January: Faith for a New Year

Read: Hebrews 11; Colossian 2:6-7

Hebrews 11, the bible’s hall of fame listing out heroes of our faith who have gone before us with each of their stories not only a lesson but an inspiration for a life of faith today. Faith is the key substance in our relationship with our Heavenly Father.  Hebrews 11:6 say’s “without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone that comes to him must believe he exists” and as we enter 2018 may we do so with faith.

The Apostle Paul when writing to the church in Colossae encouraged them with these words “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” Each of us have a responsibility to live our lives rooted and built up in Christ and to strengthen ourselves in the faith. Often, we can look to others as if it’s their responsibility to strengthen us in our faith and while others play a part each of us must ensure we take responsibility and strengthen ourselves through His word, prayer, worship and communion with God and one another.

Practical questions

  1. What promises of God have come true in your life over recent years?
  2. What do you have faith for in 2018?

Prayer Points

  • Spend some time giving thanks to God for all the promises and blessings he has given you – there are many!
  • Pray into what you have faith for in 2018 and begin a prayer partnership with God
  • Spend time praying that others you know will be strengthened in their faith throughout 2018
  • Pray for LGCC as we step out in faith in 2018
    • We would have a daring faith
    • Moving to two Sunday services in February
    • That we would extend our reach in 2018

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