Podcast #490: “I Believe” by Phil Wickham

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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.

Do you know what you believe? Are you grounded in the knowledge and understanding of your faith? Our faith is not blind and unfounded. Rather, it is rooted in a Person Who brings all things from the darkness into light. Every once in a while, it’s good to challenge yourself with what you believe — relying on the truth of Scripture to weave together the tapestry of our faith. Phil Wickham’s song, “I Believe,” will guide us in discussing some very important details of what we believe as followers of Christ.

Let’s explore the Scripture behind some of the summary statements we sing along with in this song.

In this episode, I discuss the following:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
    • Study a topic
    • Slow down
    • Meditate on Scripture
  • Episode Guide
  • “I Believe” by Phil Wickham as a modern creed – Air1.com Article
  • Defining creeds, confessions, and their uses
  • One Salvation – Acts 4:10-12
  • One Doorway that leads to life – John 10:7-9
  • One Redemption – Hebrews 9:11-15
  • One Way – John 14:6
  • Where salvation comes from – Ephesians 2:8-10
  • Reconciliation – Colossians 1:21-23
  • Restoring a relationship with God means confessing our guilt and requesting forgiveness from Him – He gives us the terms to reconcile with Him.
  • The crucifixion, as discussed in all four gospels and Galatians 3:13
  • Christ’s blood that has set us free – Revelation 1:4-6, 1 Peter 1:17-19
  • The resurrection – 1 Corinthians 15:3-9
  • Jesus’ life is death’s defeat – 2 Timothy 1:10
  • Christ’s victory is consummated in eternity – Revelation 21:4
  • Jesus prepares a place for us in heaven – John 14:1-3
  • This world is not our home – Philippians 3:20
  • We cannot imagine what God has in store for us – 1 Corinthians 2:9
  • Jesus will return – Acts 1:9-11, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
  • Keeping the altar burning like the parable of the ten virgins in Matthew 25
  • The marriage of the Lamb – Revelation 19:6-9
  • Jesus as the Lion and the Lamb – Revelation 5:5-6
  • Not being ashamed of the gospel – Romans 1:16

Declaring “I believe” is not just an academic acknowledgment but includes the idea of confidence and reliance.

Enjoy the official lyric video of the hometown version below.

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This Week’s Challenge

We end where we began. Use this song as a creed — a rehearsal of summary statements about what you believe. Shore up why you believe what you believe by using the Episode Guide to point you to Scripture. Let that study lead you to a confession of how what you believe changes how you live. And allow it to guide you from thoughts about God to worship of Him as you sing, “All praise…”

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