Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

To the cross I look.
To the cross I cling.
Of its suffering I do drink.
Of its work I do sing.
On it my Savior,
both bruised and crushed,
showed that God is love,
and God is just.
 
Chorus:
At the cross You,
beckon me,
draw me gently,
to my knees and I am,
lost for words so,
lost in love I'm,  
sweetly broken, Holy surrender!
 
What a priceless gift:
undeserved life
have I been given
through Christ crucified.
You've called me out of death.
You've called me into life.
And I was under Your wrath,
now through the cross, I reconcile.
 
(Repeat Chorus)
 
In awe of the cross I must confess,
how wondrous Your redeeming love and how great
is Your faithfulness!
 
(Repeat Chorus 2x)
 
Yeah, Yeah!
 
Broken for You...I'm broken for You, my Lord.
 
Jesus...All that's left, ooooo I am sweetly broken.

TID-bits

It is a given that you can’t be healed unless you are first broken.   The following bullet points give you some practical examples of that.   These are common universal concepts that the audience can identify with and then want to listen in deeper to the song:

  • I knew someone who broke their finger, and it didn’t heal back correctly.
  • The Doctor had to re-break it, and re-set it.
  • It just goes to show that there are times that you can’t be healed unless you are first broken.

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  • “Boot Camp.”   What does that make you think of?
  • I’ve heard parents use that term anytime they feel the need to retrain their kids.
  • It is the idea of breaking down old thoughts and habits, to build new ones.
  • This song tells how Jesus broke down the old habits of sin, so that we could boot sin out of our camp.

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  • Dr. Phil has made a life out of breaking down other’s lives.
  • Counselors know that they have to often shock those that they are trying to heal with the realities and consequences of their actions.
  • All so that they can be built up again.
  • Jesus takes a loving approach to that too.
  • He is the one who took the majority of the hurt, so that we could have the majority of the healing.

    Scripture References

    Psalm 34:18

    The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

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    Psalm 51:17

    The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

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    Isaiah 57:15

    For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.

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    Psalm 147:3

    He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

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    Psalm 31:12

    I have been forgotten like one who is dead; I have become like a broken vessel.

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    Proverbs 3:5-6

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

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    John 12:24

    Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.

    Your Own Experiences

    If you have ever broken a bone, talk about how uncomfortable the healing process was, but how it was ultimately worth it.   Then compare it to this song.

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    Did you ever cling to something that was broken?   It could have been a physical object - like maybe a bracelet from your mom, or an emotional object - like a relationship.   Did you ever get to the point where you clung to the healing promises found in the cross of Christ to help you get past the hurt?

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    Talk about how He beckoned you through your brokenness.   How you were drawn to His healing when you were at the bottom.

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