Podcast #486: “You’ve Already Won” by Shane & Shane

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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.

Have you ever re-watched a movie yet felt anxious during that scene where the obstacle seems too great to overcome? You know the end. You understand the main character overcomes that obstacle because you’ve watched the movie before, but it still keeps you on the edge of your seat. That’s what I think of when I hear Shane & Shane sing “You’ve Already Won.” I know Christ sits in heaven as the ultimate victor and that because I’m in Christ, I, too, am victorious. But I’m still swinging my sword in battles and sometimes wonder how it will all turn out.

I want to add to your faith by diving deeper into Ephesians 1 with you in this episode.

In this episode, I discuss the following:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
    • Read and keep on reading
    • Repetition
    • Read the text aloud
    • Review an overview
    • Meditate on Scripture
    • Start with God
    • Make a list
  • Episode Guide Download
  • My conversation with Keith Ferrin regarding internalizing Scripture – Friday With Friends Interview
  • The part of Ephesians I’ve been studying that I thought of when I listened to this week’s song – Ephesians 1:19-23
  • Not letting any Bible interaction tool/process keep us in bondage or discourage us from spending time in God’s Word
  • Watching the overview video for Ephesians – Bible Project Video
  • The metaphor of trampling under the feet as an image of victory over one’s enemies – Dictionary of Biblical Imagery – Amazon Paid Link
    • Psalm 18:37-38
    • Isaiah 41:2
    • Romans 16:20
    • Ephesians 1:22
  • The now and not yet of Christ’s victory – 1 Corinthians 15:24-25
  • The now and not yet of our inheritance – Ephesians 1:11-14
  • Making a list of God’s actions in Ephesians 1
  • Living between the ages – Christopher Hall Foundations 3 & 4
  • The now and not yet of living between the ages – “God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible” – Amazon Paid Link

I have to admit. The majority of the time, my concerns do not align with God’s concerns. I want to win material battles and God wants me to win spiritual ones.

Enjoy the official lyric video below.

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This Week’s Challenge

Read and re-read Ephesians. Read it out loud. Read it in the same physical Bible to help with retention and recall. Then, sit down with a notebook and make a list of all of God’s actions. We’ve started in chapter 1, but feel free to keep adding to your list as you interact with the text. Your faith will be strengthened as you rehearse all God has done for you.

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