NEW RHYTHMS, NEW YOU
It’s a new year and hopefully if you are reading this, then you’re the type of person who wants to be growing and changing and looking more like Jesus each and every day. And while there is no magic in the turning of the calendar page, it does offer a great time for us to slow down and evaluate where we have been and where we want to go. If you haven’t done that already, then the article about an intentional start to the new year is one you’ll want to read. If you have already taken that hard look into the mirror, I hope God has spoken to you about where he wants you to go and grow. And while it may be scary to take the risk and challenging to make the changes necessary, God promises to be our rock and foundation through all that we face. So go forth and set the new rhythms you need in your life to become the person God created you to be.
AN INTENTIONAL START
We have talked a lot about the importance of intentional planning and evaluation in recent Sunday messages. Here’s an article about how one pastor sits with his wife to start each year and evaluate their spiritual health, relationships, and pace of life.
SECRET TO SELF-DISCIPLINE
After we evaluate our lives and make decisions about what we want to change, it takes a level of self-discipline to stick with those changes. It’s far easier to revert back to old habits than to stick with the new. So what’s the secret to sticking with those changes?
10 FRESH WAYS TO READ YOUR BIBLE
A mere 9 percent of Americans read their Bible each day in 2019—the lowest number in a decade of research and decreasing more in the first few months of the pandemic. Perhaps a fresh approach to reading your Bible could help you this year.
GOD IS A SURE FOUNDATION
MESSAGE DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
We hope the message from each Sunday sticks with you beyond the Sunday morning worship service. Take a moment to consider the questions below, and even better, talk to somebody (who attends the church or doesn’t) about them.
- What are the spiritual disciplines you need to cultivate to keep connected to God?
- What are the practices of self-care you need to attend to your body and nurture your soul?
- What are the gifts, passions, and burdens within you that God wants you to express for the blessing of others this year?
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