Well, its the beginning of a new year, a time when it's good to:
look back and think about what we did with last year
look forward to the year ahead
The middle bit
What the best thing that has happened to you in the last year?
School / work?
What is the worst thing that has happened to you?
If you could change one thing, what would it have been?
Name something you want to do in the next year
Is there something you want to stop doing?
Is there something about the future that worries you?
The Bible bit
As you probably know, the Bible has some stuff we like to hear and also has some stuff
we don't want to hear!
So what do you want? The good news or the bad?
Bible tells us we will be called to account for what we do...
I John 4:16-17 P1319 "God is love. Those who live in love live
in God, and God lives in them. This is how love is made perfect in us: that we can
be without fear on the day God judges us, because in this world we are like him"
2 Thessalonians 1:6-8 The Message P512: "When the master Jesus appears
out of heaven in a blaze of fire with his strong angels, he'll even up the score by
settling accounts with those who gave you such a bad time. His coming will be the
break we've been waiting for. Those who refuse to know God and refuse to obey the
Message will pay for what they have done..."
John 3:36 3:36 The Message P224: "...whoever accepts and trusts the
Son gets in on everything, life complete and forever! And that is also why the person who
avoids and distrusts the Son is in the dark and doesn't see life. All he experiences of
God is darkness, and an angry darkness at that."