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Sunday, December 11, 2016
Through Jesus' Eyes
Jay & Heather Bean
PART 2 – THROUGH JESUS’ EYES
Isaiah 1:18 (NLT) – “Come now, let’s settle this,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool. If you will only obey me…”
Matthew 24:10 (NKJV) – And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
Luke 17:1 (NKJV) – Then He said to the disciples, “It is impossible that no offenses should come…”
Proverbs 18:19 – An offended brother is more unyielding than a fortified city, and disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel.
- Falsely Accused
Hebrews 2:17-18 (MSG) That’s why he had to enter into every detail of human life. Then, when he came before God as high priest to get rid of the people’s sins, he would have already experienced it all himself—all the pain, all the testing—and would be able to help where help was needed.
THROUGH JESUS’ EYES
1 Peter 4:1 (NCV) – Since Christ suffered while he was in his body, strengthen yourselves with the same way of thinking Christ had.
Luke 23:34 – Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”
1. Remember, I need forgiveness too
- Romans 3:23 – For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
- Matthew 10:8 – …Freely you have received, freely give.
2. Refocus on the real enemy
- Ephesians 6:12 – For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
3. Receive God’s love
- 1 John 4:19-21 – We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.