Songs We Sing (04.09.2017)

When we sing together, we are corporately singing the praises of our God. It’s a participatory activity. This “Songs We Sing” post is a weekly effort to help us better learn the songs we are singing — as well as to gather some small insight into what we are singing. If you’d like a copy of the songs listed, a link is provided (where available). For the services of April 9, 2017, Redemption bands At One (in Jasper) and The Loogootee Collective (in Loogootee) led music and we sang:

 

MADE ALIVE
Written by Zach Bolen and Brian Eichelberger, 2012. This song is inspired by Colossians 2 and Ephesians 2 and focuses on how Jesus’ grace has bought us back and made us right before God.
Buy “Made Alive” by Citizens & Saints.
Download “Made Alive (Live)” by We Come Alive here.
 
NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD
Written by Robert Lowry, 1876. I love the lyric “Nothing can for sin atone/Nothing but the blood of Jesus/Not of good that I have done/Nothing but the blood of Jesus.” This is a song that helps us focus on Christ’s work for us and helps us take our eyes off of our own work.
Buy “Nothing But The Blood” by Page CXVI.
 
IT IS FINISHED
Written by Brian Eichelberger and Dustin Kensrue; 2013. The song takes the words of Jesus on the cross and turns them into a victory cry for the people He has redeemed through His work on the cross of Calvary. Jesus has finished the work of our salvation, there’s no deeds we can do to accomplish it and, as the lyrics say, “there’s no rite nor magic words.” He has done it for us. This is fantastic news.
Buy “It Is Finished” by The Modern Post.
 
IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL
Written by Horatio G. Spafford, 1873 (Music by Philip Bliss, 1876). This hymn has a great/horrific story behind it. If you’ve never read it, check it out.
Buy “It Is Well With My Soul” by Phil Wickham.
Download “It Is Well With My Soul (Live)” by At One.
 
YOU NEVER LET GO
Written by Beth Redman, Matt Redman, 2005. CCJ sings this one very well. We love singing this one with you. This is such a great song of hope and faith, nowing that there will be an end to the troubles of this life, but until then, we will praise Him.
Buy “You Never Let Go” by Matt Redman.
Download “You Never Let Go (Live)” by At One.
 
READY, WILLING, ABLE
Written by Daniel Ross, Mike Crockett; 2012. Taken from Luke 12:35-56, this original song focuses on keeping our hearts ready for the Master’s return. We are not called to know the hour, but only to be ready.
Buy “Ready, Willing, Able” by At One.

Songs We Sing (04.02.2017)

When we sing together, we are corporately singing the praises of our God. It’s a participatory activity. This “Songs We Sing” post is a weekly effort to help us better learn the songs we are singing — as well as to gather some small insight into what we are singing. If you’d like a copy of the songs listed, a link is provided (where available). For the services of April 2, 2017, Redemption bands We Come Alive (in Jasper) and The Reprise (in Loogootee) led music and we sang:

 

FREEDOM IS FOUND
Written by Daniel Ross, 2010. Read Romans 8. That’s where most of the lyrics came from. Hopefully, this song helps us to understand that there is no other way to freedom except through Jesus.
Buy “Freedom Is Found” by (Redemption outreach band) Narrow Path.
 
ONLY YOUR BLOOD IS ENOUGH
Written by Neil
 Robins,
 2010. Adapted 
from 
“Psalm
 51, 
Part 
II”
 by 
Isaac 
Watts, 1791
. Nothing we do (“no bleeding bird or beast, no hyssop branch, no priest”) is enough to make us sinners right before a perfect and holy God. In other words, no kind of sacrifice or right-living will set us right before God. Only the blood of Jesus can set us free. Great words to this song.
Buy “Only Your Blood” by Sojourn.
 
IT IS FINISHED
Written by Brian Eichelberger and Dustin Kensrue; 2013. The song takes the words of Jesus on the cross and turns them into a victory cry for the people He has redeemed through His work on the cross of Calvary. Jesus has finished the work of our salvation, there’s no deeds we can do to accomplish it and, as the lyrics say, “there’s no rite nor magic words.” He has done it for us. This is fantastic news.
Buy “It Is Finished” by The Modern Post.
 
BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD ABOVE
Written by Charitie Lees Bancroft (1863) and Vikki Cook (1997). The lyrics for this old hymn were written in the 19-century and revived with a new tune in the 1990s. “Before The Throne” is a song showing us that we have right standing before God because “the sinless Savior died.” It’s a really powerful song.
Buy “Before The Throne of God Above” by Sojourn.
 
REDEMPTION
Written by John R. Cash, 1993. This song originally appeared on Johnny Cash’s very excellent American Recordings album. Great words about the death of Jesus and the life He gives.
Buy “Redemption” by Johnny Cash.
 
I SAW THE LIGHT
Written by Hank Williams (Sr.); 1948, Additional lyrics by Johnny Cash and David Crowder. This is a simple song about the utter joy of being saved by God through Jesus. Ultimately, by the final verse, we see that we see the light because Jesus is the light.

Buy “I Saw The Light” by David Crowder Band.
Download a free live version of “I Saw the Light (Live)” by At One.

Loogootee Campus Adding Second Service

April 23: 9:15 and 10:45 a.m.

Redemption’s Loogootee campus will add a second Sunday morning service beginning Sunday, April 23.

 

The campus at 1 Loogootee Plaza — the former Pamida/Shopko building — will hold services at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. each Sunday. (Please note: Easter service times are at 8:30 and 10:15 a.m. on April 16).

 

Each service includes times of singing led by Redemption bands, preaching, giving, and communion for all believers.

 

Nursery, for ages birth to 4 years old, and The Spring/H2O, Redemption’s children’s ministry for children kindergarten to fifth grade (to sixth grade in Loogootee), will be available at all services.

Songs We Sing (03.26.2017)

When we sing together, we are corporately singing the praises of our God. It’s a participatory activity. This “Songs We Sing” post is a weekly effort to help us better learn the songs we are singing — as well as to gather some small insight into what we are singing. If you’d like a copy of the songs listed, a link is provided (where available). For the services of March 26, 2017, Redemption bands The Reprise (in Jasper) and The Loogootee Collective (in Loogootee) led music and we sang:

 

ONLY HOPE
Written by Daniel Ross, 2010. The song is more or less taken from Ephesians 2, a great part of Scripture dedicated to explaining how we are dead in our sins but God’s saving grace makes us alive. Verse one leads into a pre-chorus that is a question (“born of man and choosing sin/who will bring me to life?”). Verse two leads into the same pre-chorus but is now a statement (“set me free and now I can see/who will bring me to life.”).

Buy “Only Hope” by (Redemption outreach band) Narrow Path.
 
ADOPTION
Written by Cam Huxford IV and Ghost Ship, 2015. Ephesians 1:5-6 says, “God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son.” Solid lyrics reflecting on what God has given us by adopting us as His own.
Buy “Adoption” by Ghost Ship.
 
A WAY OUT OF NO WAY
Written by Daniel Ross, Kurt Neighbors; 2010. This is a song of hope and trust knowing that God is in control of things, not us.
Buy “A Way Out Of No Way” by (Redemption band) Narrow Path.
 
ROCK OF AGES
Written by Augustus M. Toplady, 1776. Music by Thomas Hastings, 1830. I love the line “Let the water and the blood/From Thy wounded side which flowed/Be of sin the double cure/Save from wrath and make me pure.”
Buy “Rock Of Ages” by Sojourn (feat. Brooks Ritter).
 
COME AS YOU ARE
Written by Ben Glover, David Crowder, Matt Maher, 2014. Isaiah 55:1 says, “Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters.” This song, along with songs like the old hymn “Just As I Am” reflect that thought. We can come to Jesus and find forgiveness just as we are, not having to clean ourselves up first. Thank God, he finds us in our lowly estate and rescues us from darkness.
Buy “Come As You Are” by Crowder.
 
FOREVER
Written by Chris Tomlin, 2001. We need songs of reminder that God is with us, that He will never leave us, never forsake us. Taken from Psalm 136.
Buy “Forever (Live)” by Chris Tomlin.

Song Teaching: “It Is Finished”

 

Learn the newest song we’re singing

Beginning in April, Redemption Christian Church will be singing a new song together called “It Is Finished,” originally performed by The Modern Post and written by Dustin Kensrue and Brian Eichelberger.

The song takes the words of Jesus on the cross and turns them into a victory cry for the people He has redeemed through His work on the cross of Calvary. Jesus has finished the work of our salvation, there’s no deeds we can do to accomplish it and, as the lyrics say, “there’s no rite nor magic words.” He has done it for us. This is fantastic news.

Songwriter Dustin Kensrue likens this work of Jesus to the Allies landing on Normandy in World War II. The war was, essentially, won by the Allied forces and lost for the Axis forces at that point — but the battle still had to be fought. In the same way for us as believers, Jesus has won the victory — the battle — but He has still given us work to do in proclaiming the Gospel to the world. So, because of Jesus’ finished work on the cross, we can be bold and confident in our lives while spreading the good news.

Take a look at the above video to see Redemption worship ministers Daniel Ross and Caleb Spencer leading this song acoustically. It moves fairly quickly, so watch several times to get the song planted in your head so we can sing it loudly together beginning in April.

Lyrics

It Is Finished

Verse 1
There’s no deed that can redeem us
There’s no rite nor magic word
Only by the work of Jesus
Can salvation be secured

Chorus
It is finished He has done it
Let your weary heart rejoice
Our redemption is accomplished
Raise a shout with ragged voice
And go bravely into battle
Knowing he has won the war
It is finished lift your head (and weep no more)

Verse 2
There’s no sacrifice to offer
There’s no penance to complete
Freely drink of living water
Without money come and feast

Bridge
Let every sinner rejoice
Hear the dying victor’s cry
Raise up your voice
Sing it out through earth and sky
 

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