“And I will not stand side-by-side with Jesus.
Nothing will parallel the Cross.

Everything this world can offer
I count it all as loss next to you
At the foot of the cross.”

Choosing to praise can break the strongholds in our lives. Worship leader Mark Alan shares the inspiration behind one of his favorite songs, “At The Foot of the Cross.”

“Something I have really been thinking a lot about is all of the things in my life that creep up to become parallel to Jesus.”

It happens to all of us, we let things in our lives creep up and become parallel with Jesus.

“In reality, nothing should stand side-by-side with Jesus. Nothing should parallel the cross.”

However, it’s often very easy to think that we need Jesus and other worldly things.

“So many things become add-ons. Where I need Jesus and a great job, or I need Jesus and a health family. Where I need Jesus and…”

In reality nothing will parallel with Jesus and we do not need any of the ands.

“I choose to cling to those blood-stained timbers my Jesus hung upon and nothing will parallel the cross.”

This song is Mark’s declaration that says, “No, I’m coming to the cross and I lay my trophies down.”

“At the foot of the cross
I will lay my trophies down.
I surrender my successes and here I stand alone.
To the foot of the cross I come.

And I will not stand side-by-side with Jesus.
Nothing will parallel the Cross.

Everything this world can offer
I count it all as loss next to you
At the foot of the cross.

At the foot of the cross,
I will kneel my heart in awe.
I come with open hands and bring a merit of my own
To the foot of the Cross I come.” – At The Foot of the Cross.

Key Scriptures: Joshua 1:6-9

Highlight : The story behind “At the Foot of the Cross”

The artist’s corner: Mark Alan

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