What is your New Year’s Resolution?

Are you going to lose some weight? Or maybe read more books or learn a new language? Maybe you want to read the entire Bible this year? I hope you are you planning for a great year?

At the end of each year I have set personal goals for my family, ministry, and personal life. Sometimes I make my goals. But too often I have fallen short. What about you?

I’ve talked with many people about new year’s resolutions and they simply don’t make them. It seems to be easier not to make a goal to bypass the disappointment when they don’t come to pass. But the Bible has a lot to say about setting goals.

In Proverbs 6:6-11 Solomon encourages us to take a lesson from the busy ant. The ant works hard to prepare food in the summer and fall to withstand hard winters. If you have ever watched an ant work, you know they seem to never stop. Hard work and planning are part of God’s wisdom for a prosperous life. “The plans of the diligent lead to profit”  (Proverbs 21:5).

However, just because we’ve done our planning doesn’t guarantee our goals will be met. The process of setting goals must be infused with humility and submission to God’s will (James 4:13-14). The Bible teaches against two extremes: never setting goals and setting goals with no thought of God.

This Sunday I will share my annual “Vision Sermon” to highlight the new year’s goals. I’ve learned some great insights from the Bible to help you set and fulfill your goals. In addition, I will share the goals for Faith Baptist Church in 2019. I hope you will join me to make this a great year for serving Jesus.

Join us this Sunday @ 10:30 a.m.

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