Ephesians 1:1-14 - A Great and Wonderful New Year
New Year's resolutions on the bulletin board. As the teachers gathered around the bulletin board, a great commotion started. One of the teachers was complaining. "Why weren't my resolutions posted?" She was throwing such a temper tantrum that the principal hurried to his office to see if he had overlooked her resolutions. Sure enough, he had mislaid them on his desk. As he read her resolutions he was astounded. This teacher's first resolution was not to let little things upset her in the New Year. I don't know how you are doing on your New Year's resolutions. I do know something that is more important than resolutions, though. How do you see this New Year? Is it one that you approach with anxiety or anticipation?
Michael Bausch tells a great
story about archaeologist Howard Carter. In 1922 Carter was completing nearly
fifteen years of digging in the famous
He wrote of that moment,
"For the moment, I was struck dumb with amazement." A partner asked,
"Can you see anything?" And Carter's reply was, "Yes, wonderful
1. We Are Blessed.
2. We Are Chosen.
3. We Are Predestined.
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