Date: March 9, 2014 10:36 PM
Topic: +DEV+ We Need To See Jesus
We Need To See Jesus
"They came to Philip... with a request. 'Sir,' they said, 'we would like to see Jesus.'" (John 12:21)
Scripture Focus: John 12:20-36
Have you noticed how easy it is to become distracted from our first priority? After many years of ministry, I certainly have seen that in our churches. We debate which Bible translations to use and which hymn book to sing out of; we set up committees until there are hardly enough people to attend them all; we debate about musical instruments vs. piano and organ, worship teams vs. choirs, etc. Though there is a place for these discussions, they are not why the church exists. The church's priority (and ours) is to exalt Jesus Christ. Etch that into your heart!
How we need the passion behind the words of John 12:21: "Sir, we would like to see Jesus"! I taped a copy of that verse to the pen holder on my desk, facing me, as a daily reminder to not be sidetracked with non-essentials. You may be trying to find your way through life and all of its clutter. What you really need is to see Jesus. Nail these words to your own spirit, remembering that Jesus' greatest priority, even as the nails held Him to the cross, is you!
Insight: It is the community of people dedicated to following Jesus who will put the lordship of Christ on display.
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