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August 14, 2016 - Jesus’ Double Vision - John 1:40-42

posted Aug 16, 2016, 8:05 AM by Grant Garber
  1. Who was the real Simon Peter?
    • Was Simon as his friends saw him?
    • Was Simon like he saw himself?
      • We see the faults plainly in others but not plainly in ourselves.
    • Who was the Simon Peter Christ saw?
      • Jesus saw Simon as he was, the real man then existing, and the Simon Peter He could make.
  2. Who is the real you?
    • Is it the person your friends see?
    • Is it the person you see yourself?
      • I doubt whether anybody really knows themselves until they see themselves in the white light of God.
    • Who is the real you?
      • It is an act of faith, but I believe that the real you and me is the self which Christ could make.
      • If we could only see ourselves as Christ sees us! If we could stand at His elbow and get that double vision; the men and women we are; the men and women we might be!
Could’st thou in vision see
Thyself the man God meant,
Thou never more could’st be
The man that art content.

                                    ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pastor Jim Spon | John 1:40-42