Do It Again
Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Psalm 44:1–44:26, Romans 8:14–8:18, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:31, Romans 8:32–8:37, Romans 8:38–8:39
Do it Again.
The first of ten messages in our summer series, "More Than a Song," where we'll explore the priority of worship and the power of music
“Do It Again”
The song we’ll look at today is “Do It Again,” written by Steven Furtick, Mack Brock, Matt Redman, and Chris Brown, worship leaders and pastors at a church in Charlotte, North Carolina called Elevation Church.
Psalm 44:1-26 NIV
1 We have heard it with our ears, O God;our ancestors have told uswhat you did in their days,in days long ago. 2 With your hand you drove out the nationsand planted our ancestors;you crushed the peoplesand made our ancestors flourish. 3 It was not by their sword that they won the land,nor did their arm bring them victory;it was your right hand, your arm,and the light of your face, for you loved them. 4 You are my King and my God,who decrees victories for Jacob. 5 Through you we push back our enemies;through your name we trample our foes. 6 I put no trust in my bow,my sword does not bring me victory; 7 but you give us victory over our enemies,you put our adversaries to shame. 8 In God we make our boast all day long,and we will praise your name forever. 9 But now you have rejected and humbled us;you no longer go out with our armies. 10 You made us retreat before the enemy,and our adversaries have plundered us. 11 You gave us up to be devoured like sheepand have scattered us among the nations. 12 You sold your people for a pittance,gaining nothing from their sale. 13 You have made us a reproach to our neighbors,the scorn and derision of those around us. 14 You have made us a byword among the nations;the peoples shake their heads at us. 15 I live in disgrace all day long,and my face is covered with shame 16 at the taunts of those who reproach and revile me,because of the enemy, who is bent on revenge. 17 All this came upon us,though we had not forgotten you;we had not been false to your covenant. 18 Our hearts had not turned back;our feet had not strayed from your path. 19 But you crushed us and made us a haunt for jackals;you covered us over with deep darkness. 20 If we had forgotten the name of our Godor spread out our hands to a foreign god, 21 would not God have discovered it,since he knows the secrets of the heart? 22 Yet for your sake we face death all day long;we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered. 23 Awake, Lord! Why do you sleep?Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever. 24 Why do you hide your faceand forget our misery and oppression? 25 We are brought down to the dust;our bodies cling to the ground. 26 Rise up and help us;rescue us because of your unfailing love.
Romans 8:14-18 NIV
14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. 18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
Romans 8:28 NIV
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:31 NIV
31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:32-37 NIV
32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:“For your sake we face death all day long;we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Romans 8:38-39 NIV
38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
God is not only faithful TO you...He is faithfully FOR you.