The Box

Posted on 12/11/2011 by Rev. Benjamin R. Faust D.D.

AUDIO: dialup - broadband - podcast

TRANSCRIPT: (does not contain everything found in the audio above)

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WHAT A MIGHTY GOD

What a mighty God we serve
What a mighty God we serve
Angels bow before him
Heaven and earth adore him
What a mighty God we serve



HE IS THE KING

He is the King of Kings
He is the Lord of Lords
His name is
Jesus, Jesus,
Jesus, Jesus
Oh, he is the King

His name is Jesus, Jesus
Sad hears we've no more
He can heal the broken hearted
Open wide the prison door
And he's able to deliver evermore



FREEDOM

Where the Spirit of the Lord is
There is freedom
Where the Spirit of the Lord is
There is freedom

There is peace, there is love
There is joy (there is joy)

It is for freedom He's set us free
It is for freedom He's set us free

I'm free! (I'm free! I'm free!)
I'm free! (I'm free! I'm free!)
I'm free! (I'm free! I'm free!)
I'm free

We will walk in Your freedom, walk in Your liberty
We will walk, Lord
We will walk in Your freedom, walk in Your liberty

We will dance in Your freedom, dance in Your liberty
We will dance, Lord
We will dance in Your freedom, dance in Your liberty

We will jump in Your freedom, jump in Your liberty
We will jump, Lord
We will jump in Your freedom, jump in Your liberty

Where the Spirit of the Lord is
THERE IS FREEDOM!!
Where the Spirit of the Lord is
THERE IS FREEDOM!



HALLELUJAH

Hallelujah, hallelujah
hallelujah, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah
hallelujah, hallelujah

Thank you Jesus...
Lord I love you...
Christ is coming...


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Today, we're going to do something a little bit different. I would actually like to play some audio from over five years ago, from the service titled "The Box." Now, this isn't a sermon; rather, it's a story. And unless you're aware of the meanings behind the symbols and imagry, it might sound a bit strange. But I pray that we will all listen with open hearts, open to whatever God wants to say to us today, and I pray that whoever God wants to touch in a special way through today's service will leave here with a new outlook on their lives, and that they will find a freedom they forgot they could know.

Every single one of us has gone through pains, various types of abuses, disappointments, losses, and regrets. And to protect ourselves, it's natural and easy to build walls that shut out some of that pain, and which give us the illusion that we are protected from those things that can no longer touch us as easily as they once did.

Let's keep that in mind as we listen, and then we'll end with a time of ministry and prayer. And now, from June 18th of 2006, here is "The Box."


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"If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." (John 8:36)

"For God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten son, so that whoever believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)

"The eternal God is your refuge, and you are underneath the everlasting arms..." (Deuteronomy 33:27a)

"The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe." (Proverbs 18:10)

"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty." (Psalm 91:1)

"If you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved." (Romans 10:9)



(Altar call for those who may have walls between them and peace, joy, love, God)