Sermon for the Watford church of Christ

Fixed on Jesus

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” (Hebrews 12:1–3 NIV11)

Discussion Questions 

  • How can memories of past spiritual victories help you stay fixed on Jesus?
  • What present obstacles might be in the way of keeping your attention fixed on Jesus?
  • What practical steps can you take to help you stay “fixed on Jesus”?

“The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.” (Galatians 5:6 NIV11)

Devotional suggestion: Prayerfully contemplate the future joys which can help you persevere in the present.

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“Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” (Psalms 100:2 NIV11)

God bless, Malcolm

PS: You might also be interested in my book: “An elephant’s swimming pool”, a devotional look at the Gospel of John