A New Year Revolution by Steve Wagers

A New Year Revolution
Pastor Steve N. Wagers
James 4: 13-17
December 30. 2007

Sermon Outline
1. Personally Appreciate our Time!
A. Time is a Precious Matter!
B. Time is a Passing Matter!
2. Properly Administrate our Time!
A. Treat Each Day as a Gift from God!
B. Trust Each Day as a Gift to God!
3. Perfectly Allocate our Time!
A. Live According to the Will of God!
B. Live Acceptant of the Will of God!

Someone has said, "People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas."

Henry Ward Beecher said, "Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down
one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past."

As we come to the end of 2007 and stand on the threshold of 2008, I think of the words of the saintly Francis Ridley Havergal:

Another year is dawning;
Dear Father let it be,
In working or in waiting,
Another year with thee.

Another year of progress,
Another year of praise,
Another year of proving
Thy presence all the days.

Another year of mercies,
Of faithfulness and grace,
Another year of gladness,
The glory of thy face.

Another year of leaning
Upon thy loving breast,
Another year of trusting,
Of quiet, happy rest.

Another year of service,
Of witness for thy love,
Another year of training
For holier work above.

Another year is dawning,
Dear Father, let it be,
On earth, or else in heaven,
Another year for thee.
I'm sure that many of you have already made some New Year's resolutions to lose weight, spend more time with your family, further your education, travel to new destinations, or to become more financially stable.

The truth of the matt ...

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