What Are You Looking At?

by By Pastor Dom
(Sydney Australia)

Hebrews 12:2

2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Context:
• Here we have a beautiful passage of scripture before us
• We do not know who wrote the book of Hebrews
• But scholars tell us that it was most likely Paul, Barnabas, or Apollos
• They wrote book because
• Many people where expecting Jesus to return
• In there life time
• When they did not see Jesus return
• They wondered if they made the right choice
• Because many wanted to return back to Judaism
• And the writer encourages them not go back
• But to stand firm in the faith
• And look to Jesus

Today I want to talk about, Looking to Jesus

1. What do people like at today
2. Why people look at other things than Christ
3. What is the text telling us to do
4. Why look to Jesus
5. How can we look to Jesus everyday


1. What do people look a today?

a. People look at the world (seek Gods kingdom Matt 6:33)
b. They look at themselves (Bible says Philippians 2:2-4 ) Mark 12:28-31

2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.

c. They Look at Television
d. They look at the News
e. They Look at Fashions
f. They look at the wars
g. They look all the disasters
h. They look at other people
i. Look at the negative
j. Look at education
k. Look at Pain
l. Look at there feeling
m. Look at the climate Change
n. Look at the marks at school
o. Look at global warming
p. Look at Money
q. Look at drugs
r. Look at alcohol
s. Look Crime
t. Many Look in the past
u. Many look at other sin
v. Many look at the government
w. Many look at the future
x. Many look at the impossible
y. Many look at numbers
z. Many look Science


2. Why people look at other things than Christ.

a. Because of Sin
b. When Adam and Eve Sinned
c. It affected us in 3 ways
• It affected us Mentally
• Physically
• Spiritually
• Because of this
• We have a tendency to always sin

Illustration : Like a wheel ailment in car if you hit the curb on the left wheel the wheel have tendency to go right it will always go right until you get it fixed

• The Same has sin, once sin came into the world we have tendency to sin

• Mentally we don’t look for God unless something goes wrong

• We Physically want to do wrong

• Spiritually we don’t see the need for God
• That why the world does what it does
Romans 3:23 (New International Version)
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Romans 3:10-12 (New International Version)
10 As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one; 11 there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. 
 12 All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one."a

d. Because people cant see God they think God is not there !

Colossians 1:16 (New International Version)
16 For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.

d. Because People don’t Pray
e. They don’t read there bible
f. Because the don’t love God
g. They never seen Gods Miracles


3. What is the text telling us to do?

a. To look to Jesus
• Don’t look anywhere else
• Just to Jesus
• Jesus is the answer to your problems

b. Look to Jesus for everything
• Look to Jesus for your happiness
• Look to Jesus if you are sad He will wipe your tears away

Revelation 21:1-4 (New International Version)

Revelation 21
The New Jerusalem
1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."

• Look to Jesus to Be guided by Jesus
• Look to Jesus to be complete

c. To fix your eyes on Jesus –

Illustration :
• Like when you play table tennis
• Or Tennis
• To win you always need to look at the ball
• Take your eyes of the ball
• And you will always loose
• The same like Jesus
• When you drive you must focus on the road
• One moment you don’t look u will crash


4. Why look to Jesus?

a. Because Jesus going to perfect us, look at the verse

2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith

b. Because it is Joy for Him to do so

2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

c. Because Jesus took our shame away from us

2Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

d. Because Jesus completed his work

2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

• To sit down means he has completed his work
• We can come to Jesus because it is finished

e. Because he has all authority
• To sit down on the right hand of the father
• Means he has authority
• Look at Matthew 28:18

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.


5. How can we look to Jesus everyday?

a. We need ask Jesus into our hearts
b. We need to commit ourselves to Jesus
c. In everything we do we need to acknowledge him

Proverbs 3:6 (New International Version)

6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

d. We need to pray in the morning and evening before bed and when we eat
e. We need to Read our bibles
f. Talk about the bible
g. Study the bible
h. Practice the bible
i. Come to Church (When 2 or 3 gathered Jesus is there)
j. Go to bible studies
k. Do work in the church for Jesus

In Conclusion:

What am I saying?
1. We really need to look to Jesus
2. Have you looked to Jesus ?
3. Have you walked away from him
4. You need to come back
5. And look to him
6. Stop looking in the world
7. The world has no answers to your questions
8. Jesus has the power for everything
9. Have you sinned ?
10. Jesus can restore everything
11. Come him
12. He has the power to renew your life today

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