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06/05/2014

What's got your attention?

What’s got your attention at the moment? Your job, your family, your income, or the lack of any of those? When Sam Akrasi preached on Sunday he reminded us that Peter’s gaze was on fish (Luke 5:1-11), or rather the lack of them. He had fished all night and caught nothing and, as Sam said, he was probably thinking what on Earth was he going to tell his wife!

Then Jesus came into the picture and His gaze was on Peter. He stepped right into Peter’s life and turned it around. But the strange thing was, in that moment, Peter had all the fish he could ever have wished for, and he left them behind to follow Jesus.

About 100 years ago, I remember singing a chorus:

Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in his wonderful face. And the things of Earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of his glory and grace.

It’s a bit twee compared to the songs we sing now, but it captures something of what Sam was talking about on Sunday. We can be struggling with our circumstances and trying to find the best way through, and really what we need is an encounter with Jesus.

So the important question is not: what’s got your attention? But, how deep do you want to go with Jesus?

Listen to Sam's sermon 'Going deeper with Jesus' here.

Sam Akrasi

Kevin Rose

Posted by Kevin Rose
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