Ringing in 2015

I wanted to share the outline for the message our daughter Amy gave to the New Covenant youth group this past New Year’s Eve. You do not have to be a teenager to take Amy’s message to heart.

Ringing in 2015

  • God pursues you
    • Genesis 1:27
      • “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them”
    • God created us
    • The whole Bible is a love letter to us!
  • God values you
    • Titus 3:4-7
      • “But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared,5he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, 6whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”
    • God wants us to be heirs to His kingdom
  • God loves you
    • John 3:16
      • “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
    • God loves you more than we can ever imagine.
  • We must pursue God
    • Matthew 7:7-8
      • “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.8For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.”
    • When you pursue Him, He will be there waiting
  • We must value God
    • Ephesians 2:8
      • “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,”
    • God has given us a free gift of Salvation, we must cherish that!
    • Acts 16:31
      • “And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
    • All we have to do is believe!
  • We must love God
    • Matthew 22:37
      • “And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”
    • Luke 10:27
      • “And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”
    • Mark 12:30
      • “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’
    • Deuteronomy 6:5
      • “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.”
    • He is the creator of the universe and we are nothing. All He asks is for us to love and honor Him
  • New Year’s Resolution
    • Pray
      • Psalm 145:18
        • “The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.”
      • It drives God crazy when you don’t talk with Him
      • It drives Jon crazy when I ignore him
    • Read
      • Deuteronomy 8:3
        • “And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.”
      • 2 Timothy 3:16-17
        • “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;17so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”
      • Reading the Bible is how we get to know God
      • You can’t love someone you don’t know
    • Connect
      • Acts 2:42
        • “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.”
        • They all loved and served God
        • They were like minded
        • BIG things happened
      • Connection doesn’t happen once or twice a week
      • You have to be all in or all out
    • Conclusion
      • Make this year the best year ever
      • Make this year the year you had the best relationship with God
      • Make this year the year you were bold and not afraid!

Have a blessed day,


About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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2 Responses to Ringing in 2015

  1. John Paine says:

    I am very impressed that Amy would be so well prepared–so many speakers aren’t these days. I’m sure it was a great encouragement to everyone. Happy New Year!

    • dwwork says:

      John, thanks. Amy really pot a lot of time on her message and it showed.I am one proud dad. Hope you also have a happy new year ans God bless. David

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