Church family,

As we begin a new calendar year, let’s live with these thoughts from 1 Peter 1:3-12 in mind:

Remember who you are. Embrace your identity in Christ. Do not let the enemy tell you differently! You are united with Christ; in Him! He keeps you and your inheritance secure.

Understanding what God is doing. Remember His greater purpose in your life: everything is brought into our lives to point to the Savior. The work that the Spirit will do in the tests, trials, and grief is part of the process of your sanctification.

Celebrate your salvation! Your salvation was HIS plan before the foundation of the World! Reflect on how you came to place your faith in Jesus as Savior.

Don’t ever forget that Jesus has purchased a future for you that is better than anything you could have dreamed or planned for yourself.

2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (NLT) So we are always confident, even though we know that as long as we live in these bodies we are not at home with the Lord. For we live by believing and not by seeing. Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord. So whether we are here in this body or away from this body, our goal is to please him. For we must all stand before Christ to be judged. We will each receive whatever we deserve for the good or evil we have done in this earthly body.

Walking with you,

Pastor Brian