Victory Vitamin Blog – Hebrews 12:2

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus…”

Hebrews 12:2 NIV

I sometimes wish I could see Jesus face to face.  We’ll have to wait for that joyful experience.  This verse is talking figuratively about the “eyes of faith”.  In all things we are to keep Jesus at the center.  He is both the Way and the destination.  As Christians our mission is to serve Jesus by spreading His love and His message with the world starting right where we are.  It can be a difficult job which is why the book of Hebrews says the Christian life is a race.  We are to run this race with perseverance, keeping our eyes on the finish line.  We will spend eternity with Christ and that certainty fuels us as we run the race of faith here on earth.  There are many ways to get distracted and side-tracked in this life.  Fix your eyes on Jesus by worshiping Him regularly, talking to Him in prayer, receiving His forgiveness in the Lord’s Supper and faithfully living as His follower every day.  Jesus put us first by dying to earn forgiveness for our sins.  We now fix our eyes on Him as we run the race of faith on earth.

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for August 18, 2019 – Hebrews 12:2

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for August 18, 2019 – Hebrews 12:2

The Bible says that believers are surrounded by a “great cloud of witnesses”.  They are all those who have died before us in the Christian faith.  Their presence certainly gives encouragement and inspiration, but our faith and our focus remain on Jesus who earned our salvation and gives us the strength to endure till the end. Find out more Sunday, August 18 at 9 am Worship!

Victory Vitamin Blog – Hebrews 11:1

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”

Hebrews 11:1 NIV

Faith is a powerful thing.  It’s a gift from God that enables us to be sure that He loves us and has acted to save us through Jesus’ death and resurrection.  Faith is complete confidence in God.  Consider how powerful faith is.  God told Noah to build a boat 500 ft. long.  Noah was to build it on dry ground long before a drop of the floodwater rained down from the sky.  Did Noah look stupid to the people around him?  I’m gonna say “Yes.”  But remember, God has given you and me the very same faith.  Faith that enables us to be extremely faithful and obedient.  That means we KNOW through faith that Christ’s death means our forgiveness.  We KNOW through faith that Christ’s resurrection means eternity in heaven for us.  Those certainties empower us through faith to live boldly for God.  We’re not being asked to build an ark, we’re being told to share God’s love and forgiveness with others.  It is OUR task to introduce others to their Savior, Jesus.  Will you look stupid to some of the people around you?  Maybe, but we know how all of this ends, and there’s nothing more important than faith in Jesus to take us from here to eternity in heaven.  Believe strongly in God.  Live boldly for God.