So this is the time of year when we look back at last year and ahead to next year and start making plans and resolutions for the New Year. I think I just set a record for number of times “year” is used in a sentence…At any rate, the message Sunday morning will contain a few “resolution suggestions,” and Sunday evening will give a few more specifics. Many will be at the Branches’ place for the annual Lantern Celebration Sunday evening, which promises to be a memorable way to look back on 2012 and ahead to 2013. For those who will be there, or out of town, I have below my outline for the message this Sunday evening in our auditorium for the 6 PM assembly. If you are going to be at the building for that, be sure and bring your Family Page with you so you can fill in the blanks!! And if you are not going to be here, then take a look at these Scriptures and fill in the blanks yourself. The answers are just as easy and obvious as you think when you read the Bible passages for each one, but if you want to check yours with mine just let me know. You may want to put this on the fridge or mirror or in your daily work stack and reflect on it during the year.
“Resolve to be…”
1 Thessalonians 5:18; 2 Peter 1:9
1 Thessalonians 5:17; Philippians 4:6-7
Philippians 4:4; 1 Thessalonians 5:16
Romans 1:14-17; 1 Peter 3:15-16; Matt. 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-16; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 5:11-21
Ephesians 4:1-3; Ephesians 2:1-9; Titus 3:3-7; John 3:16; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 John 1:7
Ephesians 2:10; Titus 3:8; Matthew 7:15-27; John 13:12-17; Hebrews 13:15-16; James 2:8-26