One Thing (1 of 2)
by James Merritt
1. I believe that every year that God gives us on this earth is to be a year where we are as productive as we can be for His work and as pleasing as we can be for His glory. The longer you live the more you realize just how fleeting these years are and just how important it is to maximize the potential of each year for being what we ought to be and doing what we ought to do. 2. Every year at least half of us in this will do something...
An End of the Year Inventory
by Rex Yancey
Business owners are busy at the end of the year taking inventory. This is a painful but necessary reality so they can know if they made a profit or not. They take the information they receive and make adjustments for the coming year.
As Christians, we need to stop at the end of the year and measure our progress. Sometime this is a very painful...
God's New Thing This Year
by Ernest Easley
As we begin a new year together, take God's word and turn with me to Isaiah 43. As we enter into this new year, it's only natural to want to reflect back over the previous year and consider what all was accomplished. That's true in our professional life as well as our personal life. It's also true in our spiritual life. How much time did I spend in God's Word? How consist was I in my prayer life? Did my witness help bring anybody to Jesus? Did my giving...
A New Beginning for a New Year
by Stan Coffey
Before we begin a New Year we need to put the old year behind us. Only as we forgive others and forgive ourselves can we have a ''Happy New Year.'' So I want to talk to you today on the eve of a New Year on the subject, ''A New Beginning For A New Year.''
But in order to begin a New Year, we must first make peace with our past and the relationships...
How to Have a Happy New Year
by Marvin D. Patterson
One is the top New Year's Resolutions each year is to lose weight. Anyone one here have that as a resolution? A woman walked into her bathroom at home. As she did, she saw her husband weighing himself on the bathroom scales, sucking in his stomach. The woman thought to herself, ''He thinks that he will weigh less by sucking in his stomach.'' So, the woman rather sarcastically said to her...
Spiritual Resolutions for a New Year
by Ken Trivette
When Jonathan Edwards was just a young man, he made five resolutions and lived by them faithfully: Resolved: to live with all my might while I do live. Resolved: never to lose a moment of time, but to improve it in the most profitable way I can. Resolved: never to do anything which I should despise...
New Year's Resolution
by Steve Jones
Brian Jones wrote that when he was a kid, the city where he lived hosted an annual Easter egg hunt at a park down the street from his house. One year as he stood at the starting line, he spotted, off in the distance, the gold egg. Each year the officials of the event placed one large, glistening...
A New Beginning with God (1 of 7)
by Brad Whitt
INTRO: I want you to take God's precious, holy Word this morning and be finding your place at two passages of scripture if you would, Revelation 21:5 and Isaiah 43:18-19, and this morning as we come to the beginning of a new year I want us to begin a new series of sermons entitled "All Things New." I don't know about you, but I love "new things." I love...
A Brand New Start
by Jerry Vines
I don't know about you, but sometimes I get the feeling I would like to have a brand new start. I want to talk to you about how to have a brand new start. I guess everybody at one time or the other has had the desire to just begin again. We have a lot of middle schoolers here today and it's getting toward the end of the school year. Many times when you come to the end of the year and you are aware of the fact that you aren't really prepared and test...
All Things New
by Adrian Rogers
Would you take God's word please and be finding chapter 9 because that's where we're going to be studying in just a moment. You know we're studying the book of Acts under the general heading, ''That old time Religion.'' Because we've found out if we want to learn how to face the future we're going to have to look to the past. If we want to know what God is going to do and wants to do we need to look back and see what God has done when his people...
The New Year
by Jesse Hendley
People write and wish for friends a "Happy and Prosperous New Year." Notice the word wish. We recognize human frailty. We do not say, "I will make you prosperous in the New Year!" There is something beyond the writer's control that makes for prosperity in another. If he had control of all things he would make those for whom he cares…
New Year, New Things
by Duane Bemis
An End Of The Year Commitment For A New Year
by Rex Yancey
Dr. Jim Futral is challenging Mississippi Baptists to pray every day next year before eight 0’clock for Self, Servants, and Souls. At the invitation today you will be given an opportunity to make that commitment. You will receive this form to fill out. I need you to return that form to me. You will also be given this pin for your lapel or...
A New Year's Wish
by Charles H. Spurgeon
The Philippians had several times sent presents to Paul to supply his necessities. Though they were not themselves rich, yet they made a contribution, and sent Epaphroditus with it, "an odor of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to God." Paul felt very grateful: he thanked God, but he did not forget also to...
Four Questions For A New Year
by Dan Hill
On this last weekend of 2008, as we look forward to a new year, I think that everyone in the world is sort of looking at 2009 with lots of questions that seem to have no answers. The general perspective in the world is one of fear, dread, and a "what's next" kind of mentality. There are just a lot of questions as to...
Transformative Trust for the New Year
by Mark Karris
Happy New Year Everybody!!! Here we are starting off a new year and we're ready to take it by storm. Right? Perhaps some of us have engaged in our yearly ritual, the ritual of establishing new resolutions or reestablishing the ones from last year or was that the year before. Some of us may have vowed to lose twenty-pounds, to rise...
New Year's Confidence
by David Cook
It is so reassuring and confidence building to know that God and good will ultimately triumph over Satan and evil. Satan's mission has always been to steal, kill, and destroy - while the Lord Jesus came that we might have life to the full (John 10:10). We cannot trust in what we see only with our physical eyes in order to determine victory or...
Flourishing in This New Year
by Donald Cantrell
It seems as if 2015 had just begun and here we are facing 2016. It is at this point where people begin to make New Years Resolutions and in doing so most of the resolutions will be broken rather quickly. Below is a list of the ‘‘Top Ten Most Commonly Broken Resolutions’’, as follows. New Years is celebrated in...
Star of Hope for New Year's
by Jeff Strite
Looking in the Right Direction in the New Year
by William Wyne
Arriving at the right destination is intrinsically tied to looking toward and following the right direction. You will never get to the right destination if you allow yourself to continue to look in the wrong direction. There has to be the right equation to reach the right answer. Having the right mathematical equation in a problem will always...