Starting Again in a New Year – And How To Do It

Fresh StartThis Sunday we are really launching into our new series – called Fresh Start. And I think that’s what we need this year – a fresh start – a new beginning. We accumulate junk in our lives, just by living. And sometimes we just need to leave it behind, we need to start again, we need to wipe the slate clean.

And that’s what this Sunday is all about, wiping the slate clean and starting again. We are going to be looking at how God says that we are made new, that we are made clean, that you can grow and be different than who you were. Just because last year was one way, doesn’t mean this year needs to be the same way. Because what God does best is transform and give fresh starts. Listen to this verse from 2 Corinthians:

Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons! Look at it! All this comes from the God who settled the relationship between us and him. 2 Cor 5:17

That’s what we are going to not only learn about, but experience on Sunday.

So my question for all of you, whether you are followers of Jesus or not is this: where do you need a fresh start this year?

Because that question matters for all of us wherever we are at. We all have hurts, brokenness, and relationships that just need a new beginning. So where do you need a fresh start this year? And come Sunday we’ll discover how to find that, by why wait till then? Why not ask God to simply start that fresh start in you today. Because what we see is that anyone united with Jesus gets a fresh start and is created new. And I believe that’s true.

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