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Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus . . .

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus . . .

 

"Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you-unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures." 1 Corinthians 15: 1-4 (NKJV)

 

Are we going to try to "do better" in 2019?

 

Great. But that won't get us into heaven.

 

Will you aim to give more, try more, learn more?

 

OK. But that won't get you into heaven either.

 

Awesome that you've planned to become a missionary and move to the most remote part of the earth to spread the Good News.

 

But you don't get a key to heaven for that.

 

By ourselves, even collectively, we can't do enough to buy God's favor. What we can do is meet in his Son, accept the gift of grace, believe through faith, and become sons and daughters.

 

The cross is the Good News, and news is, by definition, news AFTER it has happened. It's already been done. There were requirements for man to enter heaven. Jesus fulfilled those. He lived among us the life none of us could live. And by grace, He offers to stand before God and defend each of us who is willing to have faith, to believe in Him because of what He did was for us, for each one of us, individually. He lived a perfect live, died a death we should have died, and was resurrected by the perfect Father.

 

If it had been only you or only me, Christ Jesus would have still set His eyes on Calvary.

 

Our mission is to set our eyes on Him.

 

"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."

                           --Howarth Lemmel

 Teddy Allen

Writer/Editor Specialist, University Communications--Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana 

Bible Teacher, Sports Announcer

 

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