There are so many words we use to describe our faith. Repentance. Redemption. Reconciliation. Just like the word “gospel” itself, it’s important to really know, not only how to define these words, but to understand what they mean for us as believers in Christ. Hillsong Worship’s song “King of Kings” takes us on a journey using these words. Let’s discover what they mean in Scripture.
Let’s continue to use our song to inspire us to skip through Scripture to understand the good news of Christ.
On this week’s episode I discuss:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Read and keep on reading
- Follow the cross-references
- Considering the big story (metanarrative)
- How Jesus took up the mantle of His forerunner to declare the kingdom coming – Mark 1:14
- How Jesus revealed the kingdom of God through parables – Mark 4:10-12
- The study challenge of finding and studying Christ’s parables about the kingdom of God (hint: there are several in Mark 4)
- Reconciliation as the restoration of a broken relationship
- How Jesus came to reconcile the lost – Romans 5:6-11
- How we have been given the ministry of reconciliation – 2 Corinthians 5:17-20
- The definition of redemption and how Christ came to pay the price our sin demanded – Colossians 1:15-23
- Jesus enduring the cross, despising its shame – Hebrews 12:2
- The transformational impact in our lives in the context of Hebrews 12:1-4
- Reading about the resurrection in Mark 16, Matthew 28, Luke 24, and John 20
- Reading about the birth of the Church in the book of Acts
- The Spirit’s flames in Acts 2:1-3
Check out the official music video on YouTube below.
More Than a Song Playlist
Follow the More Than a Song 2020 playlist in Spotify…new songs added each week!
- Lyrics and Chords (and piano tutorial in the New Song Cafe) – WorshipTogether.com
- The story behind the song “King of Kings” by Hillsong Worship – New Release Today article
This Week’s Challenge
Choose one of the places we’ve gone in this episode and in Episode 309 and study and soak. Use Bible Interaction Tool Exercises (I call them BITEs for short). Try the BITE of meditation — really ponder and think, don’t just read or listen in soundbites and move on. Use the BITE of following the cross-references — I mentioned one from Isaiah on today’s episode. Use the BITE of read and keep on reading — perhaps you start reading Acts because of the lyric, “the church of Christ was born and the Spirit lit the flame,” and you just keep reading that amazing book.