Saturday, January 21, 2012


Every New Day is filled with Challenges, Struggles, Obstacles and Opportunities. Which one you see is largely determined by which one you are looking for. 

Every obstacle is an opportunity. Whenever & Wherever you’re having a problem it is an opportunity to trust God. It is an opportunity for growth. It is an opportunity to think outside of the box. It is an opportunity for you to become bigger than you were. Every problem has a purpose and the purpose is to teach you to trust God and to help you grow…. God has given us great opportunities.

The only real Question is what will we do with them?

What will we do with each New Day of this New Year?

There is a Universal God ordered Principle at wor
k: “The Rewards of Ritual…” What You Do Daily Determines What You Become Permanently….

Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house, and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he got down upon his knees three times a day and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as he had done previously. Daniel 6:10

We have been in a “series” on Sunday mornings “Brand New Year—Is It The Same Old You?” You Can; You Must, Decide Today to seek out the Opportunities of this New Year… To Grow… To Change… To Share… To Be Used…

You Have The Opportunity “To”….

1. “To” Deepen Relationships…

It’s time to get together with other people. Have fun and enjoy each other. Build fellowship and deepen relationships. Get involved in your Church!! 

Treasure your relationships, not your possessions…

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow…

Encourage each other every day while you have the opportunity. Hebrews 3:13 

As we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.  Galatians 6:10 

2. “To” Develop Character…

Attend “Study-Hall...” Read Your Bible... Pray… “Selah” each AM…

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing… 

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

Dear brothers and sisters, whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy. For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything. James 1:2-4 

3. “To” Serve God By Serving Others…

What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal….

Don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do anything you want. Use it as an opportunity to serve each other with love. Galatians 5:13 

4. “To” Practice Generosity…

The truly generous is the truly wise, and he who loves not others, lives unblessed. Henry Home 

... God will give you many opportunities to do good, and he will produce a great harvest of generosity in you.” 2 Corinthians 9:10 

5. “To” Begin A New Life With Jesus...

Don’t “Know” Jesus? Start Here:

Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17

6. “To” Share Jesus With Others… 

Invite somebody to Church!! Tell somebody what Christ has done for You!!

Behave yourselves wisely [living prudently and with discretion] in your relations with those of the outside world (the non-Christians), making the very most of the time and seizing (buying up) the opportunity. Colossians 4:5-6

Deb & I are Praying that 2012 will be your “Greatest Year Yet”… LIVE BIG!! 

See You In Church.

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