The importance of Right Focus

By: Mary Felde
From: November - December 2011
Found in: The Gospel of Grace

The reactions of the leaders are still fresh in my mind. We took a closer look at some scriptures related to the fruits of teaching the Law of Moses, and the reactions came immediately. They saw it clearly.

Let’s have a look at a few of the verses we discussed. “Moreover, the law entered that the offense might abound (Rom 5:20).”  “I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, ‘You shall not cover.’ But sin, taking opportunity by the commandment, produced in me all manner of evil desire. But apart from the law sin was dead (Rom 7:7-8).” “The strength of sin is the law (1 Cor 15:56).”

If I ask you to close your eyes and NOT think about a barbeque chicken, rice and Fanta, what happens? You will probably think about it! Why? Because I put it in your thoughts. That became your focus, even if I said you should NOT do it. In the same way; if we teach a lot against different kind of sins, then those very things might probably come into people’s minds. Let us therefore stop focusing on sins and start focusing on Jesus, His Finished work on the cross, who He is in us and who we are in Him. Then that will be in people’s minds, and they will be released to live accordingly.

Enjoy the important teaching articles on Real Change presented in this GGN newsletter, and let God reveal to you who you really are because of Jesus!

Merry Christmas!

By: Mary Felde

Mary Felde is a missionary and worldwide speaker of the Word of God. She has thought in churches, seminars, conferences, and Bible schools on four continents.

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