Podcast #404: “Rejoice” by Andrew Ripp

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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.

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
    • Episode 398 – talking about awe and wonder
    • Episode 403 – talking about trembling before the Lord
    • This week – talking about rejoicing with trembling
  • Charles Spurgeon reminds 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.

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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.

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