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& There They Both Will Sing // THE BETTER SONG
27:24At the heart of the "song of all songs", and in the center of the Gospel of the Kingdom, is the city of Jerusalem. Your destiny is woven in with her destiny—but everything hinges on the day she sings again "as in the days of her youth," the very day when God Himself will rejoice with singing over her. In the meantime, this "song" protects your heart from the accusations shot like flaming arrows against her—and your—eternal security. Best to begin singing it now.Listen to "& There They Both Will Sing," Episode 6 of THE BETTER SONG, with Jeff & Steph now.
God & the Better Wine // THE BETTER SONG
34:37Perhaps the crux of the story, and certainly a critical feature of the Song of Solomon, is learning to believe what God says about you—to quit arguing with Him about it. If we can receive the better word that washes us, we'll live more like we're meant to. Listen to "God & the Better Wine," Episode 5 of THE BETTER SONG with Jeff & Steph now.
When Jesus Kills Your Pet Sin // THE BETTER SONG
28:42The impetus and inspiration for BALLADS OF THE SONG OF SOLOMON songs like "The Door," "Wild Wind," "Foxes, Weeds, and Jealousy," and more. What is the process He leads us through to bring us to "Death Without Regret"? Listen to "When Jesus Kills Your Pet Sin," Episode 4 of THE BETTER SONG with Jeff and Steph now.
"Jesus, We are Gonna Dance or Fight Tonight" // THE BETTER SONG
33:52Perhaps the most audacious lyric in BALLADS OF THE SONG OF SOLOMON, "Jesus, we are gonna dance or fight tonight" raised more than a few eyebrows. Find out why we included it in "Wild Wind," and why it's such a valuable part of our own processes of formation and maturity in God. Listen to Episode 2 of THE BETTER SONG with Jeff and Steph now.
The Gospel in Solomon's Song // THE BETTER SONG
21:18THE BETTER BEAUTIFUL returns with a miniseason swimming through the Gospel of the Kingdom in light of the Song of Solomon, and vice verse. Join Jeff & Steph for the first of seven episodes of THE BETTER SONG. Listen to "The Gospel in Solomon's Song" now, and browse the BALLADS OF THE SONG OF SOLOMON resource library for more.
The Triumph of the Cross (Col. 2:15) // THE BETTER DEATH
30:51Jeff & Steph discuss the triumph of the Cross as seen in Colossians 2:15:"And having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in the cross."Join us for this week's episode of THE BETTER DEATH, a Lenten meditation approaching Resurrection Sunday.