Sunday, December 31, 2017
Out with the old, in with the new…
1.Goodbye RELIGION. Hello JESUS!
(Acts 28:30-31; Philippians 1:21; Acts 9)
2.Goodbye empty pursuits. Hello real MEANING.
(John 15:1-5; Hebrews 13:5; Ephesians 1:7; Romans 3:24; Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 4:7; Isaiah 64:6; Psalm 73:25-26; Ecclesiastes 1:14; Mark 10:17-22; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 6:15; Hebrews 10:20; Acts 17:28; John 10:10)
3.Goodbye WEAKNESS. Hello real STRENGTH!
(Romans 7:15-25; 2 Corinthians 12:9)
4.Goodbye YESTERDAYS. Hello TOMORROWS.
(Ephesians 4:24; Colossians 3:10; Lamentations 3:22-23; Philippians 1:6; Luke 9:62; 2 Timothy 1:12)
5.Goodbye giving up. Hello FINISHING well!
Taking it further to help you THRIVE…
1.How have you been more ‘religious’ and less ‘relational’ in your approach to Christ and the Christian faith?
2.On Sunday, John mentioned making a list of things on which we may have spent an inordinate amount of time, energy, or resources this past year – things that honestly don’t have a great significance. What are some of these in your life?
3.Recall something you tried to accomplish recently in your own strength. How did it turn out? What could you have done differently?
4.This will take some vulnerability…what regrets or mistakes from the past have you found affecting your forward growth and progress?