Podcast #378: “Christ The True And Better” by Keith & Kristyn Getty, Matt Boswell, and Matt Papa

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I’m Michelle Nezat and I hope to inspire you to discover and meditate on God’s Word through the songs you’re listening to on the radio.

The Bible may be comprised of 66 books by 40 writers over 1,500 years, but it has one Author (God) and offers a grand storyline running throughout. In the song “Christ The True And Better” by Keith & Kristyn Getty, Matt Boswell, and Matt Papa, we see the Old Testament connecting with the New as it displays men who were types and shadows of all that Christ would be and fulfill.

Let’s compare and contrast Christ and Adam as revealed in Scripture.

In this episode, I discuss the following:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
    • Reading in context
    • Repetition
    • Read in various translations
    • Listen to an audio version of the text
    • Make a list
    • Write out observations
    • Ask questions
    • Consult an outside resource
    • Define words
    • Compare and contrast
  • The 30-Day Music Challenge
  • My chat with Joel Arcieri over at the Theology of Music podcast – iTunes Show Link | Spotify Show Link
  • Free study guide to continue using this song to inspire further study – Episode 378 Download
  • Answering the question about “types” in the Bible – BlueLetterBible.org Article
  • Discovering Adam was a type of Christ – Romans 5:14
  • Exploring who Adam is and the purposes God had for him – Genesis 1-3
  • The ruin of all mankind through original sin – Romans 5:12
  • Asking questions about Romans 5:13
  • My trusted outside resource for Romans – Romans Commentary by R. Kent Hughes
  • Mankind lives under death and sin whether there is a law to point it out or not – Romans 5:14
  • Contrasting the free gift and the trespass – Romans 5:15-16
  • Defining “justification” – GotQuestions.org Article
  • Discovering through one man death reigns and through the other life reigns – Romans 5:17
  • The good news of the gospel – Romans 5:18-19
  • Further looking at the contrast between Adam and Christ – Philippians 2:6-11

If you have never heard this song before, you can listen to the official live version on YouTube below.

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This Week’s Challenge

I encourage you to retrace my steps this week and read Genesis 1-3 with your antenna up, looking for details about Adam and the purposes God designed for him. Then, meditate on Romans 5:12-19 and consider the contrast between Adam and Christ, the true and better Adam. Then grab the free study guide at michellenezat.com/378download to use the song “Christ The True And Better” to inspire further study in Scripture. And don’t forget to listen in on my conversation unpacking this song with Joel Arcieri over at the “Theology of Music” podcast.

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