All about you

It’s all about your, Jesus.

Glenn and I have started leading a home group together and, as inevitable with two teachers, we’ve formed the habit of giving a teaching each week. This week I felt that we needed to have communion together and so I naturally started studying what Scripture says about communion in order to prepare a teaching. But as I started, I felt a gentleness pause me.

Keep it simple . . . 

Keep it simple . . . 

Keep it simple . . . 

These words reverberated in my mind. The only thing is that, the more I studied, the more I saw could be brought into the teaching. There were so many trails leading off from right to left that I longed to explore – just what I love! Time limits get forgotten as the hunter comes out!

Keep it simple . . . 

Keep it simple . . . 

Keep it simple . . . 

Then, as I began looking down the trail of the new covenant that we have through Christ’s blood, this and every other trail suddenly hit a dead wall.

BANG!

I could go no further, I had to stop. Why? Because I suddenly saw what it was all about again.

JESUS!

It’s all about Jesus! “It’s all about your, Jesus.How often do we get distracted by church meetings, children’s sport, work deadlines, relationship difficulties, money short falls, . . . and leave Jesus forgotten?

Jesus is our hope. Jesus is our salvation. Jesus is our redemption and righteousness.

Jesus – Son of God, Brother, Friend, Teacher, Saviour, Lord, Creator, Life . . .

I really encourage you to focus upon Jesus again. I encourage you to set your hearts back on our beautiful Saviour.  A good place to start? Put on some worship music and bow before God, or read through the book of Hebrews. Hebrews is a wondrous book, which never fails to set my heart back on Christ. If you don’t have time to read through all of it (only takes ~ half an hour) then please read Hebrews 7-10 and take time to reflect on your beautiful Lord.

. . . but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, . . . (Hebrews 1:2-3)

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. (Hebrews 10:19-23)

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