Sunday Worship Music – ‘Believe’ by Ronnie Dunn, Brooks and Dunn Live Performance

July 7, 2013 1:00 am0 commentsViews: 1
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Ronnie Dunn spent many years in my hometown of Tulsa where his music career kicked into gear. As he says, he “played in every dive and joint in Oklahoma,” but then of course, he graduated those dives and joints with honors. Tulsa has an exciting music scene and Dunn is well-remembered here. He has a degree in Psychology from Abilene Christian University and served as a music and youth minister in Texas. I love Ronnie Dunn’s voice. He wrote Believe. If you do not know the song, listen and be blessed – the story of a young man who befriends an older neighbor. What if we all had a Mr. Wrigley in our life?

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Old man Wrigley lived in that white house
Down the street where I grew up
Momma used to send me over with things
We struck a friendship up
I spent a few long summers
Out on his old porch swing

Said he was in the war when in the Navy
Lost his wife, lost his baby
Broke down and ask him one time
How ya keep from going crazy?

He said I’ll see my wife and son in just a little while
I asked him what he meant
He looked at me and smiled, said

I raise my hands, bow my head
I’m finding more and more truth
In the words written in red
They tell me that there’s more to life
Thank just what I can see, oh I believe

A few years later I was off at college
Talking’ to mom on the phone one night
Getting all caught up on the gossip
The in’s and out’s of the small town life
She said oh by the way son, old man Wrigley’s died

Later on that night I laid there thinkin’ back
Thought ’bout a couple long-lost summers
I didn’t know whether to cry or laugh
If there was ever anybody
Deserved a ticket to the other side
It’d be that sweet old man
Who looked me in the eye, said

I raise my hands, bow my head
I’m finding more and more truth
In the words written in red
They tell me that there’s more to life
Thank just what I can see

I can’t quote the book
The chapter or the verse
You can’t tell me it all ends
In a slow ride in a hearse

You know I’m more and more convinced
The longer that I live
Yeah, this can’t be
No, this can’t be
No, this can’t be all there is

When I raise my hands, bow my head
Oh I’m finding more and more truth
In the words written in red
They tell me that there’s more to this
Than just what I can see

I believe
Oh, I, I believe
I believe

Mmmm, I believe
I believe
Oh, I believe
Mmm

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Now, to my favorite Christian blogger, Carl Middleton at GOD’S ANSWER is always Jesus: this weekend Carl’s discussion is about taking Communion, the Eucharist, the Lord’s Supper, however you refer to it. He cites the situation in Corinth, back in the day. What we know of church suppers today, is thankfully not the same as Corinth church suppers.  Seems the people of Corinth were imbibers and selfish. His story, taken directly from scripture, is a fascinating look at something most of us view as solemn and sacred – but not in Corinth, and likely not in many of the early churches who were without the “words written in red” that you and I have at our fingertips every day. What a challenge it must have been for the people of this time – especially those who never laid eyes on Jesus, but had ‘heard.’ Have you thought yourself “unworthy” of partaking of the Lord’s Supper? You must read Carl’s study.

I wonder just how many believers truly understand …the value and worth … God places upon celebrating the communion supper?  It is the most important and sacred ordinance instituted in the New Testament Church. (Carl Middleton – read it all here)

Ronnie Dunn along with Kix Brooks – Believe at CMA Awards (video)

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