CCM music

Trusting in God’s Sovereignty

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“Sovereign Over Us” by Aaron Keyes, Bryan Brown, and Jack Mooring: There is strength within the sorrow, There is beauty in our tears. And You meet us in our mourning, With a love that casts out fear. You are working in our waiting. You’re sanctifying us, When beyond our understanding, You’re teaching us to trust. Your plans are still to prosper, You have not forgotten us. You’re with us in the fire and the flood. You’re faithful forever, Perfect inRead more

August 29: The Beheading of John the Baptist

“The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist,” by Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (1824–1898) - listen

A Unique Role: John the Baptist was a unique man who had a unique role to play in the story of our salvation. He was a man who spanned the gap between the Old Testament prophets and the New Testament disciples. The story of his birth is a remarkable one (celebrated in the Christian calendar on June 24). The story of his ministry is a remarkable one. And the story of his martyrdom grips us as well, cementing his placeRead more

A Place of Safety

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“My Strong Tower” by Liz Fitzgibbon: You are my strong tower, and I run into You. You close the door behind me now, and I am safe within. I run up those narrow stairs, and I look out from the window. I can see the enemy around, but he can’t get near to me. You are my strong tower, and I run into You. You close the door behind me now, and I am safe with You. In the dayRead more

My Worth Is Not In What I Own

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“My Worth Is Not In What I Own” by Keith & Kristyn Getty, and Graham Kendrick, featuring Fernando Oretga: My worth is not in what I own Not in the strength of flesh and bone But in the costly wounds of love At the cross My worth is not in skill or name In win or lose, in pride or shame But in the blood of Christ that flowed At the cross I rejoice in my Redeemer Greatest Treasure, WellspringRead more

I’m Still Yours

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“I’m Still Yours” by Kutless: When my life is not what I expected, The plans I made have failed; When there’s nothing left to steal me away, Will You be enough for me? Will my broken heart still sing? If I lost it all would my hands stay lifted To the God who gives and takes away? If You take it all, this life You’ve given Still my heart will sing to You. Even if You take it all away,Read more

A Meditation on Belonging

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“I Belong” by Kathryn Scott: Not angels nor demons, No power on earth or Heaven, Not distance nor danger, No trouble now or ever, Nothing can take me from Your great love. Forever this truth remains: I belong; I belong to You I belong; I belong to You Not hardship nor hunger, No pain or depth of sorrow, Not weakness nor failure, No broken dream or promise, Forever this truth remains: I belong; I belong to You I belong; IRead more

Struggling with God

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“Hard To Get” by Rich Mullins: You who live in heaven, Hear the prayers of those of us who live on earth: Who are afraid of being left by those we love, And who get hardened by the hurt. Do you remember when You lived down here where we all scrape To find the faith to ask for daily bread? Did You forget about us after You had flown away? Well I memorized every word You said. Still I’m soRead more

I Shall Not Want

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“I Shall Not Want” by Audrey Assad: From the love of my own comfort From the fear of having nothing From a life of worldly passions Deliver me O God From the need to be understood And from a need to be accepted From the fear of being lonely Deliver me O God And I shall not want, no, I shall not want When I taste Your goodness, I shall not want From the fear of serving others Oh, andRead more

The King who loves me

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“How Many Kings” by Downhere: Follow the star to a place unexpected. Would you believe, after all we’ve projected, A child in a manger? Lowly and small, the weakest of all, Unlikeliest hero, wrapped in his mother’s shawl – Just a child Is this who we’ve waited for? ‘Cause how many kings step down from their thrones? How many lords have abandoned their homes? How many greats have become the least for me? And how many gods have poured outRead more