Sunday January 5 2014 "All things new"

We made it to 2014.  God has blessed us to still be here and to be able to look forward to the future.  I hope you are excited as I am for this New Year.  A lot of good things happened in 2013 and there were some challenges as well, I believe we can look back after every year and say the same thing.  My prayer this year is that we learn how to love God more and learn how to love each other more.  When we do the first the second will come easier.  Last week Larry and Linda brought in the New Year reminding us that we have been given a great gift and we need to remember the sacrifices made to give us this gift.  It was very moving and just what we needed to hear.

As we start this first Sunday in 2014 I want to stay with that idea to remember who we are and what we can do.  I want us to see ourselves and each other in a new light in 2014.  God sees you differently than we see ourselves.  We have the idea that because we see ourselves as failures that is how God sees us as well.  Many people beleive this new year will just be another year of disappointments and heartache.  We don’t give ourselves a chance to succeed.  God does not see as that way.  If we are a Christian he describes us as he sees us in Ephesians 1.  I am going to read these scriptures this week (Ephesians 1 : 3-14) and several others to try and get us to see ourselves as God sees us.  This year can be a great year but don’t depend on the world to bring your happiness, make a choice to see yourself as more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus.  I hope you will be with us on Sunday and I hope you will invite someone to come with you as we start the new year with a new perspective on who we are.

Keep praying for Anita as she is still in I.C.U. at Parkland hospital.  We pray that she will get better each day and that soon she will be able to be back with us. Continue to pray every day for Jerry Gibson as he is batting with this cancer and remember to pray for this ministry as we move forward to meet new challenges in 2014.  There will also be blessing every day so don’t be discouraged because you are loved.  Do good things in Jesus name and we will see you on Sunday.

We Love you so much !!!!!

Pastor David and Pris


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