The New Year is upon us! Can you believe it? Another year ahead of us for new blessings to enjoy, new opportunities for growth and new challenges to face. Aren’t you thankful that God is with you every step of the way in our Christian journey? Imagine how life would be if we didn’t have His sustaining presence with us every moment.
The words of Jesus to His followers after His resurrection as He ascended into heaven were, “Lo, I am with you always!” Knowing He is with you and me at all times is a comforting thought. We are never alone. When you face life and all its impossibilities He is there. When you are lost without a direction to go, He is there. When you humble yourself before Him in repentance of sin, He is there! Amen!
Beginning Sunday, January 5, 2014, I am beginning a sermon series called, “The Deeper Life.” This will be a tradition of mine every start of a new year and this year’s focus is on the power of prayer. If you are seeking a deeper prayer life; if you have unanswered questions about prayer; if you wonder why God is silent at times to our prayers; then these messages are for you! My prayer is that God will move powerfully through us as we learn to pray powerfully together to a God who is so great and faithful! You won’t want to miss it! Bring a friend!
We are also beginning in January something a little new in our order of worship. We are adding a chorus right after the greeting time. Each week we will be singing Family of God by the Gaithers and this is meant to draw us together in the bonds of fellowship before we begin our formal worship. So be ready! It’s going to be great.
I trust you had a blessed Christmas with family and friends and I pray God’s riches blessings upon each of you. Let’s face this new year together, expecting great and mighty things to happen from the hand of the Lord among us. Amen? Amen!
Thank you for the gifts and cards you have sent this holiday season. I am so appreciative of my church families and love each of you. May the Lord richly bless you in the days that are ahead. Jesus is Lord!
Grace and Peace,