22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; 23 they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. – Lamentations 3:22–23
5 Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act. – Psalm 37:5
Happy New Year, Church!
Wow. How good has it felt to say, “Happy New Year” these past two days? Honestly, I’m not sure I’ve ever looked forward to the turn of the calendar more than I have this year. How about you? We all know things aren’t going to magically change simply because we are now in 2021, but yet there really is something special about the early days of a new year. They have a way of drawing our attention to the truth of Lamentations 3:23 that declares [God’s] mercies are new every morning.
How real and new does God’s mercy feel to you today? Amidst the nostalgia of this new year, I trust we can all recount the faithfulness of our God. When we identify the Lord’s hand in difficult seasons like this past year, it strengthens us to trust Him all the more knowing the that His steadfast love never ceases. Did you catch that? His steadfast love never ceases. As sure as the sun comes up, it serves as a reminder that our God remains committed to loving us, His children.
As we say goodbye to 2020, isn’t it great to know that our God was with us through it all? And as we press in to 2021, what is our proper response to a God who is committed to be with us every moment? For sure, it is to commit our every moment back to Him. Our theme and goal for 2021 is “A Year of Commitment.” To kick it off, for the month of January, we will be focused on strengthening our commitment to Jesus and His mission. This week, we will learn why the theme of Commitment is perfect for this year. Then over the next four weeks, we will learn to commit to Jesus’ mission, maturity, ministry, and multiplication. To prepare for Sunday take some time to read Romans 5:1-5. As you read, consider what the passages reveal about God’s purpose for trials. With all the trials that were seen in 2020, God’s purpose for trials makes Commitment the perfect goal for 2021. I can’t wait to explain more this Sunday!
Check out this video that introduces out New Sermon Series, “Commit to Mission” and be sure to listen to the worship set as you prepare for worship.
SUNDAY AM PLAN
9:00 AM – Worship Service On Campus & Online (Lancaster Campus)
9:15 AM – Worship Service On Campus (Myerstown Campus)
11:00 AM – Worship Service on Campus & Online (Lancaster Campus)
Everything you need for Sunday is available on the Mission Church App under Sunday Resources or on our website.