Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

Lost are saved; find their way; at the sound of your great name
All condemned; feel no shame, at the sound of your great name
Every fear; has no place; at the sound of your great name
The enemy; he has to leave; at the sound of your great name
 
Jesus, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain for us, Son of God and Man
You are high and lifted up; that all the world will praise your great name
 
All the weak; find their strength; at the sound of your great name
Hungry souls; receive grace; at the sound of your great name
The fatherless; they find their rest; at the sound of your great name
Sick are healed; and the dead are raised; at the sound of your great name
 
Jesus, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain for us, Son of God and Man
You are high and lifted up; that all the world will praise your great name
 
Redeemer, My Healer, Almighty
My savior, Defender, You are My King
Jesus, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain for us, Son of God and Man
You are high and lifted up; that all the world will praise your great name

TID-bits

  • I never know when the power goes out when I’m sleeping.
  • However, I know when it comes back on.
  • It’s because I have certain things in the house that beep when they get power, like smoke alarms.
  • Too many times we feel powerless, and in the dark, but then we’re reminded where there IS power.
  • It’s when we say Jesus’ name.

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  • I have a friend who is a VERY frequent flyer and he has access to all these swanky airport lounges.
  • All he has to do is walk up to the entrance, say his name, and he gets right in.
  • I was thinking how you and I have that same kind of access, and it’s for all of life - no matter what our economic or social status.
  • The only name we have to give is “Jesus.”
  • It’s a name to get us through any sort of challenge.

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  • I get too hung up on my own name from time to time.
  • I want to think that I know best, that I’m the expert in living this life.
  • I don’t want to show weakness because that would diminish my name in the eyes of those around me.
  • If you can relate, here’s something you can try with me:
  • Next time you feel like it has to be your way ask yourself this:  “Am I trying to build myself up?”
  • Then ask yourself:  “How can I use this situation to build up the reputation of Jesus in another’s eyes?”

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  • You know, the word “proclaim” is not one that we use in everyday speech in this day and age.
  • We don’t proclaim the name of Bob, we just say “this is Bob.”
  • It seems the only time we use “proclaim” is when we’re talking about the Lord.
  • It is a word of respect, and reverence, that’s why it’s used in connection with Jesus.
  • So, are you treating His name with respect?
  • (This is/That was Natalie Grant)

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  • You remember in the old cartoons when the coyote, as he tried to catch the road runner,  would have a vial of nitro glycerin?
  • He’d be carrying it soooo carefully, because any sudden movement would make it explode.
  • You know, the name of Jesus is something that we should treat with great care, because it can explode the strongholds in your life.
  • It has the power to change your life and, unlike nitro, you should not be afraid to use it.

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  • Can you imagine if, whenever you were introduced to someone, it had to be like a boxing ring introduction?
  • A big voiced announcer shouting out all your accomplishments, your titles, calling you the “thrilla from Manila” or whatever?
  • Those kind of introductions match the people they’re introducing.
  • Big, strong, able-to-best-any-opponent type people.
  • Well this (that) song is like Jesus’ boxing ring announcement, because He is that type of person in your life.

    Scripture References

    Jeremiah 33:3

    Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.'

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    Isaiah 9:6b

    And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

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    Romans 14:11

    It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord,
    ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.’”

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    Matthew 8:31-33

    The demons begged Jesus, “If you drive us out, send us into the herd of pigs.”

    He said to them, “Go!” So they came out and went into the pigs, and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and died in the water. Those tending the pigs ran off, went into the town and reported all this, including what had happened to the demon-possessed men.

    Your Own Experiences

    Imagine you were Bill Gates’ son or daughter.  Would that name get you into places?  Talk about how associating with powerful names gets you access, and then how the name of Jesus gets you access to the Creator of the Universe.

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    Talk about a story you’ve heard of someone healed in Jesus name.

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    When was a time you used the name of Jesus to help you?

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    What did you name your kids?  Was there a significance to the name?  Talk about how the Bible is full of examples of names that have significance, and about Jesus’ name being the most powerful of all.

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