I “Therefore, let us all be thankful that we are a part of an unshakable Kingdom & offer to God worship that pleases Him & reflects the awe & reverence we have toward Him.”
Hebrews 12:28 (VOICE)
As we start a new year, you may be ready to move forward with a fresh start; perhaps you are sad for the things or people left behind; still others of you may be either anxious or excited about the year to come.
As for me, I am experiencing all 3. I am ready to move on from the year 2020 was. I am sad about people that have passed & the realities in our nation that have been exposed, and I am a bit apprehensive and excited for the new year. What has become clear to me is that we, as Christians, need to be equipped to stand firm and move forward in our faith for whatever may come.
“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT)
I keep hearing people are ready for thing to go back to the “good ol’ days,” back to the way it use to be. But that’s not how God works. On Easter, Jesus rose to a new life; and for those who receive, believe and follow Jesus, we too rise to a new life in Him. The old way, your old self is gone; God has made you something new… new spirit, new future, new life!
This doesn’t mean that the “ol’ days” were bad, but it does mean we are able to move forward and embrace the new adventures, purposes & plans God has for us! It means we will discover a new strength, determination and resilience we never knew we had. It means we realize that in Christ, all things work together for our good and for the glory of God.
Where are you holding on to the past? Trust God, follow Jesus and be filled with His Spirit. Together, in Christ, the old is gone and we have a new, bright and eternal future ahead!
I invited you to join us for live or on-line worship on Sunday mornings at 9:00am to be fed and encouraged by the unshakable truth of God’s Word and the hope we have in Jesus Christ!
"The Red Brick Church on Avenue M"
1303 Avenue M
Hondo, TX 78861
P.O. Box 58
Hondo, TX 78861
(830) 426-3222 or (830) 426-2343
6:00 PM - Come As You Are (CAYA) Contemporary Community Worship Service
8:45 AM - Nursery opens
9:00 AM - Worship Service
10:00 AM - Fellowship
10:30 AM - Sunday School
11:45 AM - Nursery closes
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Wednesday
OFFICE IS CLOSED - Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Friday