How Are You for 2022?
The year, 2021, will soon end and today, December 26, finds most of us exhausted. The Christmas buildup and ending and yes, landing, is a little bumpy for some! Physical exhaustion is not something to be taken lightly. Now, to compound the situation, we face a new year with its uncertainties. I would ask a question which many times affords an appropriate greeting, how are you”? I would ask that question as relative to induction into the new year with its challenges and unknown’s. I, specifically, wonder about our adequate spiritual resources in light of the journey into 2022!
Many times, I synchronize sermons preached with articles written for the practical purpose of reinforcing the truth of Scripture through both oral and written approach. Of course, we know that the truth of Scripture stands on its own merits regardless of how I may present it! Today, I plan to preach on two great Scriptural truths which constitute two of the greatest treasures to possess and carry into the unknown region of a fast-approaching new year. They are: Forgiveness and Assurance. How are you for 2022? Are you going into the new year knowing that you have been forgiven of your sins through salvation and are you also venturing into the new year assured, based upon the truth of Scripture, that you are settled about the issue of personal salvation?
Today I am prepared and thrilled to preach upon the subject of God’s forgiveness through Christ’s provision at Calvary. I welcome your consideration of a great Verse of Scripture. “I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake.” – I John 2:12 Today, I also am prepared and thrilled to preach upon the subject of the assurance of salvation. I welcome your prayerful consideration of another great Verse of Scripture. “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” – I John 5:13
I would say to each of you, “Happy New Year” while reminding us all that the best real assurance of the greatest and deepest happiness is through having the right relationship with Jesus Christ through forgiveness and assurance! How are you for 2022?
Chuck Peters – 12/26/2021
How Are You for 2022?