Category Archives: New Year’s Eve

Rekindle

Rekindle

M: Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. (Psalm 51:12)
C: Restore and sustain us O Lord

M: Restore us, O Lord God Almighty; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved. (Psalm 80:19)
C: Restore and rekindle us O Lord

M: He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. ; (Psalm 23:2-3)
C: Restore, refresh and guide us O Lord

M: Restore us, O God; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved. ; (Psalm 80:3)
C: Restore and awaken us O Lord

M: And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. ;
C: To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 5:10-11)

In the beginning, God Created…

It’s a New Year. I should read the bible, cover to cover.

In the beginning, God created…
1-2-3-4-5
Ahhh, the first five words of the bible.
And we are in deep trouble with some people already.
“What beginning?” Yes, there was a beginning to the universe.
“What God?” Yes, there is an almighty.
“Created?” Yes, the world was created by God.

You have to love this about God. No beating around the bush. He tells it like it is.
Bold opposition to any theory of cosmology
Bold opposition to any theory of evolution
Bold opposition to a godless universe
Bold opposition to an eternal universe
Bold opposition to any Big Bang theory
Bold opposition to any other God or deity
And scripture has barely started to be revealed
God hasn’t even cleared his enormous throat yet
And most of the world is in opposition
Against the ropes
In a defensive posture already

In the beginning, God created…
The advent of the universe in time and space is being described here
Not a beginning to God
A beginning to his gigantic creation
The universe had a beginning
God never had a beginning
Infinite with respect to space
Eternal with respect to time
His existence has no start or end time
The dimensions of His existence are everlasting to everlasting
He always has been
He always will be

Hmmm…..
Now on to the next five words in Genesis!

- based on the writings of R.C. Sproul and Moses

God wrote a love letter to you, it’s called the bible. Read it lately?

Let’s Put Our Best Foot Forward

Let’s put our best foot forward
As we enter a brand New Year
Walking together in the Spirit
Confessing faith instead of fear


Worldly resolutions?
To diet, to exercise, to strive?
To live a life of abundance?
To be fully alive?


No, Let’s put our best foot forward
For it’s a brand new day
Let’s claim the promises of God
And seek to go His way


The calendar and planning books are new
So let’s purpose in our heart
To acknowledge Him in all our ways
For a beautiful brand new start ;


The above poem was written by Bobby Brown, author of ”Seated Above Looking Below.”

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Responsive Prayer for Renewal

Responsive Prayer for Renewal

Don’t you just love a prayer for renewal on New Year’s Eve?

P:         Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead – Peter 1:3

C:        Merciful God of might, thank you for a new birth

P:         Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! – 2 Corinthians 5:17

C:        Merciful Jesus, thank you for a new creation

P:         I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. – Ezekiel 11:19

C:        Merciful God of might, thank you for a new spirit

P:         But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness. – 2 Peter 3:13

C:        Merciful Jesus, come and renew this weary world.

Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version, Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society.  Used by permission of International Bible Society

New Year’s Eve Worship Music

 New Year’s Eve Worship Music

One of our traditions is to have a New Year’s Eve worship service at 7:00PM.  It’s a great way to start the New Year.  As I consider music for this special service, one thing that has been on my mind is to find music with the word “will” in it, because I think its important to make a commitment, a resolution if you will, to our Lord on the Eve of a New Year.  One of the songs that I have in mind is “We Will Glorify” by Twila Paris.  Here’s the lyrics:

  

Verse 1

We will glorify the King of kings,

We will glorify the Lamb.

We will glorify the Lord of lords,

Who is the great I Am.

 

Verse 2

Lord Jehovah reigns in majesty,

We will bow before His throne.

We will worship Him in righteousness,

We will worship Him alone.

 

Verse 3

He is Lord of heaven Lord of earth,

He is Lord of all who live.

He is Lord above the universe,

All praise to Him we give.

 

Verse 4

Hallelujah to the King of kings,

Hallelujah to the Lamb.

Hallelujah to the Lord of lords,

Who is the great I Am.

 

CCLI Song No. 19038

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Twila Paris