Precept Bible Studies this winter:
Our Precept Bible studies are back for the winter and ready to do. Here is what’s being offered:
Winter Precept Inductive Studies
Luke Part 2 - 9:30 am Thursday January 19 in person ladies
Hebrews Part 1 - 7:00 pm Wednesday January 18 online
Hebrews Part 1 - 9:30 am Thursday January 19 online
If you’d like more information please connect with Ann Clark or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thought for the day: New Year’s Resolutions
And so we have begun a brand new year. 2022 was pretty amazing for me in so many ways though it started off pretty tough. Remember how we went back to a Covid lockdown at this point last January? Things got much better after that though. It’s good to look back and remember. For many, New Year’s is just another holiday. For others like me it’s a time of deep reflection, both on the past year and on the one ahead.
For followers of Jesus, New Year’s has no unique significance. There’s no central biblical narrative informing our celebrations. But this doesn’t mean Christians shouldn’t pause and reflect on the turning of the calendar. Moses asked God: “Teach us to number our days, so we may get a heart of wisdom”. Time—seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, is a gift to us from a good God. To wisely follow him, then, is to redeem our time.
New Year’s can also remind us of the opportunity for new life. Each day with Jesus is a chance to turn the page on an old way of life and embrace a new one. We are, after all, new creation people, and we serve a King who renews us daily by the Holy Spirit.
Setting goals for a new year are an important sign that we’re intentional about glorifying God in our callings whether that is at work or in school, at home or at church.
Before we write out our goals, we should begin in the heart. The temptation for Christians is to make our plans and add a splash of Jesus on top, rather than allowing him to form in us the desires and motivations to do his work.
Whether or not we’re making concrete goals or more abstract ones, whether you’re writing down resolutions or foregoing them altogether, over the next several updates I’m going to share some steps we can take, as we move triumphantly through 2023, to draw closer to Jesus.
In His grip,