Doing Church: New Year’s Service

Today, we had a different kind of service at The Well.  We did not have a sermon like we had in the past.  We had a time of prayer as a church.  Being as we are stepping into a New Year, we, as a church, decided to pray for our New Year endeavors.  After our time of prayer, I gave the benediction.  Here is the benediction I gave for the New Year:

So we are going to enter a New Year.  Many of us will make resolutions.  The top three are:  1.  Lose weight, 2.  Stop smoking, 3.  Find faith.  I am surprised that faith found its way to the top three.  Unfortunately, these resolutions normally never are met.  We fail at them within weeks and decide that we will perhaps try again next year.  I have decided to make an acronym for New Year’s in hopes that we will be able to make our New Year’s resolutions count this year.

N.    Never forget the love of God.  It is deeper, longer, and wider than we could ever imagine.
E.    Enjoy the simple things God has given us.  We have so much to be thankful for.
W.    Wait on God.  He is worth it.

Y.  You were made in the image of God.  We are valuable.
E.  Each day is a gift from God.  Lets live like it.
A.  Always be willing to forgive others.
R.  Remember we are saved by the grace of God, lest anyone should boast in himself.
S.  Serve one another.  Jesus came to serve.  We should be willing to do the same.

Have a great New Year’s Folks.  God bless.

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