Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

The Whole of the Christian Life: Beholding Jesus Part 2

Hebrews 12:1-2 – Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

A. Beholding the Infinite Value of Jesus Christ – Part 1

B. Beholding the Person of Jesus Christ

John 14:21

1. Christ is beheld and enjoyed through earnest prayer

Psalm 27:4, Luke 9:28-32

Five reasons for the prayer meeting and praying together:

i. To encourage the discouraged – Acts 1:12-14

ii. To receive divine power – Acts 2:1, Acts 2:42

iii. To be strengthened against persecution – Acts 4:23-24

iv. To seek the Lord for help – Acts 12:5

v. To do the work of gospel mission – Acts 13:1-3

2. Christ is beheld and enjoyed through the Word

Luke 10:38-42, Job 23:12, Col. 3:16, John 5:39