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Permalink 03:44:29 am, Categories: GraceHead teaching, By Trent, 430 words   English (US)

Focusing on Jesus is all that is important to me.

by Trent-from Oct 2005

Focusing on Jesus (not the Bible) is all that is important to me.

I'm not saying that we should not read our Bibles, or that there is anything with the cover of that book that can be taken lightly ... as if it is not what God's very written word ... but we should encourage each other that the Living Word is that which makes true the words in the Bible and not the other way around.

The Bible doesn't even point to the Bible. The Bible points to the Lord ... and so when I point to the Bible ... it is not for any other reason except for the highest hope that in there they might be able to focus on Jesus. And with that highest hope, it is now that I will point to the Bible (or actually the lack thereof) to demonstrate what I am talking about.

When Saul (who became Paul) was stopped on the road, he was stopped by Jesus Christ the Lord, but this was not the Jesus of the New Testament ... nor the historic Jesus. At that time none of the books of the NT had been written, not even the gospels ... and though Saul had much (if not all) of the OT memorized ... Saul, like the Pharisees of that time, were searching the scriptures in vain, for they had not come to Christ for Life. However, provided that the Lord Jesus revealed many mysteries to Paul, it was then BY FOCUSSING on Jesus ... that we have two-thirds of the scriptures of the New Testament, for Paul only knew the Risen Lord by experience and experience alone.

Again, I am not saying "don't read your Bible."
I am not saying "don't read your Bible."
I am not saying "don't read your Bible." (thrice for effect.)

What I am saying is that we should NOT underestimate the effect of focussing on Jesus because the nearness of the Lord and the instruction by the Spirit (that leads us to all Truth) is the perspective FROM WHICH the scriptures are written ... and any of us so blessed by the nearness and the instruction might one day find that the Bible reads like a deja vu (spelling?)

We might find ourselves reading what Paul wrote and saying to ourselves: "That sounds like something that I would have said."

And it is to this end ... this highest hope ... that I say AMEN to the Bible, but even more so to the inspiration by which it was written and to which it points - the Risen Lord - the Living Word!

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Comment from: John [Visitor]
Amen, Trent.
Permalink 10/05/05 @ 05:06

Glad to see you visited the site.i hope you willvisit often.Another heart establshed in the grace of God.

Grace and peace,


Permalink 10/11/05 @ 18:56
Comment from: Trent [Member] ·

Kenneth and John are two major GraceHeads who have been blessed by People to People Ministries in Dallas. 

I know they would want you to check them out at

Glad to have you brothers aboard!

Ripening for the harvest,

Permalink 10/11/05 @ 22:33
Comment from: herobill [Visitor] ·
Amen.  Someone told me a modern 'parable';  (I'll tell it the way it was said to me):  "it seems God was walking along in heaven one day and he found three people sitting and crying:  Mary, the Bible and the Holy Spirit.  He asked why they were crying, and they all said, 'all we wanted to do was point people to Jesus, but they keep giving all their attention to us!'"
Permalink 10/11/05 @ 23:31
Comment from: Trent [Member] ·

Excellent, Bill!

Its like pointing to a dog.  The dog takes interest, but all he sees is your finger.  Dogs are more likely to sniff out your finger then the thing to which the finger points.

Permalink 10/12/05 @ 10:28
Comment from: joyinexpressible [Visitor]
Hey Trent,

I've been talking to you a long time and I've never heard about the day you accepted Christ. Would you mind sharing? Did you walk the isle or did God just reach down and nab you. I was nabbed and it didn't have anything to do with churh at all. I'm amazed at how many other folks I know who were nabbed as well. I'm curious about you.

Permalink 10/25/05 @ 01:18
Comment from: Trent [Member] ·


Not quite a nabbing thing.  It was slow for me.


Permalink 10/25/05 @ 09:03

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