12 – Hallelujah! Christ Arose! Review of “Resurrecting” by Elevation Worship and “Death was Arrested” by North Point InsideOut
Psalm of the Week – Psalm 12
Starting things off, we briefly discuss two fairly popular songs and ask some questions of the lyrics.
Through Your Eyes
You love me even when I fall apart
I can’t explain it
That’s just who you are
Don’t want perfection
You just want my heartBritt Nicole
1 Peter 1:14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, 15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
Leviticus 19:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.
Matthew 5:48 You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
When the days up ahead look a little bit brighter
But the grip of the past holds a little bit tighter
I’m reminded Your grace never asks for perfection
Oh I’m restored ’cause I’m Yours and I stand forgivenMicah Tyler
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
We also toss out a couple related links you may be interested in
- Bible Project Holiness and Leviticus WARNING: 2CV on one or both videos
- Babylon Bee: Which Character Are You In The Story Of David And Goliath? Take The Quiz!
Two songs, head to head, but take two approaches to the resurrection story. Both are sensational, but only one is true.
At issue is the phrase “Our God has robbed the grave.” This is quite problematic and Bryan and Grant tackle it from a number of angles.
- Steven Furtick coins the phrase
- Tim Challies responds
- God Broke Antinomianism for Love says Jared C. Wilson
- Is God a Law-Breaker? asks Todd Pruitt
Death was Arrested
Death was Arrested has a similar theme, but without calling God a sinner as in the other song.
This song is from North Point, pastored by Andy Stanley. Mr. Stanley has gotten himself in trouble before with phrases like “Unhitching Christianity from the Old Testament.” This gives us pause and we recall a fantastic, good-natured yet serious debate about if we can “unhitch” the OT from Christianity. It also, predictably, brings up a host of quality content from our favorite satire news source.
Spotify Playlist of songs mentioned in this episode. Song.Link to each song below for your favorite music service
- Through Your Eyes – Britt Nicole
- Even Then – Micah Tyler
- Resurrecting (Live) – Elevation Worship
- Death Was Arrested – North Point Worship
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