Sunday, November 29, 2015

Refugees and What to Do About Them

This morning in Sunday School, my college group discussed the topic of refugees. 

With the recent attacks in Paris and ISIS threatening to do the same on US soil, this has become a hot topic here in America.  The Obama Administration has told states they can't refuse Syrian refugees, and Dr. Ben Carson says refugees don't want to come to the US. 

So what my college group did was each of us picked a side: For or Against?
We then came up with verses from Scripture to back up our views.

While I understand why some people are against it (in the interest of national security in the case of terrorist infiltration), I am for it.

Let me clarify a couple things.

1. Prayer for refugees and their families is obvious to me as a Christian.
2. Recognizing the authorities who have taken oaths to protect us as citizens of the United States, is something I don't want to take lightly.  Those who have been sworn into office, with promises to uphold our national security, and those who have sacrificed much to preserve this nation, are not to be disregarded. 

However.

In all likelihood, they will show up, and I for one will not turn them away.

Here's why. 

Leviticus 24:22
You shall have the same rule for the sojourner and for the native, for I am the LORD your God."

Psalms 146:7-9
who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free; the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous. The LORD watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.

Deuteronomy 10:17-19
For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe. He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing. Love the sojourner, therefore, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.

Micah 6:8
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Jeremiah 22:3
Thus says the LORD: Do justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed. And do no wrong or violence to the resident alien, the fatherless, and the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.

Isaiah 1:17
learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause.

Matthew 25:34-40
Whatever happens, always remember.

Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.' Then the righteous will answer him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.'


Matthew 22:39
And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

James 2:8
If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," you are doing well.

Luke 10:25-37
And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" He said to him, "What is written in the Law? How do you read it?" And he answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself." And he said to him, "You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live." But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" Jesus replied, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, 'Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.' Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?" He said, "The one who showed him mercy." And Jesus said to him, "You go, and do likewise."

And if terrorists do make it over here...


Luke 6:27-28
But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.

Love them like Jesus.

God is a God of justice, and He Himself cares for people.  I've said this before, but Jesus commanded us to do nothing less of what He did.  He never said that following Him would be easy, so let's not live as if it were.

Obviously we want to live with caution, not wanting to provoke ISIS or any other sect of radical Islam, but to live as a Christian in a world that is hostile to Jesus is going to cost something, if not everything.

Let All the Earth Rejoice!
-Elizabeth

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Sweater Weather - Tag Along!

Top of the mornin' to ya, and Happy Fall y'all! 

So a dear friend, over at On Solid Ground did this, and I decided to "tag along" (pun intended).

1. Favourite candle scent: Honestly, I don't know. I just got a "Merry Mint" scent with a crackling wood wick that I really love though.

2. Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate? Depends on the day. Most of the time, tea. Other times, Hot Chocolate. Never coffee. ;P

3. What's the best fall memory you have? CAPTURE Kansas Photography Workshop the past couple years. :D

4. Best fragrance for fall: The cinnamon roasted nuts scent in the mall. <3

5. Most worn sweater: I only have one sweater. But I wear long sleeved t-shirts, and hoodies the most. I guess it'd be my Kansas City Royals shirt. Perfect for this World Series season. ;)

6. Football games or jumping in leaf piles? LEAF PILES!

8. Combat boots or Uggs? Uggs.

9. Is pumpkin spice worth the hype? PUMPKIN SPICE BUBBLE TEA IS!

10. Favourite fall TV show: TV show?? Does the World Series count? No? Fine then. I enjoy Studio C (at any time of year).

11. What do you want to be for Halloween? "Halloween" already happened, and I was me. With a lightsaber. :P

12. Hats or scarves? Both!

13. What's your #1 favourite thing about fall? 
The colors, the smells, the hot drinks, that "snuggle up and read a book" feeling that automatically comes with autumn. 


CHRISTMAS MUSIC.




*I'm not obsessed with Chris Tomlin. ;)

Have a blessed weekend!
Elizabeth

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A 12am Update on Life

Hello dears! 
Apologies, once again, for my neglect of this here blog. I'M SORRY!!!!

Life is CRAZY, but amazing. School is over now - I got an A+ on The Church and the Community class from Moody Bible, and I celebrated by getting a Frosted Lemonade from Chick-fil-A (because where else would I go?).

I'm working pretty much full time. I'm still volunteering at Cafe Barnabas, at least twice a week, and the rest of the time, I'm either sleeping, or making food/shopping for the cafe (my paying job). But I love what I do, so despite the fact I hardly see my family anymore, I'm glad God has me where I am right now.

I had a good portion of today off, went in this afternoon to get some stuff done, and got home at 8, to discover that my boss (that sounds weird, cause he was my youth pastor first) - I'm just gonna call him Kevin - and his wife, Debbie, were over to chill (which is AWESOME) and pick up their children (who spent the night last night).


They brought Chai Latte, and I made the mistake of drinking two mugs of it at 10pm. 

That, my friends, is why I'm blogging at 12am And also the reason I was able to do some studying of my own (outside of school assignments). 

Two cups of Chai Latte at 10pm = me not sleeping, which means I get to do things I don't have a chance to do during the day... Like studying theological points, and digging deep into the Scriptures to learn more about Predestination/Free Will. Cause, why not?? I love that!

On another note, I got my ticket for The Force Awakens (OPENING NIGHT)! 
I surprised my best friend, and got one for her as well (her reaction when I told her was priceless). XD

Am I rambling? I probably am...It's midnight. Give me a break.

All in all, I'm pretty amazed at all that's happening in my life right now. I have no plans to go back to school, and for now, I will just focus on where God has placed me, to do all things for His glory, and to His fame in all the nations.


Stay tuned within the next couple weeks for a post on the poor, and needy, and what we are to do about it.

Until then, 
Peace be to the brothers, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible. (Ephesians 6:23-24)

Let all the Earth Rejoice!
Elizabeth

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Death Has Been Swallowed Up

"If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all that He said; if He didn't rise from the dead, then why worry about any of what He said? The issue on which everything hangs is not whether or not you like His teaching but whether or not He rose from the dead." -Timothy Keller

There is a thought out there that you can be a Christian but deny a physical resurrection.  

18th century "higher criticism" inadvertently produced some fanciful theories to explain away the resurrection.

  • Swoon Theory - Jesus was beaten, had a crown of thorns placed on His head, was nailed to the cross, and he survived all that. He just fainted. But, since there wasn't any medical equipment, to tell them otherwise, they thought He was dead. So they wrapped Him up, placed Him in the tomb, placed the stone in front of the tomb, and He somehow woke up in the tomb, rolled the stone away, and walks unaided to the house where all the disciples were hiding. He eventually dies, so they hide the body, and make up the story.
Well, that doesn't make any sense, considering the fact that most all of the disciples were martyred for their faith. They were martyred affirming the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  If they had hidden the body, does it make any sense that they would have done that? No!

  • Mass Hallucinations - The disciples were so looking forward to the resurrection, that when Jesus died, there was a psychotic break among them, and they hallucinated the resurrection. 
Again, these men went to their death based on a hallucination? It doesn't add up.


Biblical Case for the Resurrection

1. Jesus promised the resurrection
From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. (Matthew 16:21)

And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again. (Mark 8:31)

And he strictly charged and commanded them to tell this to no one, saying, "The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. (Luke 9:21-22)

2. All four Gospels tell the same story
He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. (Matthew 28:6)

And he said to them, "Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. (Mark 16:6)

And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead?  He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise." (Luke 24:5-7)

And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus' head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead. (John 20:5-9)

3. Apostles affirmed the resurrection
And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them, 2 greatly annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. (Acts 4:1-2)

who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification. (Romans 4:25)

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. (I Corinthians 15:3-7)

knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. (II Corinthians 4:14)

But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself. (Philippians 3:20-21)

When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. (Colossians 3:4)

and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come. (I Thessalonians 1:10)

4. Most apostles martyred for their faith


What's at stake? I Corinthians 15
  • Christ's humanity
Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. (verses 12-13)
  • Preaching and faith are in vain
And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. (verse 14)
  • Paul is misrepresenting God by saying there is a resurrection
We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. (verse 15)
  • Jesus lied - because He said He would rise again.
  • Faith is futile
  • No forgiveness for sin
And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. (verses 17-18)
  • We are to be pitied the most
If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. (verse 19)

BUT...

But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead. And because He is alive, sin and death are under subjection to Him. And because of this, we are no longer bound by them!

We should now consider ourselves dead to sin, and alive in God in Christ Jesus.
  • Jesus is the first fruit - we will be like Him
For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. (Romans 8:29)

But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. (I Corinthians 15:20,23)
  • We are justified before God
The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, (Acts 17:30)

but for ours also. It will be counted to us who believe in him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification. (Romans 4:24-25)

We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. (Romans 6:6)
  • All things are under subjection to Him
1. Death

The last enemy to be destroyed is death. ... When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory." (I Corinthians 15:26, 54)

2. Sin

For one who has died has been set free from sin. (Romans 6:7)

For "God has put all things in subjection under his feet." But when it says, "all things are put in subjection," it is plain that he is excepted who put all things in subjection under him. 28 When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things in subjection under him, that God may be all in all. (I Corinthians 15:27-28)
  • He lives to make intercession for us
As believers, we are no longer slaves to sin. This doesn't mean we no longer sin, but means that it is no longer a pattern in our lives. Jesus is at the right hand of the throne of God, interceding for us.

Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died--more than that, who was raised--who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. (Romans 8:34)

Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. (Hebrews 7:25)
  • Final reckoning, all things will be renewed
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away." (Revelation 21:1-4)

The fact of the resurrection demands a response:
  • Unbelievers - you can choose to become a new creation, with your soul knit to Christ, in a resurrected body, looking forward to the pleasures of heaven forever. Or you can decide to go on your way, unconverted and unconvinced.
  • Believers - be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord. 
As we see more and more of the culture, and even the church, moving away from God's Word, our task is to stand firm and proclaim the Gospel. We are heading into a time where you and I may be put in prison for proclaiming and affirming the resurrection. We need to be willing to pay the price, and JOYFULLY pay that price.

Jesus is alive. So let us work and serve in love, so that when He returns, we need not be ashamed.

Let no one caught in sin remain
Inside the lie of inward shame
We fix our eyes upon the cross
And run to him who showed great love
And bled for us
Freely you bled, for us

Christ is risen from the dead
Trampling over death by death
Come awake, come awake!
Come and rise up from the grave!

Christ is risen from the dead
We are one with him again
Come awake, come awake!
Come and rise up from the grave!

Beneath the weight of all our sin
You bow to none but heavens will
No scheme of hell, no scoffer's crown
No burden great can hold you down
In strength you reign
Forever let your church proclaim

Christ is risen from the dead
Trampling over death by death
Come awake, come awake!
Come and rise up from the grave

Christ is risen from the dead
We are one with him again
Come awake, come awake!
Come and rise up from the grave

Oh death! Where is your sting?
Oh hell! Where is your victory?
Oh Church! Come stand in the light!
The glory of God has defeated the night!

Oh death! Where is your sting?
Oh hell! Where is your victory?
Oh Church! Come stand in the light!
Our God is not dead, he's alive! he's alive!

Christ is risen from the dead
Trampling over death by death
Come awake, come awake!
Come and rise up from the grave
Christ is risen from the dead
We are one with him again
Come awake, come awake!
Come and rise up from the grave

Rise up from the grave...

Let all the Earth Rejoice,
Elizabeth

Thursday, September 3, 2015

We are the Body

“The church is strongest when the lights are off in the building and no cars are in the parking lot.”

To me, the concept of the church being strongest when no one is at the church building, implies that the church itself is in the community, serving those in need, and being Jesus to the lost and hurting. When no one is at the building worshiping God as the body of Christ, they are out in the world, living their lives on mission as the hands and feet of Christ.

This week, my professor shared the "5 Values of the Church."

  1. Grace - Grace comes down to us. Everything we do for the Lord is because He first loved us.
  2. Worship - Our obedience in everything we do in honor to the Lord, as well as worship services.
  3. Community - Supporting each other.
  4. Mission - Who are we and where are we going? We are here in our communities on a mission.
  5. Integrity - Your own heart.


Ephesians 4:11 - To prepare God's people for works of service, so the body of Christ is built up together. 

When we fully understand grace, we're gonna be gracious. 
When we fully understand what Jesus has done for us, we're gonna want to share that with those in our communities and those in all nations. 
“Forgive me for being so ordinary while claiming to know so extraordinary a God.” -Jim Elliot

I Corinthians 12:27
All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.

We, as the body of Christ, are called to something so much more than just Sunday services. We are called to be disciple-makers. We are called to 
"speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute" (Proverbs 31:8). We are called to live our daily lives on mission for His glory in the nations.

It's crowded in worship today
As she slips in trying to fade into the faces
The girl's teasing laughter is carrying farther than they know
Farther than they know

But if we are the body
Why aren't His arms reaching?
Why aren't His hands healing?
Why aren't His words teaching?
And if we are the body
Why aren't His feet going?
Why is His love not showing them there is a way?
There is a way

A traveler is far away from home
He sheds his coat and quietly sinks into the back row
The weight of their judgmental glances
Tells him that his chances are better out on the road

Jesus payed much too high a price
For us to pick and choose who should come
And we are the body of Christ

Jesus is the way

Let all the Earth Rejoice,
Elizabeth

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A From-the-Heart Update on Life

"Jesus Christ is worth everything, and the best thing we can do is to give Him EVERYTHING." -Louie Giglio

I'm sure you all know by now that I'm a Christian. I have been since I was three, but in these months since January, the trajectory of my life has taken a radical turn, and my life will never be the same.

Let me explain.

You may remember that I graduated high school in May of 2014, and as I didn't know what I wanted to do, I decided not to go off to college. I chose to stay and invest my life in the local "only exclusive tea shop" that was started by my former youth pastor, as an outreach to the students here in the community. Shortly after that, I became a shift lead (manager), and therefore, most of my time was spent there, developing relationships with those who came in to "chill out".


But in January, things started to become more clear to me. I've always had a desire to do 
missions, but I didn't have a heart for the unreached, until I began the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement class. Around the same time I started this class, I also began reading David Platt's Counter Culture, and I also started listening to his podcast on Moody Radio.


In the time since then, God has used these podcasts, as well as all of David's books (Radical:Radical TogetherFollow Me, and Counter Culture) to hugely impact my life, as a follower of Jesus. They have driven me to the Word, and to prayer, and have greatly strengthened my walk with Jesus. They have opened my eyes to the reality and the urgency that the Gospel demands.

As a result of this, I have recently come to the conclusion that I don't want to be a superficial Christian, living a comfortable life while ignoring the fact that there are billions out there - and thousands in my community - living, working, and dying without ever hearing of Jesus. 
Instead, I want to be a follower of Jesus, living in radical obedience to His word. 
One of David's quotes really got me...

"My biggest fear is that I would hear Jesus' words and walk away, content to settle for less than radical obedience to Him." 

Wow. The first time I read that, I sat there thinking, I don't want to settle for less than radical obedience to Him either, and I fully surrendered my life to Him, to live my life on mission for the spread of the Gospel and the Name and Glory of Jesus Christ in all the nations, knowing that it could cost me my life, but also knowing that He is worth it.

I've also become super ecstatic to be able to attend the Passion 2016 conference in Houston this coming January. I'm sure you already knew that though (my brother is already getting tired of me expressing my excitement). 

Now, in mid-August, I have chosen to take an online course from Moody Bible Institute, called The Church and the Community, in hopes of learning way for engaging the community, and the culture. I'm two days into it, and thoroughly enjoying it! Soaking it in, and already learning so much!

Let all the Earth Rejoice,
Elizabeth


Friday, August 7, 2015

In Which I Share Some More Favorite Songs...

It's time for another music-related post... just cause you NEED these songs in your life. ;) I've included favorite lyrics from the songs. 

1. Natalie Grant
"Your Great Name"

Jesus,
The name of Jesus,
You are high and lifted up and all the world will praise your great name
Jesus,
Worthy is the Lamb
That was slain for us,
Son of God and Man
You are high and lifted up and all the world will praise your great name, your great name, your great name

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.

"Alive"


Alive! Alive! Look what Mercy’s overcome; Death has lost and Love has won Alive! Alive!
Hallelujah, Risen Lord, the only One I fall before.
I am His because He is alive!

2. Anthem Lights... WOW. They're amazing!!!! Such Talent, and I LOVE "You Have My Heart"


"Can't Get Over You"

Here in the arms of my Father
Only grace can be found
So I lay my fears down
Nothing is the same anymore
You've changed me from the inside out
Now my heart is beating and it's singing won't You...

Hold me
Pull me just a little bit closer
I don't wanna lose this moment
Your love has covered me
And now I can't get over You
I can't get over You
I can't get over You
I just can't get over You

"You Have My Heart"

Let it fade, let it slip away
Let it go, every past mistake
Cause I know your love makes all things new
When it hurts I'll sing your praise
Unashamed I'll bear your name
Unafraid I'll give it all to you

All I can see, all I believe
You have my heart, you have my heart
My everything, my only need
You have my heart, you have my heart

"Hide Your Love Away"

Hide your love away
And wait for me, wait for me
I will do the same
Wait for me, wait for me
There will come a day
When i will finally say
Staring in your eyes
I've waited my whole life... for this night



3. Passion - Kristian Stanfill, Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels...I've been into Passion's worship music, lately... They're really simple, but so powerful!

I am literally "addicted" to these songs. 


"My Heart is Yours" (Kristian Stanfill)

I give You my life
I give You my trust
Jesus
You are my God
You are enough
Jesus

My heart is Yours
My heart is Yours
Take it all
Take it all
My life in Your hands

I lay down my life
And take up my cross
Jesus
For You are my God
Whatever the cost
Jesus
For You, Jesus
"Even So Come" (Kristian Stanfill)

Like a bride waiting for her groom
We'll be a Church ready for You
Every heart longing for our King
We sing
Even so come
Lord Jesus, come 
"The Cross of Christ" (Chris Tomlin)

Our God is high and lifted up

It is the cross my only plea
The blood He shed delivers me
Our Savior's arms are open wide
A love so great the cross of Christ

Every debt
All we owe
He bears it as His own

Brought to life
We are free
To live in Christ alone

See the Lamb of God
See the Father's love
All to Jesus we owe
He paid it all


"Symphony" (Chris Tomlin)


Let the earth fear the Lord
And all the people of the world
Stand in awe, stand in awe


"Lord, I Need You" (Matt Maher)


Teach my song to rise to You
When temptation comes my way
And when I cannot stand I'll fall on You
Jesus, You're my hope and stay



Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You



You're my one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You
My one defense, my righteousness

Oh God, how I need You


4. Kari Jobe
"Forever"


The ground began to shake
The stone was rolled away
His perfect love could not be overcome
Now death where is your sting?
Our resurrected King
Has rendered you defeated



Forever he is glorified
Forever he is lifted high
Forever he is risen
He is alive, He is alive!



We sing hallelujah
We sing hallelujah
We sing hallelujah
The Lamb has overcome


Well, there are just a few of my most recent favorite songs of all songdom. It's a HUGE "fandom" of mine, as I am discovering a whole load of Jesus music - music that lifts up the Name and fame of Jesus Christ.

What are some of your favorite songs?
Please leave me a comment!
-Elizabeth