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What songs are on "Grace Period" (2002)?

Here's what's on "Grace Period":

Corinthians ("In the End" by Linkin Park)
Cornelius ("Cecilia" by Simon & Garfunkel)
I'm a Receiver ("I'm a Believer" by the Monkees and Smash Mouth)
YHWH ("YMCA" by the Village People)
Smooth Grandmama ("Smooth Criminal" by Alien Ant Farm and Michael Jackson)
Devil Went Down to Jordan ("Devil Went Down to Georgia" by Charlie Daniels)
Drop of Lucifer ("Drops of Jupiter" by Train)
Born Above ("Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen)
Follow Me ("Follow Me" by Uncle Kracker)
Don't Fear the People ("(Don't Fear) the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult)
Lemonade ("Renegade" by Styx)
How You Rewind Me ("How You Remind Me" by Nickelback)
Regeneration ("My Generation" by the Who)
Love the Jews ("Love Me Do" by the Beatles)
Good Guys Bad Guys ("Good Times Bad Times" by Led Zeppelin)
Flurry ("Blurry" by Puddle of Mudd)
Tom Saw Ya ("Tom Sawyer" by Rush)
Sufferin' Just Finished ("Suffragette City" by David Bowie)
Smells Like Thirtysomething Spirit ("Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana)
Baa! We're Lambs ("Barbara Ann" by the Beach Boys and the Regents)

LYRICS

Corinthians
Parody of "In the End" performed and written by Linkin Park (1 Cor. 13)

It starts with love
Young thing -- I don't know why
You didn't read the letter our Lord supplied
With that in mind I revised this rhyme to explain to you guys all I know
Love is a wonderful thing
Watch the fly guys with the Benjamins sing
Watch the countdown that the MTV plays I got ticked by the way
It's so unreal -- Britney and Jennifer Lo
Watch the wardrobe -- looks like a window
Tryin' to hold on to itty bitty clothes
You pasted them on -- this is not true love
I guess everything's a hybrid breeding love and pride
In small jealous hearts
What it gets to be is essentially just a parody
Like this rhyme is of Linkin Park
You tried so hard -- but love's so far
Corinthians -- it doesn't even matter
If love's too small -- you lose it all
Corinthians -- first letter, thirteenth chapter
Love waits -- it's also kind
It doesn't envy, brag, or grow hard with pride
Keeps things polite, doesn't like to fight
It denies itself, while it tries no harm
If I have the faith and philosophy
Acting like I was smarter than Socrates
And every language and tongue and prophecy
I could die and not go far
If at the stake they burned me or
I could've given every dime to many poor
If love's lackin' throw me back then
Buddy, Paul wrote that to Corinthians
It bears everything, besides, believes and hopes, abides
That Paul fella's smart
Love he said to me will eventually keep no memory
Of your crimes 'cause it finds no fault
CHORUS
It likes what's just and true
Dislikes what's unrighteous though
Failure is the only one thing it can't know
The things that last are few
Just have faith and love and hope
From all these, there's only one thing you need most

1 Cor. 13:13
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.


Cornelius
Parody of "Cecilia" performed by Simon & Garfunkel and written by Paul Simon
(Acts 10)

Cornelius -- was favored by God
He prayed to Him constantly, daily
Oh, Cornelius was in the army
A pagan believer from Rome
Cornelius! An angel from God
Came straight to the spot he was praying
Oh, Cornelius! Acts 10 in verse 3
The angel said Peter must come to your home
Makin' lunch in the afternoon
Where was Peter? Up on Simon's roof
He went up on top to pray
And the Lord sent some men there to take him away
Cornelius said, "Hey, can we start?
"We're waiting upon what you're sayin'"
So Cornelius, fell down on his knees
But Peter said, "Please do not" so -- he got up
True salvation! They trusted in Him
They called on the Lord there on that day
To the nations that once were in sin
God opened the doors there on that day

Acts 10:3
One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw an angel of God, who came to him and said, "Cornelius!"



I'm a Receiver
Parody of "I'm a Believer" performed by Smash Mouth and the Monkees and written by Neil Diamond
(Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 8:32, Matthew 10:8, John 1:12)

I thought God was only Jewish fairy tales
Meant for someone else with lots more faith
All my doubts depressed me -- that's the way it stayed
Till a voice said, "Honey, call my name"
Then I got His grace -- now I'm a receiver
God replaced -- the doubt in my mind -- I've been loved
I'm a receiver -- Got the Redeemer in my life
I thought God was more impressed with givin' things
He said, "Boy, I gave the best I got
"What's the use in strivin'? All your debt is paid
"Didn't leave a punchline on My grave"
Then I got His grace -- now I'm a receiver
Got a place -- a palace on high -- up above
I'm a receiver -- I'm gonna be there if I die
What's the use in strivin? All your debt is paid
Check out Romans 10:9 -- I got saved
When I got His grace -- now I'm a receiver
Mama says -- I'm out of my mind -- I've been touched
I'm a receiver -- I got Ephesians 2:8,9
Then I got His grace -- now I'm a receiver
Not afraid -- about when I die
Now I'm a receiver, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

John 1:12
Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God ...



YHWH
Parody of "YMCA" performed by the Village People and written by H. Belolo, J. Morali, and V. Willis
(Exodus 3:13-15, Exodus 20:7)

One man, with the sheep he was found
I said, one man, saw a bush on the mount
He said, "How come it's not burnt to the ground?
"Guess I need to see what's happening!"
One man in a place long ago
I said, one man, who for short we'll call, "Mo"
He went up there, and the LORD he did find
And he learned God's name for all time
He spelled His name with just YHWH
He spelled His name with just YHWH
They have Exodus 3 -- if you plan to read more
You can learn all about the Lord
YHWH -- He spelled His name with just YHWH
Can you guess what it means
Just "I am that I am"
He's the Lord God of Abraham
Some men spell it L-O-R-D
I said, some men use a J and a V
I said, hey man, ain't no big deal to me
But you've got to know just one thing:
No man should take God's name in vain
Cause He commands us to honor His name
He's our Father, Lord and YHWH
All those names work well when you pray
CHORUS
Back then, with the ancient Hebrews
They did not have a, e, i, o's or u's
And so Moses had no vowels he could buy
Wheel of Fortune shows were so dry
That's why sometimes there when you read
You'll find capitalized letters L-O-R-D
There's a place there for the YHWH
You can just pronounce it Yahweh
CHORUS
YHWH -- the Tetragrammaton YHWH
Yahweh, Yahweh it's a name of renown
Yahweh, Yahweh it's a most awesome sound
YHWH the highest one is YHWH
No man, no man, should take God's name in vain
Cause He commands us to honor His name
YHWH so just go to Him

Exodus 3:14-15
God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I AM has sent me to you.'" God also said to Moses, "Say to the Israelites, 'The LORD, the God of your fathers--the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob--has sent me to you.' This is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.



Smooth Grandmama
Parody of "Smooth Criminal" performed by Alien Ant Farm and Michael Jackson and written by Michael Jackson
(1 Tim. 5:5, 2 Tim. 1:5)

As he came up to the window, heard the sound of Barry Manilow
He came into her apartment, smelled the Ben Gay and the chocolate
She was sitting at the table, he could see she had a Bible
So she ran into the bedroom, got her teeth down and her perfume
Granny, are you OK, you OK, you OK, Granny? (4X)
Granny's not an old maid, she's a zealot with a bold faith
She's a kind-hearted widow and she bought you a Nintendo, last week
You came into her apartment, left the mudstains on the carpet
And then she ran into the bedroom, she was knelt down, it was for you
Granny likes to crochet, and croquet, and quote Dear Abby
Granny causes road rage in the slow lanes, she's no Andretti
Granny's got the whole day to go pray for all her family
You've been hit by, you've been struck by, a smooth grandmama
So she came into the hallway, it was Sunday, had a snack made
Then the book of Revelation was the topic of conversation
Granny says, you know, babe, the Lord says in verse 3:20
He's standing at the doorway, so don't waste a moment, honey
And you gotta go pray or else, babe, He won't gain entry
Then you told her OK, I want saved, I'll go pray, Granny
Granny told you, OK, first you tell Him that you're sorry
Believe He died for your sins, though
And accept Him and repento -- Whammy!
He came into your heart then, you were prostrate on the carpet
Then she ran you to the next room
You were sat down, there was more food
Granny karaokes to old tapes of Sandi Patty
You've been hit by, you've been struck by, a smooth grandmama
Granny had a roast made and potatoes that were homemade
And she buys Poppin' Fresh Dough
So she baked you some crescent rolls, man, eat!
You came into her apartment, and the blessings only started
And then your Granny took and fed you
You were stuffed now; it was her food
Granny brought you cold grapes and poached eggs and bowls of candy
Granny brought you milkshakes and fruitcake, keep Rolaids handy
Granny's artichokes make your throat gag so don't take any
And before you go, babe, you must take a roast beef sandwich

2 Tim. 1:5
"I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also."



The Devil Went Down to Jordan
Parody of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" performed by Charlie Daniels and written by J. T. Crain Jr., W. J. DiGregorio, F. L. Edwards, C. F. Hayward, J.W. Marshall, and C. Daniels
(Matt. 4:1-11)

The devil went down to the Jordan
He was lookin' for a show to steal
He was in a bind 'cause Jesus came to find
The people willing to make it real
And he came upon the Son of Man
Saw He had no vittles and was prayin' to God
Then the devil jumped upon the chance to tempt Him
Said "Boy, let me tell ya, it's hot!"
"I guess you didn't know it but I'm a vittle craver too
"And kid I'm scared this desert air might get the best of you
"Now you ain't been eatin' your vittles boy
"But, kid, your dinner is due
"So if you're really God's son, then turn these stones
To bread and I'll butter it for you."
The Lord said, "I am hungry, but that would be a sin
"Cause it ain't by bread man's gonna be fed
"But by the Word God's given him."
John the Baptist washed the Lord and there's where it all starts
Cause Jesus left the Jordan and the devil hit Him hard
And if He wins we get to walk on Heaven's streets of gold
But if He sins, the devil gets your soul
The devil took Him up in space and said, "Christ, start to throw
"Yourself off of this temple top as I'm watchin' from below
"Cause I'm sure You know that God will bring
"All His angels to assist
"And then men would believe that You're Him
"If they saw You did something like this"
When the devil finished, Jesus said
"Well, you're temptin' God, old son
And it's written down in that book right there
That thing shouldn't ever be done"
Shout from the mountain what God's done
The devil ain't a match for the rising Son
You can never tempt God, did you not know
Man, he doesn't live by bread alone
The devil finally said, "Jesus, if You'll just worship me
Then I'll give you gold that glitters
All these crowns, and all You see"
Jesus said, "Devil, just turn on back
Cause I'm never gonna buy your scam
I love God too much, I'm gonna resist
I'd suggest you'd better scram!"
And we say
CHORUS

Matthew 4:1
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.



Drop of Lucifer
Parody of "Drops of Jupiter" performed by Train and written by Charlie Colin, Rob Hotchkiss, Pat Monahan, Jimmy Stafford and Scott Underwood
(1 Tim. 3:6; Rev. 12:7-12, 20:2,10; Ezekiel 28:1-19; Isaiah 14:12-15; 2 Cor. 11:14; Zech. 3:1-2; Job 1:6-12, 2:1-7; John 8:4, 10:10, 12:31, 14:30, 16:33; Gen. 3:1-5, 14-15, Romans 16:20, 1 John 4:4)

Now that he's back in the atmosphere the drop of Lucifer is severe
He acts like somehow his worldwide reign
Reminds him of his diamond days
Till the return of the Way and the Truth
He's livin' like a king and he talks like it too
Tell me, are you sad you crossed the Son
Did you fake it so the millions may believe
Your light's not faded and that Heaven is overrated
Tell me, did you fall like a shooting star
One day you'll be burning in fire
I'm glad you missed me while you were booking your hotel down there
Now Christ came back with our soul salvation
Saving the day to your consternation
I checked out Romans, found He loves my soul
Reminds me that He's assumed control
Now that He's back and the coast is clear
I'm afraid that we might think of you as
A plain old angel you're scarier than that
Though I'm not afraid to die still the devil's pretty bad
But tell me, did your sin sweep you off your seat
Did you finally face the fact you'll stand alone in latter days
Get paid back for your filthy ways
Tell me, did Jesus blow your mind?
Did you ever think He wanted to die?
I read your history while I was lookin' at 14:12 in Isaiah
I do imagine you love tryin' to deep-fry Christians
You get them always slippin' up for you
Even when they know you're wrong
But you're no match for that verse 10:8,9 Romans
Find out from Revelation
You'll get yours later but you're never havin' me
But tell me, did your sin sweep you off your seat
Did you finally get the chance to glance at all the Bible says
Will happen to you anyway
Tell me, are you sad you crossed the Son
Did you make it through the gilded page to see your final fate in
Chapter 20 in Revelation
Tell me, did you fall like a shooting star
One day now the serpent gets squashed
In Romans 16 verse 20 lookee for yourself
And did you finally get the chance to check Ezekiel 28
And did you fall like a shooting star, fall like a shooting star
And now you're only booking your hotel down there

Isaiah 14:12
How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!



Born Above
Parody of "Born to Run" performed and written by Bruce Springsteen
(John 3:3)

In the day he went about on the streets
Doing run of the mill Pharisee things
At night he met with his master, the Lord, he said
Show us what You mean
I'm a sage but You're highly divine
Your wisdom's respected and second-to-none, top of the line
Oh -- Jesus said, Now, if you're born from above
You can get that -- you can go where I'm at
You gotta get it while you're young
'Cause you can't find much, baby till you're born above
That's what He told Him
Yeah, He said to Him, you gotta be born again
If you want God to increase your vision
Just like the wind blows just where it wills
The same thing happens to Christians
You never see it make its path -- yet somehow you know
Baby, whenever it blows past
Oh -- will you walk with Me out on the water?
Cause baby I can prepare you to know the Father
If you wanna know, here's the deal:
You must become a little child
If you wanna know that God is real
Oh, let Me show you
Beyond this planet, Heaven's got a home
Seems like it's really far
The world's not aware but it's really near
And they don't have to look so hard
The amusing part is the door's in your heart
It's just somehow out of reach in your midst
You gotta die with Me daily or you wait to die
And get everlasting death
The highway's jammed with folks whose steering's
Gonna get them burned alive
Well, everybody wants on the road to God
But there's no way there but Mine
Together, Nicky, we can live at this address
I'll scrub you of all the badness in your soul
Someday when you're born again
You're gonna get to that place you really wanna go
And you'll walk with the Son
But till then -- can't find much baby till you're born above
Uh, buddy -- can't find much baby till you're born above
C'mon with Me -- can't find much baby till you're born above

John 3:3
In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again."



Follow Me
Parody of "Follow Me" performed by Uncle Kracker and written by M. Shafer and M. Bradford
(Matthew 4:18-22, 8:19-22, 9:9, 10:38, 16:24, 19:21; Mark 1:16-20, 2:14, 8:34, 10:21; Luke 5:27, 9:23, 9:59-62, 14:27, 18:22, John 1:43, 10:27, 12:26, 13:36-38, 21:19-22)

You don't know how He met me -- You don't know why
You can't turn around my faith in Christ
Long ago I went-a fishin' one day at sea
He said to me, "James, try some fishin' for Me"
"And if You want to leave life in Galilee
"You know I'll go gladly just like Thee"
I'm not worried 'bout the king out there
Cause the Lord has got my soul and my body don't care
You feel I'm guilty and I'm well aware
A funeral's booked for James but baby I'm not scared
He told me, "Follow Me," and I said, "Jesus, all right
"I'll be the one to trust You with his life
"And if You're gonna be fightin' Pharisees
"You know I'll go gladly just like Thee"
Forgive me, Mama, I can't kiss you goodbye
You're better off if you don't drop by
I'm locked in prison; I'll soon go away
Maybe they'll write of this in Acts 12 someday
"Follow Me," and I said, "Jesus, all right
"I'll be the one to trust You with his life
"And if You want to lead to Gethsemane
"You know I'll go gladly just like Thee"
You don't know how He met me -- You don't know Christ
You've captured me now and say I'll die
All I know is when I've left you, I'm breaking free
So cling to your vain lives, I'm itchin' to leave
He told me, "Follow Me," and I said, "Jesus, all right
"I'll be the one to trust You with his life
"And if You want to lead up to Calvary
"You know I'll go gladly just like Thee"
He told me, "Follow Me," and I said, "Jesus, all right
"I'll be the one to trust You with his life
"And if You want to lead up to Calvary
"You know I'll go gladly just like Thee"
He told me, "Follow Me," and I said, "Jesus, all right
"I'll be the one to trust You with his life
"And if You want to lead up to Heavenly
"You know I'll go gladly just like Thee"

Acts 12:1-2
It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword.



(Don't Fear) the People
Parody of "(Don't Fear) the Reaper" performed by Blue Oyster Cult and written by Donald Roeser
(Matthew 10:28, Luke 12:4,5)

Fallen times have come. We can't turn and run
Stephen didn't fear the people,
Not even when they stoned him to death
We can be like he was
C'mon, baby
(Don't fear the people)
Baby, take your stand
(Don't fear the people)
And be ready to die
(Don't fear the people)
Baby, they're just men
When the fire was done, Nero burned Christians
Rome of old was full of men
Martyred for their Christianity
(Rome of old was full of men)
Although they tried they couldn't kill them anyway
(Rome of old was full of men)
The more that died the more that came to take their place
(Read in your history book)
And now the Coliseum is an empty place
(We can be like they were)
CHORUS
Harken to the one -- who was God's own Son:
Fear not man in his madness
Who if he killed your body couldn't go on
The Lord's the only one that you should fear
The person who first put you here
Who can certainly do something more severe
(When you're thrown in the grave)
C'mon baby
(That's the one to fear)
Defend the faith
(Like the martyrs who died)
Let's get back to the faith they had
(We can become like they were)
They had taken a stand
(We can become like they were)
C'mon baby
(Don't fear the people)

Matthew 10:28
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in hell.



Lemonade
Parody of "Renegade" performed by Styx and written by Tommy Shaw
(Romans 5:20, 8:28, 10:4, Hebrews 7:24-25, 10:1, 2 Cor. 3:6, Galatians 3:2-25)

Oh, Mama, I've been cleared of my crimes and I'm not under the law
Law has been put an end to by somethin' that is so far above it all
Oh, Mama, I can hear you a-cryin', you're so scared it's all a joke
Examine Romans 10 for a while and then you'll know I can't be wrong
The Jesus love I knew about has finally found me
Made lemonade from my mistakes -- the sweet from the soury
10 verse 4 in Romans says -- disobedience ends with faith
In the Son of Man
Oh, Mama, I've believed on the Lamb of God, the High Priest of My Faith
God says that He's forever alive now it's for sure He'll keep me saved
Dear Mama, back in Hebrews you will find it, in verse 7:24
Amen, I'm comin' out from the shadows and I don't have scary thoughts
They've taken off the noose around me -- I will be found clean
The reservations had been made with Jesus on Calvary
Everyone has gone astray, but you can repent today
If you want it man
Oh, Mama, I've been cleared of my crimes cause I'm not under the law
Amen, I'm comin' out from the shadows and I don't have scary thoughts
Hey, check this out, removed the doubts, the Bible astounds me
I read Galatians chapter 3:24 and zowie!
Twenty-four and -five explain, disobedience ends with grace
If you want it, man -- You want it, man?

Romans 10:4
Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.



How You Rewind Me
Parody of "How You Remind Me" performed by Nickelback and written by Chad Kroeger
(Philipp. 1:6; Rom. 7-15-25, 8:18-19; Heb. 6:9-10, 13:5; Prov. 24:16, James 3:2; Lam. 3:22-23; Psalm 136; Isaiah 1:18, 43:25; Matt. 18:21-22, Luke 17:4)

I never made it as a lineman
I couldn't cut it as a Pittsburgh Steeler
I'm tired of losin' all the time, man
But sin keeps sendin' my defenses reelin'
And this is how You rewind me
This is how You rewind me up when I'm really bad
This is how You rewind me up when I'm really bad
I'm not like You -- I'm so sorry
The world's waitin' on a distant glory
Each time I'm mistaken
Lord thanks to You I'm not forsaken
And I've been wrong; I've been down
But through the problems and every battle
These five words in my head scream "But He isn't done yet"
Yet, yet, yet, oh no, yet, yet, yet, oh no
It's not like I didn't know better
I still don't want to do the things I still do
It must have been Romans 7
Cause livin' in me is the sin that killed You
And this is how You rewind me up when I'm really bad
This is how You rewind me up when I'm really bad
Seems all I do is say I'm sorry
You're Word's waiting with forgiveness for me
It's time I put faith in 3:22 in Lamentations
And I've been wrong, You bent down
And turned the bottomless pits to potholes
These five words in my head scream "But He isn't done yet"
Yet, yet, yet, oh no, yet, yet, yet, oh no
I never made it as a nice man
I could be counted as the poor in spirit
And this is how You designed me
This is how You refine me
This is how You rewind me up when I'm really bad
This is how You rewind me up when I'm really bad
You blot out my sins - Isaiah 43
And 1:18 -- Your forgiveness floors me
This time I'm just beggin'
Lord can You cure my heart's frustration?
And I've been wrong, I've been down
But soon my problems are getting smaller
These five words in my head scream "But He isn't done yet"
Yet, yet, but He isn't done yet, Yet, yet, in Philippians 1:6

Lamentations 3:22-23
"Because of the LORD's great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."



Regeneration
Parody of "My Generation" performed by the Who and written by Pete Townshend
(Titus 3:5, John 3:3, 1 Peter 1:23)

People try to put us down (Talkin' 'bout regeneration)
Just because we're heaven-bound (Talkin' 'bout ...)
They may stew and scoff and scold (Talkin' 'bout ...)
I know I'll die with a born-again soul (Talkin' 'bout ...)
This is regeneration -- this is regeneration, baby
Who don't you all find the Way (Talkin' 'bout regeneration)
And go to Titus 3:5 and see what it says (Talkin' 'bout ...)
I'm not talkin' 'bout artificial resuscitation (Talkin' 'bout ...)
Just talkin' 'bout re-generation
This is regeneration -- this regeneration, baby
Who don't you all find the Way (Talkin' 'bout regeneration)
What John chapter 3 verse 3 does say (Talkin' 'bout ...)
And First Peter 1:23 says the same thing (Talkin' 'bout ...)
It's just talkin' 'bout regeneration (Talkin' 'bout ...)
This is regeneration -- this regeneration, baby
Re-re-re-re-re-generation
If you're tired of puttin' us down (Talkin' 'bout regeneration)
And you wanna be heaven-bound (Talkin' 'bout ...)
Here's what to do to save your soul (Talkin' 'bout ...)
Put hope in Christ before you get old (Talkin' 'bout ...)
This is regeneration -- this regeneration, baby
Re-re-re-re-re-generation
This is not imagination -- this is not exaggeration
This is not meditation -- this is not vegetation
Hope you got reservations -- please do not change the station

Titus 3:5
... he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit ...


Love the Jews
Parody of "Love Me Do" performed by the Beatles and written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
(Romans 9-11, Psalm 122:6)

God loves the Jews -- You know I have proof
Our Lord was one too -- So please love the Jews
John was a Jew -- and Mark and Matthew
They all were but Luke -- So please love the Jews
Someone may want -- some Bible proof -- Romans 10:1, 11:2
James was a Jew -- Peter and Andrew
And Bartholomew -- So please love the Jews
Paul was a Jew -- Read Romans 9:2
The whole way straight through verse 3 ... love the Jews

Romans 11:1
I ask then: Did God reject his people? By no means! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin.


Good Guys, Bad Guys
Parody of "Good Times, Bad Times" performed by Led Zeppelin and written by Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham
(1 & 2 Kings)

In the days of my youth I was shown all the kings Judea had
And now I teach that age
I try to review all those kings the best I can
So gather 'round I'll try to find my way through the names of them
Good guys, bad guys, old Judah had her share
20 rulers had the throne after Solomon
And I'll tell you all the people there
Rehoboam, he's the guy who started it off
With Abijah, and Asa makes three
Jehosophat, Jehoram, Ahaziah, Athaliah -- she's the wicked queen
Then Joash, Amaziah, Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz then
Good Hezekiah, wicked Manasseh and Amon
I'm not done with 'em yet ... ahhh
Good guys, bad guys, then Josiah and his heirs
That's Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, Zedekiah, see, we're there!
Good guys, bad guys, you know what happened there
When a good one left the throne for the Promised Land
Then a villain seized the chair
I know one more king you need to know
I'm sure you guessed that on your own
Now, I don't care what the papers say
Christ's king of the Jews, and each and every place
You're gonna feel the need within your heart
You and I need sweet baby need to get the Son of God

1 Samuel 8:19
But the people refused to listen to Samuel. "No!" they said. "We want a king over us."




Flurry

Parody of "Blurry" performed by Puddle of Mudd and written by Wesley Scantlin and Doug Ardito
(Psalm 19:1-6; Romans 1:18-25, 2:14-15; Isaiah 1:18)

Everything's snow flurries and everyone's snow flakes
Whatever God has sent you as evidence that snow adds up
It all combines and now you cannot lift it off
Like a branch you're bound to somehow bend or fall
You can read in Romans 1 -- you can read 19
You know our eyes detect Him from all that we have seen
I wonder what you're doin' -- imagine there's no God
This notion seems ingenius but that's not very smart


Can you fake it all away, can you shake it all away
When it's shoveled in your face, as plain as it can be
Can't explain it all away, unless your brain's evolved away
Well it doesn't take much faith

Everyone is straying -- they won't accept God's real
They make up their own ethics depending on just how they feel
But I am shocked at how you cannot hear that call
While the world around you shouts out there's a God
And you can read the Psalms once, you can read 19
I know that God will save you so won't you please come clean
And Romans chapter 2 says no matter where you are
Your conscience bears me witness
Cause God's law's there in your heart


Can't explain it all away, can't explain it all away
When it's shoveled in your face, as plain as it can be
Can't explain it all away, has your brain evolved away?
Well it doesn't take much faith -- it's plain as it can be

Nobody goes to God and shouts "Nobody told me" judgment day
In the Word showed you where to turn
Showed you with the stuff He made
Folks that He showed you testified
Don't forget what your conscience said
Every way showed you where to turn
Showed you yet you ran away
CHORUS



Isaiah 1:18

"Come now, let us reason together," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool."



Tom Saw Ya
Parody of "Tom Sawyer" performed by Rush and written by Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart, and Pye Dubois
(John 20:24-29, Psalm 16:8-11)

On Monday he wouldn't trust we'd seen Christ
Today Tom saw Your spear-pierced side
Though his mind was not convinced
He couldn't doubt the evidence
He observed Your side and hands
Finding out the way we did, You're risen!
What You prayed about has come to be
It's what King David said in Psalm 16
Christ is risen; that's no myth -- Just a mystery that's legit
The world says, the world says love and life are cheap
Maybe now the price will rise
Today Tom saw Ya, he set eyes on You
And the face he just made -- it was quite a view
Thomas tried to talk and yet
"My Lord and God" was all he said
All he hoped for had just commenced
He knows graves are not permanent -- but grace is!
And One You say's about to comfort me
Though some will say we lack sobriety:
That's the witness, that's the gift, that's the Spirit, class dismissed
The world is, the world is lost and like a sheep
They that have the Christ are wise
Exit the Lord and yet today Tom saw Ya
He set eyes on You and he'll never be the same
He'll get right onto the mission of the faith

John 20:28
Thomas said to him, "My Lord and my God!"



Sufferin' Just Finished (Haman)
Parody of "Suffragette City" performed and written by David Bowie
(The Book of Esther)

Haman, oh, he was the one, you know
Haman, who wouldn't let us alone -- I got to
Say man, that guy would spit in my face
That fellow was sick; he could've wiped out our race
Haman, was cruel and insane -- Haman, he was kind of vain
Haman, conceived a terrible plan
But Esther was the queen and then she ... avenged it
So hang it on Haman cause his plan was surely wicked
I'm glad our sufferin' just finished
That mean, grumpy man was an ancient kind of bigot
But now our sufferin' just finished
'Cause genocide -- is not right
Haman -- oh when he saw Mordecai, he say
Hey, man, I can't wait till he dies, O.K.
Haman -- said "Jews, they won't last here"
He thought that Jews were scum, but Esther's one, so he's done
So hang it on Haman cause his plan was surely wicked
I'm glad our sufferin' just finished
'Cause the queen took a stand
'Cause this ain't no time for chickens
I'm glad she's lovely and pretty -- and Mordecai -- is all right
Oh Esther!
So hang it on Haman cause his plan was surely wicked
I'm glad our sufferin' just finished
That mean, grumpy man was an ancient kind of bigot
I'm glad our sufferin' just finished
Yeah the king caught Haman and his end was sorta sickenin'
He had to punish him quickly
Yeah, the queen took a stand
'Cause this ain't no time for chickens
I'm glad she's lovely and pretty 'cause genecide -- is not right
Our sufferin' just finished, our sufferin' just finished
Don't forget! Ahhh, Wham bam hang Haman!
Our sufferin' just finished, our sufferin' just finished
Don't forget!

Esther 3:8
Then Haman said to King Xerxes, "There is a certain people dispersed and scattered among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom whose customs are different from those of all other people and who do not obey the king's laws; it is not in the king's best interest to tolerate them."


Smells Like Thirtysomething Spirit
Parody of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" performed by Nirvana and written by Kurt Cobain
(Psalm 22:3, 118:24, Isaiah 40:31, Jer. 29:11, Philipp. 4:6-8)

Load up on grunge and be depressed
It's fun to do for two minutes
There's no award for self absorbed
Before you know you're 34
You're old, you're old, you're old, how old
Man, it's nice out, and this day is
Made by God now, celebrate it
Life is too brief, let's complain less
You Nirvana imitators
Look at Dave Grohl, for example
Now he's cheerful, like the Beatles yeah!
Now worship's not what I do best
It's hardest if I feel depressed
But when I do exalt His name
It always helps to kill the pain
Hallel, hallel, hallel, hallel
We're alive now, and this day is
Made by God now, and we're plain blessed
Don't be stupid couch potatoes
You're not Elvis in Las Vegas
Try to not go avocado
Try to be mo' jalapeno yeah!
And I forget things while I praise
Oh, yeah, His blessings make me smile
I've found it's hard it's hard to whine
And yell with Heaven on mind
Hallel, hallel, hallel, hallel
When we're wiped out, and this day gets
Very hard now, and it drains us
I've read through this in Isaiah
Wait on God now, and He'll take us
From the bottom of the barrel
To the ski slopes, fly like eagles
Jeremiah 29 the 'leventh line does
Let us smile cause better times are set to find us
Never mind Doug, Wendy Whiner get on fire!

Psalm 118:24
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.



Baa! We're Lambs
Parody of "Barbara Ann" performed by the Beach Boys and the Regents and written by Fred Fassert
(Psalm 23, John 10:1-30, Matt. 25:31-46, Heb. 13:20, 1 Peter 2:25, 5:4, Luke 10:3)

Baa Baa Baa Baa Baa we're lambs
Baa Baa Baa Baa Baa Baa
I'm a lamb -- in God's hand -- I'm a lamb
He's got a flock of lambs who know Him
Robbers cannot steal 'em from His hand
Baa Baa Baa Baa we're lambs
Went through the fence, lookin' for some friends
God saw me scram so He brought me back again
Cause I'm a lamb in God's hand
You got to follow where He's goin'
God'll take you in the Promised Land
CHORUS
Tried many moves -- Tried getting loose
Tried petting zoos but I knew they wouldn't do
Cause I'm a lamb in God's hand
You got to follow where He's goin'
God'll take you in the Promised Land
Baa Baa Baa Baa we're lambs
CHORUS
Baa! We're lambs, Baa! We're lambs, Baa! We're lambs ...

John 10:8
All who ever came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.