Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

I can't count the broken roads I've been down, but all I know;  
Something had to give; something had to give.
Cause living my life so wild and free
Finally caught up  
Oh it left me broken; left me hopeless,  
But that's where I met Jesus.
 
(Chorus)
In one moment everything changed  
Who I was got washed away  
When mercy found me  
My Savior's arms were open wide  
And I felt love for the very first time  
When mercy found me  
When mercy found me  
 
All those days, all those doubts  
They don't seem to matter now.
His Grace is all I need  
His Grace is all I need  
And the chains that I was in before  
They don't hold me anymore  
His love has rescued me.
His love has set me free.  
 
Chorus
 
My mind found peace  
My soul found hope  
My heart found a home.
 
Chorus

TID-bits

This song is about finding lost things.   Think about when you’ve searched your house for something that’s been missing - like a check that came in the mail, or some important papers.   Remember how when you found them you had a great feeling of relief come over you?   That’s the essence of this song.  

 

  • Nothing gives you a sick feeling quicker than being in a crowd and losing track of your child.
  • And nothing gives you a fuller feeling of joy than finding him again.
  • That’s what I think about when I hear the chorus of this song...

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  • I remember when I was a kid and my bicycle chain came off, and I didn’t know how to fix it.
  • When this (that) song talks about   “the chains that I was in before don't hold me anymore” I think about my bike.
  • Because when chains come off they lose their power.
  • And it usually comes down to our Dad finding us and rescuing us.

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  • Lew Wallace was a Union General in the Civil War, and the Governor of the New Mexico territories in the late 1800’s.
  • He also was an devout agnostic and denied Christianity.
  • He set out to write a book to prove Christ’s teachings were false.
  • After years of study, he started writing.
  • About four chapters into the book, it became clear to him that Jesus Christ was just as real as Socrates, Plato, or Caesar.
  • He then prayed for Jesus to reveal Himself to him.   Which he did.
  • Lew Wallace went on to write “Ben Hur:   A Tale of the Christ.”
  • The Bible says to “seek and you will find.”   A hardened Civil War General did just that, as have millions of others, and they’ve all found that Jesus is who He claims to be.

 

 

    Scripture References

    Matthew 7:7-8

    “Ask and it will be given to you;   seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.   For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds;   and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”  

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    Luke 15:8-10

    “Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’ In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

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    Matthew 18:12-14

    “What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety—nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off?   And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety—nine that did not wander off.   In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost.

    Your Own Experiences

    What new truth did you find out about Jesus this past weekend at church?   Let your listeners know that once they find Jesus, the great thing about it is that they keep finding out great things about Him.

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     When He has found you was it usually face down or face up?  Or both?

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     Talk about the latest bargain you found.  Talk about how it doesn't begin to compare to the free bargain that you get when Christ finds you.

     

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