"A New Year, A New You" Sermon Series • January 12-26

It's a new year, which means new resolutions and a fresh opportunity to make some changes in your life. Normally, your resolutions include a list of things you want to do. Instead, let's take a moment to focus on the person you want to be.


January 12 // A Different Approach // Nehemiah 1:4-6

Traditionally, the new year is a season of self-absorption. It’s all about what we can do to make ourselves better people.  But we tend to forget that the people we respect the most didn’t devote their lives to becoming the best versions of themselves. They devoted their lives to making a difference in the world . . . or in someone’s world.  What if we took a different approach to our New Year resolutions.

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January 19 // Making a Difference // Mark 8:34-35

This is the time of year when we become painfully aware of where we are not, who we are not, and what we need to do differently. We wonder how to get slimmer, stronger, and smarter. We wonder how to get out of debt. We wonder how to become better people. If you really want to become a better person, do something this year to make the world a better place. But how do you determine what you should do?

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January 26 // Faith in Action // 1 Corinthians 13:1-3

To make the world a better place, you don’t have to quit your job, but you may have to quit doing something. You don’t have to become a missionary and leave the country, but you may have to leave your comfort zone. You don’t have to give all of your money, but you may have to give a percentage. That’s because your devotion to God is authenticated by love for others and love for others will cost you some life.

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