Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

You are not alone if you are lonely 
When you feel afraid, you're not the only
We are all the same, in need of mercy
To be forgiven and be free
It's all you got to lean on but thank God it's all you need
 
And all the people said Amen
And all the people said Amen
Give thanks to the Lord for His love never ends
At the top of your lungs sing it with me again
And all the people said Amen
 
Rich or poor it doesn't matter
Weak or strong, you know love is what we're after
We're all broken but we're all in this together
God knows we stumble and fall
And He so loved the world He sent His son to save us all 
 
Blessed are the poor in Spirit who are torn apart
Blessed are the persecuted and the pure in heart
Blessed are the people hungry for another start
For theirs is the kingdom, the kingdom of God

TID-bits

 

  • There are times in life that we stumble and it’s just a nuisance, like tripping over a rock, or blowing your diet.
  • There are other times we really stumble, like when we damage a relationship, or make a costly mistake.
  • This (That) song reminds us that it happens to all of us, and what we need to do is accept it, ask for forgiveness and move on.
  • In other words we say “Amen” to it.
  • Because “Amen” actually means “So be it.”  It is acknowledging that God is big enough to take care of it.

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  • It’s the last word in the Bible.  Revelation 22:21 “The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people.  Amen.”
  • At the end of that word there is a period.  The New Testament is done.  It is finished - and that last sentence is about God’s grace given to us.
  • But the story isn’t finished.
  • God’s grace keeps going - it’s given to us each and every day.
  • Can you say Amen to that?

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  • Amen.  It’s a word that finishes prayer, but Christians also use it as a word of agreement.  Preachers will often ask:  “Can I get an Amen?”
  • What can you say Amen to today?
  • How about God’s grace and mercy - freely given when we mess up?
  • How about His forgiveness - freely given when we need to feel loved?
  • Can you agree to these things - love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control?
  • If you need any of those things, then say Amen to them.  Agree with Christ that He has them for you.  Receive them, and trust Him to grow them in you.

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  • When we’re walking in the wind we have to lean into it.
  • And this song talks about some of the winds that blow against us:  Loneliness.  Fear. Weakness.  Brokenness. 
  • But it also reminds us of what we have that helps us lean into these winds of trouble:  His mercy, His forgiveness, His love, and how we’re all in this together.
  • Think about that when you hear the verse that says:  It's all you got to lean on but thank God it's all you need.

    Scripture References

    The Beatitudes go along with the bridge of this song:

    Matthew 5:3-11

    “Blessed are the poor in spirit,  for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

    Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

    Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

    Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

    Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

    10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

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    Phillippians 4:12-13

    12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

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    Phillippians 4:19

    19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

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    Matthew 18:20

    For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.

    Your Own Experiences

    Talk about a time that you asked someone to agree with you in prayer, and how having them there for you helped you.

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    Point out how this song is about coming together, and realizing that God meets needs when we do.  In that way, it is an excellent song to go along with a shared food drive, clothing drive, backpack or diaper drive that your station may be doing.

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    Talk about a time you stayed on a beach, and you saw how the tides go in and out.  This song is about those kind of changes.  It’s about how God’s love never ends - and like the tides, it will always return back to you.

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