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Jesus in Focus

Phil Wickham

00:38:09 · Heart of Worship

God is revealing Himself to us all the time if we have eyes to see it.

Phil begins with his story of the call of worship leading coming onto his life.

Worship is our right response to our revelation of God.

  • We see God revealing Himself to us all the time if we have eyes to see it.
  • It is His joy to reveal Himself to us.
  • It is our job as leaders to keep in focus the clearest view of Jesus to others.
  • “Jesus shows us the way and the wonder of the Father.”

The best way to see Him everywhere you go is by meditating on the Word of God.

  • Jesus feeds the 5,000 in John 6:1-14 - “Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee, and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the signs he had performed by healing the sick. Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples. The Jewish Passover Festival was near. When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do. Philip answered him, “It would take more than half a year’s wages to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!” Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?” Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks,and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish. When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten. After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.” Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.”
  • Jesus wants to link arms with us and take the little that we have and partner with us to release His Kingdom on the earth.
  • God has given us everything we need to completely change the world around us. It just takes a willing heart.

The wonder of Jesus

  • John 8:1-11 “But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him. But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let anyone of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground. At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” “No one, sir,” she said.“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”
  • Jesus sets the criteria in this story. 
  • When Jesus and God say “I forgive you” it’s not just that those sins go away, they get carried on the weight of His shoulders and then He takes the punishment for us.

It all starts with a step of faith first.

  • Take God at His word.
  • He says seek and we will find, knock and the door will be opened.