Turn or Burn

What is repentance? Repentance is one of those words that means different things to different people. Those with a performance-oriented mindset typically interpret repentance as turning from sin. It’s something you do (turn) as a result of something you’ve done (sinned). It’s fixing what you broke. It’s atoning for your mistakes. It’s sewing fig leaves to hide your shame. WHAT ARE YOU RESPONDING TO? In contrast, faith-based repentance is always done in response to something God has done. It’s the change of heart and mind that happens when you encounter His grace. A mixed-grace gospel will define repentance in terms of a prescribed set of behaviors (e.g., turning from sin) and emotions (e.g., sorrow and grief). But insisting on the proper way to repent is tantamount to putting people under law. The fruit of repentance may take 101 different forms—don’t limit God—but repentance itself is simply a change of mind. It’s what the word literally means. In the words of

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Touch

For Damilare Babalola… I woke up empty today. Engulfed by my desires and seemingly insurmountable needs I have somehow lost sight of what it means to be alive. My struggle is endless. Each day drags me relentlessly to the house of my tormentor. With his steely gaze on my back he begins to flog me without flinching or remorse. But there is hope… Soon I will leave this job. Soon I will build my house. Soon I will become a source of joy and no longer the harbinger of sadness. Soon … because this morning I will touch the hem of His robe. I will place my withering fingers on the fringes of his shawl and I know I will be made whole. “And his disciples said unto him (brusquely, almost with sarcasm), thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?” – Mark 5:31 WHAT A QUESTION! You cannot ignore the audacity of such. Look at

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Alive

Calling all believers …New life found within the cross of Christ For He is risen – Seated high and lifted above all Above all All around the world… We sing Your praise – The anthem of creation Our God reigns; Let the name of Jesus Forever be glorified We are alive in You Redemption story… Our lives freely given life to see Salvation drawing All hearts finding hope in Christ alone In Christ alone You are risen Christ our Saviour (You alone can satisfy) (You alone created life) (You alone are crowned as) (You alone set captives free) (You alone have rescued me) Disclaimer: These are not song reviews. They are articles birthed from hours meditating on the spiritual and scriptural truths contained in Hillsong Tracks. You will listen to the same tracks and get totally different interpretations but the beauty of it is that Christ is revealed. Click here to Enjoy other Tracks in the project… Track 12: Alive* Jesus

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Oceans

Disclaimer: These are not song reviews. They are articles birthed from hours meditating on the spiritual and scriptural truths contained in Hillsong Tracks. You will listen to the same tracks and get totally different interpretations but the beauty of it is that Christ is revealed. Click here to Enjoy other Tracks in the project… Track 11: Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) (Written by Nifemi) (Requested by Lanos_IRB) You call me out upon the waters. The great unknown, where feet may fail and there I find You in the mystery. In oceans deep, my faith will stand And I will call upon Your name and keep my eyes above the wave. When oceans rise my soul will rest in Your embrace. Your grace abounds in deepest waters. Your sovereign hand will be my guide. Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me. You’ve never failed, and You won’t start now Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders. Let me walk upon the waters wherever You would call me. Take me deeper than my

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