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Monday, March 22, 2021

Looking Unto Jesus

By Edd Sterchi

    If you have ever watched a choral group or orchestra, you will note one thing each member always does – they look at the conductor from time to time. This is to insure that they are in harmony and performing in accordance with the conductor’s directive.
    As members of the church, we make up a group that is performing before God.  And as such, we must look to Him and His word for proper guidance concerning practice and harmony.  When we turn the whole focus of our attention to our Lord and acknowledge that He is in command, and perform in spirit and truth in accordance with His will, our lives will give forth a song that is beautiful music to His ears.  Sadly, too many people (and churches) focus  on the world and let worldly influences lead them.  Doing so is a recipe for disharmony and disaster.  Let us be reminded of the need to follow Christ and His will only in everything we do.
    “If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.  Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.” (Col. 3:1-2)

...let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith...” (Heb. 12:1-2) 
- Edd Sterchi preaches for the Broadway Church of Christ in Campbellsville, KY. He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://www.broadwaychurchofchrist.net/


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