“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold the new has come!” 2 Corinthians 5:1
It is a New Year, filled with anxiety, fears, hopes and challenges! It begins our seventh year at Ivey, and how we have enjoyed the first six! God has blessed my family and our church family and 2019 is looking to be an exciting new year!
As we begin this New Year, I pray that we spend a lot of time praying for God’s guidance for our Church. Not just the proposed new building, but every aspect of our Church life. We need to find a way to resolve the problems we are concerned about. I want to see our Sunday School fill up the classes every Sunday Morning. I want to see our Youth filling up the Youth room on Wednesday and Sunday Nights! I want to see our Church filled with excitement again! These are my goals for the New Year, and I hope they are your goals as well! Because it will take a concerted effort from ALL of us to reach these goals!
The secular world calls for New Year’s resolutions. The Christian world calls for New Commitments. Dr. Marion Aldridge writes, “The Kingdom of God calls for repentance and a complete dedication to Jesus Christ for the New Year. Christ Himself desires to see us exhibit our faith in everything we do. We have survived the year past, it’s time to move forward in this New Year!”
May God richly bless your family and our Church family in 2019!
In Christ’s Love Brother Freddy