Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wednesday Rehash

Last night hubby and I hosted our first bible study, a young adults group, in our home.  For our first night we discussed the words behind what we sing in church and this was the song we focused on.

This is a song that's been rolling around in my head for a while and I wanted to talk about what it means for our love to grow cold and how we prevent our love growing cold.

I decided to post the scripture references for the lyrics of this song I found in case they'd be helpful to any of you.  We used these as launching off points for discussion.




Light the Fire Again by Brian Doerksen

Don't let our love grow cold          
Matt 24: 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will                                                                     grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.

Rev 2:4 yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love.

Cause I'm calling out              
Psalm 130, Psalm 141: 1-2

Light the fire again                    
Matt 3:11b He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

Don't let our vision die

I'm calling out

Light the fire again

You know my heart, my deeds   
1Kings 8:39b for you alone know the hearts of all men
                                                
Jer 17:9 the heart is deceitful above all things.
                                   
Luke 16:15 You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of men, but God knows                                       your hearts.  What is highly valued among men is detestable in God’s sight.
                        
Acts 15:8 God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us.  He made no distinction between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith.           

I'm calling out               

Joel 2:32 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

Light the fire again

I need Your discipline     

Psalm 94:12 – 15 Blessed is the man you discipline, O Lord, the man you teach from                            your law; you grant him relief from days of trouble, till a pit is dug for the     wicked.  For the Lord will not reject his people; he will never forsake his inheritance.   Judgement will again be founded on righteousness, and all the upright in heart will follow it.
           
1 John 2:3  We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands.

I'm calling out     

Psalms 106:44- 45  But he took note of their distress when he heard their cry; for their sake he remembered his covenant and out of his great love he relented.

Light the fire again

I am here to buy gold

Refined in the fire   
Job 23:10 when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.

1 Cor. 3:13 his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light.  It will be revealed with Fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work. 
Naked and poor

Wretched and blind I come

Clothe me in white      
Rev 3:4-5 Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes. They                             will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy.  He who overcomes will, like them, be                             dressed in white.

Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us reason together,” says the Lord.  “though your sins are like                                    scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;”                                                                                       

So I won't be ashamed

Lord, light the fire again 

2 comments:

  1. There's a lot in the Bible, isn't there? What a wonderful book. You're brave holding a Youth Group at home. I feel like everyday is like holding a Youth Group. A screaming, whining youth group.

    Kiss the nephew and hug the mother for me.xo

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    1. lol, brave or foolish, not sure which some days.
      Will send a round of kisses and hugs to the family...have you seen the nephew's new haircut?!

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