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More Than a Song – Discovering the Truth of Scripture Hidden in Today’s Popular Christian Music #483: “Hallelujah Feeling” by Caleb & John

More Than a Song - Discovering the Truth of Scripture Hidden in Today's Popular Christian Music #483: "Hallelujah Feeling" by Caleb & John

Don't forget to download the Episode Guide for THIS episode HERE.

While our feelings are not reliable, solid evidence of God, the evidence of God in our lives has the power to impact our feelings. That's what Caleb & John are singing about in their song “Hallelujah Feeling.” The Holy Spirit can fill us with joy and peace based on our right relationship with God.

Let's explore Scripture together to see what it teaches us about being “born again.”

In this episode, I discuss:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week's Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include: 
    • Make observations
    • Slow down
    • Consider the opposite
  • Episode Guide Download
  • The story behind the song “Hallelujah Feeling” by Caleb & John – YouTube Video – Romans 15:13
  • Seeing the phrase “born again” in our Scripture focus in Episode #482 and the lyrics of this week's song – 1 Peter 1:3, 1 Peter 1:23
  • Exploring the conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus where Christ introduces the phrase “born again” – John 3:1-21
  • Diving into the Old Testament Scripture that Nicodemus should have understood better – Ezekiel 36-37
  • Making observations while studying the text like Nicodemus saying, “We know you come from God,” but other Scriptures declaring that opinion wasn't shared across the board – Mark 3:22, John 1:11
  • How Jesus flipped Nicodemus's theology upside down. Nicodemus thought entering God's kingdom had everything to do with physical birth…Jesus says the opposite – “Exalting Jesus in John (Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary)” – Amazon Paid Link
  • The theme of death to rebirth woven throughout Old and New Testaments
  • The references in 1 John about being born of God 
    • 1 John 3:9
    • 1 John 4:7
    • 1 John 5:1
    • 1 John 5:18
  • Considering what being born again is NOT
  • Identifying characteristics of being born again
  • Confirming the necessity of being born again (hint: because Jesus said so)
  • Establishing how being born again is effected 
    • The agent of change is the Holy Spirit – Ezekiel 37:9, John 3:8
    • The instrument of change is the Word of God – 1 Peter 1:23
    • The condition of change is faith – 1 John 5:1, John 3:14-16

Being born again is not something you can just profess. Merely professing to be saved does not save.

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This Week's Challenge

Study for yourself what the Scripture says about being born again. Start in John 3 and make your own observations from the conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus. Then head over to Ezekiel 36-37, where God includes the language Nicodemus should have recognized. In his first letter, note what Peter said about being born again. Then, examine what John says about being “born of God” in his first epistle. After all that stu

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