A new year! Here we are, standing at the door of 2014. How did 2013 go for you? Was it a good year? Do you wish you could live it over again? Are you just glad it’s over?
I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to the
new year. It’s not that 2013 was bad; I’m looking forward
to the new year because it’s an opportunity for us as a
church to build on the past year. It’s a chance to
do some of the things we didn’t accomplish
How was your church last year? How
many people gave their lives to Jesus?
How many people are receiving Bible
studies? As I traveled the world, I could
see many churches growing last year, but
can we do better? Of course we can!
Did the people who already belonged
to Christ grow over the past
year? I believe many did. Did your
church members experience true
revival and reformation? Can we
as church leaders help them
grow even more? Yes, we can!
I praise God for the great work that you, as spiritual
leaders, did in your church last year. I appreciate each
one of you. Each of you is gifted in a unique way to help
your church grow and to help each person grow closer
I believe our church is on the verge of doing even
greater things for the kingdom of God. What will it take
for us to be able to do that? Why is it important for the
church to be successful? It’s important because, every
day, people—in your community, in your family, and in
your circle of friends—are dying without Jesus. We must
be successful; the world is depending on us to know Him.
If none of us who make up the church is successful
in our walk with Jesus, the church will not win new souls
to Him. If our personal lives are a mess, the life of the
church will also be a mess.
A new year is waiting. What will we do with this new
year? Let’s make 2014 a year we will never forget. Let’s
live a life with no regrets!
Have a happy and blessed New Year!