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.
"When You Speak" by Jeremy Camp
There is an account in the Bible of Jesus speaking to the wind and waves and calming them down. This idea often makes its way into our prayers and songs -- not unlike Jeremy Camp's song, "When You Speak." I think it deserves a deep look from us to see what we can learn from ALL of the words Jesus speaks in this scene. Join me in the Gospel of Mark, in a boat on the Sea of Galilee.
"Fear No More" by Building 429 [Encore]
What kinds of choices do you make in the face of fear? Building 429's song "Fear No More" is an anthem born out of a personal time when fear led the songwriters to seek God. There's a king in Scripture who faced fear more than once. His story gives us two separate examples of choices and two distinct responses from God. Let's explore the life and choices of King Asa this week.
"Look What You've Done" by Tasha Layton
Did you know God has a tone of voice? When He speaks to us, He comforts, encourages, or convicts with kindness. He offers the perfect balance of truth and grace. So if the voice inside your head has an accusing tone, then it's not from your heavenly Father. This is what Tasha Layton sings about in her song "Look What You've Done," and it's what we discover in Scripture as well. Let's compare and contrast the voice of evil and righteousness together this week.
"Help Is On The Way (Maybe Midnight)" by TobyMac
Throughout the ages, people have scoffed at God and His ways. Some claim He isn't powerful enough, or close enough, or real enough. These scoffers think they have it all figured out and don't believe that Jesus is relevant, much less coming back. TobyMac's song "Help Is On The Way" inspired me to sit in a letter from Peter. I think you'll see a lot of similarities between scoffers in Peter's day and our own.
#390: "Glory, Honor, Power" by Influence Music
There is a magical and terrifying place described in Scripture. It is the throne room of heaven where fantastical creatures proclaim the holiness of God, and crowned elders fall at His feet in worship. Influence Music's song "Glory, Honor, Power" brings us through the door of heaven with Jesus and John. May we leave changed.
Let's take an unforgettable trip to the throne room of God in Revelation 4.
In this episode, I discuss:
Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture - this week's Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include: Listen to epic music while reading/studying Scripture Meditate on Scripture Slow down Use your imagination Consult an outside resource Consider the opposite The 30 Day Music Challenge Another episode where we discuss Revelation 4 - Episode 369 Imagining each detail of the throne room What jasper and carnelian look like as mentioned in Revelation 4:3 A quick reference to the 5 heavenly crowns mentioned in the New Testament - GotQuestions.org Article What the "seven torches which are the seven spirits of God" might mean - GotQuestions.org Article How the only reason we exist is that it was God's will to create us Considering the opposite of glory, honor, and power Looking at the word picture of the potter and the clay in Jeremiah 18:1-12 Recognizing that we could never adore a God that isn't worthy of all glory, honor, and power
Lyrics and chords - WorshipTogether.com Influence Music Artist Profile - NewReleaseToday.com
This Week's Challenge
Spend some time in Revelation chapter 4. Go slow. Imagine the scene. It is a dramatic scene, so I don't think you can "overdo it" in your conceptualization. Once you really have the throne room and what is going on there firmly in your mind, ask God to reveal how that should change the way you think.
"My Jesus" by Anne Wilson
I love to talk about Jesus. There's a lot to say about Him. If we spent our entire lives plumbing the depths of Scripture, we would never come to an end. This is why I love Anne Wilson's new song, "My Jesus." She gives me a reason to talk about Him a little more.
Join me this week as we explore Christ's deity and humanity.
Great Bible Teacher!
I love how she breaks down the Word in “BITE” size portions! If you are looking for a podcast that helps you understand and read your Bible look no further!!!
Great scripture truth
One of the best podcast out there discussing scripture and songs!
Your gift to bring full life to a song is incredible. Thanks for sharing your time, talent and techniques. Blessings & Best Wishes! Michael