What does it mean to be a new creation in Christ? Listen as singer Bart Millard of MercyMe joins the program to talk about his faith and the story behind their new CD, Welcome to the New.

Bart shares his own struggle with understanding the gospel. Ultimately, we can know that we’re loved and there’s nothing we can do to earn God’s favor apart from the work of Christ.

He shares the stories behind

Finish What He Started
Dear Younger Me

“Most people didn’t know that my dad was a very abusive person. This happened from third grade to sixth grade. My freshman year in high school he was diagnosed with cancer and passed away my freshman year in college… I saw a transformation from a monster to this man who fell in love with Jesus. By the time he passed away, he was the guy I wanted to be like when I grew up. I realized if the gospel can change that dude, it can change anybody.

If I could go back and talk to the 8-year-old me, what would I tell him? [Writing the song] became way harder than I thought it would. What I would tell him, is that he’s holy, righteous and redeemed over and over and over. The hardest part of that song was getting through it without crying. We started with grace and identity and we couldn’t think of a better way to wrap the album up.”

Highlight : Dear younger me

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The major themes of this album are abundant grace and being new in Christ.

“From that point on, it’s gonna be hard to sit still.”

Key Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 2:2-5; 1 John 4:4; 2 Corinthians 5:17

The artist’s corner: Bart Millard (MercyMe)