January begins a new year, a fresh start, and another chance. In fact, a new calendar year brings new hopes and dreams. As much as we try to downplay it, and as much as the enemy tries to steal it, on some level we all hope that this year will be better than last year.
For those of us who don't feel this way, my prayer is that you will gain strength and resolve in the first series of 2017 called My Confidence is Coming Back. The reason that we are doing this series is because we don't want you to throw away your confidence. In fact, too often people throw away their confidence because it is tied to the wrong source. The world says our confidence has to do with ourselves, when the truth is that it has nothing to do with us and everything to do with Christ. We are confident because of what Christ has already done, what He has already won, and what He has promised to us in His Word. It is tied to God's promise for our lives, for this new year.
We believe that 2017 can be the best year of your life. That your confidence can return as you hear the voice of God for your life. 2017 will only be better if you more clearly and more consistently hear God's voice. The voice of God builds confidence in our lives. It gives us assurance in spite of our fears and circumstances and no matter what we face this year, when we hear God we can walk in confidence.
As part of our message series, we would like to invite and challenge you to a three-day fast from sunrise Monday, January 23 through sunset Wednesday, January 25.
Start the year off right and discover the rewards of putting God first!
Join Pastor Adam, the staff, elders, and many others in our congregation on January 23-25. When you sign up, our staff and elders want to send you email updates as a source of encouragement and partnership as we fast together.
We look forward to hearing about what God is doing in your lives and in our community as we seek Him fully!