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Wayne Sullivan taught from 2 Corinthians 5 about how Christ reconciles us to God and gives us the ministry of reconciliation to the world.
The first Sunday of a New Year is a great time to refocus on our vision and passion. This sermon will help you understand the vision of NBC, its leaders, and members.
A pastoral encouragement as one year expires and another is birthed.
As we head into a new year, it is common to make plans or set goals. What do you take into account as you plan ahead? James rebukes those who make plans presumptively. Presumptive planning is sinful, since it revolves around self and excludes God. Presumptive planning is also foolish, since it neglects our ignorance of what lies ahead as well as the brevity and frailty of life. So, as you look ahead to another year, humbly plan to live in God's will. Respect His will. Remember our common destiny. Realize the life God has given you. Stop putting off God's will in your life. If you can do it now, then do it now! [Note: The closings applications in this message were inspired by a message from Chuck Swindoll on this same passage.]
The truth of the matter is that people are really nervous and anxious with everything that is going on around us. The economy is still struggling; unemployment is still up; our president and legislators have not solved the fiscal cliff problem yet; and worst of all, our society keeps going downhill spiritually and morally. With all these, it is difficult to be optimistic about 2013. In fact, it seems to be easier to accept that we are heading towards tougher times. On this context, I feel it is appropriate to end this year with a challenge regarding taking the road to faith. You see, the reality is that when we are facing tough times, we only have two options – we either take the road of fear or the road of faith. I hope that at the end of the day we will be convinced that the road of faith is always the best.