And that’s true, he is positive, his sermons are positive, his ministry is positive. 3) 2 Timothy 4:7-8. Please enable the javascript to submit this form, If You Have a Viber - Join Our Community!Sermons & Daily Devotions by Joel Osteen. What do you want to be remembered for when your race is over? What is the one primary goal of your life! David – the great King and Psalmist of Israel said in Psalm 27:4, “One thing I have desired of the Lord…”. Excellent word I needed that 100 percent. There was a goal that would bring Him great joy! If you will remember, Jesus told the leper in Mark 1:44, "… say nothing to any man: but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.". A few weeks ago I preached on the healing of the leper in Mark chapter 1. Practice setting your mind—the first thing in the morning on Jesus—Talk to him first thing!!! When it comes to our relationships, our focus is usually in all of the wrong places. In a very few pages Bruce Wilkinson explains how to pra… Keep your Focus (with Q&A session) Keep your Focus (with Q&A session) Date: 17 May 2020 (Sunday Morning Service) Bible Text: Philippians 3:12-16 | Pastor Rob Furlong. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. About six months ago a friend gave me a copy of The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkinson, founder of Walk Through the Bible Ministries. Prayer for Today: "Father, thank You that You have given me walls to rebuild and a purpose to fulfill. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. If a friend, a child, or a spouse disappoints you, love will still remain the greatest attribute within your control. I am a disciple of Jesus. The reality of His death, suffering, resurrection and power, Jesus is our example---but MORE—He is our savior, But we can learn by his example how to live as champions. 4 He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said”. 2. Can they bring the stones back to life from those heaps of rubble--burned as they are?". It’s been said countless times that life is a marathon, not a sprint. Whenever we go out in this season we’re reaching for our masks and gloves to protect ourselves from an invisible virus. Pastor Jim May. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still. They have whips and pistols, but they also carry a stool. Heavenly Father, help us to keep our focus on Jesus each and every day. • Losing focus in these areas can make life more difficult, like a baseball player trying to hit a ball he is not focused on. But I stop by to tell you this morning that all you have to do is put your focus on Jesus. The parishioners of his church are very successful people, as a result! Hebrews 12:2 (NLT)  “We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus…”. What is the most important thing in your life!!!! © 2014 - 2021 Sermons Online. We must do what is needful, and make time for God in solitude. In the passing of the baton from Elijah to Elisha, Elijah said that Elisha had to see him leave if he was to receive his request of a double anointing. I now live by faith, lean on his presence, walk by patience, lift by prayer, and labor by power. If you’re single and want to get married say God You said because I delight myself in You, You will give me the desires of my heart. As you live your daily life, are worried and troubled about many things that are not really important, or are you focused on Jesus, the one thing that is really important? They are the most important things in our life. The lion tamer holds the stool by the back and thrusts the legs toward the face of the wild animal. Don’t get overly religious or pious about it! All Rights Reserved. Maintaining spiritual focus is spiritual work, labor that will yield wonderful fruit. To know Him and to live forever with him! I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the adversary, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity. Joel Austen began preaching in 1999, but his ministry began long before: in 1982, Osteen, left his stu ... Keep Your Focus - Joel Osteen Today's Word (December-12-2020). Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. This ability to focus—to stay centered, to bring to bear intense concentration—is a key factor in Olympic competition. TITLE: KEEP YOUR FOCUS. Who me! Mary and Martha (sisters)—both loved Jesus…one was hurrying about busying herself with preparations, becoming frustrated…Mary however, sat at the feet of Jesus and worship him…, Martha complained… “tell Mary to help with the dishes…”, Jesus responded, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. Keep Your Focus. Thankfully, you can learn to focus on God without neglecting your other important responsibilities. How does he inspire millions of people around the world? But Nehemiah was smart enough to realize they were trying to deceive him into losing his focus to where he would spend his time and energy on something that didn't matter. Thank ypu for the encouraging and nice message more blessings to you and your family God bless ! The goal is Christ! Joel Osteen (December-12-2020) Today's Word: Keep Your Focus. I’m part of the fellowship of the unashamed. Does what your life demonstrate—through your values and reflect what you say is of primary importance? Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. When staying focused on God, this becomes especially evident. I am so week and disgusting…I can’t and don’t bring him joy…, Listen—he died for you! The writer of Hebrews said if we are going to run the Christian life with no distractions and not get off track, we must keep our eyes carefully focused on Jesus. That is the joy! Ask God for more of His Spirit—the power to patiently endure—the power of meekness and humility—the power to focus until you attain the goal of eternal life! Pastor Floyd F. Radebaugh. Over in the 3rd chapter of the Book of Ecclesiates, … 3 Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won’t become weary and give up. Put your focus on Jesus and he will sooth that pain. Today’s Scripture: Nehemiah 4:1–2, NIV - When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding … sermon info From time to time we will have a guest join us at our weekly SermonAudio staff meeting to share with us an encouragement from God's Word. Agents of Redemption Ps Rob Furlong, 3 January 2021 2020. Listen to this testimony of someone whom I believe ran it well. Oh, My---what a difference that would make in our sense of purpose—satisfaction—just our general sense of well-being…Because if we do that we will walk in more victory that we have seen yet…we will be overcoming the obstacles and the hindrances—the weights and sins that so easily ensnare us…we will learn to delight in the times of endurance….because we too have set our hearts on the goal---what is the goal? The negative comments, the disrespect, and the insults are bait, trying to pull us off course. And when he comes for his own, he will have no problems recognizing me. ... Much older now, married, and a mother of three, I had to keep focused to reach the long-term goal of graduating as a teacher, to ensure that our own three would be financially able to realize a college education. I believe that You are my defender and will fight those battles for me. Put your focus on Jesus and he will lift that burden. To stay focused in life and do the work God has entrusted us, we must constantly pose the questions of purpose and priority. 4 After all, you have not yet given your lives in your struggle against sin. This little book is all about a forgotten man of the Bible named Jabez and his amazing prayer. In Jesus' Name, Amen.". There will always be Sanballats hurling insults, always be Tobiahs trying to agitate you, get under your skin, damage your reputation. Subscribe and Get Sermons and Daily Devotions by Joel Osteen DIRECTLY TO YOUR INBOX! Let's find out! Amen. Hebrews 12:1-4 (NLT)1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. The old prophet Isaiah said, to God, 3 You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Joel Osteen is a preacher who gives inspiration! Most of the people who come against us are simply distractions. Watch The Latest Sermon I’ve Tested Positive Watch Now Load More SCRIPTURE: ST. MATTHEW 14:22-33. Your time is too valuable and your destiny is too great to get baited into battles that don't matter. My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven, my road is narrow, my way rough, my companions few, my guide reliable, my mission clear. Isaiah 26:3 (NLT). And can we keep that goal in focus!!! The die has been cast. When you run to him that fulfills his mission---When you come to him His purpose is completed. Sermon Illustrations: Focus. If you look at something while driving, you tend to steer off the road. I must go till he comes, give till I drop, preach till all know, and work till he stops me. Today’s Scripture: Nehemiah 4:1–2, NIV - When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became angry and was greatly incensed. Keep Your Focus Sermons • By One Community Church • Jan 5, 2020. To a rich young ruler who came to Jesus wanting to know how to gain eternal life—Jesus said, “One thing you lack…”. Recent Sermons. He was a young African pastor, and this note was found tacked to the wall of his house. Staying Focused Tony Nester Philippians 4:4-8 Have you wondered why animal trainers carry a stool when they go into a cage of lions? I Corinthians 15:3 (NLT) “ I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. In your mind and in your spirit!!!! Study how he did it. Don't allow your focus to drop from the great command to the great complaints. Hebrews 12:1 tells us that “We must run the race that lies ahead of us and never give up,” and the next verse tells us how to do that: “We must focus on Jesus, the source and goal of our faith.” (Hebrews 12:2). Jakes (January-27-2021), Wednesday MidWeek Night Service Lakewood Church January-27-2021 - Joel Osteen Ministries Live Stream, Joseph Prince mid-week sermon screening - Rest in Jesus' Faith for Miracles (January-28-2021), Getting Ready for the Next Life, Now! God is bigger than anything you’re facing. Looking unto Jesus—the author and finisher of our faith! In this passage, we read about the time when a great storm hit the sea, and yet Jesus walked to His disciples on the rough water. Heaven???? I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded, or delayed. Throughout the day—train your mind—when you find it drifting – you know—during those times when your not particularly thinking about anything…train your mind in those moments—to think about the LORD…, When I think about the Lord…how he save me, how he change and, how he filled me with the Holy Ghost---When I think about the Lord—How he picked me up and turned me around, how he placed my feet…on solid ground---it makes me wan to shout, hallelujah, Thank you Jesus, lord you’re worthy, of all the glory, all the honor and all the praise…. “What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world? Featuring a sermon puts it on the front page of the site and is the most effective way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands including all mobile platforms + newsletter. My banner will be clear! Scriptures: Hebrews 12:1-3. To ending your day with thought about Jesus and His death and resurrection…just think about His creation---his provision—his greatness and glory! If you are going to do this you must commit yourself to a process! I no longer need pre-eminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. Joel Osteen (December-12-2020) Today's Word: Keep Your Focus. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. SERMON. Today’s Word: When Nehemiah was leading the people in the rebuilding of the walls around Jerusalem, two men, Sanballat and Tobiah, did all they could to stop them, trying to bait Nehemiah into conflict and discourage the people with threats and ridicule. You have to keep your eyes straight ahead. You are going to have to get His Word in you! Be quick to yield to God’s way and not allow sorrow or grief to enter in. And how many of you would have to say today that Jesus is not the chief desire of your heart…, Perhaps it is time to make some course corrections, To come and surrender once again to priority living. Keep your focus on Jesus, and things above The bible tells us that in the Last days, people would be lovers of self,proud, blasphemers,, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,,,,, calling evil good, and good evil What can we do? I won’t give up, shut up, let up, until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, preached up for the cause of Christ. • Today I want to share six areas for us to focus on as we live our lives. Thank you. 42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part,”, A blind man…healed by Jesus was confronted by the Pharisees…his response? Those are the two great commandments upon which all of the law hangs. The Christian life is a race. I. Put your focus on Jesus and he’ll solve that problem. He endured so he could spend eternity with you! When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” We are to focus on “things above,” remembering that Christ is seated in the place of glory and power (verse 1). LOOK UP ,,, keep our … Sermon: Keep Focus On Your Faith Scripture: Hebrews 11:1 Rev. I have Holy Spirit power. It should be the focus of the church of God at any time in its history, and that is, loving God and loving fellow man. I’m finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, mundane talking, cheap living, and dwarfed goals. Let God fight those battles. 1) Paul knew, and so should we, that this can only be done as we faithfully fulfill our mission. The decision has been made. Part 3 - Benny Hinn Live Stream (January-27-2021). Of all the narratives in the NT, I know of none more beloved than this narrative of Peter walking on water in this powerful text. Perfect peace—in all of life’s storms---while running this marathon we call life!!!! Staying focused on God can be a difficult task, even for people who consider themselves very religious or spiritual. Johnny H. Brown Zion Pilgrim Christian Church Ridgeville, SC In Jesus' name we pray. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. (1 Corinthians 13) If your plan hits a snag along the way, your mission is to stay the course, especially if you're confident God has directed your path. “One thing I know, though I was blind, now I can see.”, Words echoed by John Newton, writer of Amazing Grace…, We learned that there are many distractions—and we talked about removing the hindrances and believe God for each day to walk in victory…, The apostle Paul came to a point in his life where he said, “This one thing I do…”, “…one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,…I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”, I Corinthians 15:3 (NLT) “I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. So, how do we fix our focus? Today Kenneth Copeland and Keith Moore encourage you to keep your focus on Jesus. « He Holds Your Destiny - Joel Osteen Daily Devotional (December-12-2020), Readied for the Battle - Joel Osteen Today's Word (December-13-2020) », Joyce Meyer - Suffering (January-27-2021), THE HOMELESS JESUS - T.D. Put your focus on Jesus and he’ll ease that heartache. Three practical ideas on how to keep your focus on Jesus. Do the same thing before you go to bed—let your mind---NO—TRAIN YOUR MIND! Sermon based on where your focus is and the many ways the devil tries to keep you from focusing on God daily. Keeping that first one—loving God—will keep us from breaking the rest of them. 3. The good fight of faith is not to straighten them out; it's to keep your focus on your wall rebuilding. When you come to Him…and rely on the power of the cross and the sacrifice He made for you!!! Just living life was very hard. FOCUS ON JOY (16) • READ VERSE 16 • The church was facing a lot of persecution. Keep your eye upon the donut, And not upon the hole. Keep Your Eyes on Jesus A great biblical illustration of the need for keeping your eyes on Jesus in the midst of life’s difficulties is found in Matthew 14:22-31. What do you want more than anything else? I have stepped over the line. Mark 1:35-39 How to STAY FOCUSED in Life What prevents us from living our life to the fullest? I’m a disciple of his. Working to attain these goals will keep you from drifting and losing sight of your purpose in life. 2) We must live faithfully and bring as many to Christ as we possible can. Believers with a “Go for the Goal” mindset: How do we run with endurance and remove the hindrances and remember the witnesses? I read once that the stool is their most important tool. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Thank you for your continued friendship and support in our work. If you could boil your life down to one thing. 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