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 james_r_davis@msn.com

 


Welcome to Focus on God

 

After preaching for several years, I have come to realize that these sermons are nothing more than my personal journal about my personal struggles. Although the specific problems I wrestled with as I wrote each sermon is not revealed. Only the concepts learned in the struggles are revealed. I can only hope that these sermon journals will help others in the midst of their struggle to focus their lives on God.

 

The name "Focus on God" is significant. Jesus came saying, "If you have seen me, you have seen the Father." He came to a divided religious world intent on focusing lives on God. He preached the kingdom of God was at hand. His message and miracles were about God's presence in a lost world. Focusing lives on God was the only means to salvaging a lost world. The message continues to be relevant to the 21st century.

 

The Bible came into being as God revealed himself through the lives of real humans, as they sought to focus their lives upon him. God wants to reveal himself in your personal world, through you, as you focus your life upon Him. It is absolutely essential that believers look beyond the divisive issues and focus on God. This requires a personal focus; it is something for which each of us must strive.

 

Christ came to give us a clear picture of God. Lives focused on Christ are focused on God. He is the expressed image of God. To know Christ is to know God. Jesus prayed to his Father saying, "Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent" (John 17:3 NIV).
 

Focus on God Sermons are prepared with the belief that each chapter of the Bible has an important message for the 21st Century. The Bible is  inspired of the Holy Spirit given to us as he worked through the writers of the Scriptures. The real challenge is to reveal the relevance of each chapter and verse in God's scheme of things. Looking back on some of these sermons there is a realization that some go awry in meeting this challenge. Those sermons are posted anyway in hopes that at least some truth will be taught.

 

These sermons span years of preaching. Some are my very first attempts at writing and some were written when I used the King James Version Bible exclusively. Later I switched to the New International Version Bible for its ease of readability. I haven't made an attempt to change version references or rewrite old sermons.  Rather than spending time rewriting old sermons, the time is spent meeting the challenge to make the next sermon more focused on God through Christ.

 

 

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