This brings us to our fifth and final key…….
KEY #5: WE MUST STAY FOCUSED ON JESUS CHRIST
Scripture: Hebrews 12: 1c, 2
1. The New International Version translates the first part of verse 2 this way………
“Let us FIX our eyes on JESUS.”
That word “fixed” literally means “glued.” Let us keep our eyes GLUED on JESUS at all times.
Remember when PETER got out of the boat and started walking on the water toward JESUS? Peter stood firm as long as he kept his eyes FIXED on Jesus. It was when he took his eyes off JESUS, Peter began to SINK.
4. Think of these PERILOUS TIMES we live in as a raging sea. All around us the WINDS of CHANGE are blowing. Off in the distance we can hear the rumblings of an approaching STORM.
How tempting it is for you and me to take our eyes off JESUS and focus on all the bad things going on around us.
5. But let me remind you of a very important truth: The fact that the whole world seems out of control just means the Lord has everything in CONTROL!
Everything thing that is going on in the world right now is exactly as Jesus said it would be.
All of the CHAOS……all of the DISORDER……all of the VIOLENCE…..all the TERROR……all the NATURAL DISASTERS…..all the WARS…….all the FALSE TEACHERS
.all these things means JESUS WAS absolutely RIGHT!