First things first, on behalf of all the staff I would like to thank you for your generous gift towards our Christmas bonuses, we are all truly thankful to work at such a great church with such a loving church family.
I hope you had an amazing Christmas and that you and your family made much of Jesus Christ. As you know, this is the last weekend of the year and it is hard to believe another year has passed and once again we stand looking into the next. The questions for us are the same as last year and the year before that; “Is this year going to be any different than the last year?” Will 2014 lead us closer to the Father or will we move farther away? Will we be found pleasing God this year or will we be focused on ourselves? These are always hard questions to ask and even harder to follow through on. But this is a great time of year to ask them – so lets venture together to make 2014 even more about Christ than 2013.
Take a few moments this week to pause and contemplate the past year and your relationship with Christ, your family and those you come in contact with daily, Then ask Christ to show you what He wants next year to look like and endeavor to make next year about Him. My prayer for us as a church and as individuals is that we will live for Christ as we push closer and closer to His return. Let’s use 2014 to make much of Him every day. May God keep you and bless you and your family in this next year. What a mighty God we serve!