Sunday, December 30, 2012

A Passionate Resolution

This morning, on this penultimate day of 2012, we finished the year the same way we commenced it at the Noarlunga Salvation Army by revisiting my New Years Day message I preached at the beginning of the year - Pursuing a Passion for the LORD, the LOST, LIFE and LEADERSHIP.

I commenced the year by putting out each of these passions as resolutions for our congregation to pursue during 2012.  Today, we took time to reflect on the same passions and review their intensity and impact throughout the year.

Pursue a passion for the LORD
Jesus said, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind."  (Matthew 22:37)

How has your relationship with Jesus deepened over the past twelve months?

Pursue a passion for the LOST
Jesus said, "For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost."  (Luke 19:10)

Who have you led to salvation or helped progress along their faith journey this year?

Pursue a passion for LIFE
Jesus said, "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."  (John 10:10)

When have you made time in your schedule to invest in your own well being?

Pursue a passion for LEADERSHIP
"To prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up."  (Ephesians 4:12)

What training or development opportunities have you engaged in to equip you for ministry?

For you and the church to effectively participate in God's redemptive plan and fulfill His vision for our lives we need to be a people who are...
  • Passionately pursuing a relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Passionately seeking those who are not-yet-saved
  • Passionately living to the full the life God intended for us
  • Passionately committed to developing and utilising our spiritual gifts
As we reflect on the year past and look to the year ahead, let us resolve to continue pursuing a passion for the LORD, the LOST, LIFE and LEADERSHIP in 2013!

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