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New Year's Resolutions for 2019 (1)

New Year's Resolutions for 2019 - 1
Scripture: Matthew 14: 22-23                  Key Verse: Matthew 14: 29

INTRODUCTION
1.     The new year is a great time for resolutions.
2.     Resolutions are for areas of change and growth.
3.     Peter had a moment of change and growth with Jesus on the water.

I.      IT WILL LOOK SCARY
        A.    When God moves, it will look different.
        B.    God specializes in the impossible.
        C.    God invites us into the impossible with Him.

II.    LEAVE THE BOAT BEHIND
        A.    The boat is safe, but it isn't with God.
        B.    Nay-sayers will keep you in the boat.
        C.    Only in faith can we leave the boat.

III.   JESUS IS THERE
         A.    Peter waited on Jesus' word to come.
         B.    Peter kept his eyes on Jesus while walking.
         C.    When Peter fell, Jesus picked him up.

TAKE AWAY
1.    We can decide today to start the new year well.
2.    With God, we can always have a fresh start.
3.    Let's give ourselves a fresh start to live in faith.

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