PM: “It is time to start the New Year right”

TEXT:  Romans 13:8-14

Introduction:  “Only one chance to start something new”

  1. Start the year off with right priorities     Romans 13:8-10
    1. Love God     Matthew 22:34-40
    2. Love God’s family     John 13:34-35;  Hebrews 13:1
    3. Love the lost      I Peter 1:22-23;  Jude 20-23
  2. Start the year off with right purposes     Romans 13:11-13
    1. Walk with God in His Word
      1. Personally with your Lord in daily worship
      2. Collectively with your family in the Word & prayer
      3. Corporately with your church family; faithful in the house of God
    2. Work with the Lord in His church     I Corinthians 10:31-33
      1. In your career, family & church responsibilities
    3. Witness unto the Lord in His harvest field     Acts 1:8
  3. Start the year off with right plans     Romans 13:14
    1. Plan to grow in the Lord
      1. Because you have put on Christ for salvation     Galatians 3:24-28
      2. By putting on Christ’s image through learning about Him in His Word     Ephesians 4:22-24
      3. Being strengthened in Christ to resist temptations through the day     Galatians 5:16-17;  Ephesians 1:12-14; 4:24-32
    2. Plan to be a blessing in the lives of others     Colossians 3:10-17
    3. Plane to introduce others to your Saviour
  • Action Points:
    • What priorities do you need to adjust right now as you start the New Year?
    • What purposes do you need to establish in order to begin the New Year better?
    • What plans do you need to make to start this first week of the New Year to God’s Glory?