New Year’s Resolutions

I usually do not make New Year’s Resolutions. It seemed to me that I would resolve to do good things (lose weight/spend less) only to quickly devolve back into my old habits. But, I discovered that the problem was not with the resolutions, but with my resolve. Marina Milyavskaya, a psychologist at Carleton University, explainsContinue reading “New Year’s Resolutions”

A New Year’s Resolution: Pursue Holiness (1 Peter 1:16)

Holy means to be consecrated. This is not a word we use very often but it means that something or someone is set apart by God for honorable use. In this sermon we shall briefly discuss how we are to pursue holiness, even while we are holy. You were Unholy. Ephesians 2:1-3 tells us thatContinue reading “A New Year’s Resolution: Pursue Holiness (1 Peter 1:16)”

A Disappointing New Start (Genesis 9 & 10)

How quickly the fresh start of 2016 can sour! The New Year’s Resolutions that are enthusiastically determined before the old year ends are quietly discarded after the New Year begins. The gym membership that sounded so promising in 2015, now sounds unreasonable in 2016. The promises of quality time with family have succumbed to theContinue reading “A Disappointing New Start (Genesis 9 & 10)”