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Series: Bullseye: Focusing On The One Thing That Changes Everything
''Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 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. Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.''
Hebrews 12:1-3 (NIV)
FOCUS ON CHRIST TO MEET MY DEEPEST NEEDS.
''fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.'' Vs. 2a (NIV)
''Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from beginning to end.'' Vs. 2 (TEV)
GET RID OF DISTRACTING TARGETS.
''So then, let us rid ourselves of everything that gets in the way,''Vs. 1b (TEV)
''How long will you love what is worthless and aim at deception?''
Psalm 4:2b (NASB)
''And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.''Vs. 1c (NIV)
ELIMINATE POISON ARROWS.
''Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.''Vs. 1b (NIV)
''but no one can tame the tongue. It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison.'' James 3:8 (NLT)
''But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.'' James 3:17-18 (NLT)
Always check my motives
''wisdom from above is first of all pure''
Never attack the person; attack the issue
''wisdom from above is also peace loving''
Never raise my voice.
''wisdom from above is gentle at all times.''
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