This week we will end one year and begin another.
“Happy New Year” will be the greeting of choice.
How do we have a Happy New Year?
This week I will show you.
Today, we look at the word Year. Each letter represents an action we can take to have a successful 2019.
Yield your members to righteousness. (Romans 6:11-16)
“Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?”
Exercise yourself in godliness. (1 Timothy 4:7)
“But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.”
Aim at sinless perfection. (Hebrews 6:1)
“Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,”
Redeem the time. (Ephesians 5:15-16)
“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”
Happy New Year
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001