New Year's Resolution
Matthew 28:19,20- Jesus says: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Friends, we are about to turn the page of the calendar to another year. It is true that as we approach a new year many people will take time to reflect upon the previous 12 months of their lives. It is also true that many people will identify something that they would like to improve upon for the next year. They make a “New Year’s Resolution”. Some popular resolutions are things like losing weight, exercising more, saving more money, and eating healthier. And these are all good personal goals and people who make these resolutions have varying degrees of success in achieving them. But these goals or resolutions are all focused upon one’s self. My challenge for you in 2020 is to make a resolution that focuses on the good of others and has eternal consequences. As a church in 2020 I would like our goal or resolution to be “Invest and Invite……. go and make disciples”.
Now to “go and make disciples” it will require actually talking to people about Jesus and investing in the lives of others. And, to invest in someone’s discipleship it involves inviting people to church so that they can hear the Word of God and be in fellowship with God’s people. So, I will be starting the year 2020 with a sermon series called “Personal Best”. It will be a 5 weeks series. On the last week there will be a focus on inviting someone you know to visit the church for a special message. Let’s as a church make a resolution for 2020 and let it be “Invest and Invite” and may we as a church “Go and make disciples”. I pray for a blessed 2020 for each and every one of you.
In Christ’s Love,