Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

In this time of desperation
When all we know is doubt and fear
There is only one foundation
We believe, we believe
 
CHORUS:
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 coming 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
 
REPEAT CHORUS
 
Let the lost be found
And the dead be raised
In the here and now
Let love invade
Let the church live loud
Our God we’ll say
We believe, we believe
 
And the gates of Hell
Will not prevail
For the power of God
Has torn the veil
Now we know Your love
Will never fail
We believe, we believe

TID-bits

 

They say that we can’t see into the future, however that’s not entirely true.  For instance, if I know a storm is coming, I can go online and check the radar, and I can see when the rain is about to dump on me.

Next time you or I check the radar let’s remember this song as our peek into the future.  It reminds us to believe that God is greater than our storms.

If we’re tempted to focus on just the storm, let’s remember that the radar also lets us see the clearing beyond it.  Let’s focus on how God’s going to get us to that point instead, and let this song be the anthem we sing as we stand firm through the wind and rain.

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  • What if we each had an entry in the dictionary about us?
  • If that were the case, then the chorus of this song would be a perfect definition for you and I.

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  • There comes a time when new tires have to be bought, because the old ones just don’t grip the road anymore.  When that happens you just don’t feel secure driving.
  • That’s a lesson for life.  Did you ever find a time when everything you held on to for security in life just didn't work anymore?
  • Perhaps you found what’s listed in the chorus of this song…
  • Or maybe you’re one who’s still searching, still sliding along life’s road, and you need something to hold on to.

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  • When a house has foundation problems, you start to see cracks in the wall.
  • It’s the same in our lives, if you’re starting to see cracks, then it’s time to firm up the foundation.
  • This is a song that does that.

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  • If you really need something powerful to get you through the day, pray these four words to God:
  • “You will never fail.”
  • Then say it to yourself between each line of this song.
  • Before the song is over, you’ll be shouting it out.

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  • This song starts off describing a time of desperation.  You can list the following times of despair that are found in the Bible.  All of these stories turned out well, and you can remind your listeners that their time of despair will turn out OK too:
  • Moses, both when He was sent to deliver the Israelites, and also at the Red Sea.
  • Elijah, when he fled from Jezebel and sat under the Juniper tree, wishing to die.
  • Jonah, after being swallowed by the whale and after preaching to the Ninevites.
  • The mariners with Paul in the storm on the sea, where they threw him overboard.
  • The entire book of Job.
  • The disciples during the crucifixion.

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  • If you’ve ever been in a roller coaster, you know how you’re restrained throughout the ride.
  • However you wouldn’t be able to do all the twists and turns and loops unless the ride itself was secured on it’s foundation posts.
  • This song lists the foundation posts we rely on:  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 coming back again.
  • Any one of those foundations is secure enough that we can get through life when we believe in them.
  • Put them all together though, and you have a solid way to get you through the dizziness of the ride of life.

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FOR EASTER SEASON:

  • When something is certain in life, it becomes a creed.  Here’s one you’ve heard:  Death and taxes.
  • This song, however, spells out one of the earliest creeds of the Christian church:  The resurrection of Jesus.  Paul spells it out in 1 Corinthians 15, and many scholars believe it is one of the earliest teachings found - dating back to just a few years after the resurrection.
  • Look it up for yourself.  Read that Chapter, and Google 1 Corinthians 15 during this Resurrection season.
  • Then see if you can say the same things that the chorus of this (that) song says.

    Scripture References

    Job 19:25 (ESV)

    For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth.

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    2 Timothy 1:12 (ESV)

    which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me.

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    Hebrews 6:18–19 (ESV)

    so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.  We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain,

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    Hebrews 10:35-37

    So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.  You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.  For, “In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay.”


    Your Own Experiences

    You can play this song around a story of a person who has defeated cancer.  The lines of this song that talk about a time of desperation, giving us new life, and conquering death tie in well to that kind of story.

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