Synopsis of Songs 6-10 on Our Next CD
Wed., Feb. 6. 2013 1:01pm EST
Here's some info about the five songs in the second pre-release sample serving of our upcoming CD, Hot Potato Soup:
Guard Your Candle
Jesus said He is the light of the world (John 8:12), but He also said we are the light of the world (Matthew 5:14-16). Like a big candle sharing its flame with smaller candles, Jesus shares His light with us, and tells us to the same: "Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."
Do What David Did
Told from the perspective of the prophet Samuel, this little ditty is a study in contrasts between Israel's first king, Saul, and his successor, David. It encourages listeners to do what David did and Saul didn't do.
The Bible says "the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness" (Hebrews 9:22). But it also says "it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins." (Hebrews 10:4). The blood of Christ, however, accomplishes what no other sacrifice could. Why? Because it's God's blood. As Acts 20:28 says, "Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood."
You've Got Another King Comin'
The rough mix for this parody was previously available as a download for fans who donated in 2012. This is a polished mix with new vocals. This song discusses politics from a biblical perspective. We encourage believers to vote as they feel God leads them, but to always remember that God is ultimately in control of world events, including who gets put in power (Romans 13). Whether we like our leaders or not, we are commanded to show them respect (Titus 3:1, 1 Peter 2:17) and to pray for them (1 Timothy 2:1-2), remembering that our king -- the King of Kings -- is yet to come.
People have various views regarding the Rapture, when the "dead in Christ" and "we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air" (1 Thess. 4:16-17). Some believe in a pre-tribulation or pre-trib Rapture (occurring before the various disasters in the Book of Revelation hit the earth). Others believe in mid-trib; still others, in post-trib. And those aren't the only schools of thought. Tom Tincha believes in pan-trib (i.e. everything will pan out in the end). The singer in this song isn't pushing for a particular position -- merely saying that if he gets to choose when he goes to be with the Lord, "gimme pre-trib ... or before."
To hear a brief medley of the 10 songs we've released thus far, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQRyRbyr5vE&feature=youtu.be