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.


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

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

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

CCLI Song # 7004660 Brian Eichelberger | Dustin Kensrue © 2013 Dead Bird Theology (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.) It’s All About Jesus Music (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.) We Are Younger We Are Faster Music (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.) For use solely with the SongSelect. Terms of Use. All rights reserved. CCLI License # 2226886

Help In Gatlinburg

Early this winter, wildfires caused catastrophic damage in and around the Gatlinburg, Tenn., area. Many homes and businesses were completely destroyed. Helping His Hands Disaster Response has been in the area providing assistance since the fires were put out. They recently met someone in the area who lost everything. Helping His Hands has been able to secure enough funds to start rebuilding her home in Gatlinburg and they need Redemption’s help. The basement has been poured, so Redemption will be framing and helping with other tasks on site to begin getting her house built.


Deadline to sign up: April 30

Limit: 25 participants

Dates: Leave at approximately 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16. We will return Saturday evening, May 20.

Cost: $175 (due by May 7). Cost includes transportation, building materials, housing, and meals. All meals are provided except one evening in Gatlinburg.


Return THIS FORM (please print and complete) to Ryan Stiles at the Jasper Campus or e-mail it to him.

Songs We Sing (03.19.2017)

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 19, 2017, Redemption bands At One (in Jasper) and The Loogootee Collective (in Loogootee) led music and we sang:


Written by Zach Bolen and Brian Eicrhelberger; 2013. Taken straight from Psalm 18, this straight ahead driving song declares the greatness of God, the mighty “rock and shield, the fortress that fights off fear.”
Buy “Psalm 18” by Citizens & Saints.
Words written by Julia H. Johnston (1911) and music by Daniel B. Towner (1910). Ephesians 2:8 says, “for it is by grace you have been saved … .” This song is a great reflection on God’s grace. “Dark is the stain that we cannot hide. What can avail to wash it away? Look! There is flowing a crimson tide. Whiter than snow you may be today.”
Buy “Grace That Is Greater” by Bart Millard.
Written by Dustin Kensrue, 2013. We worship a triune God (Father, Son, Spirit) Who is three in one. This song address our Triune God in each verse (Father, Son, Spirit) and helps us remember we are only saved by grace alone.
Buy “Grace Alone” by The Modern Post.
Written by Charles H. Gabriel, Edwin O. Excell, 1905. Arrangement by Chris Tomlin, 2006. This is a slowed-down version of the hymn “I Stand Amazed In The Presence.”
Buy “I Stand Amazed (How Marvelous)” by Chris Tomlin.
Written by Charles Crozat Converse and Joseph Medlicott Scriven, 1855, 1868. “Take it to the Lord in prayer.” So simple, yet something we fail to do so often. In Jesus, we find a friend and we find peace. Scriv­en wrote this hymn to com­fort his mo­ther, who was across the sea from him in Ire­land.
Download “What A Friend We Have In Jesus (Live)” by The Reprise.
Written by Elisha Albright Hoffman and John Hart Stockton, 1878. This song is also known as “Down At The Cross.” “Come to this fountain so rich and sweet/Cast thy poor soul at the Savior’s feet/Plunge in today, and be made complete/Glory to His Name!”
Download “Glory To His Name (Live)” by We Come Alive.

Easter 2017 at Redemption

Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017.

The resurrection of Jesus is the most important event in human history. Easter is all about celebrating this defeat of death. You are invited to celebrate with us. We’d love to have you as part of this great celebration. Redemption’s Jasper Campus is at 1450 Energy Dr. (off of the Hwy. 162 by-pass) and the Loogootee Campus is at 1 Loogootee Plaza (the former Shopko/Pamida building).

Mark your calendars and be praying about who you will invite to attend with you. We will celebrate Jesus’ defeat of death with the following service times.

Jasper: 8:00 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

Loogootee: 8:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m.

Note: There will be nursery, The Spring, and H20 at all services for kids age birth to fifth grade. We will not be having Good Friday services this year.

Songs We Sing (03.12.2017)

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 12, 2017, Redemption bands Always At The Ready (in Jasper) and At One (in Loogootee) led music and we sang:


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.
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).
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.
Written by Frederick M. Lehman, Meir Ben Isaac Nehorai; 1917 (Arrangement by MercyMe). No matter how often we sing it or say it or write it, nothing can describe the love of God for us.
Buy “The Love Of God” by MercyMe.
Written by Charlie Hall, 2000. This is a good song of repentance and one that we need to pray more often.
Buy “Give Us Clean Hands” by Kutless.
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.

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