation to us is our shield. So why do I think my words are my shield? Or my silence? Or any effort on my part? Francesca Battistelli's song "Defender" leads us to Scripture and to considering this and other characteristics of God. I suppose the question is now, "What how will we respond in the future now that we know the truth?" On this episode I...

Duration:00:21:15

#265: Pausing to Remember

3/18/2019
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It's important to stop and remember the Lord. I don't do that nearly enough. I'm always on to the next thing. The people of God needed to do this as well. Instructions in this matter were even left for us to benefit from as well. Join me in Deuteronomy as we take a moment to pause to remember what the Lord has taught us. On this episode I discuss: Episode #126Episode #58Episode #224 This Week's Challenge Read Deuteronomy 1-6 for yourself. If you're so inclined...keep...

Duration:00:15:39

#264: "Nobody Loves Me Like You" by Chris Tomlin

3/12/2019
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"Nobody loves me like you" is a simple phrase, but hold profound truth when we consider the love God has for us. We can never plumb the depths of God's love, but it's worth considering the details we can uncover in Scripture. Inspired by Chris Tomlin's song, "Nobody Loves Me Like You," we explore the example of love God has set for us. Let's head over to 1 John to learn more. On this episode I discuss: BibleGateway.com Wayne Grudem in "Systematic...

Duration:00:21:03

#263: "New Wine" by Hillsong Worship

3/4/2019
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Jesus turned the world upside down with his wisdom and teaching. He also rubbed a lot of people the wrong way -- especially religious people -- because He did things differently. "New Wine" by Hillsong Worship inspired me to explore a time when Jesus used new wine in a metaphor. Let's explore the gospels together to learn more. On this episode I discuss: “How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth” Additional Resources Lyrics and chords - Worship TogetherYou Tube...

Duration:00:26:22

#262: "What a Beautiful Name" by Hillsong Worship

2/25/2019
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We can learn so much through the study of the names of God. Hillsong Worship's song, "What a Beautiful Name," puts the name of Jesus front and center in a moving song of worship. How much more powerful will this song be when you invest some time in discovering and contemplating a few names revealed in God's Word? Let's go to the beginning with Jesus, shall we? On this episode I discuss: Wayne Grudem's Systematic TheologyEpisode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4 Additional...

Duration:00:19:49

#261: "Trust in You" by Lauren Daigle

2/18/2019
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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. 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...

Duration:00:25:21

#260: "Thy Will" by Hillary Scott

2/11/2019
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In difficult seasons of life we often seek to know "why," or even blame someone or something as if it makes it all better. This week's song "Thy Will" by Hillary Scott is a moving ballad of surrender to the will of a God we can trust. I use this song to introduce us to Hagar, who had to do a little submitting to God's will herself. I find it so interesting that Hagar gets to name God in this section of God's Word. On this episode I discuss: You Tube VideoThe God Who...

Duration:00:25:29

#259: "Even If" by Mercy Me

2/4/2019
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We can hide behind convenient truth when things are swell, but when our feet are to the fire the deep truth tends to come out. Will we be willing to log years of faithfulness such that our circumstances no longer define God's ability or position in our minds? "Even If" by MercyMe leads us to a powerful "even if" moment in Scripture. What can we learn from three friends in a foreign land? On this episode I discuss: BlueLetterBible.org Additional Resources Download the...

Duration:00:22:35

#258: "Maybe It's Ok" by We Are Messengers

1/28/2019
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Your emotions and feelings are real, but they are not reliable. This week we will use "Maybe It's Ok" by We Are Messengers to explore the truth about God so that we can truly say, "It's okay that I'm not okay." We can trust God to hold it all together even when we feel like it's all falling apart. Let's discover this together in Scripture. On this episode I discuss: Proclaim Truth Conference Additional Resources The story behind the song "Maybe It's OK" by We Are...

Duration:00:20:51

#257: "Into Dust" by Mack Brock

1/21/2019
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Sometimes our lives can be broken. Other times we can be completely decimated -- rendering us into a pile of dust. How fortunate for us that we serve a Creator Who knows just what to do with dust. Mack Brock sings of God's ability to create out of dust in his song "Into Dust." Let's be encouraged together as we explore what God can do with a little dust in Scripture. On this episode I discuss: Worship Together It's Not Supposed to Be This WayLysa Terkeurst Article Additional...

Duration:00:17:34

#256: "Shattered" by Blanca

1/14/2019
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I dropped a glass casserole lid on my tile kitchen floor the other day. It shattered into a host of small pieces. I'm still finding pieces of glass here and there. There's a difference between being broken and shattered. Shattered seem so irreparable. In Blanca's song "Shattered" she reminds us that the task of putting the shattered pieces back together is not too big for God. Scripture offers many examples of shattered lives that God touches. We'll look at one example together this...

Duration:00:24:17

#255: "Only Jesus" by Casting Crowns

1/7/2019
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We live in a very self-centered society these days. I read a study recently that stated that 1 in 5 millennials would quit their job to become famous. This is not the way of Jesus, however. Casting Crowns song "Only Jesus" reminds us that "Jesus is the only name to remember." Join me in Psalm 115 as we join the Psalmist in comparing and contrasting God and idols (anything that sets itself up as a god in our lives). On this episode I discuss: KeithFerrin.com Additional...

Duration:00:23:09

#254: "Red Letters" by Crowder

12/31/2018
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The red letters in our Bibles highlight the words of Christ. In Crowder's new song "Red Letters" he sings of the power of those words to change our hearts as the Holy Spirit breathes life into our spiritually dead bodies. There are some pretty big ideas woven into this song. Let's explore the Scriptural basis together. On this episode I discuss: Crossway.org ArticleGotQuestions.org Article Additional Resources Lyrics and Chords - Worship Together This Week's...

Duration:00:23:31