‘Fixing our eyes on Jesus’

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The writer to the Hebrews encourages us to ‘Run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus’.

 

Inspired by these words, Helen Lemmel – a blind woman who suffered much heartache in her life – wrote the words of this well-known hymn:

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,

Look full in His wonderful face,

And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,

In the light of His glory and grace.

Turning or fixing our eyes on Jesus is good to do, because it draws us to the pioneer and perfecter of faith, and turns us away from looking for answers within ourselves or elsewhere.   As we do that we discover the amazing thing that in Jesus we have everything we need to live a joyful, fruitful and godly life.

 

Fixing our eyes on JesusWe are following this theme in our sermons in the forthcoming term in two ways:

  • On Sunday mornings we will explore some of the startling claims Jesus made about himself in his ‘I AM’ statements.
  • On Sunday evenings we will study Paul’s letters to the Colossians and Philemon, in which Paul sets out the supremacy of Christ and the implication of this on how we live.

Download the full Teaching Plan

Download the Services Card for February-May 2016

Paper copies of both the Teaching Plan and Service Card are available at Church

 

 

 

 

28th Jan 2016 Posted in: News by Stella Jennings 0

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