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.
"Rise Up (Lazarus)" by CAIN
What if Lazarus never came out of the tomb? When Jesus made Lazarus alive again it wasn't so that he could lie there wrapped in burial clothes, it was so he could walk in newness of life. The CAIN band sings of this in their song "Rise Up (Lazarus)". We, too, are called to walk in newness of life. Join me on a journey through the New Testament to explore what we are to "rise up" to do.
"Pray" by Koryn Hawthorne
When I write the word "discipline," what do you think of? Do you think of correcting disobedience or do you think of training toward a good habit? Prayer is a spiritual discipline that is modeled by our Savior and sung about by Koryn Hawthorne in her song, "Pray." Let's explore what Scripture has to say about this spiritual discipline.
"I Don't Wanna Go" by Chris Renzema
Oh, that I would make the mantra in the chorus of Chris Renzema's song the TRUE mantra of my life. When I sing along with "I Don't Wanna Go," I put God in the driver's seat. Too many times, however, I rush ahead of God and then ask Him to bless my efforts. Let's explore a time when King David got it right in 2 Samuel 7.
"Great Is Our God" by Plumb
The Bible is full of songs of praise. When we consider the words of these songs, we see deep, rich, pattern-altering examples of how to appropriately respond to our great God. The lyrics of "Great Is Our God" by Plumb are reflected in a song written by David and given to us as Psalm 145. Sometimes we blow past these meaningful songs without letting them sink in and transform the way we think. This week we will slow down.
"Who You Are To Me" by Chris Tomlin Feat. Lady A
Our world is full of "that may be true for you, but not for me" conversations. However, when it comes to God, His characteristics don't change based on my perception of them. In their new song, "Who You Are To Me," Chris Tomlin and Lady A aren't suggesting God can be one thing to you and something else to me. Rather, they are giving us lyrics to rehearse the goodness of a very personal God who longs to make His home in our hearts.
"Promises" by Maverick City Music
Have you ever been asked to define a word you're familiar with, but don't have the depth of knowledge and clarity to actually put it into words? This week's song "Promises" by Maverick City Music sings of some characteristics of God that inspired more scrutiny on my part. Join me in exploring the God of covenant in Genesis and Romans this week.