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More Than a Song – Discovering the Truth of Scripture Hidden in Today’s Popular Christian Music 487: #487: “Manasseh” by Anna Golden

More Than a Song - Discovering the Truth of Scripture Hidden in Today's Popular Christian Music 487: #487: "Manasseh” by Anna Golden

CLICK HERE for the episode guide to help you connect with Scripture through this song.

Have you ever had that moment when you realize you are on the other side? On the other side of trauma. On the other side of betrayal. On the other side of pain, you thought for sure you would NEVER endure? This happened to Joseph and was commemorated by the birth of his firstborn son. When Anna Golden sings “Manasseh,” she vividly brings these shared feelings to life — these feelings of a patriarch from long ago shared with those of us who are on the other side of deep wounding.

Let's examine Joseph's life this week as we tickle the chin of his newborn son, Manasseh.

In this episode, I discuss the following:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week's Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include: 
    • Listen to an audio version of the text
    • Read and keep on reading
    • Read Big
    • Repetition
    • Storying
    • Review section titles
    • Study a person
  • Episode Guide Download
  • The meaning of the name Manasseh – “causing to forget” – Genesis 41:51
  • Anna Golden's testimony about the song – “Manasseh Intro” – YouTube Audio Link
  • Read Joseph's story in Genesis 37-50
  • Learning to “Read Big” – The Bible Reset: Simple Breakthroughs to Make Scripture Come Alive by Alex Goodwin – Amazon Paid Link
  • Biblical Person Study Workflow – Logos Bible Software
  • Biographical Method of Bible Study – Rick Warren's Bible Study Methods by Rick Warren – Amazon Paid Link
  • Choosing to study the life of Joseph to determine what he needed to forget with the birth of Manasseh
  • Reading the narrative completely and repetitively
  • Learning how Joseph helped his brothers rewrite the story – The Bible Project Podcast
  • The summary of the psalmist – Psalm 105:16-24
  • Determining the role the person played in Biblical events
  • First impressions of Joseph and how they've changed upon deeper reading
  • Writing your own chronological timeline of the person, a.k.a. taking the BITE of Storying
  • Tying the story back to the lyrics of the song

Additional Resources

This Week's Challenge

 Read or listen to Joseph's story in Genesis 37-50. Read repetitively and add to your study each time. Write down your first impressions (including questions) the first time you read the narrative. The second time you read through it, jot down the chronological timeline of Joseph's life. The third time you read through it, consider any shared experiences you and Joseph may have had. Pray and ask God to reveal Himself in the midst of Joseph's story (and yours). 

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