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A New Year, A New Beginning



"Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new."
2 Corinthians 5:17

How wonderful and wise is our Lord? As we come to the beginning of a new year, we are given a new beginning. The future brings no regrets. Our slate is clean and only possibilities lie before us. God in His infinite wisdom has designed it to be so, for He is the God of new beginnings.

The Bible tells us that the mercies and compassions of the Lord are new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-23). How often do we fail the Lord? How often do we come seeking His forgiveness? Yet, there is never a time when God refuses to forgive. The Apostle John clearly tells us that "if we confess our sin … He is faithful and just to forgive us our sin." (1 John 1:9) Each confession is like our first. God does not keep a running list of every failure and sin. We are told that our sins are buried in the depths of the sea (Micah 7:19) and God remembers them no more (Hebrews 10:17).

Therefore, as you look to the year ahead, rejoice in the God of new beginnings and follow the instruction of Philippians 3:13 forget those things which are behind and reach forth for the things which are before. Press on for Christ this year. Be faithful to Him who is faithful.

Pastor Bateman

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