As we ring in the New Year most of us look back in disappointment at resolutions broken and unfulfilled and look in hope to the promises of another year.  Much ink has been shed on new year’s resolutions so I will not seek to reinvent the wheel with my inconsequential thoughts on them, except to say that both our disappointment in not keeping and our hope in keeping resolutions should never be separated from the love of God in Christ that is ours through the gospel.  We can never be disappointed because he has paid for all our failures and mistakes and sins on the cross and we can hope because we know that “it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure” (Phil. 2:13).  All that to say we gather this week reflecting on the kindness God has shown us in the past and the grace He continues to lavish upon us each new day. 

In light of this we will sing songs that point us toward the good news that God became man to live and die in our place and rise again to the glory of God the Father and Ben will preach from Ephesians 4:11-16.

Glory To God Forever (Beeching/Fee)

God Of This City

Nothing But The Blood (Redman)

Psalm 62 (Townend/Keyes)

Completely Done (Baird/Gunderlock)

See you in 2012!