We Believe
Newsboys
In this time of desperation
When all we know is doubt and fear
There is only one foundation
We believe, we believe
In this broken generation
When all is dark, You help us see
There is only one salvation
We believe, we believe
We believe in God the Father
We believe in Jesus Christ
We believe in the Holy Spirit
And He’s given us new life
We believe in the crucifixion
We believe that He conquered death
We believe in the resurrection
And He’s comin’ back again, we believe
So, let our faith be more than anthems
Greater than the songs we sing
And in our weakness and temptations
We believe, we believe
We believe in God the Father
We believe in Jesus Christ
We believe in the Holy Spirit
And He’s given us new life
We believe in the crucifixion
We believe that He conquered death
We believe in the resurrection
And He’s comin’ back again
Let the lost be found and the dead be raised
In the here and now, let love invade
Let the church live love our God will see
We believe, we believe
And the gates of hell will not prevail
For the power of God, has torn the vail
Now we know Your love will never fail
We believe, we believe
We believe in God the Father
We believe in Jesus Christ
We believe in the Holy Spirit
And He’s given us new life
We believe in the crucifixion
We believe that He conquered death
We believe in the resurrection
And He’s comin’ back
He’s comin’ back again
He’s comin’ back again
We believe
We believe
Songwriters: Jeremy Lynn Epperson / Matt Hooper / Richie Fike
We Believe lyrics © Songtrust Ave, ST Music LLC

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3 Days In The Grave, how?

The Jewish Calendar & day is measured differently than we do in the 21st Century.

Day 1. Friday

Day 2. Saturday

Day 3. Sunday

Just in case you’ve ever wondered! There are answers to your questions.

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Kari Jobe Sings Forever Live

Forever
Kari Jobe
The moon and stars they wept
The morning sun was dead
The Savior of the world was fallen
His body on the cross
His blood poured out for us
The weight of every curse upon him
One final breath He gave
As Heaven looked away
The Son of God was laid in darkness
A battle in the grave
The war on death was waged
The power of hell forever broken
The ground began to shake
The stone was rolled away
His perfect love could not be overcome
Now death where is your sting
Our resurrected King has rendered you defeated
Forever, He is glorified
Forever, He is lifted high
Forever, He is risen
He is alive
He is alive
The ground began to shake
The stone was rolled away
His perfect love could not be overcome
Now death where is your sting
Our resurrected King has rendered you defeated
Forever, He is glorified
Forever, He is lifted high
Forever, He is risen
He is alive
He is alive
Forever, forever
You have overcome
Your resurrected King
You have overcome the grave
You have overcome
We sing Hallelujah
We sing Hallelujah
We sing Hallelujah
The Lamb has overcome
We sing Hallelujah
We sing Hallelujah
We sing Hallelujah
The Lamb has overcome
We sing Hallelujah
We sing Hallelujah
We sing Hallelujah
The Lamb has overcome
We sing Hallelujah
We sing Hallelujah
We sing Hallelujah
The Lamb has overcome
We sing Hallelujah
We sing Hallelujah
We sing Hallelujah
The Lamb has overcome
We sing Hallelujah
We sing Hallelujah
We sing Hallelujah
The Lamb has overcome
Forever, He is glorified
Forever, He is lifted high
Forever, He is risen
He is alive
He is alive (Forever)
Forever, He is glorified
Forever, He is lifted high
Forever, He is risen
He is alive
He is alive


Songwriters: Brian Johnson / Christa Black Gifford / Gabriel Wilson / Jenn Johnson / Joel Taylor / Kari Jobe Carnes
Forever lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Bethel Music Publishing, Capitol Christian Music Group, Songtrust Ave

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The Passover Song


The Passover Song by Caroline Cobb

This is all our hope and peace

There’s a promise in our veins
But it’s faded by all these years in chains
Send a prophet, send the plagues
That by sunrise we will no more be slaves
Take the lamb, take the blood
And paint it on our doorways
At night, death will come but pass us by

In the morning, we will rise
Taste the freedom we thought we’d never find
We will dance now, in the streets
Once held captive now we shall live as kings
Lift your head, your voice
And sing of your salvation
Of the blood of the lamb that gave us life

Now by this we’ll overcome
Now by this we’ll reach our home

There’s a poison in our veins
And it leads to death we cannot escape
Send a ransom, a perfect son
Remedy the curse by his precious blood
And the lamb, that will come,
His cross will be our doorway
And the red of his blood it will make us white
And the daughters and sons, rejoice in resurrection!
And death swallowed up in endless life

Glory, glory, this I see
All my praise for this I bring
Not of good that I have done
Nothing but the blood of Jesus

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Aaron Leatherdale: Who Is Man

Instead of a Big Bang there was a painter with a canvas! What is man? Who is man? What is man that You are mindful of Him? I love this song by my friend and fellow missionary Aaron Leatherdale. Also visit his website HERE

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Journaling Kindles Love For God

Psalm 119:105 NASB
 Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.

The secret to a better quiet time with God? Well, I’ve found it is different for each person, its influenced by your personality, your learning styles, and by the community of faith you regularly worship and fellowship with. Daily devotional time is crucial and one of the secrets I’ve discovered is meditating on the word of God and journaling those thoughts and conversations.

 

The benefits of Journaling as you spend time with God in prayer and His Word is that it helps me to process my thoughts, record answered prayers, and understand Scripture in new ways. Yet the greatest struggle is getting started. I discovered it is like building a fire. A successful campfire requires oxygen, tinder, kindling, and fuel wood.

Check out these 7 journaling prompts:

1. Beginnings can be exciting! What new chapter in your life are you about to begin? What have you recently started that you are excited about? What are you hopes for the future? Tell God about it—he wants to be involved in your life.

2.God has chosen and gifted you with a wonderful set of skills, knowledge, and abilities unique to you—and he wants you to use those gifts to bring him praise. What talents and skills do you possess? What knowledge would you like to grow in? How are you planning to use this to honor God?

3. Forgiveness. Is it easy or hard? That likely depends on whether you are the one doing the forgiving or receiving it. Why do you think forgiving someone can be so difficult? Who do you need to forgive? When have you received the incredible gift of forgiveness?

4. When your heart is broken, it might feel as if life cannot move forward. It can almost seem hard to breathe. But God understands. He wants to hear from you, be close to you, and save you. He loves you more than you can possibly comprehend! Pour out your heart to him, and let him comfort and love you.

5. God is like a potter, and we are like the clay. He molds us as he wills. What process does clay have to go through before it can be turned into a masterpiece? In what areas of your life do you feel God is especially hard at work right now?

6. You make decisions every day, often without thinking much about it. The average adult makes nearly 35,000 each day. Cereal or eggs for breakfast? Finish homework or hang with friends? Be grumpy or kind to the family? And some decisions are crossroads which will affect the rest of your life. What major decision do you have to make? Spend some time journaling your options; then pray about it and let god give you his peace.

7. Just as the Israelites did in Ezekiel’s day, people today sometimes say God isn’t just or life isn’t fair. They ask how God could send people to hell—especially those who try to do good. The truth is that everyone has sinned, and all deserve punishment. It is only through God’s grace and Jesus’ sacrificial death that people can ask for forgiveness and be saved. How do you define justice? How do you define grace?

What Journaling Prompts would you add to this list?

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Healing & Sickness: What About Job?

The Suffering of God’s Servant Job

Whenever we make the statement that, “God doesn’t cause people to get sick,” inevitably someone will raise the question, “What about Job? Didn’t God use sickness and disease to teach him? Didn’t God make him sick and suffer so much tragedy?”  No, that was the work of the devil. Some will say, “Wait didn’t God give Satan permission?” Asking questions is great, but if you’ve ever watched a lawyer try to get a guilty person off the hook, you’ll realize the wrong question can cause you to come to inaccurate conclusions. 

I love how one preacher answered this question: “It is true God did give the devil permission, but God didn’t commission it. You see God will permit you to rob a gas station, but He won’t commission you to do it.” K.E. Hagin

Pastor Bill Johnson says this about Job, “People ask, “What about Job?”  I tell them, “I’m not a disciple of Job; I’m a disciple of Jesus.” Job was the question; Jesus is the answer. If I read Job and it doesn’t lead me to Jesus, then I never understood the question. All the law and the prophets were to create an awareness of need. That awareness prepared Israel for a savior. To return to the standards of the law and the prophets at the expense of ignoring the perfect revelation of the Father given to us in the person of Jesus Christ is to fall to the ultimate expression of arrogance. It puts us back in the place of control where we do what is humanly possible—and call it ministry.”

JESUS REVEALS THE FATHER

 Hebrews 1:1-3

God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, 2in these last days has spoken to us in His* Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. 3 And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. 

 It should read like this, “In these last days He has spoken to us literally IN SON”, because the word “His”* was an addition to the text. Jesus was the language of the Heaven. When you go to another country you’ve got to learn the language and until you do, you’ll need an interpreter. Jesus interpreted the Language of Heaven for us. His word, the Bible, is our text book. 

Jesus is the exact mirror image of God. All that Jesus did was the heart of God expressed. Now if Jesus is the mirror image of God, we can confidently assume that what He does is what God the Father does. Jesus represented the Father and we are to RE-present Christ.

John 5:19-20

I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. 20 For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, to your amazement he will show him even greater things than these. 

If we have a view God that does not match the mirror image of Jesus, we must examine our belief to see if it is correct in light of scripture. We must be careful to not become like Job’s friends who presumed to speak for God. They may have been sincere and filled with good intentions, but they were in fact wrong. We look to the Word of God, we look at Jesus and the teachings of the Apostles, and no where do we see God putting sickness and disease upon His children to teach them a lesson. 

We never see Jesus turn people away and say to them, “It isn’t the Father’s will for you to be healed, you’ve got some lessons to learn. Jesus never turns to the disciples and says to them, “You’re gonna have a sickness, illness, or disease, in order to teach you a lesson. Now the Bible is clear God can use anything. However, it is so important that we don’t assign the works of the devil to God. Satan and sin are the origin, author, and giver of sickness and disease! God is the healer, redeemer, creator, and author of LIFE! 

 

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