Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

We've met half a dozen times

I know your name I know you don't know mine

But I won't hold that against you

 

You come here every Friday night

I take your order and try to be polite

And hide what I've been going through

 

If you looked me right in the eye

Would see the pain deep inside

Would you take the time to

 

Chorus

Tell me what I need to hear

Tell me that I'm not forgotten

Show me there's a God

Who can be more than all I've ever wanted

‘Cause right now I need a little hope

I need to know that I'm not alone

Maybe God is calling you tonight

To tell me something

That might save my life

 

I'm the pastor at your church

For all these years you've listened to my words

You think I know all the answers

 

But I've got doubts and questions too

Behind this smile I'm really just like you

Afraid and tired and insecure

 

If you look me right in the eye

Would you see the real me inside

Would you take the time to

 

(Chorus)

 

Save my life

 

I am just like everyone

Jesus, I need You, I need Your Love

To save my life

TID-bits

  • They say that all of life is a stage, that we’re all playing a part.
  • Sometimes I think that life is more like a stageCOACH - one that’s blazing down a trail uncontrolled.
  • Doesn’t it seem that way?  Doesn’t it seem that our life gets taken over by uncontrolled thoughts - thoughts that say “I’m unworthy.  I’ll never amount to anything.  How did I let this dream slip away?”
  • That’s when the ultimate coach comes along and sends in a player to say the right word at the right time.
  • That could be you today.

 

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  • There’s stuff we want to hear, and stuff we need to hear.
  • We want to hear that our hair looks nice, that our kids were well behaved when they went to their friends house, and that we made a positive impact in that meeting yesterday.
  • All those things are just indicative of the main thing we NEED to hear.
  • And that is “You’re worthy, you’re needed, and God loves you right where you are today.”

 

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  • Remember the cell phone commercials where the guy walked around and said “Can You Hear Me Now?”
  • We need to put that into practice in our own lives.
  • But instead of saying Can You Hear Me Now” with each step, we need to say “He Loves Me Now, He Loves Me Now, He Loves Me Now” with each step.
  • Funny how we need that constant reminder.  Maybe you can remind someone of how much God loves them today.

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

Esther 4:14 (ESV)

For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

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Acts 8:26-38

Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south[a] to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place.  And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure. He had come to Jerusalem to worship and was returning, seated in his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah.  

And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.”  So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

Now the passage of the Scripture that he was reading was this:

“Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter

and like a lamb before its shearer is silent,

so he opens not his mouth.

In his humiliation justice was denied him.

Who can describe his generation?

For his life is taken away from the earth.” 

And the eunuch said to Philip, “About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?”  Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus.

And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?”  And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.

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