Message for April 28, 2019 from Pastor Shirley

     Hebrews 12:2  Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.

     What does it mean to look unto Jesus?  If I was in a situation where I needed help and someone came by to lend a hand I don’t just look at his hand I look unto him.  When I look unto the person lending the hand I am turning to him and expecting him to offer the help I need.

     The Passion translation tells us Hebrews 12:2  Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection].

     Looking in the Greek signifies undivided attention.  To

look away from all distractions in order to fix one’s gaze on one object.  Distract means, “to draw away or divert, as the mind or attention”. The distractions the enemy puts in our lives is to keep us from being all God has created and called us for.  To keep us from continuing believing the promises of the Word.

      David tells us in Psalm 121:1  I look up to the mountains and hills, longing for God’s help. But then I realize that our true help and protection come only from the Lord,our Creator who made the heavens and the earth.

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