January 1

It’s a new year! And, if you are like me, the years seem to roll around faster and faster! I am so glad to share this new year with you!

 As we have done the past several years, we will begin 2019 with a renewed focus on God’s Word. This year we will be guided by The List, a systematic way to read the Bible for 100 days. You have been hearing about this for several weeks, and many have selected their favorite passages. Now, it is time to begin. We will engage with God’s word in two different ways:

 First, you are invited to read one passage each day for 100 days. I would like to suggest that you begin on January 12. One hundred days will have you finishing the 100 days on Easter Sunday. A brochure will be provided for each person with the 100-Day Reading Plan, as well as a full explanation of the genesis of this idea. I hope you will use these verses as you listen for what God has for you each day.

 In addition, I will be preaching from the eight most requested passages beginning January 6-March 3, with one Sunday off as I travel with the youth for their annual youth retreat at Epworth. The passages you have selected are: Psalm 23:1-6; Matthew 5:1-16; John 3:1-21; Acts 2:1-47; Romans 8:1-39; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Hebrews 11:1-40; 1 John 4:7-21. This sermon series will end just before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. 

What a wonderful way to begin the new year – intentionally focusing on God’s Word. May it be a good year!