Is there room for rejoicing in the midst of fear? Charles Spurgeon writes, “Fear, without joy, is torment; and joy, without holy fear, would be presumption.” Using Andrew Ripp’s song “Rejoice” we explore a variety of responses (one of which is rejoicing) to the miracle of our risen Savior.
Come with me to an open tomb with a lightning-bright angel perched atop a stone.
In this episode, I discuss:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Make a list
- Slow down
- Remember the people described in the Bible were REAL
- The 30 Day Music Challenge
- A quote from Andrew Ripp about the genesis of this song – KLove Article
- Our inspiration verse – Psalm 2:11
- How our inspiration verse brings together weeks of Bible study
- Charles Spurgeon reminding us that, “There must ever be a holy fear mixed with the Christian’s joy.” – “The Treasury of David: Charles Spurgeon Commentary on Psalms” Amazon Paid Link
- Moving to Matthew 28 where we see rejoicing AND trembling
- Setting the stage with a GREAT earthquake – Matthew 28:1-3
- Making a list of responses to Christ’s resurrection
- How I tend to put myself in the column of “appropriate” responses when I may just find myself in one that should lead to my repentance
Enjoy the official lyric video of our inspiration song below.
More Than a Song Playlist
- Lyrics – NewReleaseToday.com
- I always get the Mary’s in the New Testament mixed up. Here’s a great article that may help as you study Scripture – Gospel Coalition Article
This Week’s Challenge
I’ve read and pondered this text for myself — now it’s your turn. Start in Psalm 2 and let it launch you to Matthew 28. Make a list of the responses you see in the text. Consider what it could look like in your life to respond to our God with rejoicing and trembling.