Archive for April 2010

Dare You to Move – Switchfoot

This one could be taken a few variant ways, I suppose. This particular Album, The Beautiful Letdown, is great. Lots of cool stuff here and perspectives that really get to the big picture. Dare You to Move is not about lifting yourself up by your boot straps and living in self-help, Stuart-Smalley-isms. Rather it is rooted in forgiveness and weakness. We are constantly being beat down and the call is to get back up.

7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves;

8 we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing;

9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;

10 always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. ()

Welcome to the planet
Welcome to existence
Everyone's here
Everyone's here
Everybody's watching you now
Everybody waits for you now
What happens next?
What happens next?

I dare you to move
I dare you to move
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
Like today never happened
Today never happened before

Welcome to the fallout
Welcome to resistance
The tension is here
The tension is here
Between who you are and who you could be
Between how it is and how it should be

I dare you to move
I dare you to move
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
Like today never happened
Today never happened

Maybe redemption has stories to tell
Maybe forgiveness is right where you fell
Where can you run to escape from yourself?
Where you gonna go?
Where you gonna go?
Salvation is here

I dare you to move
I dare you to move
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
Like today never happened
Today never happened
Today never happened
Today never happened before

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But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. (ESV)

Audio Sermon: Ecclesiastes 1:2-11 (2004)

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Audio Sermon of Ecclesiastes 1:1 (2004)

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Jonathan Edwards Resolutions #1: Resolved, that I will do whatsoever I think to be most to God’s glory, and my own good . . .

1. Resolved, that I will do whatsoever I think to be most to God’s glory, and my own good, profit and pleasure, in the whole of my duration, without any consideration of the time, whether now, or never so many myriad’s of ages hence. Resolved to do whatever I think to be my duty and most for the good and advantage of mankind in general. Resolved to do this, whatever difficulties I meet with, how many and how great soever.

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DailyTheocentrism: “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:24)

John 4:24

God is not material in the way matter is to us. He needs not, holds not and is pleased not by things. He is pleased with our spiritual service only (Romans 12:12) and resides relationally with us much above the world we live in that worships in flesh and lies.

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