Kingdoms
1. Ransom (feat. Jonathan Franco of Mothaltar)

False gods
False gods
I see
False gods
Within my heart
I see false gods
I keep seeking castles of wood and rock
You build Kingdoms of living stone
I look to food to satisfy
You give bread of eternal life
Ransom me!
What was it like to walk with You?
What was it like to see You on that tree
What was it like
To see that stone be rolled away
Hope has dawned (x2)
Though I deny You
You ransom me
Though I deny You
You paid it all

Mark 10: 35-45, Romans 3: 21-26, 1 Peter 2: 24-25,
2 Corinthians 5:21, Mark 5: 1-20, Galatians 4:8,
1 Thesalonians 1: 9-10, Romans 5: 12-21.

2. Sojourn

Fall off the edge
Of the Earth
You’ve chased after
The Wind
You climb
To reach the highest peak
You reach
You grasp at nothing
Your works
Cant save
And yet you seek
After
All that
Cannot save
You say
Truth is yours
But truth is
Universal
What is
True for you
Must be
true for me
It is not fluid
It does not shift
Why can’t you see
You must change
You don’t belong here
You don’t belong
You keep on searching
This place is not your home
You’ll never find
Where you belong
Apart from him
You can’t belong
You’ll never find
Where you belong
Apart from him
You can’t belong
Why don’t you open your eyes?
You can have peace
His mercy is as vast as the sea
Death is the last
Great adventure
Find your assurance
In Christ, the King
Death is the last
Great adventure
Find your assurance
In Christ the King
Stop building upon
Things that will fall
And storing your treasure
Where moth and rust destroy
Stop twisting truth
To meet your desires
God is truth
His word is truth

Matthew 6:19-24, John 14:1-6, John 1, Leviticus 22:17-18, Isaiah 16:4, Deuteronomy 10:17-22, Deuteronomy 27-28, Deuteronomy 14:28-29, Genesis 26:3, Ruth 1:1, Hebrews 11:9, 1 Peter 1:13-23, Ephesians 2, Romans 5: 1-8, Romans 9: 14-16, Ephesians 1:7, 1 Timothy 1: 15-16, Exodus 33:19, Acts 4:12, Acts 20:24, Titus 2:11.

3. Hosea 1

I have to tell you bad news before I tell you good news,
you see sin is not safe in God’s presence.
God, will destroy our kingdoms that we build to protect ourselves from his righteous judgement.
And as C.S. Lewis beautifully gets as the Kids are going to meet Aslan they ask “Is he safe?”
"Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King, I tell you.” You see the Promise made to Ahab for worshipping Baal, would come to completion here in Hosea’s time. God would destroy the false worship of Baal in the very place Israel worshipped Baal, the valley of Jezreel.
You see as we continue to build our own kingdoms God will destroy them, he will tear them apart brick by brick because he is not interested in our false worship. So how does the book of Hosea point to Christ here? Christ is the true son of God. Just as Jezreel is Hosea’s. Christ by his blood will set his people free from the false idols that they worship, and though they have been unfaithful, Christ was faithful even to the point of death on the Cross. You see Jezreel means God sows, referring to the fertility of the land the abundance of life, and in John 15: 1-17 Jesus teaches us that life is in him. That in him is the abundance of life in him is love. On Christ, the wrath of God is poured out for the sins of those who believe in him. Just as the Valley of Jezreel would be the place in which God’s wrath is poured out against sin, Christ is the place in which God’s wrath is poured out on sin for our sake. You see those of you who do not belong to Christ, who are not sons or daughters, you are not adopted in the same way but you can be. It’s by faith and faith alone, through grace alone, by Christ alone, that you can be saved. You can know a Father who loves you, who isn’t safe, but is King.

4. Healer

Make way
Make way
I’ve got to see this king
But the pressure
Keeps building

They’re pushing
And shoving me
I can hardly see
I can hardly breathe
Darkness closes in
They are all surrounding me
If only I could get to him
To touch a section of his robe
I’ve heard that he’s a healer
At least I sure hope so
To look upon his splendor
This great physician
I need only to touch a thread
Of his long and tattered robe
Oh God man will you heal me?
I know you’re the king of kings
And before Abraham was
The great I am you have been
Though I am sick and dying
Though I should be cast off from the clean
You have walked among me
You can make me clean
The crowds do not marvel
His friends do not stop
Focusing on the task at hand
This Son of Man has healed me
He brings Sons and Daughters home
By his blood he’ll adopt me
He will never let me go
I need more than physical healing
I need you to save my soul
Though the price is high
You have paid it all

John 8: 57-59, Luke 8: 43-48, Mark 5: 21-34, Matthew 9:18-26, Exodus 3: 10-16, Psalm 103, Isaiah 53:5,
1 Peter 2:24, Psalm 147:3, Psalm 107: 19-20.

5. Abide

How can I be saved
When I have a long list of sins
When my works don't work
And I wear my sins like tattoos on my skin
I guess this is what you call Grace
And how can I be forgiven
When I struggle to forgive others
Of the same things that I have been forgiven of
In bitterness is where I live
I’ve been bought for something else
And how am I not condemned
When I’ve committed the crime
Over and over again
And it’s clear that I am guilty
And yet someone died in my place
How do you love me
When daily I reject you
And my love grows cold for you
And I lose sight of who I am in you
And who I am, is not who I want to be
Thanks be to God
Salvation is all on You
Trust in the Lord
Call upon his name
You can’t save yourself
You can’t repay all your sins with how
Holy you try to be
Look to the Lord
He’s your strength and shield
He can fix the most broken of vessels
Call upon His name
I’ve spent my life
Only serving myself
Whatever I can do
For my own kingdom
But I’m tired of looking in this mirror
Seeing a man who claims one thing
With his lips
And with his actions spreads death
Oh great Vinedresser
Do not cast me off
Shepherd of my soul
Mend my heart
Make me whole
Make me whole
I’ve been seeing the
World in black and grey
Give me eyes to see
The complexities of grace
How deaf must I go
I hear of your love for me
I forget your face
I forget your face
Make me whole
Make me whole

John 15: 4-11, John 8:3, 2 John 1:19, 1 John 2: 24-28, Galatians 2:20, Ephesians 3: 17-19, 1 John 3:24, Proverbs 3: 5-6, Psalm 37:4-6, Psalm 33:20, Isaiah 26:3, Psalm 56:3, Jeremiah 17:7.

6. Stoneheart (feat. Jeremy Schaeffer of Earth Groans)

I can’t deny
something plagues my people
A sickness so down deep
it disgusts me
It’s so unlike me
Though it seems natural
Your bodies will decay
Your hearts will be black
I did not cause you
to be this way
Though I will allow it
To show you the way
I must become the monster whom I am seeking to destroy
I will enter the fire
To show you what you mean to me
My justice will be done
My righteousness I will trade
I’ll use the old accursed tree
To manifest my grace
I will crack the sky,
the day they pierce my side
Mercy has not been known before
In such a way as the cross
I will break my body
I will spill my blood
So you can be my people
And I will be your God
Stone heart
Stone heart
I will remove your
Stone heart
Stone heart
Stone heart
I will remove your
Stone heart
At the foot of that cross
The serpent was crushed
At the foot of that cross
You bought a people for yourself
At the foot of the cross
You set the captives free
At the foot of the cross
You saved me!

Ezekiel 11: 19-20, Ezekiel 36: 26-28, Ezekiel 37: 27, Jeremiah 24:7, Jeremiah 31:33, Jeremiah 32:40, Hebrews 8:10, 2 Corinthians 3:3, Deuteronomy 30: 6, 1 Peter 2:9, Titus 2: 11-14, Zechariah 8:8, Hosea 2: 23, Matthew 27, John 14:6, Genesis 3:16

7. Psalm 126

Don’t Waste Your Suffering there is something produced in us in the midst of suffering and the Psalmist indicates one way we can waste our stuffing is not laboring for joy.
When we refuse to pray, we are not laboring for joy. When we are not reading our Bibles regularly, we are not laboring for joy. When we are not meeting with God’s people to seeking to serve one another, we are not laboring for joy. And through patient endurance and humility before your king, God is producing in you a realization of eternal joy. That is why men and women throughout church history have faced death, singing songs of praise, because, despite their circumstances, Christ Jesus is their joy. And we live in a culture of instant gratification, and despite having what we want now, we continue to ask for more.

And what is peculiar about joy in Christ is this, he has already provided you a means to lasting joy by his perfect life, his death, and resurrection on your behalf. But there is even greater things to come when he returns. So fight for joy, daily! That’s what the Psalmist wants us to see, fight for joy in the midst of suffering because the suffering we experience makes our joy in Christ all the more sweet. You will never have joy in Christ in the midst of your suffering in the midst of your impatience with God, and you will not see your impatience for what it is, without humility. And so, All three of these points are linked together, so if you have no joy in Christ ask yourself “In what ways do I need to patiently wait on the Lord?” And, “In what ways do I need to humble myself and Come before the Lord for help, comfort, peace, and joy?” Don’t give up, don’t waste your suffering. Despite your suffering in the year, God has been gracious to give us work to do. He has given us children to raise, Wives to lead, husbands to help, brothers and sisters to care for, a body to serve, friends who need to know Jesus, family members that need to know Jesus. We work through tears remembering the hope of the Gospel that Christ is coming back, that he will wipe away every tear from our eyes,

http://www.wvcrossroads.com/project/lessons-learned/ps-126

8. The Divide

Why is there not
Unity
Among ourselves
Why are we always
Fighting
Why is there not
Unity
Among ourselves
I want to keep it to myself
And never speak out
About my sin within
and those around me
So many times I have felt the hurt
I keep on pushing
Everyone away
It keeps on leaving
A Crimson stain
I keep on searching
For affirmation
I keep on longing
For Friendship
And every time
Someone walks away
That’s another person
I can’t help but chase
Open my eyes to see my sin
Bring my brothers back
Jesus Friend of sinners
You’re all we need
As I wait Patiently
I’ll turn the other cheek
Waiting for you to see
Christ has bought you and me
Because of him we are free
So I’ll turn the other cheek
Waiting for you to see
Christ has bought you and me

9. Kingdoms

Who’s Kingdom am I building?
My idols grow day by day Consuming me
Who’s kingdom am I building?
Mine is not here to stay
Lord, break these idols and watch them fall.
Sustain my soul and be my all
When I write these songs of praise
Is it for you or me?
Raised altars to my own name
They crumbled at your feet
You prayed “on earth as is above”
Father, you sent your Son in love
Though I still fail everyday
you saw it fit to give me grace
I built towers and monuments
(of all my achievements)
When shown your righteousness
(I see the truth)
I can’t save myself (no matter what I do)
These towers can’t hold me up to you
Lord, break these idols and watch them fall
Sustain my soul and be my all
You prayed “on earth as is above”
Father, you sent your Son jin love
Though I still fail everyday
you sought fit to give me grace
Who’s Kingdom am I building?
My idols grow day by day
Who’s kingdom am I building?
Mine is not here to stay
I built towers and monuments
(of all my achievements)
When shown your righteousness
(I see the truth)
I can’t save myself (no matter what I do)
These towers can’t hold me up to you

1 Chronicles 28: 1-8, 2 Chronicles 13, Matthew 6:33, 1 Chronicles 29: 1, Matthew 4:17,
Luke 12:32, John 3:3, Ephesians 2:19-20, Zachariah 14:9, Mark 1:15, Matthew 5.

10. Lights

These lights surround me
I’m to blind to see
X3
I’ve been in the dark for too long
I’ve been looking at the sky
Trying to find my place
I keep thinking that the world
Revolves around me
Living like I am a king
Trying to find my place
I keep thinking that the world
Revolves around me
I’ve been walking around so blind
But my soul
Thirsts for salvation
I know I need something
More than myself
I thought I was new
But I feel the same
I can feel your warmth
You grow near to me
Return to me
Return to me
I hear you calling my name
Return to me
Return to me
You bring me peace
Light of the world
Shine on me
Light of the world
Shine on me
I’ve been walking around so blind
But my soul
Thirst for salvation
I know I need something
More than myself
I thought I was new
But I feel the same
Rejoice O downcast heart
Rejoice again I say rejoice
For the sins of your youth
Will not be remembered

John 8, Matthew 25:14-16, Psalm 27:5, John 1:14, John 12: 27-50, John 3: 14, John 6: 60-71, John 5: 18-47, Ephesians 2, Romans 3: 23-26, John 1:1-4,
Hebrews 1: 1-4, Genesis 1-3

11. Lights

Light of the world
By Darkness slain
Nothing could compare
To this grace
The debt of your soul
Has been paid in full
By the all powerful creator
All that is needed
Has been granted to you
All that is old
Has been made new
Rejoice
It’s by grace alone that I’ve been saved
It’s by grace alone that I’ve been saved
I was walking around so blind
But now in You Lord my hope lies
God You have given me life
Now use me Lord to be your light

John 8, Matthew 25:14-16, Psalm 27:5, John 1:14, John 12: 27-50, John 3: 14, John 6: 60-71, John 5: 18-47, Ephesians 2, Romans 3: 23-26, John 1:1-4,
Hebrews 1: 1-4, Genesis 1-3

12. Maranatha

You came for me when I was lost
Wandering in the darkness
Never counting the cost
Of my sin against you
I couldn’t call to you
On my own
Because of sin
I was separated
from you
You sought me out
To call me a son
You spilled your blood
You gave your life
And what more words can I say
And what more things can I do
You paid it all for me
And Now I praise you
And what more words can I say
And what more things can I do
You paid it all for me
And Now I praise you
My peace is found
In the one Who is
and was and is to come
My hope renewed
I was lost and now I’m found
I’ve found the truth
Your word gives me life
Now I know true comfort
To live for you
Grace and peace be multiplied to you
Grace and peace be multiplied to you
Grace and peace be multiplied to you
Grace and peace be multiplied to you
Maranatha
Lord Jesus come
You will end all my suffering
You will make all things new
Maranatha
Lord Jesus come
You will end all my suffering
You will make all things new
Grace and peace be multiplied to you
Grace and peace be multiplied to you
Grace and peace be multiplied to you
Grace and peace be multiplied to you
Grace and peace be multiplied to you
Grace and peace be multiplied to you
Grace and peace be multiplied to you
Grace and peace be multiplied to you

1 Corinthians 16:22-24, Matthew 16: 27, Matthew 24: 42-44, Matthew 25:31, Matthew 26:64, Mark 8:38, Luke 21:25-27, John 14 1-6 Philippians 3:20, Philippians 4:5, 1 Thesalonians 1:10, 1 Thesalonians 4:13-17, 1 Thesalonians 5:1-3, 1 Timothy 6: 13-15,
Titus 2:13, Hebrews 9: 28, 2 Peter 3:4 2 Peter 1:2,
2 Peter 3:18, John 14: 25-31