The Church's New Year's Resolutions

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As we begin a new year, we should resolve to stay close to God's will for us. In Ephesians 4, Paul points out that God's will for the church is that the church grow in maturity. We need to believe and act in order to do so.In Acts 2, we see an example of what a maturing, growing church did: they focused on discipleship, fellowship with each other, deep care for each other (even selling property to care for each other), and outreach in the community. As a result, God blessed them so they could continue blessing others.Let us resolve to focus on those core doctrines in Eph 4:1-6 and on those core practices in Acts 2:42-47 to become the growing, strong, mature church God desires us to be.

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  • 1. The Church's New Year's Resolutions
  • 2. Many make New Year's resolutions but few are kept
  • 3. Many good intentions exist in the church Like resolutions, few are followed through on
  • 4. Some churches struggle with growth
  • 5. Sometimes we're unsure how to proceed
  • 6. We wonder how we can grow
  • 7. We want to be growing, mature Christians in a growing, mature church
  • 8. We need to commit to God's vision of maturity in both belief and action
  • 9. If a church is not moving forward it is going backward
  • 10. God gives us a vision for moving forward
  • 11. Each of us needs to resolve to grow in maturity
  • 12. Decide Design Do
  • 13. Commit to a path of growth and maturity
  • 14. Signs of a growing church (Acts 2:42-47) Discipleship Fellowship Care Outreach
  • 15. You're either on the way or in the way