Sermon in a Snapshot

Some people believe that God did all of His good work a long time ago and now is resting.  That is not true.  God is still at work today and will be in the future.  He came to seek and to save that which was lost.  He is still in business!!  This is still His work mandate.  He came to save anyone who is drawn to Him.  There is still lots of Room, here in our church, in the family of God.  Are we “the church” going out into the world to do our part?  This is our mandate… to find those that are seeking or lost and guide them to Him and he will do the rest.  These 7 points are the promises that we can expect for this new year from God’s word:
1.  Anticipate with certainty, God’s grace.  He will never leave us or forsake us.
2.  Anticipate God’s goodness and blessings will continue.
3.  Anticipate God’s continued guidance.
4.  Anticipate God speaking to us through His word.
5.  Anticipate God governing as He always has.
6.  Anticipate God’s glory in that He will come again.
7.  Jesus said all these promises are yours.
Our Scripture for this message was Ephesians 1.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love heb] predestined us for adoption to sonshipc] through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, hed] made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.