Fix Your Eyes on Jesus

A study of the Gospel of John

An Invitation to Study from Women in the Word

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It isn’t polite to stare at someone, is it? Your mother undoubtedly reinforced that idea when you were a child. But, there are times when you cannot help yourself. Webster’s dictionary defines the word “stare” by explaining that it means “to fix with a steady, often wide-eyed gaze” or “to look at insistently”. When you see a magnificent sunset, a double rainbow in the sky, or even a strikingly beautiful person, you are compelled to focus your total attention on that breathtaking sight.

The writer of the book of Hebrews encourages us to “fix our eyes on Jesus”. Then he explains why it is a very good idea to do this – to stare at Him. In “The Message” translation of Hebrews 12: 2 we are instructed to “keep your eyes on Jesus, Who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how He did it. Because He never lost sight of where He was headed–that exhilarating finish in and with God–He could put up with anything along the way: cross, shame, whatever”.

As you join us in this study of the ways that Jesus described Himself in the Book of John, we pray that your love for Jesus and your faith in Him will grow deep and strong so that you will be able to “run the race that God has set before you” well.