New Year’s Eve is here.  It’s this Sunday.  We will gather for worship and ponder together the claim Jesus has laid on our lives.  He is our Lord and has called us to follow Him.  That means becoming shaped more and more by what He teaches us.  So how do you need to be shaped more by God’s word in 2018?

Please take time to read the text for Sunday’s sermon, 2 Peter 1:3-11.  I plan to preach four messages from this text in January emphasizing how we are to be shaped by God’s word.  This Sunday the emphasis will be on verse three – God’s word gives us “all things that pertain to life.”

Here are the action points I will emphasize on Sunday morning.  Begin now considering how you should take action in these ways:

◊  Honestly assess what things you’re putting time into that cannot give life (social media, Netflix, hobby).
◊  Pick 1 or 2 things in your life to minimize in order to maximize God’s word each day.
◊  Commit to a plan for delighting in God’s word daily.
◊  Pray for God to awaken your spirit to hunger for His word.