Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

By: Helen Lemmel

May 13, 2020

Verse 1 

O soul are you weary and troubled,

No light in the darkness you see. 

There's light for a look at the Savior,

And life more abundant and free. 


Turn your eyes upon Jesus,

Look full in his wonderful face. 

And the things of earth will grow strangely dim, 

in the light of His glory and grace.



There's light for a look at the Savior,

And life more abundant and free. 

Verse 2

Through death into life everlasting, 

He passed, and we follow Him there. 

Over us sin no more hath dominion, 

For more than conqu'rors we are. 

Verse 3

His word shall not fail you He promised, 

Believe Him and al will be well. 

Then go to a word that is dying, 

His perfect salvation to tell.  



II Corinthians 4:17-18

17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.



1. Are you able to view this current, temporal pandemic as a "light momentary affliction?" IF not, what steps do you need to take to adopt this view? If so, how is this view helping you manage this difficult season of life? 

2. How is this current, temporal pandemic producing in you, "an eternal weight of glory beyond al comparison?"

3. in the midst of this current, temporal pandemic, what unseen, eternal realities are you able to focus your gaze upon? Would you consider making a list of those realities and placing it in a prominent place so you can refer to it often? 



Comment and Encourage


First, I want to thank you for being part of our online community. Second, I wanted to ask if you would consider supporting the work of CBF through our online giving portal? We know that many of you are struggling financially. We would never ask anyone in such a situation to give to us rather than care for their family. We believe that our calling is to steward God's gifts well. Asking someone to neglect their obligation to family in the name of financial giving would be irresponsible on our part. Having said this we also acknowledge that many of us have been blessed by God even in this time of hardship. We are asking that those who have been given much would consider helping to support the work God is doing through our church. We are a small community of believer and given our size this time of hardship will continue to affect the work that we are able to produce in the coming weeks and possibly months. We can assure you that anything given to CBF will be used to glorify God in the Naples area. Would you please consider partnering with us in the work of the Gospel? If you feel God leading you to partner with us, just click on the "Support CBF Naples" button below. When you get there scroll down and you will find a "donate" button. 


The CBF Team

2 Corinthians 9:7:

7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.