A Fresh Start
Few things get in the way of spiritual, emotional, and physical health like trying to do life our way instead of God’s way. Whether it’s physical (diet/exercise/sleep), financial (giving, saving, living), emotional (conflict resolution and forgiveness), or spiritual (a faith in God that is full of grace and truth), there are great blessings in walking God’s path and great dangers in straying from it. While God never equates obedience with health and wealth, he does promise to bless us as we seek his kingdom first. This series leverages the new year to rethink the way we do life and align it with our Father’s will.
A Fresh Start: For Your Money
When accumulating more and more money becomes the center of our universe, we end up with darkness, worry, and eventual loss. But when we seek God first, satisfying our hearts with the presence and promises of God, money finds its rightful place in our lives. Our loving Father can become our true treasure, freeing us from serving money and allowing us to use it wisely.
A Fresh Start: For Your Body
This message takes us back to the beginning, to physical life as God intended, and reminds us of the Father who gave us life and wants only what is best for his kids. In addition, it reminds us of the “image of God” that we have through Jesus, a spiritual reality that gives even our bodies peace and rest.
A Fresh Start: With Jesus
Jesus said that those who humbly confess their need of God’s grace (instead of self-righteously comparing themselves to others) will be justified and exalted in the eyes of God. Perhaps, then, repentance is the most liberating way to live!