“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” -Hebrews 12:2
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
O soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s a light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free!
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.
Through death into life everlasting
He passed, and we follow Him there;
Over us sin no more hath dominion—
For more than conquerors we are!
His Word shall not fail you—He promised;
Believe Him, and all will be well:
Then go to a world that is dying,
His perfect salvation to tell!
[Words and Music by Helen Lemmel]
“How easy it becomes even for those of us who profess to be faithful followers of Christ to get caught up in the things of earth, so that our heavenly vision and values become blurred and dull. This often happens even when we are active in our Christian activities, we become so involved in merely doing things for God that we miss the real blessing of enjoying the personal fellowship of Christ Himself in our daily lives.” [Read the full story behind “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” by Helen Lemmel at The Old Time Gospel Ministry]
You are encouraged to listen to Sovereign Grace’s version from Next 2009 by downloading it for free. I listen to this version almost every morning…it’s so rich with doctrine and beautiful music!
Sunday School | 1 John 2:15-28 | Bro. Steve Dawson
“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.“ -1 John 2:15
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.
Morning Worship | 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” -1 Corinthians 1:22-25
No man can change your sinful nature, but God can. It seems too simple, and even foolish to some, as the snake on a pole did in the Old Testament, but…Look and Live!
Evening Worship | Intro to Leviticus | Bro. Jason Estes
“Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.“ -Hebrews 9:22
[Unfortunately, I was not able to hear Bro. Jason’s sermon. I hope to listen to a recording of it eventually. Until then, ponder this quote from Kevin DeYoung.]
Leviticus reminds us over and over: “My name is _____________________. I am a sinner who needs a Savior. I deserve to die.”