Song Teaching: “His Mercy Is More”

 

Learn the newest song we’re singing

Beginning in May, Redemption Christian Church will be singing a new song together called “His Mercy Is More,” originally performed by Matt Papa and written by Matt Papa and Matt Boswell.

 
VERSE 1:
What love could remember
No wrongs we have done
Omniscient, all knowing
He counts not their sum
Thrown into a sea
Without bottom or shore
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more
 
VERSE 2:
What patience would wait
As we constantly roam
What father, so tender
Is calling us home
He welcomes the weakest
The vilest, the poor
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more
 
CHORUS:
Praise the Lord
His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness
New every morn
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more
 
VERSE 3:
What riches of kindness
He lavished on us
His blood was the payment
His life was the cost
We stood ‘neath a debt
We could never afford
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more
 

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

 

CCLI Song # 7065053. Matt Papa | Matt Boswell. © 2016 Common Hymnal Publishing (ASCAP), Love Your Enemies Music (ASCAP), Matt Boswell’s BMI Publishing Designee (BMI). For use solely with the SongSelect Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com CCLI License # 2226886

Songs We Sing (04.30.2017)

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 30, 2017, Redemption bands Always At The Ready (in Jasper) and Narrow Path (in Loogootee) led music and we sang:

 

YOU ARE MY VISION (Jasper Only)
Written by Eleanor Henrietta Hull, Mary Elizabeth Byrne, Rend Collective; 1919, 2011. This is a modern rendition of the hymn “Be Thou My Vision.” The lyrics of the first verse set the tone for what we are singing: “You are my vision/O King of my heart/Nothing else satisfies only You Lord.” This is truth.
Buy “You Are My Vision” by Rend Collective.
 
IMAGE OF THE INVISIBLE (Loogootee Only)
Written by Daniel Ross and Kurt Neighbors, 2008. Lyrics taken from Colossians 1:15-20. This is a song we wrote to help remind us that Jesus is truly King over everything, even our lives.
Buy “Image Of The Invisible” by (Redemption band) Narrow Path.
 
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 band) Narrow Path.
 
LIFT YOUR HEAD WEARY SINNER (CHAINS)
Written by David Crowder, Ed Cash. Seth Philpott; 2014. This “stomp” song is an anthem for all of us as “prodigals” stumbling towards grace. The chains of sin can no longer hold us as Jesus has wiped away all our sins and broken the bondage of sin.
Buy “Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)” by Crowder.
 
HOW DEEP THE FATHER’S LOVE FOR US
Written by Stuart Townend, 1995. This is a song that people often think is an old hymn but is, in fact, relatively new. It’s a great song. “Why should I gain from His reward?/I cannot give an answer/But this I know with all my heart/His wounds have paid my ransom.” True words. Stylistically, we do this one a bit differently.
Download “How Deep The Father’s Love For Us” by Kenosis (feat. Hannah Garvey).
 
THE SOLID ROCK
Written by (Lyrics) Ed­ward Mote, 1834; (Music) Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry, 1863. This is another great song about Christ being our only hope and the fact that when we stand before God, we can be clothed in only Jesus’ righteousness.
Buy “The Solid Rock” by Austin Stone Worship (feat. Aaron Ivey).
 
ENDURE
Written by Kurt Neighbors, Daniel Ross, Andrew Kieffner and Mike Weisensteiner; 2011. This song was inspired by Psalm 72 and II Timothy 2 and has lyrics that focus on the goodness and might of God and how we should live in light of that truth.
Buy “Endure” by Redemption Christian Church (feat. We Come Alive).
Buy “Endure” by Narrow Path.

Jasper Campus Names New Children’s Minister


 

Redemption’s Jasper Campus been searching for a children’s minister since the departure of previous Children’s Minister Hannah Martin in February. A team of six Redemption staff members interviewed several candidates by phone and in person and we are pleased to introduce our new Children’s Minister, Miranda Crow.

Quick Hits:

— Miranda is a 2015 graduate of Johnson University, a Christian Church-affiliated Bible College, with a degree in Children’s Ministry.

— She lives in Jasper and has been a dedicated volunteer with our Spring and Well children’s and teen ministries for several years.

— She interned at Redemption in the summer of 2014 under our previous children’s minister, Hannah Martin.

— Miranda and her family have been with Redemption for several years and she understands our DNA and mission of loving God, loving people, and seeing Him change the world one disciple at a time.

— Miranda is married to Curtis Crow, who is also on staff as Redemption’s Visuals Director. They were married in May 2016.

 

We are excited for the future of our children’s ministry at the Jasper Campus under Miranda’s leadership. We’re excited to see the vision she’s bringing, but also excited to see her continue the great things happening with kids at Redemption. Miranda will be working under the direction of Campus Minister Ryan Stiles as well as being shaped by the family ministries leadership of Amanda Miller, who is our Loogootee Campus Children’s Minister. Her first day is May 14 and she and we are looking forward to the days ahead.

Songs We Sing (04.23.2017)

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 23, 2017, Redemption bands At One (in Jasper) and The Loogootee Collective (in Loogootee) led music and we sang:

 

HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD
Written by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jesse Reeves, 2004. This very popular worship song (one of the most popular since the mid-2000s) is a simple song of praise to our great God (“the name above all names/worthy of all praise”).
Buy “How Great Is Our God” by Chris Tomlin.
 
HALLELUJAH WHAT A SAVIOR
Written by Philip Paul Bliss and Tommy Walker, 2004. Based on the old hymn “Man of Sorrows, What A Name,” this updated version adds a chorus but sticks to the theme of going through the gospel and adding praise to God for his mercy towards us.
Buy “Hallelujah What A Savior” by Austin Stone Worship (feat. Aaron Ivey).
 
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.
 
JESUS PAID IT ALL
Written by Elvina M. Hall, 1865. We can do nothing to earn our favor with God. Only Christ’s blood makes us holy. Not our good works, not any action we take — ONLY Christ’s blood.
Buy “Jesus Paid It All” by Kristian Stanfill.
 
IN CHRIST ALONE
Written by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend; 2001. This is a modern hymn (meaning, it’s written in the classic hymn format) that has also become a modern classic in the church. It’s the complete gospel in four verses and is a great, great song.
Buy “In Christ Alone” by Kings Kaleidoscope.
 
AWESOME IS THE LORD MOST HIGH
Written by Cary Pierce, Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Jon Abel, 2006. This song appears on the Chris Tomlin album “See The Morning.” Worship is a verb and, sometimes, requires action. This is an action song.
Buy “Awesome Is The Lord Most High” by Chris Tomlin.

Songs We Sing (04.16.2017)

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 16, 2017, Redemption bands Always At The Ready (in Jasper) and The Reprise (in Loogootee) led music and we sang:

 

ALL MY TEARS
Written by Julie Miller, 1993. A simple declaration and song of faith in eternal life with God. It’s an awesome assurance we have, knowing Jesus has paid it all. Musically, this is a really versatile song that can be done in many different ways.

Buy “All My Tears” by Julie Miller.
 
HOW GREAT THOU ART
Written by Stuart Wesley Keene Hine; 1953. It’s hard to believe that this song is less than 60 years old. The third verse is particularly impactful. “And when I think, that God, His Son not sparing/Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in/That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing/He bled and died to take away my sin/Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee/How great thou art.”

Download “How Great Thou Art (Live)” by Trio. (fast version)
Download “How Great Thou Art (Live)” by At One. (slow version)
 
NEAR THE CROSS
Written by Fanny Crosby and W. Howard Doane, 1869. A great hymn of prayer and reflection on the cross.
Download “Near The Cross” by Narrow Path on NoiseTrade.
Download a free live version of “Near The Cross” by At One.
 
COME BEHOLD THE WONDROUS MYSTERY
Written by Matt Boswell, Matt Papa,Michael Bleeker; 2012. This awesome lyrical song walks us through the Gospel, from Jesus’ birth to second coming. “Praise the Lord, He is alive!”
Buy “Come Behold The Wondrous Mystery” by Matt Boswell.
 
RISEN
Written by Daniel Ross, Andrew Kieffner; 2013. Inspired by I Corinthians 15:50-58, this song is intended to be a rousing anthem that believers can sing with confidence because, if Jesus is risen, we have hope!
Download “Risen (Live on Easter at Cabby)” by Narrow Path.
 
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.

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