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Opinion / Religion - January 26, 2015

Minister’s Minutes
What Can The New Year Bring For Us?
What’s the big deal about the “new year?” Don’t we face the same problems, have the same faces, struggle with the same doubts and fears? Or maybe life is going just fine! So who wants to change anything?
James 1: 23-24 says, “For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.
Perhaps our problems with finding need changes in our lives for the new year is that we have forgotten what kind of persons we are! Our human nature tends to find everyone faults while we forget about our own failings, shortcomings, and sins. It is so easy to focus on the “other guy” while ignoring our own need for radical transformation.
Yes, we are all in need of radical transformation. We don’t like to admit it, but it is true. The Bible tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new ( (NKJV).” The News Living translation says it this way, “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”
So here’s the deal dear reader! The new year can only be new if we find ourselves centered in the love and person of Christ Jesus. Do we really want to be like him, or are we content being the same ole – same ole? I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to be transformed into His image.
Pastor Dale Thiele
Medicine Lodge UMC


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