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March 26, 2024 24 mins

233 – Where are you looking for Jesus?

A lot of people are looking for Jesus these days, the real Jesus.

Unfortunately, a lot of people have become disillusioned by the difference between what they’re discovering about Jesus in the Bible and the way their churches have followed, or rather not followed, Jesus.

This week's episode is about where to look for Jesus and where not look for him. The Bible gives some pretty good insights on this.

Where NOT to look for Jesus:

  • Your preconceptions and opinions
  • Someone else's opinions
  • Theological debates and man-made doctrines
  • Asleep at the back of a boat
  • On the cross
  • In the tomb 

Where TO look for Jesus:

  • The Bible
  • Jesus's teachings
  • Your obedience to Jesus's teachings
  • The way you help and heal people in need
  • In heaven at the right hand of God

But your motives in looking for Jesus are just as important as where you look for him.

Take a moment and ask yourself: 

  • Where are you trying to find Christ? 
  • And just as important: Why are you looking for Christ in the first place? 
  • Is it for the loaves and fish? 
  • Is it to be healed? 
  • Is it because you are hungry and thirsty for righteousness?

The only real place to look for and find Jesus, the real Jesus, is in his pure spiritual dwelling place in heaven, the realm of God, the realm of Spirit.

The best way to find Jesus is to close your material eyes and open your spiritual eyes.

You will find Jesus when you look through the honest and sincere lens of your own heart: every time you follow and obey his teachings, every time you search for him in Scripture, every time you help others and heal in his name.

When you do these things, you can say with Stephen, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” (Acts 7:56  NIV)

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James Early, the Jesus Mindset Coach, is a Bible teacher, speaker, and podcaster. His focus is on getting back to the original Christianity of Jesus by embracing the mindset of Christ in daily life.

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