Every January we feel the impulse to become a better version of ourselves: we resolve to kick habits, exercise more, eat better, spend money more wisely, etc. And every year we are reminded that the path to this change is neither magical nor instantaneous. It’s usually found in getting clear once again on basic principles of life and committing to them again.
Now as you work on cutting out the sweets, revamping your budget, becoming a better spouse, will you make it a top priority to refocus on your relationship with God; the source of the most important change?
For the month of January, as a church we will be challenged to refocus on our relationship with God by addressing four questions that are critical for seeing Jesus more clearly:
What Will I Fill My Mind With [Truth]?
What? Commit to taking in more of Scripture into your mind.
How? Use a Bible Reading Plan; download the Bible App; join Bible Study Fellowship or a Small Group; attend our Tactics class; take a class online; attend church regularly.
What Will I Cut Out Of My life [Character]?
What? Identify what you’ve allowed in your life that is clouding your vision of Jesus. It can be a sin, an attitude, or something good that you’re giving too much attention to. Commit to cutting that out of your life.
How? Pray; find an accountability partner; contact one of our pastors or elders.
Who Will I Spend Time With [Community]?
What? Commit to joining a group of Christians who gather together to
encourage each other in their faith.
How? Join a small group or Bible Study; volunteer to serve in a ministry;
attend ministry events.
Who Will I Reach Out To [Mission]?
What? Identify one person in your life you want to embrace Jesus.
Commit to reaching out to them.
How? Pray daily for them; include them in your life; invite them to church;
attend our Tactics class to learn how to engage them in conversation.
“...train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value,
godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life
and also for the life to come.” - 1 Timothy 4:7&8
Truth • Character • Community • Mission