Sunday December 30, 2012 – Pastor Dwayne prepares us for the coming year by giving clear teaching on how and why we should put God first in all that we do.
Consider giving the first of this year to God, spending this time in prayer and fasting. Tell God, I’m putting you first in my life. That’s what I desire. – Pastor Dwayne Terry
Living For A God Who Is With Us
Matthew 1:23 – “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a
son, and they will call him Immanuel”–which means, “God with us.”
• Bow down and worship.
Matthew 2:11a – On coming to the house, they saw the child with his
mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.
o Challenge: Deepen your relationship with God. • Open your treasures.
Matthew 2:11b – Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.
o Challenge: Demonstrate your faith in practical service. • Return to normal life on a different route.
Matthew 2:12 – And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.
o Challenge: Spend more time with the people you love.
Matthew 6:31-33 – So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.