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FIXING YOUR EYES ON JESUS

Memory Verse Let us look only to Jesus. He is the One who began our faith, and He makes our faith perfect. Hebrews 12:2 (ICB) Fixing Your Eyes on Jesus Hey Kids! It’s a NEW YEAR!  Let’s start this New Year strong by giving ourselves a check-up!  Let’s check how our eyes are doing!  Answer these questions to get started: What are you looking at?  What are your eyes focus on?  Is it your favorite TV program where your eyes are focused on what is going to happen in the next series?  Or are your eyes always on YouTube…looking at the coolest videos?  Or are your eyes always looking at the most awesomest video games you got for Christmas and getting to the next level?  Or are your eyes focused on God’s Word, the Bible, every day?    We learned this week in Kidz Life Live and Kidz Life Services that your strength comes from Jesus and fixing your eyes on Him.   Do you know how to finish a race?  A runner fixes their eyes on the prize of being the first to get to the finish line. So, the runner works hard at everything he or she must do to get to the finish line. What must they do to win?  They have to work hard, practice, train, work out, eat and sleep well…no more junk food, no more McDonalds french-fries or tons of ice cream.  All these things are how they keep their eyes on winning.   Well, you and I are in a race too!  Yeah, you and I were hand-picked

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POSITIONED FOR MIRACLE LIVING – PART SEVEN

Today’s Bible Verse 34 Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. 35 But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him. 36 The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ—He is Lord of all—37 that word you know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.  Acts 10:34-38 (NKJV) Positioned for Miracle Living – Part Seven Miracle-faith is fully persuaded in the power of God! Abraham was fully persuaded that God was able to perform His promises (Rom. 4:21). The opposite of fully persuaded is doubt-filled. The greatest thief in the Christian life isn’t a car thief, a mugger, a burglar, a purse snatcher, an unethical salesman, or some price-gouger at the gas station. The greatest thief doesn’t wear a mask or lurk around in the dark. The greatest thief is doubt. Doubt will cause your faith to be unsettled, incline your heart towards unbelief, and doubt will cause you to be fearful and suspicious of God’s Word. Doubt is the serpent’s voice whispering in Eve’s ear, “Did God really say that?” (Gen. 3:1). A lot of people don’t realize that they doubt God’s promises; instead, they think they’re just honest skeptics. Call it whatever you want to. It’s still doubt, and it’s the thief of God’s greatest blessings (Jas. 1:6-8). The good fight of

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POSITIONED FOR MIRACLE LIVING – PART SIX

Today’s Bible Verse James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad: Greetings. 2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. James 1:1-4 (NKJV) Positioned for Miracle Living – Part Six Miracle-faith grows strong by giving glory to God!This is how Abraham kept his faith strong (Rom. 4:20). Giving glory to God is the key that keeps your faith from weakening and wavering. It keeps you focusedon the promises of God, rather than considering the circumstances. Don’t magnify the problem you’re facing, the trouble you’re in, the disease you’re fighting, or the heartache you’re feeling; rather, magnify the Lord! So how do we magnify the Lord? David put it this way,“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth,” (Ps. 34:1). Notice that David says “at all times” not “just during good times.” Weak-faith only praises the Lord when times are good, but miracle-faith will praise God at all times – good and bad. David also says that praise is in the mouth. Praise isn’t based on how you feel, but on what you say. Speak, sing, declare, and confess God’s praises over your circumstances. If you continually glorify God, you’ll feed your faith and starve your doubts. So get your praise on! Seize the Moment God is worthy of our praise even

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POSITIONED FOR MIRACLE LIVING – PART FIVE

Today’s Bible Verse 8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things arepure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9 (NKJV) Positioned for Miracle Living – Part Five Miracle-faith does not consider the circumstances! Abraham had received a promise; the Lord was goingto give him and his wife a son. It would take a miracle,but Abraham believed that God was able to fulfill His promise. But day after day, Abraham would wake up and be reminded of how old he and his wife were. Knowing that what he saw, his current condition, would weaken his faith and cost him his miracle, Abraham chose to ignore the condition of their bodies, and instead kept his focus on God’s promise. This decision kept his faith strong and his miracle took place. Many believers have talked themselves out of their miracle because they began to consider their circumstances. They start off in faith, but as each day gives them a reason to doubt, instead of ignoring the circumstances, they begin to consider them. Their minds focus on all of the reasons why God won’t come through, and begin to dwell on thoughts of negativity and doubt. This weakens their faith and they eventually give up, never seeing the fulfillment of God’s promise. We would do well to follow Abraham’s example.

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POSITIONED FOR MIRACLE LIVING – PART FOUR

Today’s Bible Verse 26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Galatians 3:26-29 Positioned for Miracle Living – Part Four Miracles are for every believer! God doesn’t play favorites (Acts 10:34). It can be tempting at times to think thatGod blesses special Christians, but nothing can be further from the truth. Rahab was a prostitute, yet she received a miraculous deliverance (Heb. 11:31), the Canaanite woman was an outsider, yet Jesus healed her daughter (Matt. 15:28), and the woman with the issue of blood was unclean, yet she was made well (Matt. 9:22). How can miracles be for every believer? Because all Christians belong to Christ; therefore, all are, “heirs according to the promise,” (Gal. 3:29). Jesus told His disciples that everything His Father owned was given to Him (Jn. 16:15), and when Jesus died on the Cross, He left a will and testament – the Bible, in which He names us as His heirs! Everything the Father had He passed to the Son, and everything the Son had, when He died on the Cross, He passed to us – and that includes miracles! All believers are inheritors of God’s blessing – not just a select few – because Jesus died for all.

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