Music and Worship: June 8th, 2014

I've been seeking to post the songs that we're singing corporately each week along with the scriptures that we see they are drawn from. I hope this is a helpful resource for you. This week I came across something that I thought was really cool and it goes along with one of our newer songs: 'Grace Alone' - here you'll see the author, Dustin Kensrue, putting the scriptures directly in line with the lyrics.

I trust this encourages you today! 


Grace Alone
Words & Music by Pastor Dustin Kensrue

Verse 1
I was an orphan (Lam. 5:3) lost at the fall (Gen. 3)
Running away when I’d hear You call (cf. Jonah 1)
But Father, You worked Your will (Rom 8:28)
I had no righteousness of my own (Rom. 3:10)
I had no right to draw near Your throne (Heb. 4:16)
But Father, You loved me still (Rom. 5:8)

Chorus 1
And in love before You laid the world’s foundation (Eph. 1)
You predestined to adopt me as Your own
You have raised me up so high above my station
I’m a child of God (I John 3:1) by grace and grace alone (Eph. 2:8-9)

Verse 2
You left Your home to seek out the lost (Phil. 2:5-11)
You knew the great and terrible cost
But Jesus, Your face was set (Heb. 12:2)
I worked my fingers down to the bone
Nothing I did could ever atone
But Jesus, You paid my debt

Chorus 2

By Your blood I have redemption and salvation
Lord, You died that I might reap what You have sown (Gal. 6:9)
And You rose that I might be a new creation (II Cor. 5:17)
I am born again (John 3:7) by grace and grace alone

I was in darkness all of my life (Ephesians 5:8)
I never knew the day from the night
But Spirit, You made me see (Ephesians 1:17-18)
I swore I knew the way on my own
Head full of rocks, a heart made of stone (Ezekiel 36:26)
But Spirit, You moved in me

Chorus 3
At Your touch my sleeping spirit was awakened
On my darkened heart, the light of Christ has shone (II Cor. 4:6)
Called into a Kingdom that cannot be shaken
Heaven’s citizen (Phil. 1:27, 3:20) by grace and grace alone

So I stand in faith (I Cor. 16:13) by grace and grace alone
I will run the race (I Cor. 9:27; Heb. 12:1) by grace and grace alone
I will slay my sin (Rom. 8:13) by grace and grace alone
I will reach the end (Phil. 3:14) by grace and grace alone




This is Amazing Grace

Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations, (Deuteronomy 7:9 ESV)

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV)

Grace Alone but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8 ESV)

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16 ESV)

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. (1 John 3:1 ESV)

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9 ESV)

WorshipLogoJesus is Better

And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:23-24 ESV)

Build Your House on the Rock “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” (Matthew 7:24-27 ESV)

And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. (Romans 8:23-30 ESV)

Before the Throne

Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me. (Isaiah 49:16 ESV) The Righteousness of God Through Faith But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. (Romans 3:21-26 ESV)

For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:3 ESV)

Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. (Hebrews 7:25 ESV)

Crown Him (Majesty)

who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:6-11 ESV)